The CTO Advisor show

The CTO Advisor

Summary: A conversation geared toward the CTO or Infrastructure Architect. Shows topics focus on future technologies and keeping today's infrastructure in-line with business requirements.


 Where do you start your cloud-native journey - CTO Dose 78 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:00

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. 

 Defining Private Cloud w/Greg Knieriemen - CTO Dose 077 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:00

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. 

 The power of community in enterprise IT - CTO Advisor 076 | File Type: Unknown | Duration: 00:25:27

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? 

 Understanding the Linux Foundation - CTO Advisor 075 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:27

Lisa Caywood rejoins the podcast to give us an overview of the Linux Foundation. Lisa sheds light to 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. 

 Intro to Machine Learning w Sam Charrington - CTO Dose 074 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:15

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. Show Notes - AWS Deeplens (AWS hotdog not a hotdog) - Tensor Flow - Andrew NG’s AI Coursera course

 Serverless is bigger than Cloud - NY Times CTO - CTO Advisor 073 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:00

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. 

 Is the storage industry dying? CTO Advisor 072 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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. 

 Data protection at AWS re:Invent - CTO Advisor 071 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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. 

 AWS re:Invent wrap with Solarwinds - CTO Advisor 70 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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. 

 Bare metal vSphere on Azure - CTO Advisor 069 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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. 

 CTO Advisor 068: CommVault HyperScale | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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. 

 CTO Advisor 067: Should you worry about GDPR? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We are currently in the grace period for GDPR. Should you be worried? With a potential fine of 4% of your organization's revenue for each penalty, the regulation has teeth. GDPR is a case where size doesn't matter. I sat down with PivotNine's Justin Warren and CommVault's Nigel Tazor to discuss the impact and considerations. 

 CTO Advisor 066: Datos IO is more than data protection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:17

A continued trend we've been addressing is a market we've called data protection to this point. However, data protection is only a starting use case. Keith and Mark sit down with Prasenjit Sarkar, CTO of Datos. Datos makes the claim that their de-duplication is 10X more efficient than their competitors. But, what does that mean in practical terms.  1:40 - How has application development changed?  5:50 - How has the changes to application development impacted data protection?  8:20 - Compute is as heavy as data  13:00 - How is Datos any different than their competitors?  18:20 - Real world example of how Datos is different than other solutions 20:00 - 10X de-duplication efficiency  21:40 - Recovering to any cloud 

 CTO Advisor 65 - Defining the enterprise architect | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:45

Keith and Mark are joined by to senior level enterprise architects in the VMware community. While recorded at a VMware User Group UserCon, the focus is on the practice of enterprise architecture.  The content is relatable across IT functional areas. Keith and Mark explore what value enterprise architects bring, what makes a good enterprise architect and what's good enterprise architecture. 

 CTO Adivisor 064 - The value of user groups | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:41

A long guest list. Keith and Mark talk to several members of the VMware User Group community. The podcast addresses the who, what, when, where, how and most importantly why of a user group. 


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