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The Datanauts podcast dives headlong into data center infrastructure, busting silos and preconceptions. Hosts: Chris Wahl & Ethan Banks
162: From Tech Support To Cloud Architect – An Opinionated Career Path
Apr 10 • 51 min
Looking to elevate your skills from on-prem hardware monkey to cloudy diva? In this episode, we explore one person’s career path from tech support to cloud architect, and get his opinions on key cloud issues. Our guest is Bill Gurling, Cloud Solutions…
161: Building Application Resilience On Azure
Mar 27 • 51 min
More and more companies are learning that hosting an app in the cloud doesn’t mean you can forget about infrastructure design. If you want that application rocket to stay in the air, you’ve got to prepare for failure and design for resiliency. Only then…
160: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To IT Travel
Mar 13 • 58 min
Do you know where your towel is? 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 parachuting in to remote sites, driving to data centers, and flying all over…
159: Examining Public Cloud Maturity
Feb 27 • 43 min
How are we doing with this whole public cloud thing? Today’s show looks at various components of the public cloud, including APIs, toolsets, and DevOps processes, and tries to get a measure of their maturity. Our guest is Alex Neihaus, Cloud Architect at…
158: Creating, Operating, And Collaborating On Open Source
Feb 13 • 49 min
In today’s episode we spend time with some folks behind a wildly successful open source project called dbatools. We discuss the challenges of creating, maintaining, and communicating on a technical project that has thus far received nearly 14,000 commits!…
157: Balancing Compliance And Security With PCI-DSS
Jan 30 • 50 min
On today’s Datanauts podcast we assess the current state of the PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance standard and its impact on your infrastructure and security operations. Our guest is Paul Snyder, an IT Risk Consultant for a…
156: AWS Outposts, Choosing An NVMe Fabric, Parallel NFS Cautions
Jan 16 • 47 min
Today’s Datanauts show tackles three different topics with three guests. We explore * AWS Outposts with Ned Bellavance * Choosing the right NVMe fabric with Howard Marks * Being Cautious with Parallel Network File System (NFS) with Chris Wahl This show is…
155: The Mad Libs Prediction Show
Dec 26, 2018 • 43 min
Welcome to the Datanauts capstone show for 2018. We’ve constructed a plethora of potent presents for you. Listen in as we talk about the direction of this show, reveal how the sausage is made, and preview topics we’re going to invest in for next year.…
154: Modernizing IT Infrastructure With HPE (Sponsored)
Dec 19, 2018 • 54 min
The prime directive of the Datanauts podcast is to bust silos and get all the IT disciplines around the table to design solutions together. Today’s episode, sponsored by HPE and Intel, explores how HPE helps companies unify their silos and build a modern…
153: Understanding Metadata For IT Operations
Dec 12, 2018 • 42 min
Metadata is data about data, and metadata matters to your company’s business. Getting your metadata correct means you have more power and control over the information that drives your organization. For example, metadata influences where data gets…
152: No More Stretched Clusters!
Nov 28, 2018 • 45 min
At first glance, stretching a single cluster between two physical locations kinda makes sense. You get business continuity, redundancy, and you don’t have to do any weird engineering. But is stretching a cluster really that simple? We argue there’s a lot…
151: An Insider’s View Of Technical Education And Certification
Nov 14, 2018 • 43 min
Most IT careers will involve some kind of technical education, training, or certification; it’s just part of the job. Today on the Datanauts podcast we get an insider’s view of what it’s like to develop educational programs by someone who’s actually done…
150: Living Outside Your Technology Comfort Zone
Oct 31, 2018 • 45 min
Lead? Or follow? Get involved? Or watch from the sidelines? The answer depends a lot on your personal career goals. Want more opportunities? That special job? Then most likely you have to put yourself out there by learning something new and trying…
149: Entering The DevOps World With Azure DevOps
Oct 17, 2018 • 42 min
Microsoft recently announced Azure DevOps. If you’re not familiar with this product, I bet you can imagine what it is. And I also bet you’re wrong. But fear not. You’ll get insights into this developer platform with our guest and guide Nathaniel Avery, a…
148: What’s New In Azure And Azure Stack – Microsoft Ignite 2018
Oct 3, 2018 • 40 min
Chris Wahl goes on a solo away mission to Microsoft Ignite 2018 to explore the cloudy world of Azure. Recorded live at the show, today’s episode delves into Azure data services and storage announcements, including Data Box, a hardware appliance for…
147: What’s Your Private Cloud Strategy?
