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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.


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.

Download the podcast here in MP3 format only

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


Since the launch of the Technology Preview Red Hat OpenStack release a couple of months back a lot of people have acted surprised that Red Hat is actually the third largest contributor to OpenStack on a commit basis. We are 10000% committed to the success of OpenStack and some of our key developers are pushing key stable sources into the project.

One of these newer projects is HeatAPI which allows a lot of Amazon Web Services integration especially in the upcoming Fulsom release.

For a few months Steven Hardy and I have tried to find time in our schedules to record something and yesterday we managed to record a really good podcast that will appeal to all OpenStack developers.

Steven is also speaking at the London Developer Day (see my previous article) and we discuss this in the podcast.

Download the podcast here in MP3 and OGG formats