Cloud Crunch
Cloud Crunch

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S1E01: Podcast Intro

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

This podcast is intended to add value to any large enterprise that is planning on moving to, or is currently in the midst of moving to, the cloud. We will share our decade-long experience with listeners as well as current market trends, customer perspectives, thought leadership, partner landscape and third-party tools. We will dive deep and explore best practices as well as how customers like you are overcoming challenges including organizational transformation, job skills, changing role of IT professionals and future technologies: events, news and trends.

Involve, solve evolved. Welcome to cloud crunch, the podcast for any large enterprise planning on moving to or is in the midst of moving to, the cloud, hosted by the cloud computing experts from Second Watch, Jeff Aiden, Co founder and Executive Vice President of marketing and Business Development, Ian Willby, chief architect cloud solutions, and Skip Berry, executive director of cloud enablement. And now here are your hosts of cloud crunch. Hey, everyone, Jeff Aiden, Co founder or Secho Watch here and I'm joined by two of the smartest guys I know when it comes to cloud computing technology or in clouds services, Ian Willoughby and skip Berry. Hey, gentlemen, why don't you guys just take a quick second introduce yourself and your background, and then we'll kick in on the intro to this podcast, who it's for and why you should...

...listen. Skip sure, thanks, Jeff Skip Berry, professional services executive director for Second Watch, what we call cloud enablement. Been in the Professional Services Business for twenty five years and about helping, educating and bringing customers and twins to the club. And Hey, this is e and will be chief architect of Second Watch, and with this role I have the unique opportunity to get up a feel the lot, interface with our customers at a regular basis and really dig in and observed their transformations. decited to be here, excited to have you guys. Hey, before we talk about the podcast, let's talk a little bit about Second Watch. We're both skippy and and myself work and a company of that I founded back in two thousand and ten with my cofounder, Chris Belizemer. We started working with the cloud in two thousand and eight, when the economy had little bit of a issue there and companies needed to save money and do more with their technology spend. We stubbled across the cloud and started implemented at the company we work for, and that is basically how...

...second watch started, as many companies in early two thousand and ten through two thousand and fifteen really focused on having to do more with less. The cloud provided a perfect path, as we saw cost savings between fifty and seventy five percent in running in the cloud versus running traditional it services. And we're a venture back company and raised over sixty one million dollars and now our part of the STT telemedia family. Our main focus over the last ten years has been helping companies throughout their cloud journey, from migration to cloud native application builds to leveraging cloud services. We've done a lot of work with aws over the years and our premier partner, as well as working with Azure in the last couple of years as a gold cloud partner and have done a number of Google projects throughout the way. So this podcast cloud crunch is going to span those late adopters or people that are just starting and companies just starting to work with the...

...cloud, as well as more advanced users. We will on this podcast share over a decade long experience with listeners, some of the Gotcha's, some of the lessons learned. We will introduce customers and let you hear from them. We're going to have some partners and some key industry experts on the podcast and all of this is geared to help you and your organization transform and become more competitive in the marketplace with these new technologies. Will talk job skills, will talk the changing role of it and and how we've seen customers who have embraced cloud services not only get promoted but skip levels and have taken on some big, mighty rolls and some large companies out there in the market place brands that you've known day in and day out. So each week we're going to sit down and discuss different topic around cloud computing. Today is just the intro to...

...set the background of it. Most episodes will last thirty minutes would last. Some will include, like I said, clients and experts. You'll hear from Ian and skip on many projects that they've worked on. If you have feedback or are interested in certain topics, please feel free, listeners, to send comments and suggestions to cloud crunch at second wahcom. And Right now, gentlemen, let's tea up kind of the for the listeners, kind of the next couple of shows so that they understand what's coming down the pipe and we'll listen in in awesome. And next week we're going to tea EP a history of the cloud and it's going to be great for new listeners and experience listeners as well, but also, you know, really to kind of understand broad they haven't got here and where we're going on this journey. And the week after that we'll be looking at coming out of reinvent. Now two months, actually three if you include the month of December as well. Really the services of what we're announced at reinvent and, as we've, will say, matriculated over the last three months of where customers are engaging in using those. Maybe we...

...can share some stories and anecdotes of how those would be in put to use today. So really excited about that one. Looking forward to those episodes and the few after that that will include some of our customers to talk about some of their success stories. So Great. Appreciate you listening again. This is just a short intro to tee up with the podcasts are about each week. Check out the titles and see if they're relevant what you need to listen to for where you're at in your cloud journey. Not Every show may be relevant to you, but we're going to span the universe of cloud computing and get you caught up or get you moved the next level of your cloud journey in this podcast. Thanks for listening. We'll talk to you all next week. You've been listening to cloud crunch with Jeff aiden, Ian Willoughby and skip Berry. For more information, check out the blog second watchcom company block or reach...

...out to second watch on twitter.

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