The Hot Aisle – This title isn’t funny, and neither is cyber security. With Matt Mccormack – Episode 60

Matt Mccormack Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer for Virtustream (@Virtustream) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to demystify the subject of Cloud Security and the constantly changing role of the Chief Information Security Officer. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) discuss best practices for a modern data center and how to leverage security as an evolving process – and not a product.  We’d tell you more, but then we’d have to kill you. I love Keith Alexander. I’ve always respected Keith Alexander.

The Hot Aisle – You can NAS where you want to w/ Ron Bianchini – Episode 59

Ron Bianchini (@RonBianchini) CEO of Avere Systems (@AvereSystems) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about solving NAS problems at scale.  There are architectural implications to the way modern applications and data centers are being deployed – and your critical infrastructure services need to keep up. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down new ways of looking at solving File / NAS problems, how scale and distribution of workloads impact application performance, and more..  I hope you brought an apple and a #2 pencil, because this professor’s about to go all 401 level on you!

The Hot Aisle – Cache yo data ousside, howbou dah? with Bobby Johnson – Episode 58

Bobby Johnson (@InteranaBobby) CTO & Founder at Interana (@InteranaCorp) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about Interactive Analytics and how companies can break down barriers of putting valuable insights right into their employees’ hands. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down where Hadoop works & doesn’t and how to remove your high priest(ess) of data.  What it’s all about is empowering your organization to make the thousands of decisions it makes every day – easier.  Bring your chopsticks, but ditch the soy sauce – because you’re about to ingest some deliciously raw insights.

The Hot Aisle – Monitoring Elastic Infrastructures with SignalFX – Episode 57

Patrick Lin, VP of Products & Marketing at SignalFX (@SignalFX), joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about monitoring the Billions and Trillions of streaming events that happen in a modern Cloud Native application architecture. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down why capturing these real-time events is necessary and what you can do with them once you do.  You might want to apply additional resources to your brain, because we’re about to exceed all your thresholds!

The Hot Aisle – Falling out of the Cloud with Tom Lyon – Episode 56

Tom Lyon (@aka_pugs) Chief Scientist and Founder at DriveScale (@DriveScale_Inc) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about making a Private Cloud for Big Data using composable rack-scale infrastructure. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) dive into how a UNIX kernel developer goes on to create a cool startup for Hadoopers and more.  So grab your umbrellas because it’s raining workloads vacating from the cloud!

The Hot Aisle – Building the Real World Web with Alex Hertel – Episode 55

Alex Hertel, CEO for Xperiel (@xperiel), joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about Experiential Marketing and how any organization can leverage Augmented Reality and Internet of Things to interact with consumers. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down complexity theory, pebbling, and using modern technology to trigger interactive events. Dust off your google glass and hop on that sideways skateboard you call a ‘hoverboard’ and get ready for the future!

The Hot Aisle – Open Source as a Service with Madhura Maskasky – Episode 54

Madhura Maskasky (@madhuramaskasky) Co-Founder and VP of Product at Platform9 Systems (@Platform9sys) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about Cloud Managed Infrastructure, overcoming risk, and providing the trust enterprises need to adopt agile infrastructure. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down the value propositions of well managed infrastructure, and uncover some hidden truths about openstack and kubernetes cloud orchestration. Grab a 5 hour energy and create a reduction Alton Brown style because you’re going to need 1 hour of super concentrated focus for this episode!

The Hot Aisle – Secure Infrastructure Containers with Steven Silva – Episode 53

Steven Silva, Chief Technology Officer for Cypherpath (@cypherpath), joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about Secure Infrastructure Containers and how the market is demanding security driven architectures. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down what exactly Cypherpath means by Infrastructure-as-a-File, how Infrastructure containers differentiate, and explore the persistent threat landscape organizations of any type operate in today.  Grab your bug-out bag and copy of Catcher in the Rye because we’re about to upload an encrypted message into your noggin.

The Hot Aisle – Stories of Advanced Analytics with Mike Gualtieri – Episode 52

Mike Gualtieri (@mgualtieri) VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research (@forrester) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about evolving and emerging analytics technologies. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down topics like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, IoT, and Advanced Analytics.  Grab your friend Sarah Connor and get to your bunker because SkyNet is on the horizon! Come with us if you want to learn. Hasta la vista, baby!

The Hot Aisle – Keeping the Innovation Engine Running with Ray O’Farrell – Episode 51

Ray O’Farrell (@ray_ofarrell) CTO & Chief Development Officer at VMware (@VMware) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about VMware announcements form VMworld. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) have Ray break down Cross-Cloud Architecture, the new VMware Cloud Foundation with IBM & AWS, integrations with Virtustream, how NSX enhances cross-cloud, and a vSAN breakdown!  Get out and nab your favorite leprechaun and follow us to the pot ‘o gold at the end of this rainbow.