Monthly Archives: February 2013

grantpodcastSo I had the opportunity to plan to hookup to record a podcast with Grant Shipley of the OpenShift team when he was in the UK today. Grant is a really good guy and passionate about PaaS and the major gains OpenShift Enterprise makes for Enterprise customers wanting to embrace cloud.

Hear us talk PaaS and talk dynamic environments, Enterprise 1.1 cool stuff for the future and just generally get deep into talking tech.

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James Strachan

I was fortunate enough a couple of weeks ago to be at the Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Summit in London and for my colleague Barbara May to have walked to my microphone rig the erstwhile guru, the legend, Mr Apache Camel himself James Strachan. James is a legend. Co-founder of Apache Camel, ActiveMQ, Apache Service Mix and contributor to so many projects I'm not going to mention them here but I do namecheck them in the podcast.

James, one of the founders of FuseSource joined Red Hat along with Rob Davies, Jon Anstey, Ulhas Bhole, Tim Bish and Dejan Bosanac when we acquired them last year. Hugely capable bunch of guys adding strength in depth to the Red Hat story.

Rob Davies and his amazing crew have created and driven FuseESB and the success stories they've won in the technology arena should be legendary. David and Goliath - they are the living embodiment of the analogy itself, taking on large industry players and winning left right and centre on major global accounts - all now reliant on FuseSource. I can't emphasise enough just what a coup these wins were and won on technology excellence and attention to detail. Proof that Open Source can, and more than often does, triumph over the behemoth of legacy platforms and infrastructure core technologies.

FuseSource, genuinely, are a force to be reckoned with, amazing technology and amazing goodness building on the backbone of Apache Karaf, Apache Camel, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache CXF, tied together with the magic fairy dust that is FuseFabric. It is hugely pertinent to Hybrid Open Cloud for Red Hat hence the acquisition and the strength it brings to our JBoss capability is also huge. Hence the importance of you listening to this podcast.

I'm going to also feature a longer interview with Rob Davies in the coming weeks as well as some tech deep dives and videos on FuseESB.

Listen to James and I talk Fuse goodness in this latest episode. We had a lot of fun and James has an enthusiastic love of everything messaging which I share having spent the large proportion of my last six years doing nothing but mega large scale messaging infrastructures for Virgin and latterly at Zimbra. I am hoping to justify going out to the devconf this weekend in Brno where the Fuse guys are also attending so hope to hang out with microphone for more content and cheap beer.

Remember you can download directly from the link below or alternatively iTunes, Stitcher, Podfeed and many other sites syndicate the feed. Enjoy the podcast, comments welcome come back later in the week for podcasts with Robyn Bergeron from Fedora and Ross Lawley from 10gen talking NoSQL and MongoDB. Nearly 70,000 downloads of the podcasts to date and growing fast so we're obviously doing something right.

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I've been in Frankfurt, Germany this week with my colleague Frederik Bijlsma working on projects and plans, it therefore gave me a chance to take a mobile recording rig with me and to record a podcast. This is what fell out of that recording session.

We talk Open Hybrid Cloud, approaches to Cloud adoption design and deployment, exploring the Red Hat value proposition and avoiding vendor lock in. We talk about how to engage and to look at the key areas that benefit from Cloud planning, PaaS and IaaS. ManageIQ, CloudForms, OpenShift and also the interconnects to all layers of Cloud management.

Next week you're spoilt, two podcasts one recorded with James Strachan talking FuseSource, recently acquired by Red Hat and another with Ross Lawley of 10gen talking NoSQL goodness.

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At Fosdem I wanted to hook up with Sebastien Goasguen of Apache CloudStack. Sebastien and I took part in a recent high profile invite only Dell CloudConf and we talked there about open vs proprietary lock-in and the open source equation.

So when I knew I was going and he was announced as a speaker I had to get a microphone in front of him.

Listen to us talk about Deltacloud, interoperability, Open Standards, getting to Cloud and being open. It's not often you get two evangelists from opposing camps talking openly in public and Sebastien is a great guy.Remember that all post Dec 2012 podcasts are available on iTunes, Stitcher and Podfeed. Just search on Richard Morrell or Cloudevangelist. Listen directly by following the link below.

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