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.


 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...

 Pros and Cons of Application Appliances - CTO Chat 012 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:38

Pros and Cons of Application Appliances - CTO Chat 012

 Cancer Research and Big Data - CTO011 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:36

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.

 EMC acquired by Dell - CTO10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:18

My initial reactions to the customer impact of Dell acquiring EMC for $67B

 Selling into the large enterprise - CTO009 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:00

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.

 HA vs. DR - What's What | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:10

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.


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