Sep 19, 2018 • 49 min
Everyone talks about cloud and a lot of people are rushing to the public cloud, in part because cloud providers make it so easy to spin up resources and get started. But you can build a private cloud and have the same benefits–ease of use, self-service,…
146: A VDI Design Guide
Sep 5, 2018 • 45 min
Today on the Datanauts we tackle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, or VDI. Our guest is Johan van Amersfoort, Technical Marketing Architect and EUC specialist at ITQ Consultancy. He’s author of the new book VDI Design Guide. Johan and the Datanauts explore…
145: Microservice Meshes With Istio And Envoy
Aug 22, 2018 • 51 min
Welcome to a cloud native architecture discussion on the Datanauts podcast. Today we blast off into the microservices galaxy and orbit the binary star system of Istio and Envoy. That’s right. A proxy for every microservice instance. What’s that you say?…
144: Managing Work Stress And Cognitive Biases
Aug 8, 2018 • 46 min
Stress is a fairly constant feeling when it comes to piloting a galaxy class battle cruiser around the galaxy. From dealing with personnel requests to battling evil lizard droids in sector 8, the job can weigh you down. What might be done about it? That’s…
143: Getting To Day 2 Cloud
Jul 25, 2018 • 47 min
How’d that lift and shift to the cloud go? Pretty good? Workloads spun up in AWS? Getting used to Azure? Management happy because IT is all cloud-i-fied? Excellent. That was day 1. Now it’s day 2, and you’ve got some new problems to solve. Cost issues.…
142: Cloud-First Networking With Big Switch Networks (Sponsored)
Jul 18, 2018
You’ve got your traditional on-premises network. You know how it works. Lots of manual configuration and ticket-y stuff to get the job done when someone needs something. And then you’ve got your cloud network. You don’t worry about that one as much. The…
141: Managing Cloud-Native Applications
Jul 11, 2018
“Cloud native applications are designed to be managed by software in all stages. This includes ongoing health checks as well as initial deployments. Human bottlenecks should be eliminated as much as possible in the technology, processes, and policies.”…
140: Exploring End User Compute
Jun 27, 2018
There’s a lot to be said about consuming technology remotely. Heck, the cloud is just that – someone else stands up infrastructure and services, and you consume them. But what about for the desktop environment, which for many is their main working…
139: Getting AWS Security Right
Jun 20, 2018
AWS security issues show up in tech news fairly often. Today, we talk with someone who wrote about AWS services other than S3 that were found exposed to the public. Could that be some of your services? Could be. The numbers are pretty impressive. Stay…
138: What’s Up With Ethernet Fabrics?
