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So today we have a very special podcast for you with Brian Stevens our CTO at Red Hat. Brian kindly recorded this with me, I'd meant to record this twice before, at GigaOM last November and then at ODS in Portland but Brian is always so damn busy I didn't get a chance to get a microphone in front of him. I'm doing some more recording with the exec team in June in Boston for the official Red Hat Summit podcasting channel I'm setting up which I'll blog more about in the coming weeks prior to Summit.

Brian is what I'd call a tech prophet, a thought leader in every way. He's watched Red Hat evolve and he's watched the market embrace Open Source and against that tsunami of demand he's crafted and shaped supported technology offerings that have seen the company grow to fit customer ambition. That is no easy task to marshall.

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He's been a trailblazer for OpenStack, hugely supportive and very humble in how he's ensured our contributory and community approach is transparent and very real. Hear more on the podcast. We talk OpenStack, the Red Hat RDO community release, the amazing HeatAPI project and we take you behind the scenes.

Not often you get to listen to the CTO of a $1bn+ company talk openly and honestly about tech, so take time out to listen to it, remember to subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher internet Radio or the RSS feed directly to the shows, for those that haven't ever listened there is some thirty three hours of broadcasting there to catch up on.

Enjoy the show and come back soon for more unique content from the Cloud Evangelist podcast channel.

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My thanks for the photo of Brian at Summit go to Mr Pulsecaster himself, Red Hat's Paul W Frields

So recently I sat down with a good friend Mr Steve Higashi, possibly my favourite Canadian who actually lives in Austria. He works for OnApp a company I rate highly and we've been threatening to do this recording for nearly two years and when he was in London the other week we sat down and talked KVM.

Steve loves Cloud, he's a righteous dude when it comes to getting down and deep in the weeds talking to customers about engineering goodness. We touch on CloudForms 2.0, Red Hat OpenStack, OpenKVM, the Red Hat stack etc . We try to put some clarity around the whole KVM vs Xen vs proprietary alternatives and to do it in an easy to listen / easy to consume show for you guys to listen to.

Hope you enjoy it, come back later in the week for a great show with Brian Stevens, CTO of Red Hat.

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Todays podcast is a must for anyone in Cloud who needs to understand high level security. I'm joined over the ether to my studio in Bath in the UK by Gunnar Hellekson and David Egts. We're talking access controls, SELinux, sVirt, hardening, security in Government and how we engage in Cloud, security and KVM, Common Criteria - the whole works.

We talk RHEV, RHEL, OpenShift, CloudForms, ManageIQ, auditing, logging, hardening, security - learn how Red Hat secure the important enterprise, Government and industry platforms - allowing our customers to sleep easy.

You cannot afford to miss this weeks show !

Gunnar is the Chief Technology Strategist in Red Hat's US Public Sector team, trusted by government and the military alike and David is one of our Principal Architects at Red Hat. They both "live eat breathe" security so this podcast is three of us who are very passionate about the topic.

And folks theres more, if you liked this podcast tune in to the first few episodes of Dave and Gunnar's new podcast - the appropriately named Dave and Gunnar show which you can listen to by following this link directly. I totally recommend it, great listening. I've been working with them over the last few months recommending kit and I really think this is a show you should be listening to on a regular basis. Gunnar and Dave have taken a totally different spin on podcasting that Rhys Oxenham and I have been planning since November to do monthly that I bought the kit to do - but we haven't had the time to do. Since Christmas we've been set up to make the changes I keep mooting, and this will happen.

It's so nice to be back in the studio able to control the level of audio again, seems like an age since I was sat at a mixing desk recording this stuff. Listening to this podcast you wouldn't think that David was in Ohio, Gunnar in Houston, Texas and me the other side of the pond, and all recorded produced and released using Fedora - no Mac's here folks.

Come back soon for some great podcast content and if you haven't yet subscribed via iTunes or my RSS feed simply follow the menu bar above to get the links you need. Come back next week for some more great content.

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This is one of the last three podcasts we recorded at FOSDEM that I am releasing and it's with Ross Lawley who is a driver bod / Python genius / architect / evangelist at 10gen, top notch technologist, passionate about 10gen and the cause and gets Cloud inside and out.

We recorded this, as with other podcasts in Belgium deep in the bowels of the worst recording environment at ULB University so the quality although entirely acceptable isn't up to our usual broadcast quality. Still entirely listenable.

Come back next week I have recordings with John Mark Walker, venerable community director for Gluster at Red Hat as well as one of my oldest friends in Open Source.

Monday next week I am also recording an interview with Jon Maddog Hall, Free Software royalty so don't miss that, it could be our biggest ever download figure I'm sure.

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