On this week's podcast Keith and Mark are joined by Val Bercovici. Val is the former CTO of NetApp Solidfire. Val has been a thought leader in IT infrastructure for a very long time. Val left his role of CTO for AI startup Peritus.AI. We discuss the major factors in IT Infrastructure that prompted Val to make such a bold career move. We also discuss the impact of AI on IT infrastructure teams and the role of IT vendors moving forward.
The theme at Dell EMC World 2017 was all about the realizing business value from the digital transformation. At the conference, Mark and I had a chance to sit down the flagship of Dell Technologies transformation story – Pivotal. Joining the conversation was not only Pivotal but a Pivotal Customer, Express Scripts. We were joining by:
· James Watters, Senior Vice President of Product at Pivotal
· Brian Gregory, Directory of Cloud Strategy and Engineering at Express Scripts
· Andrew Clay Shafer, Senior Director of Technology at Pivotal
We speak with James, Brian, and Andrew about the need for a platform which helps increase the business value of applications by changing the developer experience. By using a Pivotal Cloud Foundry as a platform Express Scripts is able to change the developer experience all while delivering business results quicker with better resiliency. We dig into Brian’s reasons for choosing to buy a platform rather than build one and what you can do today to accelerate the journey to a cloud-native world with Pivotal.
What seems like big news for Dell Communities ended up being controversial news for the VMware User Group (VMUG). Dell announced changes to Dell user group programs to more closely follow the massively successful VMUG. Some members didn't see it that way. I believe it's due to the angst surrounding the merger of Dell and EMC. Dell is now and server and storage company. VMware is all about bringing more value from your infrastructure. The question we all asked, will VMware change as a result. So, I can understanding sensitivity surrounding any changes surrounding VMUG.Read More
- AWS vs. Docker
- Understanding container orchestration and management
- Containers as the foundation of Platform as a Service
- Docker's announcement around open source
- Running monolithic applications in containers
- And more!
I'm joined by enterprise executive Mark May as we discuss the impact of digital transformation on the CIO and CTO roles. Is the CIO role morphing or converging into the COO role? What's the impact downstream on architects and operations? What are some practical next steps for technologists to keep up with the convergence of business and technology?Read More
I'm going to be honest. I've more or less ignored Cohesity. I've categorized the platform as a scaleout Data Domain. In a TechRepublic blog post, I wrote about how to use Cohesity as a replacement target for backup. Interesting to a point. My friend and former Principal VMware Architect Rawlinson Rivera announced he was leaving VMware's Office of the CTO for Cohesity.
Rawlinson is now the Global Field CTO for Cohesity. If not the face of vSAN, Rawlinson birthed CaptainVSAN. I've had him on the podcast before talking about the enterprise mission critical features of VSAN.
To be honest, I've written Cohesity and the market off as just another set of backup focused solutions. Rawlinson has the reputation of bringing to birth compelling technologies and a proven product evangelist. I wanted to know what in Cohesity the company and market clawed him away from VMware. That's today's conversation.
Wikibon's Stu Miniman makes a return appearance to discuss AWS Re:invent. Initially, I made some bold claims about what I believe Snowball Edge means to hyperconverged. Stu sets me straight. We then go over some interesting industry wide topics including the following.
- Container Management
- Cloud lock-in
- Hybrid infrastructure
- VMware Cloud on AWS
Julian Wood of WoodITWork joins me in a conversation discussing what Dell Technologies needs to do to support the enterprise. Is VMware's Cross-Cloud offering coupled with Cloud Foundation enough to carry Dell to a point that Pivotal Labs picks up the slack?Read More
VMworld 2016 is right around the corner. I get to do some co-hosting of TheCube and with that I'm joined by SiliconAngle's Stu Miniman. I and Stu discuss some of the more notable guests and predictions for the show. We sneak in some commentary regarding VMware's decision to move Open vSwitch (OVS) government to the Linux Foundation.Read More
As I do often, I found myself in a great Twitter conversation. This time it was if OpenStack is needed if you are pursuing a container only strategy. It evolved into a conversation around if the Software-Defined Data Center has a single pane of glass for management or even a single API for consumption. I'm joined by Eric Wright and we discuss the future of the software-defined data center.
Every vendor is claiming their solution is software-defined. Does just having software enough to make something software defined As engineers focused on building software-defined infrastructures, myself, Josh Atwell and Mark May, we debate what's software-defined. What are the characteristics of software-defined and the benefits.
Does Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) save money? I've been quoted as saying HCI doesn't save money over traditional 3-tier architectures. I'm joined my Nutanix' Steve Kaplan (@ROIDude) and discuss in further nuance where HCI is used for cost avoidance or optimization over 3-tier architectures.
I sat down with EMC’s President of Cloud Platform, Brian Gallagher for this special one-on-one interview during EMCWorld. Brian leads the Virtrustream team within EMC. Brian helped shed light on the following topics.
The expansion of Virtustream services
EMC’s role with Devops (warning EMC believes in Bi-modal IT)
Integration of Traditional and non-traditional development teams
- The role of EMC Code
I didn't perform much editing of audio because when you get an guest like Vaughn you let him talk and get gems from the verbage. Vaughn is a VP and Evangelist for Pure Storage. Wide open conversation from the origins NFS and VMware integration and new infrastructure architectures.
The vBrownbag series of webcasts gets over 100K downloads a year. What is the series, who makes it tick and how can you get involved as a speaker or sponsor? Jonathan Frappier answer these questions and more in the latest CTO Advisor Podcast.