Jun 13, 2018
Today on the Datanauts podcast, we review the state of Ethernet fabrics in 2018. Between 2010 and 2012, before SDN became the new marketing hotness, it seemed like vendors were churning out Ethernet fabric products for the data center. Everyone had at…
137: Automating Infrastructure As Code With Terraform
Jun 6, 2018
The robotic production facilities on board the Datanauts’ dreadnought cruiser are really great at making scout drones for identifying rich mineral deposits. Sadly, our probe production numbers are fairly low right now, because every single build is done…
136: ChatOps Using PoshBot With Brandon Olin
May 30, 2018
On this episode of Datanauts, we chat with Brandon Olin, the creator of PoshBot, a PowerShell based chatbot for ops teams. What does PoshBot do? How was PoshBot built? How do chatbots impact Brandon’s delivery model? ChatBots? Bots have been around for a…
135: An Introduction To Edge Computing
May 23, 2018
It turns out you can’t do it all in the cloud. And thus, we have the rise of edge computing, in which data is collected, processed, and analyzed close to the source of its creation and close to where people and systems need it. The goals of edge computing…
134: Preventing Failures With AI And HPE InfoSight (Sponsored)
May 16, 2018
The Datanauts travel to a galaxy of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The good ship InfoSight is piloted by sponsor HPE Nimble Storage as we explore automating infrastructure on today’s episode. Our guest is Ryan Brown, Enterprise Storage…
133: Perfecting The Job Hunt
May 9, 2018
Whether by choice or circumstance, it’s inevitable you’ll find yourself looking for a new job. On today’s Datanauts episode we break down the job hunt process to help you understand what you want, what you have to offer, and how to make the most of your…
132: Unit Testing For Fun And Profit
May 2, 2018
While performing a routine sensor sweep of the Gargleblaster nebula, the crew of the Datanauts starship noticed that many of the tasks are manual in nature and could, with a little effort, be automated with some scripting. However, every time we moved on…
131: Masters And Mentorship
Apr 25, 2018
Today on the Datanauts podcast, we land on planet Mentorship to drive around in our exploratory rovers. Why? Mentoring came up on Twitter a while back. Some of you are for it. You invest in your co-workers and your organization by sharing with others what…
130: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The VAR Life
Apr 18, 2018
If you work for a Value Added Reseller (VAR) as an engineer, the value being added is YOU. What is VAR life? Projects, customer meetings, deadlines, bills of materials, RFP responses, and trying to turn the promises of sales unicorns into an actual design…
129: Automation And Security In AWS
Apr 11, 2018
Today the Datanauts explore three key concepts to make cloud management and operations more bearable: automation, understanding new services and capabilities, and security. Our guest is Kenneth Hui, Technical Marketing Engineer at Rubrik. Ken blogs at…
128: Kubernetes, Serverless And No Code With Kelsey Hightower
Apr 4, 2018
Today, the Datanauts revisit the world of Kubernetes and container scheduling, but we also loop in Serverless or “Functions as a Service” (FaaS) along with building an incredibly famous project that has literally no code. Our guest is Kelsey Hightower, a…
127: Found On The Internet Series 4
Mar 28, 2018
Today on the Datanauts we crack open our cabinet of curiosities to explore a variety of subjects, ideas, and blogs gleaned from the Internet. Topics include Site Reliability Engineering, AWS vs. Azure for your cloud career, the pros and cons of…
126: Stephen Foskett On Storage, Containers & Cloud
Mar 21, 2018
Today the Datanauts have beamed aboard a smart and insightful guide to help us navigate the swirling maelstroms of cloud, containers, and storage. That guide is Stephen Foskett, founder of Tech Field Day and Gestalt IT, and long-time consultant and writer…
125: Security Gamification & Training New Talent
Mar 14, 2018
Cyber security is no game. The data from millions of companies and institutions as well as billions of dollars are at stake. Yet some proponents want to gamify security education and training. Is gamification an effective tool to educate and train…
124: VMware Cloud On AWS (Sponsored)
Mar 7, 2018
Today on a sponsored episode of Datanauts, we dive into VMware Cloud on AWS. This service lets you run a VMware environment (including ESXi, vSAN, and NSX) in Amazon’s AWS on bare metal servers. It’s sold and supported by VMware. Our guest to help us sort…
123: Security Without Firewalls
Feb 28, 2018
Firewalls are the linchpin of a traditional network security infrastructure. They guard the perimeter of the network and stand sentry at key locations within the campus and the data center. But can you operate a secure infrastructure without firewalls? On…
122: Protecting Applications With VMware AppDefense (Sponsored)
Feb 21, 2018
On the Datanauts podcast today, we have a chat with VMware, this episode’s sponsor, about AppDefense. According to VMware, AppDefense is “a new security solution for protecting applications running in virtualized and cloud environments. Rather than…
121: A Professor Takes Us To Machine Learning School
Feb 14, 2018
Today on the Datanauts podcast, we talk with Vivian Zhang, a Machine Learning (ML) expert. If you’ve been hearing about ML from IT marketing folks and it all sounds like magic unicorn dust, this is your show. We’re cutting through the cruft to get to…
120: Data Center Transformation, Certifications & Consulting
Feb 7, 2018
Today the Datanauts explore the mysterious worlds of consulting and VARs, and the focus areas for customers who engage with these groups. Our guests are Jason Nash, Field CTO at Rubrik; and Josh Coen, a cloud architect at Sirius Computer Solutions. We’ll…
119: Is The Full Stack Engineer A Myth?
