APAC Virtualization Podcast

All things virtualisation in the APAC region

Episode 88 – 5@FIVE with Open Compute

Episode 88 – Open Compute

5@FIVE is a technology focused podcast, this week our topic is Next Generation Data Centre Design and in this episode we’re talking about Facebook’s infrastructure on Open Compute.

5@FIVE was originally supposed to be 5 questions in 5 minutes but there’s just too much detail in life to keep this simple rule in place, so we still like the idea and have kept the name but there will be more questions over a longer duration (but not too long).  Thanks for watching/listening!

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5@FIVE Questions:
  1. Introductions (name, company and background)
  2. What do you believe is driving change in the data centre
  3. How is this change simplifying DC design
  4. What does this simplicity mean to end users
  5. Why is this change happening now,
  6. What simple steps can users take to be ready for this transition.

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Next Generation Data Centre Design – @facebook‘s Infrastructure on @OpenComputePrj with Charlie Mantese and @infrx
Listen to the podcast on Talkshoe: -
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Reach out if you have an APACVirtual topic you want to educate, present or discuss about anything virtual in our region :-)

5@FIVE podcast with MetaCloud

Episode 87 – Metacloud

5@FIVE is a technology podcast, this week our topic is Next Generation Data Centre Design and in this episode we’re talking with a cloud solutions company that providing OpenStack-based clouds for the enterprise call Metacloud.

Founded in 2010 by senior architects from the world’s largest web commerce and technology companies, today Metacloud deploys and supports production clouds for Fortune 500 companies across a diverse range of industries.

It comprises of five (ish) questions and the interview is conducted within five minutes (hence 5@FIVE). The questions within each interview are kept the same, so that the listener can draw a contrast between different approaches to similar challenges across the enterprise IT sector.

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5@FIVE Questions:
  1. Give us an overview of Metacloud and what you do?
  2. Why do you think OpenStack is starting to take such a major foothold in Enterprise IT?
  3. What are the key differentiators for OpenStack?
  4. What’s been your experience of production adoption for OpenStack and at what scale of deployments?
  5. What does this style of architecture provide to customers compared to traditional Enterprise IT architectures?
  6. So internal IT are trying to mirror cost benefits of public cloud and OpenStack can also assist with this by enabling migration from different cloud vendors?
  7. Are you seeing customer build their own automation or do they come to Metacloud for this?
  8. Why are you seeing this level of traction in the market around OpenStack based solutions?
  9. So is it ‘Enterprise ready’?
  10. Would you say organisations don’t need to know much about OpenStack when using Metacloud as you provide all the integration components required?
  11. What advice would you give on logical steps / preparation for getting into this style of architecture?

Next Generation Data Centre Design – OpenStack-based clouds for the enterprise by Metacloud @metacloudinc with Bill Harper and @infrx

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5@FIVE podcast with Kaseya

Episode 86 - Kaseya

5@FIVE is a technology podcast, this week our topic is Next Generation Data Centre Design and we’re talking about Cloud Device Management which is a key technology enabler when considering device management in the cloud.

It comprises of five (ish) questions and the interview is conducted within five minutes (hence 5@FIVE). The questions within each interview are kept the same, so that the listener can draw a contrast between different approaches to similar challenges across the enterprise IT sector.
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5@FIVE Questions:
  1. Please state your name and job title?
  2. What is Kaseya?
  3. What problems are organisations facing with enabling mobile workforce and BYOD?
  4. Can you provide some use cases / examples of what you are seeing use cloud monitoring/management platforms for and what benefits they gain?
  5. In terms of platform adoption what kind of devices are you seeing organisation manage with Kaseya?
  6. What is the key difference between cloud management platforms today compared to device/application management 5 years ago?
  7. Whats the major outcome when utilising  elastic, cloud-based management platforms?
  8. How restrictive is Kaseya’s automation across other platforms?
  9. How can organisations prepare for this change in monitoring/management?

Next Generation Data Centre Design – Cloud Device Management, by Kaseya with Byron Watson @byronjwatson and @infrx

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http://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/apac-virtualization-roundtable/id354097519?mt=2

5@FIVE podcast with Cumulus Networks

Episode 85 - Cumulus Networks

5@FIVE is a technology podcast, this week our topic is Next Generation Data Centre Design and we’re talking about Software Defined Networking (SDN) which is a key technology enabler when considering how to design web-scale data centres.

