Can we Secure SaaS? RE: facebook & Twitch

During this 20 minute check-in we dive security and SaaS infrastructure.

Can we protect the secrets that people are trusting to SaaS providers to store for us? The topic was inspired by the Twitch leak where a lot of sensitive information was exposed exposed to the public. That comes on the heels of all sorts of other leaks, compromises and down time on systems.

Overall, it seems like bad news is coming faster and faster for operators. The fundamental question is NOT can we trust a SaaS provider to secure information. We know the answer is NO. But what to do about it?

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You need an IaC Pipeline! [KubeCon & VMworld retro]

We talk about Infrastructure as Code through a Kubernetes filter. We started with a check in on KubeCon and VMworld, both of which had just ended. Both of those shows are very relevant in our IaC discussion and considerations because we dig into how we build on those platforms.

Ultimately, that lead to the idea of pipelines and processes for building sustainable automation and operations. That got into very interesting places!

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Implementing Biometric Privacy at the Camera?

We start talking about conferences using biometric security, edge detection, and included your right to be forgotten.

In this fascinating conversation, we go into future projections of what it’s going to take for people get privacy including the idea of using AI so face are left out the photographs! Would be possible? If so, what would drive that as potential thing.

We started it humorously thinking about all the cameras and all the biometrics that could be collected during AWS reinvent, which a lot of us will be at, at least in the shadows.

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Why are Backups so Tricky?

Why are Backups so Tricky?

Backups are really, really tricky! We talk through a lot of different things that you have to consider in making successful backups like security, resilience, how you store the data, how you recover the data and rebuild the systems. Basically, we ran the gamut on backup challenges.

You really need to think through a lot of the considerations! Our discussion will help make you better at backups.

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Does Business Value Mapping Deliver?

Today’s episode is about business value mapping. Instead of focusing on Ray Wang’s “Who wants to rule the world” book, we got really deep into the why.

We discuss what is business value mapping, how it works, why it works, when it doesn’t work, and what it takes to make it succeed.

So if you’ve read Ray’s book, I think you’ll get a lot of extra depth out of this, if you haven’t read it at all, it might be a good primer on why you want to learn more about business value mapping and how to apply it within your own organization.

This is part one, we’re actually having a whole other session about operations, value mapping, and talking that through in the next session.

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Does Minimal Viable Product (MVP) work?

Today’s episode is about Minimal Viable Product (MVP) which is a product development process focused on learning. It is an important element to building good resilient products and spending the right amount of time doing the right things.

But it’s not a cure all! It might be right for what you’re trying to accomplish.

In this podcast, we really go through when MVP works, when it doesn’t work, and what goals to set when using minimal viable product.

This podcast will make you think about what should go into making product decisions.

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Is AI the Future of Conferences?

What was working what wasn’t working with conferences. But in traditional Cloud2030 style, we dove into the future, what would make great conferences, what makes conferences good, what made them good in the past and what technology changes we think could be coming in the future.

We extended that from conferences into meetings and meeting technology and transcription in the second half of this podcast. We really dive into how to help people connect together better since that’s what conferences are about, too.

Then we extended it more broadly, and brought up some interesting things like sentiment analysis, and adding new dimensions into the types of tools that we’re using today.

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Edge Networking: Facebook, BGP and 5G

Edge networking is hard! Because before we can talk about edge networking, we actually have to talk about edge management and edge control, and what it takes to build resilient infrastructure and train people to use it.

In the first half, we’re talking about the challenges of managing infrastructure, using the Facebook outage of the week we recorded as a starting point for how challenging it is to build resilient infrastructure.

In the second, we talk about edge networking with solid insights about how challenging edge networking really is not just creating networks in edge locations, but what does it take to sustain an edge network and the integration and technologies over the course of multiple technology generations?

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Your next DC… Edge or Cloud?

Cloud versus Edge? This panel dove into what makes edge different than cloud.

There are a lot of different technical and commercial drivers. And fundamentally, it matters who owns the sources of data and how data sources are different. This underscores how it is critical to understand data sources, infrastructure ownership, and how everything fits together.

This discussion will change to you rethink what makes Edge different than Cloud.

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