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.
Justin and Matt share their thoughts on the where enterprise cloud is headed. We discuss the impact of the HPE retreat from Public Cloud and the adoption of Hybrid infrastructures vs. full on Public Cloud adoption.
I've seen the befuddlement of why someone would run containers within a VM. I've often wondered why you wouldn't run containers in a VM. I know why Facebook and Google wouldn't run containers in a VM but those reasons to normally apply to the enterprise.
What the heck is a Kubernetes, what does it have to with containers and DevOps. Hopefully, I'll save you some reading and get you up to speed in the podcast.
Are we in a post-Virtualization world? It seems as if every vendor has a container solution and full x86-virtualization is no longer needed. Listen to my thoughts on VMware Integrated Containers, Docker, Mesosphere etc...
Pros and Cons of Application Appliances - CTO Chat 012
Intel bought a group of influencers to their campus to talk many things Intel Cloud. As a capstone they took us on a visit of the OHSU Research Campus. OHSU specializes in Cancer Research. I hosted a Periscope and talked about the lessons learnt of managing big data associated with Cancer Research.
My initial reactions to the customer impact of Dell acquiring EMC for $67B
One of the hidden parts enterprise IT is not just coming up with a great product idea but identifying the appropriate silo to target. I've been pinched many ideas that I thought great technical solutions. However, I've found myself scratching my head in how I'd get the solution to fit within a large organization.
I commonly run into the educational challenge of explaining DR vs. HA. Application owners sometimes confuse having a solid disaster recovery plan with having high availability. Or vice versa. A system can be highly redundant without having a solid disaster recovery plan. In this podcast, I discuss the difference between HA and DR.
VMworld 2015 Review - CTO Chat 007
You never get fired for buying
It seems like I’m writing or talk more about Gartner than at any point in time in my career. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (MQ) comes under more scrutiny than any other piece of content than in the infrastructure market. It doesn’t matter the results; there are constant questions surrounding Gartner’s research criteria and their integrity. The most recent MQ was a mapping of converged infrastructure solutions. It seems the biggest surprise is the inclusion of Oracle as a leader in the space. There was a good deal of push-back from engineers who don’t view Oracle as innovative. In this podcast, I talk MQ and why Oracle should be in the latest report.
Gartner recently released their Magic Quadrant (MQ)for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure. Both The Register and ZDnet have questioned the logic in the research. Many of the subject matter experts I follow on Twitter have questioned if the MQ is little more than marketing for those vendors that spend money with Gartner. I tackle the question and make some suggestions for Gartner which includes following the lead of Big 4 consulting practices that have to deal with similar issues.
I believe there are to cultures of DevOps. One culture is driven by developers looking to consume infrastructure resources and the other driven by infrastructure professionals looking to automate provisioning and management of the infrastructure. In this CTO chat, I approach the high-level differences and provide an example use case in which CTO's have to consider the training they give to their technologist.
My wife's legacy PDA may be the perfect metaphor for the advantages and disadvantages of hyperconverged infrastructure. I discuss why convergence may benefit the majority of data centers while not being a universal solution for every enterprise.