Jan 31, 2018
Modern infrastructure design and operations demand that IT professionals have some familiarity with technologies or disciplines outside their individual specialties. This demand has sparked the notion of the “full stack engineer”: that is, someone with…
118: The Whitebox & Enterprise Networks
Jan 24, 2018
Using open source software on a variety of hardware platforms is old news on the compute side of the IT house. Now, whitebox hardware and open source software are challenging incumbent network vendors and demonstrating new operational models for network…
117: Inside The World Of DBAs And SQL Server
Jan 17, 2018
Today the Datanauts get sorted about the world of database administrators, a.k.a DBAs. There’s a chasm between infrastructure ops and DBAs, especially when it comes to running data center workflows. This show aims to build some bridges. We also focus on…
116: Understanding VXLAN Networking
Jan 10, 2018
On today’s episode, the Datanauts starship traverses time and space via VXLAN tunnels. VXLAN is an overlay networking technology for the data center that augments and extends traditional VLANs. VXLAN helps data center operators support multitenancy,…
115: Secure Printing With HP (Sponsored)
Dec 20, 2017
The Datanauts discuss securing print infrastructure with Michael Howard, Chief Security Advisor, and Jason O’Keeffe, Print Security Advisor, at HP. These guys are the real security deal in touch with how the hacking community leverages printers as jump…
114: Unikernels And IncludeOS
Dec 13, 2017
Today the Datanauts embark on a weight loss program for the compute stack by getting into unikernels. Rather than standing up a full operating system, how about packaging your application to run as a binary that can be created in an immutable fashion and…
113: Working In High Performance Computing
Dec 6, 2017
If you Google for a definition of high performance computing, you’ll find several entries on several sites that can be condensed down to this: high performance computing describes the use of supercomputers or parallel processing algorithms to solve…
112: Building The Perfect Data Center Beast
Nov 29, 2017
Let’s get physical, Datanauts. Today we talk about the key elements of building a physical data center: data cabling, racks, HVAC, power, and then managing all of that stuff. The death of the physical data center is greatly exaggerated, and today we build…
111: NVMe And Its Network Impact
Nov 22, 2017
Today on the Datanauts, we look at non-volatile memory express, or NVMe. NVMe SSDs are fast. As these drives go mainstream and make their way into enterprises and clouds at scale, what’s that mean for distributed storage networking? We play “move the…
110: The Future Of Storage
Nov 15, 2017
Today on the Datanauts podcast, we rocket ahead in time. Put on your favorite time-travel helmet, and join us as we explore commodity hardware, NVMe, distributed architectures, and of course, cloud. Our destination? The future of storage. Our Guild…
109: Run VMware Apps In The Cloud With Ravello (Sponsored)
Nov 8, 2017
Today on the Datanauts podcast, our friends at Oracle Ravello fly their sponsorship rocket by our microphones for a discussion of how to stand up a replica of your data center in the cloud. Why would you want to do that? All sorts of reasons! PoCs,…
108: Building Service Meshes With AVI Networks (Sponsored)
Nov 1, 2017
How do you provide highly available, scalable services to a cloud-native app that’s been architected with microservices? Just stand up a whole lot of virtual IPs and pools? Not exactly. You need both more capability and more automation. You need a service…
107: Found On The Internet Series 3
Oct 25, 2017
It’s back to the flea market of ideas that is the Web for the latest in the Datanauts’ ‘Found On The Internet’ series. Chris and Ethan sift through online baubles, notions, and curiosities to find just the right accent pieces to decorate the bridge of the…
106: Controlling AWS Costs
Oct 18, 2017
Tracking cloud costs seems like it should be pretty straightforward: you pay X cents per time unit per resource used. But as cloud customers quickly learn, costs can get complicated pretty quickly. It can be hard to predict costs month by month, you may…
105: Cryptocurrencies And The Blockchain
Oct 11, 2017
