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Episode 95 Without further ado, it's time for another Infosmack, the world's best podcast about enterprise tech.

Special guest this week is Christian Reilly, principal technology architect at a large multinational and "ex-president of the public cloud", but more recently the self anointed "president of the platform cloud", as well as a blogger at The Loose Couple's Blog.

You can listen using the Reg media player below, or download the MP3 here. ®

Very long show notes this week

This week we discuss:

  • SNWUSA recap
  • How in the hell did Greg get listed as a top cloud computing Twitter influencer?
  • Analyst value in cloud computing
  • Worst advice ever for end-users
  • Christian Reilly's background with Public and Private Clouds
  • Challenges of managing IT resources and application development in a large, multi-national company
  • Speed of change
  • Building clouds before there was "cloud"
  • "Consumerisation" of IT
  • Decoupling monolithic applications
  • Mix of public and private cloud
  • Reaction to Cloud Foundry announcement
  • Advantage of Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Similarity to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Impact on VMware and partners
  • Cloud Foundry is to PaaS as Open Stack is to IaaS
  • Cloud Foundry competition
  • Types of companies that could be early adopters of Cloud Foundry
  • Is there an angle for Oracle with Cloud Foundry?
  • Can Oracle embrace "open"?
  • How does Cloud Foundry impact service providers?
  • Iron Mountain getting out of the cloud and problems at Cirtas
  • IT demands agility
  • Tomorrow's CIO will be a service aggregator
  • It's getting harder to be strategic with such a high rate of change in IT
  • Cloud Foundry provides a level of flexibility and agility
  • Cloud Bunny

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