The Slash Cloud Podcast is a fortnightly podcast to help you to flatten the learning curve & be your anchor so the cloud doesn’t carry the focus away from your business. Ian, the show's host is your personal cloud sherpa, helping you scale mountain to get atop the Cloud. Bringing his six and a half years of experience in the Cloud services field, Ian is here to help you see through the sales speak, clear away the mists of marketing & in an agenda free manner, break down the reality of what the cloud can do & mean to your business, in an easy to understand way.
For show 9 of the Slash Cloud Podcast, Ian takes a look at the fundamental acknowledgements an SME must make to allow them to establish an intelligence network layer in their business using the cloud to help them overcome competitive edge deficiencies normally attributed to their lack of scale. On this edition of the show, if you're an SME, Ian shows you how to reclaim the drving seat of power, demonstrating that size doesn't matter when it comes to the competitive edge using the cloud.
In the world of 'DevOps' Agility is everything. There are those who believe that DevOps will replace traditional operations team, & that agility will be driven by DevOps in the Cloud. The problem starts when this push gets underway, without a clear understanding of how this transition works, what the clear benefits are & even more importantly, when 'cost' is in play, what are the real costs & the price paid by companies who engage the Cloud tempted by 'agility'. Episode 8 of SlashCloud takes a look at the real questions that need asking when it comes to the cloud/agility discussion.
On Slash Cloud Podcast 6, we look at the question 'What does an SLA actually mean?' What can you infer from an SLA? How do SLA's impact your business? What do the datacenter tiers & the 'nines' actually mean?
On Episode 5, Ian helps you give pause for thought before you decide to jump out the plane into the Cloud, & highlights the key importance of before doing so, asking yourself the right questions, & the importance of building the right team to do so.
For Slash Cloud No.4, Ian takes a look at BC (business continuity) VS DR (disaster recovery), their intermingling within the Cloud, & how Cloud IaaS is too often mis-associated with being interently DR orientated, or wrongly identified as inherently providing BC.
For the premiere episode of the Slash Cloud Podcast, hot off the back of reviewing his 2013 cloud prediction on cloudedissues.com, Ian takes us through five of his predictions for the cloud in 2014; the continued growth of online software services, the deepening of the cloud pricing war into an all out bloodbath, put-up-or-shut-up time for Private Cloud, asking if 2014 is the year AWS comes up in the Snowden files & big data getting to out of control data.
For SlashCloud Podcast No. 3 of the SlashCloud Podcast, following the shock shutdown of Nirvanix late last year, Gartner predicted that in 2014 one in four cloud service providers would go out of business or be consolidated. The implications of that prediction are huge for SMB/SME's trying to navigate the cloudosphere who are just trying to help add some intelligence to how they go about their day-to-day business.
On Episode 2 of the Slash Cloud Podcast, Ian takes a look at the comoditisation of Cloud, why it doesn't mean bigger is better, & why getting good cloud is like getting a good burger & a good beer. Ian also looks at why the AWS race to the bottom is not the barometer for the Cloud, & why taking the time to get to know your local Cloud services vendor will be more rewarding for you & your business.