Today on the Datanauts, our infrastructure rocket navigates the rapidly expanding universe of cryptocurrencies–specifically Bitcoin and Ethereum–and the Blockchain distributed database. We also touch on the Grid+ project. All of these topics could get…
104: Migrating Exchange To Office 365
Oct 4, 2017
Are you still hosting your own e-mail? Is it on Microsoft Exchange? Are you maybe a little sick of that? What if you could outsource some of those pesky infrastructure problems to the cloud? Well, of course, you can. Microsoft Office 365 would love to…
103: Azure Infrastructure And PowerShell At Microsoft Ignite
Sep 27, 2017
Today on the Datanauts, Chris Wahl undertakes an away mission to the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, FL. (Don’t worry, he’s not wearing a red shirt.) He’s beamed into Microsoft’s Podcast Center to record a live episode with Jeffrey Snover,…
102: Does Data Locality Matter?
Sep 20, 2017
In distributed storage systems and hyperconverged environments, storage is scattered across a bunch of hosts all over the network. So does performance suffer if a workload’s data is across the network somewhere? Should workloads have local data to perform…
101: CIOs And The Business Side Of IT
Sep 13, 2017
In this episode the Datanauts bust the ultimate silo: the executive suite. We delve into the role of the CIO to understand the priorities and job functions of this position. We also want to learn how engineers, operators, and technologists can work with…
100: Ask Me Anything
Sep 6, 2017
The Datanauts celebrate their 100th episode with an Ask Me Anything-style show. Chris Wahl and Ethan Banks answer questions about the future of object storage; VXLAN, VTEP and getting traffic out of the data center (nice to know people didn’t hold back);…
099: Understanding Microservices
Aug 30, 2017
Microservices is an application architecture that assembles applications from discrete components and services that are loosely coupled. These components and services are linked together over a network and interact via APIs. By working with decoupled…
098: The Changing Face Of Application Acceleration
Aug 23, 2017
Today on the Datanauts, we move up the stack to think about Web application delivery. How are Web pages actually delivered to a client? What’s the role of the client vs. the role of the server these days? What do new protocols like HTTP/2 and SPDY bring…
097: Unpacking Azure Stack For Hybrid Clouds
Aug 16, 2017
Azure Stack is a recent offering from Microsoft that aims to recreate IaaS and PaaS capabilities in the public cloud (pools of compute, storage, and networking that can be easily consumed by developers and applications) in your own data center. One goal…
096: The Fuss About IoT
Aug 9, 2017
IoT is everywhere, from home automation to smart buildings to industrial controls. On this Datanaut’s episode Ethan Banks and Chris Wahl examine the major categories of IoT and where the technology sits on the spectrum between reality and hype. They also…
095: Exploring Azure IaaS with Jennelle Crothers
Aug 2, 2017
The Datanauts are joined by Jennelle Crothers, IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft, to discuss infrastructure-as-a-service in the Microsoft public cloud, Azure. In this episode we explore what Azure is, how it compares to other IaaS offerings, and when to use…
094: Choosing Your Next Infrastructure
Jul 26, 2017
You’ve got a lot of choices when it comes to building out a new pod in the data center. Of course you have the tried-and-true Lego assembly of compute, storage, and networking blocks. But what about options such as converged, hyperconverged, composable,…
093: Erasure Coding And Distributed Storage
Jul 19, 2017
Today on Datanauts, we look under the hood of distributed storage systems to explore erasure coding. Is erasure coding just a fancy name for RAID? What happens if we lose a storage node and have to recreate the missing pieces? Holy east-west traffic,…
092: Microsoft MCSA Lab Creation With Chef
Jul 12, 2017
Today the Datanauts talk about how to automate an MCSA lab project using Chef. MCSA, or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, is a Microsoft certification program that offers credentials for a variety of Microsoft products and services, such as Windows…
091: Found On The Internet Series 2
Jul 5, 2017
The Datanauts’ “Found On The Internet” series continues with a discussion about Nutanix and the cloud focus of its Next 2017 conference. Chris Wahl attended the conference and he and Ethan Banks dig into the big announcements coming out of the show. They…
