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The CTO Advisor

A conversation geared toward the CTO or Infrastructure Architect. Shows topics focus on future technologies and keeping today's infrastructure in-line with business requirements.

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From Excel to Kubernetes – Super Dope Conversation with Kelsey Hightower

You can’t tell Kubernetes from a cable modem? Google Cloud’s Kelsey Hightower walks me through the most basic of outcomes to understanding the basic primitive of Kubernetes. This is well worth the 28-mins.  …

4 Mar 2021

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Telemetry Data in the Public Cloud

Wouldn’t it be great to get the same telemetry data from VM’s hosted in the public cloud that you can get from systems in the private data center. In theory, Cloud architects and engineers receive valuable data that could help …

8 Feb 2021

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Where’s Bobby?

Long time guest of the podcast Bobby Allen has left his role as CTO of Cloudgenera. Where did this cloud economist go? Was it to a vendor in need of cloud expertise such as Dell, VMware, or HPE? Or if …

2 Feb 2021

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Is Kubernetes Right for Your Organization?

Friend of the show Alex Ellis joins to discuss OpenFaaS LTD winning best of VMworld. Keith and Alex talk a little inside baseball around the VMware Event Broker Appliance and OpenFaaS. In the wide-ranging conversation, the duo touches on …

6 Oct 2020

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VMware – Operationalizing Innovation

VMware’s Chris Wolf is in a new role as VP of Advance Technology Group in the Office of the CTO. Chris’ team is responsible for taking VMware’s graduated innovation to customers to realize value. Keith sits down with Chris to …

24 Aug 2020

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Introducing Edgevana – Mark Thiele

Edge + Cloud = Data Center? That’s the equation that Mark Thiele, CEO and Founder of Edgevana presents in the latest podcast episode. We’ve had Mark on when he was in the co-lo business and again as part of edge …

11 Aug 2020

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Edge to Cloud: This isn’t Your Father’s Tractor

Keith Townsend assembled a panel of experts to define and discuss Edge Computing. The conversation ranges between what is the edge to who is the customer for edge. Show Notes Panel CEO RackN – Rob Hirschfeld – https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhirschfeld/ SVP Appgate …

21 Jul 2020

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When is Free Advisory Free? – Selecting a Data Center Provider

Recently, we selected QTS as a data center provider for the CTO Advisor Hybrid Infrastructure. We ran into a practical challenge of choosing a data center from the overwhelming number of options. Selecting a new data center CoLo isn’t an …

16 Jun 2020

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Public Cloud Workload Repatriation Part 2

The CTO Advisor Virtual Conference Series continues with this panel of experts discussing the next level of public cloud workload repatriation. What skills and data are needed to determine if a workload should be repatriated? Joining: Jo Peterson https://www.linkedin.com/in/jopeterson1/ Tim …

25 May 2020

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Public Cloud Workload Repatriation – CTO Advisor Podcast 120

Replay of the session from the CTO Advisor Virtual Conference. In this expert panel, our guests will tackle the concept of public cloud workload repatriation. It is a thing but who big of a thing and what are the primary …

27 Apr 2020

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