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The Doppler podcasts cover all things cloud while focusing on how to prepare the traditional enterprise to look beyond conventional computing. Thought leaders discuss best practices, industry trends, and cloud news with expert guests to provide you with the advice you need to be successful in the cloud.

Latest Episodes

Tapping into ‘The Zen of High-Performance Travel’

For those of us in the tech sector, jet travel is part of the deal. It can be time consuming and mind numbing. Everybody seems to have a few tricks up their sleeves to make their own trips more manageable. Some share tips with their friends. CTP’s own Robert Christiansen, a Doppler podcast co-host, goes a step farther: He’s interviewed dozens of travelers and packed years’ worth of insights into a book he’s calling “The Zen of High-Performance Travel.” Our panelists chat about some of Robert’s travel do’s and don’ts, as well as our own. Like this one: Do you know which cluster of seats is the most likely to have an empty seat next to them? Answer: The aisle and window seats in the exit row in the middle of the plane. (The row’s middle seat doesn’t recline, and who wants to sit there?) We talk about things like storing an extra flight bag in your vehicle, keeping your cool during delays, getting dropped off at “Arrivals” when you’re leaving during busy times, and always...

31 min2019 AUG 22
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Tapping into ‘The Zen of High-Performance Travel’

Dev and Ops are Still Far Apart

DevOps has come a long way in the past decade. In a report released more than a year ago, Forrester declared that the practice had reached “escape velocity,” with more than half of all enterprises implementing and expanding DevOps processes. But, according to some in the field, gaps still exist between the dev and the ops sides of most organizations. We talk with Brad about why the two sides remain at odds and how companies are struggling to create a delivery infrastructure that balances agility and control. We discuss how people – not tools – remain the biggest obstacles to companies’ drives to achieve DevOps “nirvana.” We also cover a wide range of other topics – including IT teams’ propensity to force tools to perform tasks they’re not cut out for and young professionals from outside of computer science spending more time learning to code.

31 min2019 AUG 1
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Dev and Ops are Still Far Apart

Why Application Teams Have All the Power

Over the past 10 years, the power structure has shifted inside IT organizations. Maintaining the infrastructure used to be the top priority, so infrastructure teams tended to control more resources and command more respect than their counterparts overseeing applications. Today, that equation has flipped. Businesses need to move faster, so they’ve elevated application teams to star status. We discuss the implications of this power shift. Instead of reacting, app teams now are dictating the requirements of organizational initiatives – choosing resources, deciding which platforms they want to use. This has forced organizations to approach security differently and get used to technologies like containers. We also talk about mistakes organizations make when it comes to cloud security – including relying too much on the cloud vendor and forcing an on-premise security tool do the same thing in the cloud. Finally, we explore some guiding principles organizations use to help development a...

24 min2019 JUL 11
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Why Application Teams Have All the Power

The Golden Age of the SaaS Product

Software developers are a prideful group. They like to create things, figure out their own short cuts and come up with new ways to innovate on the fly. But sometimes, developers’ inner creativity can be the biggest thing holding them back. There are still times when relying on tried and tested tools can help get a project done more quickly and more efficiently. We discuss how developers can optimize their own work by identifying a few key value-adds and admitting that, for many other tasks like observability and log-ins, outside vendors have better tools to get the job done. Shawn sums it up by saying we need to admit that “we’re entering the golden age of the SaaS product.” We also talk about microservices – how The New York Times has committed to the practice in a big way, and how many in the organization are confused about how they work. Finally, we explore the challenges of having to comply with a long list of regulations in a multi-cloud environment and Shawn’s observatio...

25 min2019 JUL 3
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The Golden Age of the SaaS Product

Challenges Enterprises Face Adopting Microservices

Microservices have become a popular software development technique in recent years. Breaking down applications into distinct sets of loosely coupled smaller services helps organizations port workloads from cloud to cloud and get better utilization out of the resources they’re paying for. But there are challenges associated with the practice, starting with security. Microservices can make security much more costly – if you’re not careful. We discuss why microservices put such a heavy load on verifications of credentials and make it harder to manage access to specific services. We go through some solutions companies can pursue to mitigate the impact of having to verify identities for so many tiny jobs. One way is to shift to security tokens that have fixed or limited lifetimes. We also talk about tasks organizations continue to struggle with as they ramp up their cloud projects. Some aren’t going “cloud native” enough, sticking with on-premises resources rather than leveraging t...