090: AWS Networking Deep Dive
Jun 28, 2017
Networking in the cloud isn’t just VLANs. On today’s Datanauts episode we explore the ins and outs of building networks in cloud services such as AWS. Our guest is Anthony Miloslavsky, a network engineer in the finance industry. He’s been leading his…
089: SRE vs. Cloud Native vs. DevOps
Jun 21, 2017
Rob Hirschfeld joins the Datanauts to talk about the term Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) and what it means for IT operations. Rob explores how the SRE designation is an effort to put operations teams on a more equal footing with developers within an…
088: Found On The Internet Series 1
Jun 14, 2017
This is the first in an occasional Datanauts series we’re calling “Found On The Internet.” The idea is to gather up things that we’ve read online that maybe don’t make up a full show, but that we want to talk about. Today’s topics include the Future of…
087: The Future Of Infrastructure Security
Jun 7, 2017
On today’s episode the Datanauts rocket ventures into the treacherous asteroid field that is IT security. And like an asteroid field, security is constantly in flux. We defend, and the attackers change tactics. We figure out the new attacks, and the rules…
086: AWS Identity & Access Management Policies
May 31, 2017
This episode of the Datanauts examines Identity and Access Management (IAM) in the context of AWS. A proper IAM framework is essential to ensure that the right people access the right resources in AWS, but setting up and managing policies can be…daunting.…
085: Understanding In-Memory Databases
May 24, 2017
Today on the Datanauts we’re talking about in-memory databases. The idea is that you can load up a host with lots of RAM, cram your database in there, and get more transactions due to the lower latency. But if the system is distributed, you’ve strewn…
084: A Fireside Chat: PowerShell & DevOps Global Summit
May 17, 2017
If you’ve listened to the Datanauts or read Chris Wahl’s blog, you know that he’s a big fan of PowerShell. On today’s episode, Chris shares his adventures at the recent PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit. Chris and Ethan talk about just what PowerShell…
083: Diving Deep Into vSphere Host Resources
May 10, 2017
Today on the Datanauts we explore the depths of vSphere 6.5 host resources to help you maximum performance of your virtual infrastructure and provide a deeper understanding of essentials such as CPU, memory, storage, and Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA).…
082: The Path To Automation & Coding For Ops Teams
May 3, 2017
The Datanauts rocket returns to the automation solar system for another detailed survey of the whys and hows of automation and coding in operations. Our intrepid host for this voyage is Lauren Malhoit, a technologist, Cisco employee, and co-host of…
081: Building Secure Email Infrastructure
Apr 26, 2017
Today on the Datanauts it’s email security. Lots of organizations have outsourced their email to the cloud, and for good reasons: Web access is ubiquitous, email infrastructure can be a pain to manage and secure, and email can take up lots of storage. But…
080: The Current State Of Network Automation & Telemetry
Apr 19, 2017
Automation is the key to speed and scale, but networking has been slower to adopt automation tools and processes than other IT disciplines. Today’s Datanauts episode explores the current state of network automation to try to understand the challenges and…
079: Designing For The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)
Apr 12, 2017
Today’s Datanauts episode peers under the covers of the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). Our guest is Emad Younis, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer at VMware. He blogs regularly about VCSA including feature updates, bug fixes, and more. We’ll talk about…
078: Object Storage & The OpenIO Project
Apr 5, 2017
Today on the Datanauts it’s object storage. Object storage is easily accessible, highly scalable, and underpins many cloud and online applications and services. Our guest sailor across the sea of object storage is Enrico Signoretti, head of product…
077: Transitioning To A Less Technical Role
Mar 29, 2017
If you’re a technology professional, you likely take pride in your mastery of intricate and complicated systems, software, and hardware. And as you invest time and effort to acquire skills and expertise, your technical savvy becomes part of your identity.…
076: Understanding AWS Vs. Azure
Mar 22, 2017
Today on the Datanauts: public clouds. AWS and Azure are two of the most popular public cloud offerings, and we’ll look at how they compare. Our guest is Eric Shanks, a senior solutions architect at Ahead and founder of the blog The IT Hollow. We’ll look…
075: AWS Warts And All
Mar 15, 2017
Today the Datanauts peer inside AWS. Amazon has created a powerful suite of cloud services and built a online empire by renting compute, storage, and other services to enterprises and startups alike. But just because everything lives in the cloud doesn’t…
074: Understanding Data Models & Why They Matter
Mar 8, 2017
Today’s Datanauts episode is all about data and data models, and why they matter. Deciding how to model your data ahead of time can pay off down the road. It helps ensure that the people who are using the data get what they need from it, and can reduce…
073: Inside The Software Engineering Silo
Mar 1, 2017
The Datanauts engage in their on-going mission to break down technical silos with a discussion about software engineering. Their guest is Jeff Meyerson, a software developer and host of the Software Engineering Daily podcast. They start with a brief…
072: OpenStack, Kubernetes, Infrastructure & Automation
Feb 22, 2017
Data center automation is sometimes portrayed as a kind of magic that makes the complexity of operating infrastructure (switches, routers, servers, etc.) vanish. The truth is that complexity never goes away. It can be hidden behind layers of software…
071: Everything As Code With Mitchell Hashimoto
Feb 15, 2017
The Datanauts talk with HashiCorp co-founder and CTO Mitchell Hashimoto about automation. And while HashiCorp makes automation software, the conversation isn’t just about that company’s products. The Datanauts engage in a wide-ranging conversation with…
070: How Media & Entertainment Handle Extreme Scaling Challenges
Feb 8, 2017
On technical podcasts we often talk in generalities. Most of the time, X design approach should work. But what if you don’t fall into that “most of the time” scenario? What if your design constraints mean you have different problems than the average…
069: Microsoft Embraces Open Source
Feb 1, 2017
Microsoft has undergone a startling transformation. It was once the undisputed king of desktops, servers, and business applications. It was also a knives-out competitor that built—and then tried to protect—a monopoly chokehold on the IT and consumer…
068: System Management With Redfish
Jan 25, 2017
Today on the Datanauts, we dive into the waters of infrastructure management to get a closer look at the Redfish protocol. Redfish is an emerging IPMI replacement for out-of-band infrastructure management. The project is overseen by the Distributed…
067: All About Containers As A Service
Jan 18, 2017
Containers as a Service (CaaS) is just what it sounds like: infrastructure abstraction for hosting containers, along with management and orchestration to tie it all together. Services are available in the cloud and on premises. Today on Datanauts, we’re…
066: The Harsh Realities Of Scaling Out
Jan 11, 2017
Sometimes your infrastructure isn’t able to keep pace with a growing business, especially if your company is relatively new. So you do you scale out while the airplane is in flight? Short answer–it ain’t easy. Today on Datanauts, we talk with Josh…
65: Cloudy With A Chance Of Ops
Dec 21, 2016
On today’s Datanauts episode we look at the changing world of Ops. We talk about what Ops means (Operations, DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering, etc.), though one common thread is that everyone in the organization has responsibility for delivering a…
64: Advancing Your IT Career
Dec 14, 2016
Today’s Datanauts episode is about your IT career and how to steer it in a positive direction. This show isn’t just about skills and training (although those play a part). We focus on why you’re in IT and what you hope to get from this profession. Is it a…
063: Unikernels Vs. Containers
Dec 7, 2016
Just as containers are finding their place alongside virtual machines in the application landscape, unikernels are emerging as a container alternative. Unikernels strip down an application’s execution environment to the barest essentials, increasing…