It comprises of five (ish) questions and the interview is conducted within five minutes (hence 5@FIVE). The questions within each interview are kept the same, so that the listener can draw a contrast between different approaches to similar challenges across the enterprise IT sector.
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5@FIVE Questions:
  1. Please state your name and job title?
  2. Who is Cumulus?
  3. What type of organisation is Cumulus aimed at?
  4. What is driving data centre change for organisations including service providers?
  5. What are the benefits of decoupling hardware from software?
  6. As a result of this decoupling would you see hardware architecture becoming standardised regardless of the underling workload?
  7. How are you seeing take up of this from existing hardware vendors?
  8. Tell us what ONIE is about?
  9. Does the SDN Concept simplify network design and management?
  10. Are you seeing a change in the way networking typologies are being designed and deployed with the introduction of automation?
  11. Why are these design changes happening now?
  12. What’s your advice in preparing for these network changes?

Next Generation Data Centre Design – SDN Networking, by Cumulus Networks with Doug Youd @cnidus and @infrx

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…and we’re back! With 5@FIVE podcasts!

Episode 84 – Interview with Andrew Bent from UE

It’s been quiet here at the APACVirtual for far too long, but we’re getting back on track and the APACVirtual crew are returning

5@FIVE is a technology podcast, conducted with “C” level staff working within Enterprise IT, for consumers of technology.
It comprises of five questions and the interview is conducted within five minutes (hence 5@FIVE). The questions within each interview are kept the same, so that the listener can draw a contrast between different approaches to similar challenges across the enterprise IT sector. This is a customer, or consumer take on market trends.
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5@FIVE Questions:
  1. Please state your name and job title?
  2. Please describe your organisation and IT’s function within it?
  3. Please describe today’s biggest (virtualisation) technology challenges?
  4. Please describe tomorrow’s biggest opportunity?
  5. How do you describe your job to non IT savvy friends?

Here’s the first Interview with Andrew Bent, Technology Architect at United Energy.

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Wanted: new host for APACVirtual Podcast

I hope everyone has had a great start to 2014! The purpose of this post is really to put my hand up to say I’m not able to give my best to APACVirtual anymore with my work commitments and to shout out to the community to hand over the project to someone with fresh enthusiasm and interest.

I’ve finally realised that I’d prefer to do few things half well than lots of things badly and as a result of this I’d like to ask if anyone would be interested in taking over the Podcast?  It would be a shame to see this podcast finish at episode 83.

So before looking forward, let’s look back and bask in some of the highlights of my hosting the podcast: -

  1. VCDX podcast with some great attendees
  2. VSA podcast
  3. vCloud Powered Service Providers
  4. Coverage of various VMworld/vForums/VMUG User Conferences
  5. Virtualisation Podcast Roundup
  6. Engineers Anonymous series, I think these was the best podcasts I did, some great information on being in Presales, an Architect, Evangelist, TechMarketing, Marketeer
  7. SDN & Virtualisation from a Network Engineer
  8. Technology interviews with a number of Vendors
  9. Openstack and Open Compute.

Let me know if you’re interested via twitter @cswaters1 and thanks for listening/participating!

Now is your chance to join the APACVirtual hall of fame previous list of hosts: http://apacvirtual.com/meet-the-hosts/ that include @andreleibovici @DemitasseNZ @Rodos @RomanT Look where they are now!

Episode 83 – Open Compute Project

Episode 83 – Open Compute Project

Join Craig Waters @cswaters1 (vCatchup) in a discussion about Open Compute Project with Amber Graner @akgraner who’s the Community Manager and Mark Temple from Australian OCP community @Cloudmota.

Please reach out if you have a topic you’d like to cover on APACVirtual, here’s the schedule (there are still openings for 2013!), we’re always open and keen to talk :-)

Begin Show Notes:

About OCP Helpful Links and information
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ht6GMIT-SWUcCOJoXjHRC1PFtqvcoIeOxPz_D_aVlVg/edit?usp=sharing

What is the open compute project (Video): -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4D9UNXKGV4

Photo’s of Open Compute Project Platform’s at Facebook (Pictures): -
http://readwrite.com/2013/10/16/facebook-prineville-cold-storage-photos#awesm=~ondU8qUwRWA7Zi
Open Compute Project Site (Community Site): -

End Show Notes:

Start Time (GMT+11): Wednesday 20th November 2013 9:00 PM (AEDT Sydney)

Duration (minutes): 45

Talkshoe Call ID: 75046

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Other Time zones: 

