Screaming in the Cloud

Insightful conversation. Less snark.

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Every week, listen to host Corey Quinn interview domain experts in the world of Cloud Computing discuss AWS, GCP, Azure, Oracle Cloud, and why businesses are coming to think about the Cloud.
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The Future of Google Cloud with Richard Seroter
Screaming in the Cloud
11.11.2021
41 Minutes
This week Corey is joined by Richard Seroter, Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, who is back after his first year at Google! The question is in the interim, how many more gray hairs has Richard accrued? Well he is here to tell us how that might’ve happened. Corey and Richard start off strong by discussing the recent hire of former Screaming guest Forrest Brazeal. Richard offers up the changes that’ve happened in Google Cloud and the emergence of Google as a cloud provider and their future. Richard discusses the work that Google is doing to make it more accessible, and with some serious longevity, for their customers. Tune in for the details!
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Building a Partnership with Your Cloud Provider with Micheal Benedict
Screaming in the Cloud
11.10.2021
55 Minutes
Micheal Benedict, who leads Engineering Productivity at Pinterest, is here to keep things varied by not just talking to folks who work at a cloud provider. Sometimes it's good to see the cloud from another angle, and given Pinterest’s mind boggling commitment to AWS, Micheal is here to give us just that. Corey and Micheal talk about how Pinterest has been on the cloud since the get go, and their current, and developing, partnership with AWS. With an emphasis on the “partner” aspect of their working relationship with AWS, Micheal is here to tell us how these two massive entities are building a strong connection. They talk about what Micheal’s team is up to, how Pinterest is talking about mult-cloud, and more!
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Managing to Balance the Unicycle with Amy Chantasirivisal
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11.09.2021
52 Minutes
Fish, men, and bicycles have all led to the removal of a wheel and thus was born Unicycle, where Amy Chantasirivisal is the Director of Engineering. Unicycle is effortlessly cruising into a space that, as the pandemic revealed, was desperately needing some technological progress. That is where Unicycle, a brand new start up, is rolling in and offering ways to help convert the classroom over to a digital space. Corey and Amy discuss her varied and multifaceted career. Amy talks through her background as an Asian American and her growing emphasis on building mentorship for women of color in tech, which is a previously neglected aspect of the industry. They also cover the potential pitfalls, and how to turn them into resounding successes, for working your way toward becoming a solid manager. Tune in for Amy’s many human centric insights!
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That Datadog Will Hunt with Dann Berg
Screaming in the Cloud
11.04.2021
41 Minutes
Dann Berg, Senior Cloud Analyst at Datadog, was an early guest on "Screaming" is back again! Now with the title “senior” attached to the front end of his job. Dann and Datadog are also steeped in the mires of AWS billing, so naturally he and Corey have a lot to discuss in regard to cloud costs. From the arrival of FinOps, to building out an architecture across a team of very specifically selected people, there is a lot going on at Datadog that deserves attention. Dann and Corey go into the weeds of cost optimziation, and each of them bring their respective expertieses forward. Dann also talks about how Datadog is developing, and their exciting future. Dann’s offers his take on multi-cloud and how Datadog is tackling their costumer needs there. But the talent doesn’t end there, Dann is also an emerging thinker and influencer in the space, and to boot, an accomplished writer and playwright. Two of his plays been produced in NYC and China. Check out their conversation!
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Making Multi-Cloud Waves with Betty Junod
Screaming in the Cloud
11.03.2021
35 Minutes
For this episode Corey is joined by Betty Junod, Senior Director of Multi-Cloud Solutions at VMWare. While there’s been plenty of jabs at multi-cloud on this show, Betty is here to set the record straight and make the multi-cloud case While Corey has his take on multi-cloud, Betty is here to highlight some of the nuance and relevance. Betty talks about what exactly the multi-cloud has to offer a wide variety of teams, and how VMWare is working towards those multiplicities. Betty talks about meeting the customer where they are as a means to adapt to their multi-cloud needs. Betty offers her take on the latest Docker news, a company where she’s spent a good chunk of time. She and Corey also ponder on how, when new ways of doing things come down the line, it’s necessary to cultivate flexibility when it comes to adopting new tech. But only when it does something that matters!
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At the Helm of Starship EDB with Ed Boyajian
Screaming in the Cloud
11.02.2021
36 Minutes
Ed Boyajian, CEO of EDB, is here to talk databases, but perhaps more importantly, to squelch some pronunciation issues! Postgres, via Ed, is a central topic to today’s discussion and Ed’s insight both personally and in regard to EDB, are quite enlightening. No matter what pronunciation you end up going with, tune into the whole episode for a lot of useful info! Corey and Ed dive into the nitty gritty details on Postgres migrations. They talk about all that EDB is bringing to the table in helping their enterprise customers make the shift to the cloud. Ed discusses how to synthesize the customer's need to have “a primary relationship with a database vendor as a partner and still be in the cloud.” Ed and EDB are certainly at the forefront of Postgres offerings, to include letting the customers be in control of their data. EDB’s insight is not one to shy away from!
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The Mayor of Wholesome Twitter with Mark Thompson
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10.28.2021
41 Minutes
This Corey is joined by Mark Thompson, Developer Relations Engineer at Google, who is here to offer an idea of what a not constnatly snarky assault on the cloud looks like! Mark also brings his work with Angular, DevRel and engineering, and teaching code. Teaching, it should be pointed out, is where Mark really excels and is an award winning university teacher. Corey and Mark start off with some back and forth on Angular and what exactly a DevRel engineer does. Mark also goes into the award winning part of his teaching, and the unrelenting positivity also keeps him humble. Mark has a lot to offer when it comes to being positive, especially when it comes to the often terrible things that get slung around on Twitter. Tune in for Mark’s inspiring take, and more!
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Teasing Out the Titular Titles with Chris Williams
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10.27.2021
40 Minutes
This week Corey is joined by Chris Williams, Enterprise Architect for World Wide Technology, to talk titles, Twitter, business cards and other subjects of the ineffible. Chris’s title does include the letters AWS, but no, he doesn’t work there. Yet still AWS is still hard for Chris to shake! Chris discusses his place in the AWS community as a AWS hero, but he is also a VMware vExpert. Chris and Corey go into the specifics on the distinctions between the two and the roles that each play within their respective communities. Chris also breaks down the nuances between the various practices of enterprises and start ups, to which Chris has much to offer given his expertise as an enterprise architect. Corey and Chris also dive into some anecdotes on how some of these practices, at least at the enterprise level, need to change. Chris has a lot to offer so tune in for the details!
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