Cloud Talk

Insights from experts on the frontlines of cloud technology

About the show

Cloud Talk brings you discussions on topics like digital transformation, Kubernetes, IoT, edge computing and multicloud, as told through the perspectives of the people and the companies who are living this transformation on a daily basis. In Cloud Talk, host Jeff DeVerter interviews some of the most influential figures on the frontlines of cloud technology, helping you stay connected. Jeff is CTO at Rackspace and has spent over 20 years immersed in the world of cutting-edge technology.


  • The Making of a Modern Private Cloud

    March 2nd, 2021  |  Season 2  |  47 mins 44 secs
    cloud, cloud technology, private cloud

    Private cloud remains an important aspect of an effective cloud posture. But it might not be how you remember it. This episode of Cloud Talk goes in-depth with three IT leaders to explore the history of private cloud, how it has evolved and where it’s going.

  • Introducing AI & U

    February 24th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 57 secs
    ai, natural language processing, nlp

    AI & U is a new podcast by Rackspace Technology all about AI. Listen in on the first episode with Joe Davison, Research Engineer at Hugging Face. Joe joins host Mark McQuade for a chat about one of the hottest topics in AI: Natural Language Processing. Be sure to subscribe to AI & U if you enjoy this episode!

  • The Tech of Survival

    February 23rd, 2021  |  Season 2  |  25 mins 1 sec
    survival, technology, winter storm

    Host Jeff DeVerter walks us though how he used technology during winter storms in Texas to troubleshoot freezing pipes and power outages.

  • You May Need to Go Back to Basics Before RPA

    February 19th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 16 secs
    data, data chain, rpa

    The promise of RPA may be bright. But to start solving problems with RPA, you need to understand the data chain in your organization. In the latest Cloud Talk episode, Rackspace Technology CTO of EMEA Simon Bennett and host Jeff DeVerter discuss the principles that need to be considered before deploying RPA.

  • The Tech We Love

    February 12th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 43 secs
    emerging technology, technology

    Love is in the air! Doug Lieberman with Dell Technologies, Matthew Juliana with AWS, Rohit Kelapure with Google and Kent Kingery with Microsoft join host Jeff DeVerter this Valentine’s Day to discuss which tech trends they’re loving most these days.

  • You’re not alone: The role of partners in your cloud journey

    February 9th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 29 secs
    cloud, partner

    Due to the complexity of IT transformation, an expansive list of cloud service providers has emerged. To discuss the cloud ecosystem and the role of partners on a cloud journey, Paul Croteau, Channel Field CTO, Rackspace Technology, joins host Jeff DeVerter on the latest episode of Cloud Talk.

  • The Tech Behind the Industry: Digging Into the World of Agtech

    January 27th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  49 mins 45 secs
    agriculture, agtech, tech, technology

    The way we farm is damaging the planet, and now there’s a movement to re-engineer the industry. To dig into the world of agtech and regenerative agriculture, we invited Lew Moorman, Co-Founder of Scaleworks and Soilworks Natural Capital, and Sarah Nolet, Founder of AgThentic, on to Cloud Talk.

  • The World Is Ripe for RPA

    January 21st, 2021  |  Season 2  |  39 mins 28 secs
    automation, automation anywhere, rpa

    Robot Process Automation (RPA) has the potential to transform professions and businesses. On the latest Cloud Talk, Rajesh Radhakrishnan, EVP of Intelligent Automation & Digital Workforce Solutions at Automation Anywhere, joins Jeff DeVerter, CTO at Rackspace Technology, for a deep dive into RPA.

  • Re:Invent Roundup: It’s AWS Anywhere

    January 14th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 51 secs
    aws, re:invent

    What are the main talking points from Re:Invent 2020? In the latest episode of Cloud Talk, four experts from Rackspace Technology breakdown the recent announcements from AWS and give their opinions on which developments are the most interesting.

  • Replay: Powering Developers at Every Level

    January 4th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 52 secs
    low code, microsoft, no code

    How can businesses drive digital transformation, reduce development costs and increase overall efficiency? We revisit this "best of" episode of Cloud Talk with Scott Guthrie, EVP of Cloud + AI at Microsoft this week. Jeff and Scott discuss the shift towards low-code technology and how it's enabling people everywhere to innovate in new ways.

  • Replay: Leading Through a Pandemic

    December 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 51 secs
    covid-19, pandemic, remote work, replay

    There's no way to fully prepare for a world-shattering event like a global pandemic, but there are ways to effectively manage the changes it brings. We revisit this "best of" episode of Cloud Talk with Rackspace Technology CEO Kevin Jones this week. Listen in for a look back on how Rackspace Technology adapted to, and accelerated out of, the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Best of Cloud Talk Season 1

    December 23rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 19 secs
    best of, cloud talk, season 1

    Cloud Talk has covered a lot of ground over the last six months, with topics including recovering from a major cyberattack to leading through a pandemic. Here’s a special episode with a selection of the best bits from Season 1.

  • Building Ethical Products

    December 17th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 4 secs
    ethics, it ethics

    Ethical design has been one of the most discussed topics in IT this year. But how do you create well-rounded, successful and ethical products at the same time? Mike Rastiello and Heather Ferguson join Jeff DeVerter on the Cloud Talk podcast for an episode about ethics in product management.

  • How Service Outages Impact Organizations and How They Can Prepare

    December 11th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 40 secs
    diaster recovery, system crash

    Amazon Web Services, the industry-leading cloud services company was making a simple capacity upgrade to Kinesis the day before Thanksgiving when the event triggered an OS front-end capacity glitch, which created a ripple effect that crashed the system for almost one day. The result was thousands of companies down for several hours just before Black Friday, the busiest online shopping day of the year. In this Cloud Talk podcast episode, the host and two Rackspace Technology™ experts discuss why the outage happened, AWS’ unique operational structure and how to be prepared for outages in the future.

  • Automation and Security Are the Trends to Watch

    December 3rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 2 secs
    2021 predictions, technology trends

    Which tech trends should you be exploring right now? Two CTOs discuss the most important tech trends for the end 2020 and early 2021, unwrapping the contents of The Rackspace Technology Trends Viewpoint e-book.

  • From Chatbots to Alexa: The Evolution of NLP

    November 16th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 55 secs
    ai, artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing

    Linguists have been analyzing language with computers for seventy years, but it’s only recently through deep learning that we are seeing the full potential of Natural Language Processing (NLP). In this episode of Cloud Talk, Jeff DeVerter is joined by three data science and AI experts to deep dive into NLP.