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.
I'm joined by Built.IO director of evangelism Kurt Collins. I and Kurt have been meaning to connect for a few months. Built.IO is looking to simplify using API's across multiple services and reduce or eliminate API lock-in. We discuss the risk of API lock-in and how Built solution helps to limit the risk.
As a bonus we discuss Facebook bots and the future of connected cities.
In this episode I'm joined by the person I have some of the most interesting Twitter discussion. I've known Tyler Brittin for a few years now. We've had some epic conversations about how we both agree that infrastructure doesn't offer value to the business. However, infrastructure is needed. We discuss the value prop of Bluebox and how it fits into IBM's cloud strategy. We spend the bulk of our time talking about serverless computing and go a little deep into how the sausage is made for serverless computing interacts with solutions such as Openstack.Read More
Developer turned network engineer turned developer, Matt Oswalt discusses the goal of continuous integration networking. The goal of making changes to the network at peak and ensuring the change achieves the desired result. Matt introduces the concept of his open source project ToDD and how continuous integration is a achievable long term goal.Read More
How many enterprise tech podcasts can checkoff interviewing a woman who takes on programing during maternity leave, digs deep into cryptography and got featured in Cosmo? To boot my guest Christina Morrillo is also a VP of Risk & Security for a leading financial services and is a community leader for Women of Color in Tech Chat (#WOCinTECH).
The conversation is all over the place from what's hot in security to the efforts to elevate women of color in the tech industry and the journey to being featured in Cosmo.
It's all about the future of tech careers. Some say the current generation will have 5 jobs through their life while our children will have 5 jobs at a time. Careers are changing and enterprise IT practitioners have to change as well.
In this episode I'm joined by TechRepublic's Editor Jason Hiner. (Disclaimer: I'm a contributor to TechRepublic). Jason and Lindsey Gilpin follow the careers of 10 well known technologist. Each of whom needed to pivot their career. Each person became an entrepreneur through basically requirement.
I and Jason have a wide ranging conversation about some of the subjects of the book and lessons for enterprise IT practitioners.
EMC made a big deal of their DSSD product announcement. But, EMC makes a big deal out of every product announcement. Chad Sakac wrote his normal verbose post on the topic. To help digest the announcement I invited industry expert Howard Marks. How helps break down the technology and potential use cases. We also talk about other persistent memory technologies and why they haven't taken off.Read More
Not every organization is a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 company. A majority of the market is small and medium business (SMB). SMBs have some of the same challenges as large enterprises without the huge IT budget. I like to look back at the market for ideas of working around budget constraints. I talk with Sonia Cuff who runs a SMB managed service provider about the challenges faced by the SMB market.
Wikibon has predicted that Server SAN will overtake traditional storage arrays. The latest version of VSAN 6.2 moves a step closer to displacing legacy storage arrays. I'm joined by VMware Principle Architect Rawlinson Rivera (@punchinglcloud). We hit some critical questions about the latest version. Here's a short list of topics we touched upon.Read More
I'm joined by Open Source advocate & Architect Ken Hui. Ken goes way back to all most the beginning of OpenStack. He's spent time at RackSpace, EMC and most recently Platform9 focused on helping customers understand OpenStack. Ken wrote a intriguing post questioning the current direction of OpenStack. We discuss the potential of the platform and where it needs to go.
I'm joined by Ahead's Tim Carr. Tim is an Automation and Orchestration Architect with Ahead. In this podcast we talk about Tim's real world experiences helping customers implement automation and orchestration to support Cloud efforts. How many customers are embracing hybrid-cloud? What are Tim's thoughts on Microsoft's Azure Stack? Where does VMware vRealize fit in the discussion or Cisco UCS? We even talk OpenStack and a little private cloud pricing.
Wide ranging conversation with Pivotnine managing director Justin Warren. I wanted to catch Just fresh off his conversation with Speaking In Tech's Greg Knieriemen. In Justin and Greg's conversation they talk through the challenges and attributes of leveraging Gartner to make multi-million dollar decisions. We go deeper into the conversation in using management and technology consultants in making decisions. We also address some of the common pitfalls of commonly experienced in these large scale purchases.Read More
The Data Center is changing as a result of challenges to traditional businesses. As a result, a new crop of IT vendor has arisen. Traditional solution providers need to adjust while maintaining their customer base. It’s the classic innovator’s dilemma.
In this extended CTO Advisor Podcast, Keith Townsend (@CTOAdvisor) sits down with TechField Day Founder Stephen Foskett (@SFoskett) and Justin Warren (@JPWarren) of PivotNine. The trio discusses the mix of presentations at the last Virtualization Field Day event.Read More