Summary: Gone are the days of stashing servers under your desk. In this week’s episode, Brian guides listeners through a brief history of cloud computing. From the early days of mainframes to today’s hybrid cloud resources, learn how both people and companies have benefited from advancements in cloud technology. Your hosts share how the cloud has reduced the barrier to entry for technology startups and how larger organizations must assess their needs before committing to one cloud solution. And if you’re a dataphobe cringing at the word ‘cloud’, fear not… you’ll get a lot out of this episode!
What We Covered:
1:00 - The Amazon Effect: Love to Hate It, or Hate to Love It? episode - AWS and cloud computing.
2:00 - Most cloud and AI users don’t even know they are using it.
3:00 - What is the cloud?
4:00 - Benefits of the cloud - Lowering the barrier to entry for some companies.
5:00 - Life before the cloud: The age of mainframes.
6:00 - IBM’s involvement with mainframes.
13:00 - Big data centers were created - These were more complex and less utilized.
14:00 - The dot.bomb hits.
14:00 - What is colocation?
16:00 - What are DevOps? (Development Operations)
18:00 - VMware’s virtualization and its benefits.
20:00 - What is the Hypervisor?
23:00 - VMware’s IPO
26:00 - Machine catalogs and the creation of server templates.
29:00 - Welcome To The Age Of Assets: Brokers vs. Owners episode - A cloud shared economy.
31:00 - The uses of private, public, and hybrid cloud resources and what is cloud bursting?
35:00 - What would new business owners do over again if given the choice?
36:00 - Why the cloud isn’t always cheaper.
38:00 - Netflix and Dropbox using public and private cloud services.
40:00 - Infrastructure and Platform as a service.