John, Derek, Mike, and Steven are back with the Infotrek podcast to finish up the topic of small shop design (hear part 1 here), but only after they review the weekly news: Goodbye Yahoo, hello Openstack alternate to vBlock, and Google apparently fails at config automation.
[Editor’s note: This episode was originally recorded in April, but technical issues prevented it from being posted on Packet Pushers until June, making the news out of date. That’s on us, not the podcast hosts.]
John W. Kerns is a network and systems engineer based in the Los Angeles/San Diego area. His background is in two traditionally stovepiped skill sets: systems administration and switching/routing/security. Most of his time is spent as an implementation engineer for a medium-sized VAR. You can visit his blog at blog.packetsar.com or follow him on Twitter at @PackeTsar.
Derek Pocoroba is a Director of Enterprise Networking in the San Diego area. His background is heavy in enterprise networking and he holds CCIE #18559 Routing & Switching. Derek spends much of his time as a solutions architect, focusing on network architecture and design for his customers. You can visit his blog on PacketPushers and LinkedIN or follow him on Twitter at @dpocoroba.
Mike Aossey is a Director of Practice Management in the Orange County, CA area. His background spans across many different technologies in IT, but he focuses mostly on collaboration and programming. Mike spends his time day to day overseeing SMEs and architecting VoIP solutions. You can visit his blog on www.aossey.net or follow his rants on Twitter at @aossey.
Steven Sedory is a small business owner based out of Chino California. His company, Vertical Computers, provides managed IT services, as well has VoIP and cloud hosting solutions. His background is in systems administration and small business systems architecture. You can visit his website at verticalcomputers.com.
- Compute (Hyper-V? VMWare? Maybe KVM?)
- Storage (FreeNAS and OpenFiler can be good options)
- Collaboration (IM, Email, VOIP…)
- Security (Just go find PacketPushers Show 260 with Jay Swan)