25 min2019 JUN 19
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Challenges Enterprises Face Adopting Microservices

Best Practices for Refactoring Applications in the Cloud

We’ve been through several major technology paradigm shifts – from mainframe to client server to internet to, now, cloud. Cloud has given people the opportunity to refactor applications, which means different things to different people: From a minor change, akin to a chef adjusting ingredients in a seasoning, to a major shift like heart surgery. Refactoring provides the opportunity to think about how to get the most effective operations out of that application in the cloud, whether in terms of cost, disaster recovery, legal, security, or user experience. We also discuss how with Outpost, Azure Stack and Google Cloud’s new announcement of Anthos, there is a shift from public cloud vendors no longer focusing on moving everything to the public cloud, but rather on figuring out how organizations can most effectively run their business. We explain the three major reasons why organizations might not want to leverage public cloud: Jurisdiction of apps living within certain boundaries; i...

32 min2019 JUN 11
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Best Practices for Refactoring Applications in the Cloud

Avoiding the “Anti-pattern” Swamp with Data Privacy and Security

It’s a brave new world when it comes to data privacy and security, as companies work to comply with regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act and GDPR. No matter the size of the company or where they fall on the compliance spectrum, technology and culture change are both critical drivers of success. We discuss how to overcome “anti-patterns”: the often-repeated mistakes that stand in the way of cloud migration. For example, rather than an app-centric approach, data-centric security is key to being able to leverage the benefits of the cloud. This provides your data scientists with unprecedented access to your data, and ensures consistent security and privacy policies across all data no matter where it lives with a central understanding of policy enforcement. Finally, we discuss the changing landscape of privacy regulations. We offer helpful resources and tips for those who are just starting out with learning about privacy and compliance.

28 min2019 MAY 31
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Avoiding the “Anti-pattern” Swamp with Data Privacy and Security

Securing Applications Across Hybrid Environments

Securing applications in a hybrid world can be a challenge. Companies that try to control threat vectors across cloud platforms and infrastructure environments with the same set of tools often run into trouble. We discuss how containers and serverless platforms are starting to solve some of these security challenges – how their shared responsibility models work and how they interact with technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. We touch on the prospects for – and challenges facing – Oracle, IBM and Alibaba cloud platforms. We also talk about issues companies face rewriting entrenched legacy applications, migrating large applications and applying the right skillsets to projects requiring intelligent orchestration.

32 min2019 MAY 14
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Securing Applications Across Hybrid Environments

Getting Your Cloud Infrastructure to Work for You

How do you get the most out of your cloud investment? We discuss how Densify uses machine learning analytics to help customers optimize utilization and cloud billing. One direct path to optimization is to “practice basic hygiene.” Andrew discusses how developers’ concerns about resource constrictions leads them to over-order and purchase mismatched solutions. Understanding usage patterns, linkages between services and organizations’ evolving needs can help developers buy more strategically and keep bills under control. We also talked with Andrew about his journey to cloud consulting, lessons he learns from customers and his tips for working with the two principal wardrobe personas in tech – the “suits” and the “skinny jeans.”

37 min2019 MAY 1
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Getting Your Cloud Infrastructure to Work for You

Cloud-Native Doesn't Have One Definition

What does “cloud native” really mean? Ask different organizations, or even different business units, and you’ll get hugely disparate answers. The fact is, there is no one answer and there’s no manual for cloud computing, which can make it difficult for seasoned executive to grasp the new technology ecosystem that has evolved in recent years. We discuss how edge computing is evolving as organizations become more decentralized, and talk about best practices for how organizations can remain effective – for example, by adding redundancy, sharing knowledge with peers, and remembering security principles even when working quickly. We explain that the concept of Zero Trust is critical to managing threats. Finally, we offer tips for how to stay current in this evolving landscape, by staying up to speed on the industry, seeking insights from industry peers and customers, and paying it forward to others.

