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.


 OpenStack in danger of becoming niche - CTO026 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:43

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 RackSpack, 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.

 Real World Hybrid Cloud from the trenches - CTO025 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:51

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.

 Getting help with multi-million dollar purchases - CTO024 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:25

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.

 Virtualization Field Day 6 Round Table - CTO Special 01 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:13

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.

 Friends don't let friends take risks on Cloud - CTO 023 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:51

Friends don't let friends take unnecessary risks on Cloud service providers. In the search for the best combination of technology and service an organization can waste a good amount of time trying out various cloud services. In this week's podcast I talk with Switches EVP of Evangelism, Mark Thiele. Mark gives an overview of the difference between Cloud Exchanges and Cloud Brokers and provides the high-level benefits of a cloud exchange. Mark describes how Switch's ability to offer high-speed/low latency connectivity virtually on demand provides value over traditional Co-Location providers.

 Scale Computing (The Toyota Camry of Hyperconverged) - CTO022 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:11

Scale Computing (The Toyota Camry of Hyperconverged) - CTO022

 Mrs. Advisors reaction to me quitting my job - CTO021 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:51

It's been well over a year after I quit my great job at PwC to pursue a different course. No big deal as people quit their jobs all the time. The exception my case was that I didn't have another job lined up. The Geek Whisperers did a great job of getting my side of the story. But, I'm married. What was my wife's response and thoughts.

 Intel snap Software-Defined Infrastructure - CTO020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:50

Intel Developer Advocate, Matthew Brender discusses the value of data center telemetry data. Intel is hoping it's open source project snap leads the way in providing data needed to place workloads in a clustered environment. Matthew discusses concepts from containers to Mesosphere.

 Cloud Physics - CTO Advisor 019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:57

Cloud Physics - CTO Advisor 019

 ClearSky Data Remote Primary Storage - CTO018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:58

On the line today we have Lazarus Vekiarides from Cloud-based storage startup ClearSky Data. Clearsky has an interesting approach to replacing traditional storage arrays. ClearSky hopes to convince enterprise customers to display their traditional Tier-1 storage arrays with a hosted solution.  In discussing the solution with Laz, some interesting multi-data center use cases are uncovered.

 HPE's Composable Infrastructure - CTO 017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:54

I'm joined by Greg Ferro in a recap of HPE Discover 2015

 Future of cloud in the enterprise - CTO016 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:20

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.

 It's ok to run containers in a VM - CTO015 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:33

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 Kubernetes - CTO014 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:53

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.

 Post-Virtualization World - CTO 013 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:03

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...


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