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.
December 4th, 2013
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 this episode
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.”
June 18th, 2013
In this episode, Rick Vanover once again hosts Nigel Poulton. Nigel blogs at the Nigel Poulton.com and is an IT pro based in the UK. Rick and Nigel talk about all of the possible software defined options today! VSAs, Software Defined storage, servers, networking, power, datacenter, security and more!
Nigel also mentions an easy to use Openstack .ISO. Is that a great way to get started? Tune in to see.
June 4th, 2013
In this episode, Rick Vanover once again hosts Jason Perlow. Jason writes the Tech Broiler blog and is on Twitter @JPerlow. Jason and Rick talk about Google Glass and it's use cases for business technologies, complicating the trend of consumerization of IT to wearable computing devices. Jason is outspoken and is clearly not a fan of Google Glass and soon to be like technologies; Rick tries to normalize him a bit and find the use cases for business technology situations.
May 14th, 2013
In this episode, Rick Vanover welcomes Patrick Kremer. Patrick is a Senior Consulting Engineer in Chicago, and blogs at PatrickKremer.com. Patrick is also on Twitter at: @KremerPatrick. Rick and Patrick talk at length about the testing and certification process, including recent test center errors in the process that Patrick blogged about, and how this impacts the virtualization professionals career path. Rick also reminds everyone to check out Backup Academy, free training and certification for IT pros.