38 min2019 APR 25
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Cloud-Native Doesn't Have One Definition

Latest Episodes

Tapping into ‘The Zen of High-Performance Travel’

For those of us in the tech sector, jet travel is part of the deal. It can be time consuming and mind numbing. Everybody seems to have a few tricks up their sleeves to make their own trips more manageable. Some share tips with their friends. CTP’s own Robert Christiansen, a Doppler podcast co-host, goes a step farther: He’s interviewed dozens of travelers and packed years’ worth of insights into a book he’s calling “The Zen of High-Performance Travel.” Our panelists chat about some of Robert’s travel do’s and don’ts, as well as our own. Like this one: Do you know which cluster of seats is the most likely to have an empty seat next to them? Answer: The aisle and window seats in the exit row in the middle of the plane. (The row’s middle seat doesn’t recline, and who wants to sit there?) We talk about things like storing an extra flight bag in your vehicle, keeping your cool during delays, getting dropped off at “Arrivals” when you’re leaving during busy times, and always...

31 min2019 AUG 22
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Tapping into ‘The Zen of High-Performance Travel’

Dev and Ops are Still Far Apart

DevOps has come a long way in the past decade. In a report released more than a year ago, Forrester declared that the practice had reached “escape velocity,” with more than half of all enterprises implementing and expanding DevOps processes. But, according to some in the field, gaps still exist between the dev and the ops sides of most organizations. We talk with Brad about why the two sides remain at odds and how companies are struggling to create a delivery infrastructure that balances agility and control. We discuss how people – not tools – remain the biggest obstacles to companies’ drives to achieve DevOps “nirvana.” We also cover a wide range of other topics – including IT teams’ propensity to force tools to perform tasks they’re not cut out for and young professionals from outside of computer science spending more time learning to code.

31 min2019 AUG 1
Comments
Dev and Ops are Still Far Apart

Why Application Teams Have All the Power

Over the past 10 years, the power structure has shifted inside IT organizations. Maintaining the infrastructure used to be the top priority, so infrastructure teams tended to control more resources and command more respect than their counterparts overseeing applications. Today, that equation has flipped. Businesses need to move faster, so they’ve elevated application teams to star status. We discuss the implications of this power shift. Instead of reacting, app teams now are dictating the requirements of organizational initiatives – choosing resources, deciding which platforms they want to use. This has forced organizations to approach security differently and get used to technologies like containers. We also talk about mistakes organizations make when it comes to cloud security – including relying too much on the cloud vendor and forcing an on-premise security tool do the same thing in the cloud. Finally, we explore some guiding principles organizations use to help development a...

24 min2019 JUL 11
Comments
Why Application Teams Have All the Power

The Golden Age of the SaaS Product

Software developers are a prideful group. They like to create things, figure out their own short cuts and come up with new ways to innovate on the fly. But sometimes, developers’ inner creativity can be the biggest thing holding them back. There are still times when relying on tried and tested tools can help get a project done more quickly and more efficiently. We discuss how developers can optimize their own work by identifying a few key value-adds and admitting that, for many other tasks like observability and log-ins, outside vendors have better tools to get the job done. Shawn sums it up by saying we need to admit that “we’re entering the golden age of the SaaS product.” We also talk about microservices – how The New York Times has committed to the practice in a big way, and how many in the organization are confused about how they work. Finally, we explore the challenges of having to comply with a long list of regulations in a multi-cloud environment and Shawn’s observatio...

25 min2019 JUL 3
Comments
The Golden Age of the SaaS Product

Challenges Enterprises Face Adopting Microservices

Microservices have become a popular software development technique in recent years. Breaking down applications into distinct sets of loosely coupled smaller services helps organizations port workloads from cloud to cloud and get better utilization out of the resources they’re paying for. But there are challenges associated with the practice, starting with security. Microservices can make security much more costly – if you’re not careful. We discuss why microservices put such a heavy load on verifications of credentials and make it harder to manage access to specific services. We go through some solutions companies can pursue to mitigate the impact of having to verify identities for so many tiny jobs. One way is to shift to security tokens that have fixed or limited lifetimes. We also talk about tasks organizations continue to struggle with as they ramp up their cloud projects. Some aren’t going “cloud native” enough, sticking with on-premises resources rather than leveraging t...

