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Cloud Cafe – Sweet 10

By John | July 22, 2008

Cloud Cafe is a series of podcasts with people deeply interested in cloud and utility computing.

Cloud Cafe Podcast #1- Cassatt

In this podcast. James Urquhart of Cassatt and I discuss the differences between some of the cloudy terminology of “utility computing” vs “cloud computing”. Also James gives a great overview of Hadoop and CouchDB. The intro music is a compositions called “Clouds” from Mike Colletti and the art work is contributed by Florence Neal

Cloud Cafe Podcast #2 – CohesiveFT

This was a fun podcast with two of the founders of CohesiveFT, Alexis Richardson and Patrick Kerpan. They gave me a great overview of their product ESOD. We also talked a little bit about the Google App Engine announcement. I think you will enjoy this podcast.The intro music is a compositions called “Googin” from Mike Colletti and the art work is contributed by Florence Neal.

Cloud Cafe Podcast #3 – Rightscale

In this third podcast I have a discussion with Michael Crandell the CEO of Rightscale. Michael is a real down to earth kind of CEO who loves the clouds. Again Mike Colletti and Florence Neal get it done withe their artistic contributions.

Cloud Cafe Podcast #4 – 3Tera

In this forth podcast I have a discussion with Peter Nickolov President, COO and CTO of 3Tera and Bert Armijo, Senior VP of Sales, Marketing and Product Management at 3Tera. Bert and Peter do a great job of explaining how 3Tera’s Applogic works also they talk about their new initiative Cloudware. I would suggest this is a MUST listen if you are a cloud junkie like me. Again Mike Colletti and Florence Neal get it done withe their artistic contributions.

Cloud Cafe Podcast #5 – Elastra

In this fifth podcast I have a discussion with Stu Charlton the Lead Architect at Elastra. This podcast completes my interviews with the First Triumvirate of cloud vendors, Rightscale, 3Tera, and Elastra. These are vendors who are leading the way as true infrastructure providers on top of the cloud. Again Mike Colletti and Florence Neal getting it done withe their artistic contributions.

Cloud Cafe Podcast #6 – Rightscale

I was able to catch up with Michael Crandell the CEO of Rightscale on this podcast. This is the “first” second timer on “Cloud Cafe”. Michael walks me through their two recent announcements that they made at Structur08 for MySQL and GigaSpaces. Again Mike Colletti and Florence Neal getting it done withe their artistic contributions.

Cloud Cafe Podcast #7 – Digital Chalk

In this podcast I was able to speak to a customer of the “cloud”. Tony McCune of Digital Chalk shares some of his experiences and thoughts about the cloud. Digital Chalk has been an Amazon EC2/S3/SQS customer for over two years. We also talk about using a service buss architecture (ESB) for scaling in the clouds, Java as a PaaS, and even Puppet pops up again. Tony also shares some of his thoughts on Rightscale for startups. Then we end up with a discussion on cloud standards. Again Mike Colletti and Florence Neal getting it done withe their artistic contributions.

Cloud Cafe Podcast #8 – Animoto

In this podcast I was able to speak to another customer of the “cloud”. Brad Jefferson the CEO of Animoto shares some of his experiences and thoughts about the cloud. Animoto uses Rightscale as their cloud infrastructure partner. Brad discusses their infamous 50 to 5k servers in one week experience. Again Mike Colletti and Florence Neal getting it done withe their artistic contributions.

Cloud Cafe Podcast #9 – Enomaly

This is another great podcast. I had the opportunity to have a discussion with Reuven Cohen the founder Enomaly. Reuven is one of the rock stars of the “cloud” discussion. We really beat the bushes on all topics cloud on this podcast. If you are a junkie of the “cloud” this is a must.

Cloud Cafe Podcast #10 – Flexiscale

This is a great podcast. I had the opportunity to have a discussion with Tony Lucus the founder Flexiscale. Some people refer to Flexiscale as the Amazon AWS of EMEA. We were able to discuss a vast array of cloud topics. Again Mike Colletti and Florence Neal getting it done withe their artistic contributions.

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