We've been promising to do a behind the scenes look at the CTO Advisor and let you in on the private side of the business. The CTO Advisor is a family owned endeavor with Keith and Melissa Townsend at the helm. What were some of the challenges in starting and running a business as husband and wife. What were some of the expected experiences of running the CTO Advisor vs. the reality? Great raw conversation between the founders of The CTO Advisor.
Milan Desai, GM of VMware Cloud Services, joins the podcast to help the masses understand VMware's Cloud Services offerings. We know about VMware Cloud on AWS but VMware has 9-cloud services which include Network Insight. Are these services just "SaaS-ified" versions of VMwVMware's existing products and offerings? And how are they delivered?
Keith, Mark and Howard Marks are all headed to Dell Technologies world. After the $57B purchase of EMC, what are the three impressions of Dell Technologies post-acquisition? The three debate if there's an argument for an all Dell Technologies stack vs. Public Cloud.
2:30 - Defining Dell Technologies.
5:30 - Dissecting DellEMC
10:00 - Does DellEMC have a different mission than EMC
11:30 - The new ScaleIO strategic direction and Software-Defined Storage
13:30 - Nutanix' software only position vs. DellEMC
16:00 - The impact of the death of DellEMC Code (Mark calls BS on Dell's open source strategy)
18:00 - Is VMware better on Dell hardware?
19:00 - NetApp's messaging vs. DellEMC messaging on developers.
22:00 - Complexity in DellEMC vs. VMware customer relationship. Does Dell Technologies now have the same problem as a pre-spinout HPE and a current Cisco?
24:30 - Is Dell too big to find solutions to customer problems?
26:30 - Is the Dell acquisition of EMC good or bad for the customer?
29:00 - Is there an argument for an all Dell Technologies stack vs. Public Cloud?
VMware landed into the network space with NSX. Now the company is expanding into SDWAN by acquiring Velocloud. In this replay of a CTO Dose, Keith sits down and talks to VMware's VP and CTO of Network Security Business Unit Pere Monclus. Keith asks about VMware's plans for Velocloud and future integration with VMware NSX.
A tad geeky for a normal CTO Dose but a great conversation with FD.IO about the combination of Network Function Virtualization and Kubernetes. It's a natural progression for Network Functions which exist in Virtual Machines today to move to Containers. What do developers care about? What capabilities does Kubernetes bring and where are the gaps?Read More
Keith has a great conversation with the co-founders of Nirmata about containers in the enterprise. Are the customers they engage leveraging micro-services or traditional three-tier applications? Where do customers start their container journey? Why not just leverage virtual machines package applications and develop applications?
Keith visited the VMware campus and did a series of interviews with VMware. Those videos can found at ctodose.com. In this interview, Keith challenges the GM of VMware's Cloud Services B/U. What is the BU, what is VMware's container strategy, and why should VMware's customers follow VMware's lead into cloud-native?
In this sponsored episode, Keith and Mark talk with Uila CEO Chia-Chee Kuan about the Uila performance monitoring tool. While at AWS reInvent, the CTO Advisor team noted the number of application monitoring solutions. The reason for the growth in the space is the complexity of hybrid-cloud infrastructure on monitoring performance that drives business results. Keith and Mark ask Kuan how Uila adds value to the business and how the solution is packaged and works.
VMware's VP of Software Defined, Dom Delfino (@domfather) joins the podcast to talk where organizations should start their cloud journey. Dom answers challenges questions about where VMware plays a role in traditional infrastructure while keeping an eye on cloud-native applications. Dom provides career advice for architects stuck on the legacy side of infrastructure.
Former Speaking in Tech host Greg Knieriemen, joins the podcast. Greg is known as an emphatic defender of Private Cloud. I've said Private Cloud is dead. I, Greg and Mark agree for the most part. Where's the delta? In this podcast we define Private Cloud and opine on the state of the industry and what customers want when asking for Private Cloud.
Matt Broberg VP of Community at monitoring startup Sensu joins the podcast to talk the value of community in helping achieve professional growth and reaching enterprise IT goals. I there a way to measure the return of investing in a community? Is there a difference between developers and infrastructure teams? Matt talks about the value of communities such as VMware User Groups and developer communities. How are communities in Portland different than communities in Cincinnati?
The Sphere - The random podcast that we do at conferences.
Lisa Caywood rejoins the podcast to give us an overview of the Linux Foundation. Lisa sheds light on topics such as what makes a good project, how big is the foundation and what functions are provided by the foundation. Keith and Lisa go a little deeper into conversations around network projects administered by the foundation.
Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) is the new hot technology inside the Valley and out. We are joined by ML expert and This Week in Machine Learning (TWiML) host Sam Charrington educates me and Mark on the basics of ML, the use cases, dataset, algorithms and cloud services.
New York Times CTO, Nick Rockwell, joins Keith and Mark to talk about the big bet New York Times is making on Serverless. Nick believes serverless is a bigger shift in computing than Cloud computing. The belief is so strong, Rockwell made the bet on a Serverless architecture for the New York Times Crossword (Built on App Engine) application.
- 02:30 - Define Serverless
- 04:10 - Serverless vs. Containers
- 10:00 - Crosswords app
- 13:00 - Culture change required
- 15:30 - Where executives should lean in
Related Post - Re-play of Severless Webinar
Howard Marks joins us this week to talk about the current state of the storage industry. With challenges from HCI vendors and Public Cloud, Keith asks both Howard and Mark if the storage industry is dying. If it's not dying when do data center managers select HCI vs. Cloud vs. SAN? Great conversation on how data gravity impacts design decisions.
Podcast sponsorer Druva Inc joins the CTO Advisor again to discuss data protection during AWS re:Invent. Druva is a born in the cloud data protection solution. AWS re:Invent is about enabling builders to solve problems. Keith asks Druva Sales Engineer Jesse Kachapis how does data protection help builders solve business problems. Additional questions about how Druva is different from traditional or new generation data protection systems.
Patrick Hubbard (@FerventGeek), Thomas LaRock (@sqlRockstar) and, Kong L Yang (@KongYang) all join The CTO Adviosr's Keith Townsend (@ctoadvisor) for a wrap of AWS re:Invent 2017. The panel discusses the differences in VMworld and AWS re:Invent and what it means for enterprise IT ranging from the single person shop to the large enterprise.
Microsoft announced support for bare metal vSphere on Azure. This is exactly what we all expected when VMware announced VMware Cloud on AWS, right? Well not exactly. VMware Clooud on AWS is a partnership between VMware and AWS. Microsoft didn't partner with VMware in engineering a solution specifically for Azure. Little is known about the offering outside of the blog post. We called on cloud expert Timmy Carr to help provide some context around vSphere inside of hyperscale cloud providers.
I'm joined by Scott Lowe of AcutalTech Media, Justin Warren from PivotNine and Ray Lucchesi from Silverton Consulting. We are on the show floor of CommVault Go. That's right I said, CommVault Go. First off I got the amazing opportunity to meet Captain Sullenberger who famously landing a jetliner on the Hudson River. So, it was a cool event despite being a backup conference.
Secondarily, don't call it backup. Data protection and data management has become an hot area of investment. Look no further than our show sponsor Durva Inc. CommVault is looking to catch some of the magic from Rubrik and Cohesity eating into Data Domain sells. This all-star team of analysts holds nothing back in questioning if CommVault's new flagship product, Hyperscale, adds value.