AWS Insiders Podcast

AWS Insiders

AWS Insiders is a no-holds-barred look at the state and future of AWS and cloud computing. Hosts Rahul Subramaniam and Hilary Doyle turn the tech podcast format on its head with heated debates, edgy perspectives, and the best expert guests in the industry. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, and you’ll never listen to two techies with microphones droning on for hours again.

Hosted by Rahul Subramaniam and Hilary Doyle

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Alex Hudson
Episode #5:

To Code Or Not To Code? Just Cloud API Instead!

Featuring:

Alex Hudson

Advisory CTO and Principal at Freeman Clarke

Rahul says code no longer matters because it has such a short half-life. He is obsessed with cloud APIs instead. Says they are fully managed, more efficient and cheaper and they can help you get from a million lines of code down to 10 thousand per app. So Rahul invited Alex Hudson, CTO for hire, on the show to debate “to code or not to code.” That is this episode’s question.

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Bonus Episode

Werner Vogels’ re:Invent Keynote Pulled us Into his Matrix Vision of The Future (Live from Las Vegas with StackHawk)

Featuring:

Dan Hopkins

VP of Engineering at Stackhawk

After Dr. Werner Vogels’ incredible re:Invent keynote where he talked about 3D design, data-informed simulation work and simplifying how to build, we got our podcast hosts Hilary and Rahul inviting Dan Hopkins, VP of Engineering at Stackhawk, to review on the Werner Matrix and wrap our coverage of this year’s conference.

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Alex Kearns
Bonus Episode

Why Swami Sivasubramanian’s Data & Machine Learning Keynote so heavy on data, and so short on ML and AI at re:Invent (Live from Las Vegas with Inawisdom)

Featuring:

Alex Kearns

AWS Consultant at Inawisdom

Tuesday’s keynote from Swami Sivasubramanian - AWS VP of Data & Machine Learning, leaned much more into the “data” part than the “machine learning” part of his role.

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Jr Storment
Bonus Episode

Adam Selipsky’s Re:Invent Keynote Left Us Wanting More (Live from Las Vegas, with the Finops Foundation)

Featuring:

JR Storment

Executive Director at FinOps Foundation

Great explorers through history defined the theme of Adam Selipsky’s re:Invent Keynote this morning. But what caught Rahul and Hilary’s attention wasn’t what was being said, but what didn’t get explored on stage. Along with special guests J.R. Storment and Joe Daly from FinOps Foundation, they unpack Selipsky’s announcements, and dive into what they wish they’d also heard. Let us know what you think at podcast@cloudfix.com.

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Bonus Episode

Our AWS Re:Invent Conference lookahead with AMD’s Brad Smith, Live from Las Vegas

Featuring:

Brad C. Smith

CVP at AMD

The Cloudfix Team is on prem at AWS’s massive re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, and we’re bringing you along with us throughout the week. We start by with Rahul’s best predictions for what we can expect will be unveiled this week, and connect with AMD’s Brad Smith.

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Chase Cunningham
Episode #4:

Stop Hugging Those Servers!

Featuring:

Chase Cunningham

Chief Strategy Officer at Ericom Software

In this episode, the timely topic of real estate. What kind of a home do you want for your data, your stack, your instances? Where should you house your architecture? In a nice bare metal colo rack bungalow? Or maybe something a little more “penthouse fabulous” — something up in the… public cloud? Rahul makes the case to stop hugging servers altogether and go all-in on AWS, and pushback ensues when Chase Cunningham talks serious security and compliance.

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Carlisia Thompson

Microservices? Or Macro Disaster?

Featuring:

Carlisia Thompson

Senior Member of Technical Staff, VMware Tanzu

Are microservices a macro disaster waiting to happen? Is the CNCF Landscape the Etsy of web development? Rahul has a serious thing against Kubernetes. Says it’s like playing tech whack-a-mole. So we went out and found a K8s superstar to defend the DIY open source platform’s honor. Carlisia Thompson joins to debate Rahul on dev culture, problem solving and vendor flexibility.

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Forrest Brazeal
Episode #2:

Commitment Issues: The Case Against Multicloud

Featuring:

Forrest Brazeal

Head of Developer Media, Google Cloud

Rahul and Hilary get into one of the great battles in the cloud: commitment issues. When it comes to your choice of cloud vendor, are you more Tinder or Match.com? Do you want to choose one vendor for life, or prefer to play the field with multicloud? Head of Developer Media at Google Cloud, Forrest Brazeal foresees the inevitable rise of multicloud while Rahul sticks to his single vendor, all-AWS guns.

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Storage Wars: Database Edition

Featuring:

Ed Boyajian

CEO of EnterpriseDB

Rahul declared our old show boring, and in this episode he fixes that. Join Rahul as he welcomes new co-host Hilary Doyle, declares Moore’s Law dead as a doorknob, and enjoys a heated (but friendly) debate about NoSQL, Postgres, and the future of distributed and relational DB’s in the cloud. Today’s guest: Postgres expert Ed Boyajian, CEO of Enterprise DB.

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Meet your hosts

Rahul Subramaniam

Rahul Subramaniam

Host

Rahul is the Founder and Chief Evangelist at CloudFix. Over the course of his career, Rahul has acquired and transformed 140+ software products in the last 13 years. More recently, he has launched revolutionary products such as CloudFix and DevFlows, which transform how users build, manage, and optimize in the public cloud.

Hilary Doyle

Hilary Doyle

Host

Hilary Doyle is the co-founder of Wealthie Works Daily, an investment platform and financial literacy-based media company for kids and families launching in 2022/23. She is a former print journalist, business broadcaster, and television writer and series developer working with CBC, BNN, CTV, CTV NewsChannel, CBC Radio, W Network, Sportsnet, TVA, and ESPN. Hilary is also a former Second City actor, and founder of CANADA’S CAMPFIRE, a national storytelling initiative.

Rahul Subramaniam

Rahul Subramaniam

Host

Rahul is the Founder and Chief Evangelist at CloudFix. Over the course of his career, Rahul has acquired and transformed 140+ software products in the last 13 years. More recently, he has launched revolutionary products such as CloudFix and DevFlows, which transform how users build, manage, and optimize in the public cloud.

Hilary Doyle

Hilary Doyle

Host

Hilary Doyle is the co-founder of Wealthie Works Daily, an investment platform and financial literacy-based media company for kids and families launching in 2022/23. She is a former print journalist, business broadcaster, and television writer and series developer working with CBC, BNN, CTV, CTV NewsChannel, CBC Radio, W Network, Sportsnet, TVA, and ESPN. Hilary is also a former Second City actor, and founder of CANADA’S CAMPFIRE, a national storytelling initiative.