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Brian Gracely

18 Podcast Episodes

Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

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Solo.io with Brian Gracely

PodRocket - A web development podcast from LogRocket

Brian Gracely, VP of Product Strategy at Solo.io and co-host of The Cloudcast, joins us to talk about service mesh management, podcasting, and what a career in Product Strategy looks like. Links https://twitter.com/bgracely https://www.solo.io https://www.thecloudcast.net Review us Reviews are what help us grow and tailor our content to what you want to hear. Give us a review here. Contact us https://podrocket.logrocket.com/contact-us @PodRocketpod What does LogRocket do? LogRocket combines frontend monitoring, product analytics, and session replay to help software teams deliver the ideal product experience. Try LogRocket for free today.Special Guest: Brian Gracely.


25 Mar 2022

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Episode 03: Brian Gracely | StormForge Fireside Chats

StormForge Fireside Chats

Brian Gracely (@bgracely) speaks with Noah about the history of Red Hat OpenShift and how it, and its teams, have evolved to address the needs of the community. We talk about the duality of contributing to #Kubernetes in both an enterprise, and upstream sense, and how to solve for the requirements of companies that are NOT Google.


29 Sep 2021

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The Edge, the cloud and Kubernetes with Brian Gracely

The Business of Open Source

This week on The Business of Cloud Native, I talked with Brian Gracely about using Kubernetes for edge workloads as well as the difference between “cloud” and “edge.” HighlightsIs edge part of the cloud, is cloud a part of edge or are they completely separate but slightly related environments? What makes something a data center vs what makes something an edge device? How enterprises think of edge vs how Telcos think about edge. How the edge has gone from being a cost center to a competitive advantage for enterprises.Why Telcos have always thought of edge as a market opportunity. Why Kubernetes can help standardize environments and make it easier to deploy software to the edge, but there are still challenges to overcome. Why edge deployments require re-thinking many basic environmental factors like bandwidth and compute capacity. Why consistency at the edge is so important. Why you can’t ignore the physical conditions that make edge environments unique. LinksBrian on TwitterThe CloudcastRedHat OpenShift


14 Apr 2021

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Episode 242: Brian Gracely on OpenShift

Software Defined Talk

On this episode Brandon interviews Brian Gracely from Red Hat. They discuss Brian's early career at Cisco, his experience with OpenStack, why he joined Red Hat and what's happening with OpenShift. Plus, Brian tells us what it's like to be a VP of Product at a startup and recommends some College Football Podcasts to get us through the off season. Mentioned on the Show Solid Verbal The Andy Staples Show The POPCAST with Dan POP OpenShift learn.openshift.com demo.openshift.com try.openshfit.com Brian on the web Podcast: The Cloudcast Twitter: @bgracely LinkedIn: briangracely Special Guest: Brian Gracely.


22 Jun 2020

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Red Hat OpenShift Update w/ Brian Gracely

DevOps Chat

Brian Gracely has been helping to shape the Red Hat OpenShift product line for over 4 years. Brian is a key person in the product team there. In this podcast Brian gives us an update on the latest innovation at OpenShift. Much of what he is talking about will be visible or announced by KubeCon in Amsterdamn. So if you want to get an early look at the latest in Openshift, have a listen to what Brian has to see.


3 Feb 2020

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S1 Ep8: Digital Transformation with Red Hat Director of Strategy Brian Gracely

Influential Visions

Nat Schooler had the pleasure of interviewing Brian Gracely and discussing digital transformation.  Digital Transformation and digitization are two huge topics and Brian Gracely shares his insights here in this great interview! Since we recorded this interview IBM Closed the Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat for $34 Billion. Brian Gracely (@bgracely) is Director of Product Strategy at Red Hat, the world’s leading open source software company.  He brings 20+ years of experience (Red Hat, Wikibon, EMC, Virtustream, NetApp, Cisco) in Strategy, Product Management, Systems Engineering, Marketing and M&A. He is recognized as an industry thought-leader in Cloud Computing and DevOps, as well as being co-host of the award-winning podcast, The Cloudcast. He has a BS/MBA from Wake Forest University. Brian Gracely On LinkedIn The Cloudcast Podcast The Cloudcast Video Channel Originally posted on https://www.buildbusinessacumen.com/digital-transformation-and-digitization Here is the current post: https://www.influentialvisions.com/digital-transformation/


10 Jan 2020

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Brian Gracely // The Cloudcast

Podcasting in Real Life

On today's episode of Podcasting in Real Life, I get to sit down with Brian Gracely, co-host of "The Cloudcast."Want to be featured on a future episode of Podcasting in Real Life? Click here to submit your application.Check out Brian's podcast at thecloudcast.net and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. 


