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Jon and Jay cover best practices in authentication and authorization, and how to avoid the complications that can arise with multiple teams and projects. Topics include:The importance of establishing SSO and the use of single identify from the very beginningAuthorizing and managing access for multiple teams, and how the process differs among the 3 big Cloud vendors. 
Jon and Jay answer the age-old questions: Is a landing zone right for your company? What are the reasons for a landing zone?
Listen to a lively discussion about the state of DevOps today. Our hosts Tim Stahl, Graeme Colman, and Salman Iqbal discuss the biggest problems in DevOps and how to solve them.  How DevOps teams interact with other roles is becoming fuzzyDevOps tools and how people are using themFail fast: if you pick the wrong tools and processes, pivot and move onDevOps has to be part of a cultural change - find an MPV to champion changeScaling DevOps requires standardizing tools and processesTo keep the conversation going,  join our Slack community or follow along on Twitter 
In this episode, co-host Joel talks with Randy Abernethy,  Managing Partner at cloud-native consulting company RX-M,  about cloud adoption and, more specifically, the value (and struggles) of Kubernetes.  To keep the conversation going,  join our Slack community, follow along on Twitter and connect with Randy on LinkedIn or pop him a message at
Season 2 of Cloud Unplugged is here! In the inaugural episode, Joel chats to Emil Sayegh, CEO of Ntirety, about the big blockers to cloud adoption. In this day and age, why isn’t everyone moving to cloud? What’s stopping them?To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community, follow along on Twitter and connect with Emil on Twitter or LinkedIn.
This week, Joel is out and Jon is in! He catches up with a fellow Appvia colleague, Chris Nesbitt-Smith, to talk about all things big data in cloud. It's as confusing as it is big ... so buckle up. To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community. 
Joel and Carlos go WAY back. And, would you believe that Carlos has moved from a Kubernetes hater to full-blown evangelist? Dig into his story and how he advises, and aims, to make production fun again. To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community. 
We're back with another interview episode! This week, host Joel caught up with Eric Santelices to chat about his windy and interesting journey to cloud. To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community. 
We're rounding out the 2-part series 'all about the app'. Check out Pt. 1 for the foundations:  Best practices around agile and lean methodologies and how to get your source code management correct. Pt.2 is all about, now that you've actually started building components and are delivering them into your cloud environment, how do you iterate on those quickly? And how do you move them through your application environments,  without falling victim to additional baggage? To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community. 
In this episode, hosts Joel and Jon take a step back from routine to share opinions and ask each other questions about a handful of hot-topic issues in the Cloud universe. Here's what's on their mind this week. To keep the conversation going, join our Slack community. 
We've already talked through how to build your team, get your processes and terminology straight, and how to structure cloud accounts. Now, we've arrived at application development. This is 'all about the app' and there's a lot to unpack, so we're splitting this mega-topic into a few chunks over the next few episodes. Stay tuned!
In this bonus episode, co-host Joel  Parks sits down with his former colleague and fellow cloud expert Alicia Davis to chat through her experiences with cloud adoption, and proceed to cover a lot of ground on a host of other thoughts and topics that came to mind.  
What does cloud native really mean, anyways?  The answer will help you massively in your journey to cloud. 
The realities, benefits and drawbacks of a hybrid cloud, multi-cloud or single cloud approach. 
How do you choose the right cloud for your team? Where do you go from there? And why does any of this even matter? This episode looks at how to structure your account and your teams to get up and running quickly, in a way that's going to work for your organisation. 
Once you know where to get started with the cloud, how do you go about building the team? If you're in this situation, be patient and don't get discouraged. It's a huge shift, and it won't happen overnight, but these are the roles you should look towards as your key players.  
The industry is becoming more receptive to cloud approaches and all indicators say more and more people are going down this path. But, where do you start in the world of cloud computing? Let's get into it. 



Hosts Joel Parks and Jon Shanks make their formal (or, rather informal) introductions, and set the scene of what listeners can expect from Season 1 of Cloud Unplugged: A lighthearted look at all things cloud computing through the journey from ground zero to moving your first production workload into the cloud.
The evolution of Cloud services in the past few years has brought tremendous benefits, but also new challenges. These new complexities in cloud services make it difficult to ship applications.From tooling, to principles, to lack of standardized metrics, Jon and Jay lay out the current challenges in DevOps and why delivering cloud applications can be so arduous.
Cloud Unplugged takes a lighthearted and honest look at the who, what, when, where, why, how and OMGs of cloud computing. 
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