#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

#3 Bill Wilder, Azure

Discussion with Bill Wilder about the the Azure platform, differences from traditional development, reliable queues, automation and devops, security, cloud computing vs alternatives, green data centres, scaling, test and deployment, costs and licensing, Azure over the past four years, active directory, SQL services, growth of services – mobile services, hadoop, caching, media services, BizTalk, DNS, virtual networks, Satya Nadella and Scott Guthrie, Bill and Azure, Global Windows Azure Bootcamp, commercial usage of Azure vs AWS, book choices.

Book recommendations
Code Complete 2, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Cloud Architecture Patterns: Using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook, Microsoft Azure SQL Database Step by Step (Step by Step Developer)

Notes
This recording was made in early March, prior to the the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp.