Turning to technical folks and their blogs is a good way to “not panic” when it comes to dealing with the trough of woe. In this episode, we’ll talk to prolific technical blogger & VMware employee William Lam to get an insider’s view of what happens to generate community-oriented content.
The Datanauts explore NRE Labs, a free site where network engineers, or anyone, can get training on automation concepts and tools. NRE Labs is backed financially by Juniper Networks, but it’s a free and open-source project that welcomes community involvement. Matt Oswalt is our guide for this tour of NRE Labs.
RESTful APIs are the subject, Ethan Banks is the student, and Chris Wahl is the teacher in today’s Datanaut’s podcast. Chris and Ethan explore foundational concepts about RESTful APIs and how they work, examine the anatomy of an API conversation, and discuss why APIs are a key to automation.
When you’re tasked with a new infrastructure project on premises or in the cloud, a design process will significantly improve your chances of success. Guest Adam Post joins the Datanauts podcast to discuss a proper design process, examine frameworks for virtualized and cloud environments, and more.
Security expert Zoë Rose beams aboard the Datanauts podcast to discuss the intricacies of vulnerability management, including how to asses risks, when and what to patch, the importance of input from multiple stakeholders, compensating controls, and more.
Matt Stratton beams aboard the Datanauts starship to share his opinions and experiences with DevOps. Is DevOps a role you can hire for, or a culture you create? If it’s the later, how do you get started, what are the impacts, and how do you iterate?
Today’s Datanauts podcast was recorded live at Google Next 19. Greg Ferro, Packet Pushers cofounder, comandeers the Datanauts bridge for a roundtable conversation with three IT pros on a variety of topics, including chaos engineering, business intelligence, cloud migration, and more.
Today’s Datanauts episode gets personal, and a little emotional, as we discuss the pressures of life in IT, how those pressures get to you, how to keep going in a role, and when to move on. Our guest is Al Rasheed, who inspired this episode with a deeply personal blog post.
Why is hybrid cloud DNS with AWS hard? What has AWS recently done to make it better? Should we use the new Route 53 Resolver features? The Datanauts tackles these questions and other cloud DNS issues with guest Matt Adorjan. We also explore Matt’s CloudPing utility that measures inter-region latency in AWS.
Looking to elevate your skills from on-prem hardware monkey to cloudy diva? In this Datanauts episode, we explore one person’s career path from tech support to cloud architect, and get his opinions on key cloud tools and issues.
Just because your application is in the cloud doesn’t mean you can forget about resiliency. On today’s Datanauts episode, guest Tom Vachon shares insights and tips on how to design a resilient infrastructure in Azure. We discuss availability zones, availability sets, paired regions, and more, as well as how to balance cost against resilience, and the role of DNS.
Today’s Datanauts episode offers travel advice for IT pros who spend a lot of time on the road. Our three guests have logged millions of miles for work. They share tips on getting from A to B smoothly, offer packing hints for clothes and equipment, give advice on maximizing travel programs, and tout their favorite travel gear.
How mature are APIs, toolsets, and other components of AWS and Azure? Cloud architect Alex Neihaus joins the Datanauts to discuss this question. We also explore public cloud migration, and Alex argues that organizations shouldn’t get hung up on tools and focus on process instead.
Today’s Datanauts examines the successful open source project dbatools to better understand its intent, how the project is operated, and how folks collaborate across a wide spectrum to build something magnificent and open. Our guests are Chrissy LeMaire and Rob Sewell.
On today’s Datanauts podcast we assess the current state of the PCI-DSS compliance standard and its impact on your infrastructure and security operations. Our guest is Paul Snyder, an IT Risk Consultant for a large insurance agency.
Today’s Datanauts explores three different topics in one show: we dive into AWS Outposts with Ned Bellavance, NVMe fabrics with Howard Marks, and parallel NFS with Chris Wahl. It’s a triple play episode!
In our final Datanauts episode for this year, we review how the show did over 2018, talk a little about how the show comes together, and finish with our 2019 predictions done Mad Libs-style.
Today’s Datanauts episode, sponsored by HPE and Intel, explores how HPE helps companies unify their silos and build a modern IT infrastructure. Our guest is Garth Reid, Senior Strategist – Enterprise Portfolio at HPE.
What is metadata, and why should IT practitioners care? How is metadata stored? What impact does metadata have on enterprise IT storage? We answer these questions and more on today’s Datanauts podcast with guest Karen Lopez.
Today on the Datanauts we examine why people stretch clusters, the problems this can cause, and alternative design strategies. Our guest is Erik Ableson, owner of the consultancy Infrageeks.
The Datanauts get an inside view of IT training and certification with guest Brett Guarino, who helps design and teach instructional courses for VMware Education.
Advancing your IT career means getting outside your comfort zone. The Datanauts and guest Ken Nalbone talk about overcoming tech inertia, taking technology and career risks, and why it’s essential to go out into the real world and interact with people, even when you’re an introvert.
The Datanauts dive into Microsoft’s Azure DevOps, a suite of online tools to help developers make DevOps a reality. Our guest and guide is Nathaniel Avery, a solutions architect.
Chris Wahl and guests dive into the latest announcements about Azure and Azure Stack, including the Data Box storage device, new networking features, and more. This Datanauts episode was recorded live at Microsoft Ignite 2018.
On today’s Datanauts podcast, we break down what it takes to build out a private cloud on your premises. Our guest is Rita Younger, National Practice Lead SDDC / SDN and Technical Innovation Group at CDW.