25 min2019 JUN 19
Comments
Challenges Enterprises Face Adopting Microservices

Best Practices for Refactoring Applications in the Cloud

We’ve been through several major technology paradigm shifts – from mainframe to client server to internet to, now, cloud. Cloud has given people the opportunity to refactor applications, which means different things to different people: From a minor change, akin to a chef adjusting ingredients in a seasoning, to a major shift like heart surgery. Refactoring provides the opportunity to think about how to get the most effective operations out of that application in the cloud, whether in terms of cost, disaster recovery, legal, security, or user experience. We also discuss how with Outpost, Azure Stack and Google Cloud’s new announcement of Anthos, there is a shift from public cloud vendors no longer focusing on moving everything to the public cloud, but rather on figuring out how organizations can most effectively run their business. We explain the three major reasons why organizations might not want to leverage public cloud: Jurisdiction of apps living within certain boundaries; i...

32 min2019 JUN 11
Comments
Best Practices for Refactoring Applications in the Cloud

Avoiding the “Anti-pattern” Swamp with Data Privacy and Security

It’s a brave new world when it comes to data privacy and security, as companies work to comply with regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act and GDPR. No matter the size of the company or where they fall on the compliance spectrum, technology and culture change are both critical drivers of success. We discuss how to overcome “anti-patterns”: the often-repeated mistakes that stand in the way of cloud migration. For example, rather than an app-centric approach, data-centric security is key to being able to leverage the benefits of the cloud. This provides your data scientists with unprecedented access to your data, and ensures consistent security and privacy policies across all data no matter where it lives with a central understanding of policy enforcement. Finally, we discuss the changing landscape of privacy regulations. We offer helpful resources and tips for those who are just starting out with learning about privacy and compliance.

28 min2019 MAY 31
Comments
Avoiding the “Anti-pattern” Swamp with Data Privacy and Security

Securing Applications Across Hybrid Environments

Securing applications in a hybrid world can be a challenge. Companies that try to control threat vectors across cloud platforms and infrastructure environments with the same set of tools often run into trouble. We discuss how containers and serverless platforms are starting to solve some of these security challenges – how their shared responsibility models work and how they interact with technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. We touch on the prospects for – and challenges facing – Oracle, IBM and Alibaba cloud platforms. We also talk about issues companies face rewriting entrenched legacy applications, migrating large applications and applying the right skillsets to projects requiring intelligent orchestration.

32 min2019 MAY 14
Comments
Securing Applications Across Hybrid Environments

Getting Your Cloud Infrastructure to Work for You

How do you get the most out of your cloud investment? We discuss how Densify uses machine learning analytics to help customers optimize utilization and cloud billing. One direct path to optimization is to “practice basic hygiene.” Andrew discusses how developers’ concerns about resource constrictions leads them to over-order and purchase mismatched solutions. Understanding usage patterns, linkages between services and organizations’ evolving needs can help developers buy more strategically and keep bills under control. We also talked with Andrew about his journey to cloud consulting, lessons he learns from customers and his tips for working with the two principal wardrobe personas in tech – the “suits” and the “skinny jeans.”

37 min2019 MAY 1
Comments
Getting Your Cloud Infrastructure to Work for You

Cloud-Native Doesn't Have One Definition

What does “cloud native” really mean? Ask different organizations, or even different business units, and you’ll get hugely disparate answers. The fact is, there is no one answer and there’s no manual for cloud computing, which can make it difficult for seasoned executive to grasp the new technology ecosystem that has evolved in recent years. We discuss how edge computing is evolving as organizations become more decentralized, and talk about best practices for how organizations can remain effective – for example, by adding redundancy, sharing knowledge with peers, and remembering security principles even when working quickly. We explain that the concept of Zero Trust is critical to managing threats. Finally, we offer tips for how to stay current in this evolving landscape, by staying up to speed on the industry, seeking insights from industry peers and customers, and paying it forward to others.

38 min2019 APR 25
Comments
Cloud-Native Doesn't Have One Definition
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