February 18th, 2014
In this episode, Rick Vanover (Twitter: @RickVanover) welcomes back Jason Perlow (Twitter: @JPerlow), who writes the Tech Broiler blog. Rick and Jason talk about the risks of specific "free" software that can cause issues on computer systems through adding pop-ups, sending information or proxy serving other traffic. This is a real risk not only on endpoint computers, but also data center systems that run with service accounts and more permissions.
Jason recently also shared a video example of where this can all go wrong, in this example on Windows XP.
January 21st, 2014
In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Duncan Epping. Duncan needs little introduction, and is the author of the Yellow-Bricks blog and author of numerous books, including VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive and the vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive. In this episode, Rick and Duncan explore the upcoming VSAN storage technology. Topics include how it works, what it needs to be successful and how to find more information about this upcoming vSphere feature.
January 6th, 2014
In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Mike Resseler (Twitter
@MikeResseler and @HyperVBear). Mike works alongside Rick on the Product
Strategy Team at Veeam. Mike is an MVP based in Belgium and blogs at the System
Center Belgium User Group as well as the Veeam blog. Rick and Mike talk about
the new Windows Server 2012 R2 features and their usability. Mike also recently
produced a great Windows Server 2012 R2 track at Backup Academy (see blog post).
This is Mike’s first appearance on the podcast, and he is in
the hot seat for “Three Views from You.”
December 4th, 2013
In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Jose Mendoza. Jose works with Rick at Veeam, but is materially interested in the virtualization community. Rick and Jose discuss some of the ways someone can get involved with the virtualization community, as well as how that will benefit you in your own career.
October 14th, 2013
In this episode, Rick Vanover once again hosts Jason Perlow, who writes the Tech Broiler blog. Rick and Jason discuss many topics associated with staying connected when
travelling. Everything from power management via battery packs (Rick and Jason
both like the iCarrier), mobile phone data plans, voice call management and
even planning for Wi-Fi.
September 25th, 2013
In this episode, Rick welcomes John Nicholson from Houston.
John is a vExpert, on twitter at @Lost_Signal and also writes the Virtual
Ramblings blog. John is a consultant that specializes in storage, virtualization
and has a lot of experience in many data center topics. One area in which he
has experience is migrating data centers, which John and Rick talk about in
September 10th, 2013
In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Jon Harris (@TheVCACGuy on Twitter) . Jon is based
in New Mexico and is an early adopter of vCloud Automation Center (vCAC). John
also maintains the Virtualization Masters blog site at http://virtumaster.com/. vCAC was the one of the hottest topics coming
out of VMworld. Jon has gone down the vCAC path and in this episode he shares
his experiences along the way.
August 12th, 2013
In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Megan Mescher (@MMesch on Twitter) and Caroline Cheesman from Veeam. Megan and Caroline work in Veeam's event marketing for the Americas and are planning Veeam's presence at VMworld in San Francisco. The two Veeam sessions (http://vee.am/stp1004 and http://vee.am/bco5362) are discussed as well as details about the giveaways, Veeam party and other in booth action.
August 1st, 2013
In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Trevor Pott. Trevor is a blogger and IT pro based in Canada and can be found on Twitter at @cakeis_not_alie. Trevor likes to ask the tough questions, and recently wrote a piece related to the news that the TechNet subscriptions being stopped. Rick and Trevor talk about what options are available for lab technologies going forward.
July 7th, 2013
In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Jeff Schneider from Lenovo, who specializes in the ThinkServer line. Jeff and Rick talk at length about what virtualization means for server (compute) platforms today (across all brands), and why there needs to be more of a decision beyond simply looking at speeds and feeds. Additionally, advanced power management techniques such as core parking are discussed in this episode.
This is Jeff’s first time on the podcast, so he is in the hot seat for “Three Views from You.”