22 May 2019

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Digital Transformation + Digitization with Red Hat Director of Strategy Brian Gracely

Build Business Acumen Podcast

Digital Transformation and digitization are two huge topics and Brian Gracely shares his insights here in this great interview!Brian Gracely (@bgracely) is Director of Product Strategy at Red Hat, the world's leading open source software company. He brings 20+ years of experience (Red Hat, Wikibon, EMC, Virtustream, NetApp, Cisco) in Strategy, Product Management, Systems Engineering, Marketing and M&A. He is recognized as an industry thought-leader in Cloud Computing and DevOps, as well as being co-host of the award-winning podcast, The Cloudcast. He has a BS/MBA from Wake Forest University.Brian Gracely On LinkedInThe Cloudcast PodcastThe Cloudcast Video ChannelWARNING — AI Transcriptions May Cause Grammatically Correct People Serious StressBrian Gracely 1:09Thanks for having me on Nathaniel really appreciate it this morning.Nathaniel Schooler 1:29My pleasure. So I've got a couple of topics that I mentioned before, and I'm still confused and I think many people are actually about the difference between digitalization, which is one of the topics and digital transformation. So I think we'll, we'll sort of kick off by talking about digitalization first, if that's all right, with you?Brian Gracely 1:52Yeah, sure. So, the terms can kind of sometimes get interchanged or get "buzzwordy" and they get confusing, but I think in the simplest sense, the way that I think about digitization is essentially the process of taking something that let's say, it's in the context of business, something that used to be very physical based, so going to a store or something that was, location based.Hailing a cab or something like that, and figuring out, okay, how do I, number one, make that a digital experience? Something that I can interact with, say, over the Internet, for example. But more importantly, how do we make it something that can be personalized, and we can learn from that process.So let's take it let's take a simple example. So if I was in London, and I wanted to hail a cab, you know, in the past, the cab sort of had full control over what that experience was, as the end user, you know, the person writing the car, I didn't really know when they're going to show up, I didn't really know what the fair was going to be. They didn't know who I was, there was no sort of loyalty to any cab company specifically.Now what's happened is, you know, because I have, essentially the internet in my pocket on your smartphone, and I have a service. So something like Lyft, or Uber or any of the other services out there, that process of hailing a cab is now become digitized, because I have visibility of where they are. So I have a sense of how long it's going to take?Do I stand out in the rain?Do I not stand in the rain?They know, I can look at who the who the driver is, so I can get a sense of how trustworthy they are? Do you know do I want to deal with them? Have other people thought they were good, good driver?But all of that has now become a digitized experience. And so you can begin to wrap a bunch of other things around that experience loyalty to a service, an understanding of who the driver is, the location of where the car is. And then that begins the process of:-"Well, okay, what what more could happen beyond that?"Well, you know, basic things start to happen, you know, it's raining, or the traffic is bad, and you go, I'd like to build a communicate with that person, maybe I moved from where I originally started, because it was raining, I moved down the street to to the next corner, I want to be able to text that person or call that person. And so we've taken something that was very physical and location based before we've turned it into something that becomes digitized, ie, we put the internet between your business and the person and all these other new interesting services, customizations, kind of spring out of that. So to me, that's one example of what what digitization mig...


10 Apr 2019

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Kubernetes Distributions with Brian Gracely and Michael Hausenblas

Cloud Engineering – Software Engineering Daily

Kubernetes is an open source container management system. Kubernetes is sometimes described as “the Linux of distributed systems” and this description makes sense: the large numbers of users and contributors in the Kubernetes community is comparable to the volume of Linux adopters in its early days. There are many different distributions of Linux: Ubuntu, Red Hat, Chromium OS. These different operating system distributions were created to fulfill different needs. Linux is used for Raspberry Pis, Android phones, and enterprise workstations. These different use cases require different configurations of an operating system. Similarly, there are different distributions of Kubernetes because there are different types of distributed systems. The internal infrastructure of a cloud provider might use one type of Kubernetes to serve users running application containers. A network of smart security cameras might be networked together with a different distribution of Kubernetes. Brian Gracely and Michael Hausenblas join the show today to discuss Kubernetes distributions. Brian and Michael work at Red Hat, which helps maintain OKD (formerly “Origin”), the Red Hat Community Distribution of Kubernetes, upon which Red Hat OpenShift is based. OpenShift is a platform as a service that enterprises use to deploy and manage their applications. Full disclosure: Red Hat is a sponsor of Software Engineering Daily. Show Notes Brian Gracely, Author at OpenShift Blog Michael Hausenblas 12 Kubernetes distributions leading the container revolution | InfoWorld Find the Perfect Kubernetes Distribution – The New Stack Kubernetes distributions vs. the open source option Cloud Native Computing Foundation Launches Certified Kubernetes Program with 32 Conformant Distributions and Platforms – Cloud Native Computing Foundation Enterprise Kubernetes – Red Hat OpenShift An Introduction to Enterprise Kubernetes The coming of the Kubernetes distributions · More than seven CNCF Cloud Native Interactive Landscape Kubernetes Distributions and ‘Kernels’ – Tim Hockin & Michael Rubin, Google – YouTube The post Kubernetes Distributions with Brian Gracely and Michael Hausenblas appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.


19 Sep 2018

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Ep. 49: Red Hat's Brian Gracely on the business of Kubernetes


In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Red Hat's director of OpenShift product strategy Brian Gracely discusses a range of issues around Kubernetes and containers, including the company's recent acquisition of CoreOS. Among other topics, he also covers the rise and future of serverless computing, the nature of enterprise IT adoption, and the enduring importance of the operating system.


22 Mar 2018