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28 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
S2E13: 5 Strategies to Maximize Your Cloud’s Value: Strategy 5 - Reducing Cloud Spend While Accelerating Application Deployment
Covering the 5th and final strategy in our series on maximizing your cloud's value, cloud cost optimization expert, Jeff Collins, joins us today to examine our 7 Pillars of Cloud Cost Optimization. Find out how to apply these pillars to reduce your cloud spend without decreasing the benefits of your cloud environment.
19 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
S2E12: 5 Strategies to Maximize Your Cloud’s Value: Strategies 3 & 4 - Increase Your Cloud’s Security & Ensure Compliance
When thinking about ways to maximize the value of your cloud, two important factors to consider are security and compliance. These strategies go hand-in-hand but are vastly different. Security and compliance expert, Ken Weinreich, joins us today to discuss ways security and compliance can improve your cloud use.
29 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
S2E11: 5 Strategies to Maximize Your Cloud’s Value: Strategy 2 - Accelerating Application Development with DevOps
Today we dive into the second strategy you should consider using to maximize your cloud's value - accelerating application development with DevOps. Google Cloud DevOps expert and the Solution Manager Lead for App Modernization on GCP, Harish Jayakumar, joins 2nd Watch's own Joey Yore to talk about the power of brining applications to market faster and fully immersing your company in a DevOps transformation.
36 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
S2E10: 5 Strategies to Maximize Your Cloud’s Value: Strategy 1 - Create Competitive Advantage from your Data
AWS Data Expert, Saunak Chandra, joins today's episode to break down the first of five strategies used to maximize your cloud's value - creating competitive advantage from your data. We look at tactics including Amazon Redshift, RA3 node type, best practices for performance, data warehouses, and varying data structures.
25 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
S2E09: You’re on the Cloud. Now What? 5 Strategies to Maximize Your Cloud’s Value
You migrated your applications to the cloud for a reason. Now that you're there, what’s next? How do you take advantage of your applications and data that reside in the cloud? What should you be thinking about in terms of security and compliance? In this first episode of a 5-part series, we discuss 5 strategies you should consider to maximize the value of being on the cloud.
25 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
S2E08: CXO Considerations: Moving to the Cloud for the Right Reasons
When you’re considering moving to the cloud, it's important to take a personal examination of your goals for migrating, outside of the basic benefits achievable with the cloud. To maximize the value of the cloud, you have to make sure you’re moving for the right reasons. Today we discuss just that with our very own 2nd Watch CEO, Doug Schneider.
27 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
S2E07: CXO Considerations: Multi-Cloud - Is it Really Worth It?
The promise of multi-cloud suggests enterprises should be able to run their applications and workloads in whichever cloud environment makes the most sense from a cost, performance or functionality perspective. But the reality of the situation can be very different in practice, as enterprises grapple with how best to make technologies created by competing suppliers play nicely together. Contributor and Analyst to Forbes, CBS interactive, Information Today, Inc., and RTInsights, Joseph McKendrick, joins today’s episode to give his perspective on the value of a multi-cloud strategy.
21 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
S2E06: CXO Considerations: 2020 Enterprise Cloud Trends
How are enterprises responding to the COVID 19 pandemic and how is it affecting their cloud usage? We take a look at 6 key findings from 2nd Watch’s “Enterprise Cloud Trends” survey and discuss what the survey indicates and what we ‘re seeing from our own clients.
27 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
S2E05: Data, AI & ML on Google Cloud
If you’re trying to run your business smarter, not harder, chances are you’re utilizing data to gain insights into the decision-making process and gain a competitive advantage. Today we talk with data and AI/ML expert, Rui Costa at Google Cloud, about why and when to use cloud data offerings and how to make the most of your data in the cloud.
25 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
S2E04: Data Migration to Snowflake
There's a new(ish) major player in cloud data management! 2nd Watch data and analytics experts, Sam Tawfik and Spencer Dorway, talk about practical data migration to Snowflake.
22 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
S2E03: How McDonald's France is Using Data Lakes to Improve Customer Experience
Adrien Sieg, Head of Data at McDonald’s Global Technology France, Christina Moss, Director of AWS Cloud Services at McDonald’s, and Mathieu Rimlinger, Director of Global Technology France at McDonald’s, talk about their latest technological advancements in the cloud and how McDonald’s is using data lakes to set customer expectations and improve satisfaction.
29 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
S2E02: How Customers are Maximizing AWS Managed Services (AMS)
Michael Eshoo, Sr. Manager, WW AMS Specialist SA at AWS, joins us to talk about how customers are using AWS Managed Services (AMS). We look at the challenges these customers are facing and how they’re overcoming them to maximize the benefits they’re getting from AMS.
35 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
S2E01: Take-Aways from AWS re:Invent 2020
Welcome to Season 2 of Cloud Crunch! We're back and better than ever with all new topics, opinions and an all-star lineup of exciting industry expert guests. We kick off our first episode looking back at AWS re:Invent 2020 with Solutions Architect pro and re:Invent veteran, Joe Conlin. Being a 3-week event, there is a lot to cover, so get the scoop on what AWS announced, what we found exciting, and what you might've missed.
25 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
S1E17: 7 Tactical IT Initiatives to Enable Your Corporate Business Objectives
To get a better understanding of how organizations were prepared and continue to plan for the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how IT leaders’ priorities and initiatives are shifting, IDG CIO conducted a COVID-19 Impact Study that indicated 3 major focus areas - cost control, improving IT operations, and redesigning business processes. We break these down and look at 7 initiatives you can take to enable your business objectives.
24 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
S1E16: Managed DevOps - An Oxymoron?
Managed DevOps sounds like an oxymoron, so why would someone consider it? Hear from our DevOps pro about the factors that contribute to companies stalling mid-DevOps Transformation and how a Managed DevOps strategy can help overcome that plateau.
25 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
S1E15: 5 Strategic IT Business Drivers CXOs are Contemplating Now
What is the new normal for life and business after COVID-19, and how does that impact IT? We dive into the 5 strategic IT business drivers CXOs are contemplating now and the motivation behind those drivers. Read the corresponding blog article at https://www.2ndwatch.com/blog/five-strategic-business-drivers-cxos-contemplating-now/.
30 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
S1E14: Best Practices for Cloud Optimization
What are the top 5 challenges we see with clients when it comes to cloud optimization? We talk the future of cloud optimization and key best practices to achieve and maintain optimization.
32 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
S1E13: Examining the Cloud Center of Excellence
What is a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE), and how can you ensure its success? Joe Kinsella, CTO of CloudHealth, talks with us today about the importance of a CCOE, the steps to cloud maturity, and how to move through the cloud maturity journey.
27 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
S1E12: Diving into Data Lakes and Data Platforms
Data Engineering and Analytics expert, Rob Whelan, joins us today to dive into all things data lakes and data platforms. Data is the key to unlocking the path to better business decisions. What do you need data for? We look at the top 5 problems customers have with their data, how the cloud has helped solve these challenges, and how you can leverage the cloud for your data use.
27 minutes | May 27, 2020
S1E11: Unraveling Cloud Security, Compliance and Regulations
Cloud compliance, cloud security...NOT the same thing. Victoria Geronimo, Security & Compliance Product Manager at 2nd Watch who also happens to have an internet law and internet policy background, joins us today as we look at how security, compliance, and state regulations affect architecting your cloud environment and the farther-reaching effects they have on business.
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