New York (USA) – 5AM
San Francisco (USA) – 2AM
Perth (Australia) – 6PM
Hong Kong (Hong Kong) – 6PM
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – 6PM
Tokyo (Japan) – 7PM
Auckland (New Zealand) – 11PM
London (UK) – 10AM

 

Episode 82 – APACVirtual / vSoup mashup live at VMworld Barcelona

Episode 82 - APACVirtual / vSoup mashup live at VMworld Barcelona

We tried to organise a live podcast for this episode, but the scheduling gods were against us so it ended up being a pre-recorded affair, apologies!  But it was great finally meeting the guys and getting the chance to criticise with some like minded individuals :-)
vSoup Special Edition #6 What? No Potato?!
In this special VMworld Europe recording, we are joined by Craig Waters from the APAC Virtualization Podcast and our usual VMworld stand-in, Ed Griegson. For once, Christian managed leave Norway and join the party, but this time Ed is missing.

This is decidedly the most ghetto recording we have done; Recorded on Craig’s iPhone connected to Christian’s microphone via Bluetooth with the same microphone connected to Ed G’s Macbook for power. Ed talks via a Skype connection on Christian’s iPhone which in turn is connected to an external speaker.

All of this just because the vBrownbag Crew packed their things together on wednesday. Slackers.

Oh well, enjoy this weird (yes, it´s back) roundtable discussion of all things VMworld, and a few things that are not. Oh wait, why did we need a stand in? Turns out we did not need one, but Ed G is always good fun.”

Check out the guys at vSoup on their podcast over at vSoup.net

Please reach out if you have a topic you’d like to cover on APACVirtual, here’s the schedule (there are still openings for 2013!), we’re always keen for new topics :-)

Start Time (GMT+10): Wednesday 16th October 2013 9:00 PM (AEST Sydney)

Duration (minutes): 45

Talkshoe Call ID: 75046

or click the link below

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Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/apac-virtualization-roundtable/id354097519?mt=2

Other Time zones: 

New York (USA) – 7AM
San Francisco (USA) – 4AM
Perth (Australia) – 7PM
Hong Kong (Hong Kong) – 7PM
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – 7PM
Tokyo (Japan) – 8PM
Auckland (New Zealand) – 11PM
London (UK) – 12PM

Episode 81 – The Power of Collective Intelligence

Episode 81 – The Power of Collective Intelligence

Join Anthony Spiteri @anthonyspiteri in a discussion about The Power of Collective Intelligence with Irfan Ahmad @virtualirfan from CloudPhysics.

Please reach out if you have a topic you’d like to cover on APACVirtual, here’s the schedule (there are still openings for 2013!), we’re always keen for new topics :-)

Start Time (GMT+10): Wednesday 2nd October 2013 9:00 PM (AEST Sydney)

Duration (minutes): 45

Talkshoe Call ID: 75046

or click the link below

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Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/apac-virtualization-roundtable/id354097519?mt=2

Other Time zones: 

New York (USA) – 7AM
San Francisco (USA) – 4AM
Perth (Australia) – 7PM
Hong Kong (Hong Kong) – 7PM
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – 7PM
Tokyo (Japan) – 8PM
Auckland (New Zealand) – 11PM
London (UK) – 12PM

vBrownBag TechTalks at vForum Sydney 2013

Great news, the vBrownBag TechTalks are coming to vForum Sydney. For those familiar with TechTalks you can go straight to the signup form here.

Tech Talks originated at VMworld 2012 where they provided an opportunity for community members, whose presentation submissions were not accepted into the main catalogue, to present the core of  a topic. TechTalks are a ten minute presentation by a community member for the benefit of the community. Since almost everyone working in technology has solved problems and learned something almost everyone could present a TechTalk. The format can be a slide deck or simply talking, they are usually about how to solve a problem or get the most out of a product. The TechTalk is captured on video and published on all of the vBrownBag distribution channels, on YouTube and Vimeo.  If the conference Internet connection allows, the talk is also live streamed from the show.

TechTalks are for community members to reach other community members, any topic that will help other people is good.  The one thing that TechTalks are not is an opportunity to present the corporate slide deck about a great product you would like us to buy. TechTalks are about up skilling and education, the only marketing should be from the TechTalk sponsors who help make the whole thing happen.

If you will be at vForum Sydney and you have learned something on the job then you should share your knowledge, signup to present a TechTalk, the audience is friendly and supportive.

By the way while you are signing up make sure you also register for VMDownUnderground, the community party before vForum.

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