#38 Mark Eisenberg, Private Cloud


Summary
Mark Eisenberg of Microsoft talks to me about the private cloud and why it has failed.

Details
Definition of private cloud, virtualized data centers, getting value from the cloud; enterprise scale, web scale and hyper scale; differences between private and public cloud, daytime and nighttime workloads; cultural change is needed when adopting cloud; same software problem, different decade; companies expected cost reduction, but didn't get it; vertical scale doesn't work anymore, start small in cloud and grow; we got it wrong so often why would you expect anything different now; current state of private cloud; private cloud is failing; bringing in the skills to deploy private cloud, need exec buy-in; how to get buy-in; agility, complexity and cost example of success at Lowe's; wrap up.

Book Recommendation
Continuous Delivery

Building Microservices

The Art Of War

The Prince

The 48 Laws of Power

The Fountainhead

The Black Swan

Thinking, Fast and Slow

#37 Andrei Simionescu, Lavaboom


Summary
Andrei Simionescu of the now closed Lavaboom talks to me about the encrypted email service they wanted to make.

Details
Who he is; a little about Lavaboom; PGP is unfriendly, why did they make it, connection to Lavabit; "but I've got nothing to hide", do I make myself a target by using it; other PGP email initiatives; lawful legal requests; open source for core features, verifying the builds are from the source; how Lavaboom works; is there any clear text ever; losing a password; what kind of encryption is in use; open source problems; hosting; scaling; making money; raising money.