The Hot Aisle – Destroy the Status Quo for Enterprise IT with Mark Thiele of Apcera – Episode 78

Mark Thiele (@mthiele10) CIO & Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera (@Apcera) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about Container Management and infrastructure architecture at scale. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down the enabling technologies of the data center in regards to containers, and how workload composition impacts orchestration and deployment methodologies at scale.  Put on your best hoodie, pack up your favorite ping pong paddle, and stop by the local coffee shop for some single origin coffee – because we’re about to go build a startup inside your IT organization!

The Hot Aisle – Contain the Future of Big Data with Tom Phelan of Blue Data – Episode 77

Tom Phelan (@tapbluedata), Co-Founder & Chief Architect for BlueData (@BlueData) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about the future of Big Data architectures and how consolidation, disaggregation, and automating are changing the Big Data landscape. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down the latest innovations in Big Data – combining Docker Containers and Hadoop, how networking has closed the gap in non-DAS workloads, and Big Data as a Service…Channel your inner Scarlett Johansson because we need a Zoo Keeper to contain all these wild technologies!

The Hot Aisle – The Art of Cyber-War with Barry Hensley of Secureworks – Episode 76

Barry “The Colonel” Hensley, Chief Threat Intelligence Officer at Secureworks (@Secureworks), joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about cyber-security.  Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down FBI statistics on Ransomware, GDPR impact, the use of Machine Learning in cyber-crime, and how organized crime is making a business out of hijacking your personal info.  Turn off your WiFi, unplug your Cat-5, and grab your flashlight…we’re headed straight for the Dark Web.

The Hot Aisle – Extracting Substantive Intelligence from Business Exhaust w/ David Gonzalez of Ziff – Episode 75

David “Gonzo” Gonzales (@datagonzo) CEO and Co-Founder of Ziff, Inc. (ziff.ai) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about the principles and frameworks used to locate patterns in data and how those can be applied to deliver business insights. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and how the industry needs to turn Data Science into a Technology.  Frankly, my Dear, I don’t give a substantive damn.

The Hot Aisle – The Art of the Business Scientist with Steven Hillion of Alpine Data – Episode 74

Steven Hillion, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer for Alpine Data (@AlpineDataLabs) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about approachable and accessible analytics and how they’re bridging business the business to their data. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down how organizations’ mission to capture analytic outcomes and have it change the way they do business is hindered by a lack of trained data scientists.  Get your tax forms out and let us know how many dependencies you have, we’re about to deal with your pent up linear regression.

The Hot Aisle – The Right to be Forgotten with Brian Rutledge of Spanning – Episode 73

Brian Rutledge (@scarabeetle) Principal Security Engineer for Spanning (@spanningbackup) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about Security Awareness and the need for heightened awareness in today’s climate. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) are all over the map as they break down security threats and education, GDPR and the impact the EU’s regulations are going to have on the world, and the differences between information security and information privacy.  You’re going to want to put all your usb drives in a bag of rice for this episode – don’t ask us why, just trust us on this one.

The Hot Aisle – Building Apps in Their Native Habitat with Michael Ducy of Chef – Episode 72

Michael Ducy (@mfdii) Director of Product Marketing at Chef (@chef) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about the the launch of Habitat Builder, which enables organizations build, control, and manage its’ apps.  Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) Work to understand how Chef is helping organizations bridge the gap on application management across multi-cloud environments both in dev and production.  You want it on Docker, you got it.  Mesosphere? You got it. Kubernetes? Ditto.  Can we deploy it? Habitat the Builder. Yes we Can!

The Hot Aisle – Shipping Around Blobs of Clojure with Rob Zuber of Circle CI – Episode 71

Rob Zuber (@z00b) Chief Technology Officer for CircleCI (@CircleCI) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about Continuous Integration & Continuous Development (CI/CD) and fundamental ideas about how to break down monoliths and improve development processes through tools. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down how CircleCI is getting organizations out of the business of undifferentiated heavy lifting, and into finding and delivering patterns of services that others can leverage.  Even Jabba the Hut would bow to these blobs of Clojure we’re about to ship to you!

The Hot Aisle – Reality of Growth at Scale w/ Greg Warden of DigitalOcean – Episode 70

Greg Warden (@usmile1) VP of Engineering at DigitalOcean (@DigialOcean) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about delivering a reliable massively scalable service. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down how Greg and the team at DigitalOcean are managing the complexities of being one of the largest hyperscalers in the world – while continuously adding new features that offer to remove complexity from their customers’ lives. We’re going to dig into how they work to continuously software define their infrastructure as they pave new roads with their technology.  What do a16z and the hot aisle have in common? Besides wildly successful podcasts – we also both know that if you invest some time in this episode we guarantee you’ll see amazing returns.

The Hot Aisle – You Code It, You Ship It, You Own It! w/ Tim Armandpour of Pager Duty – Episode 69

Tim Armandpour (@TimArmandpour) Senior Vice President for Pager Duty (@PagerDuty) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about instrumenting companies’ digital operations signals across their entire stack and how they are helping provide situational and contextual awareness to customers for their alerts and events.  Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down Pager Duty’s digital operations management platform and how they are helping mobilize and orchestrate groups of people to solve problems together, better.  Bad code bad code… whatcha gunna do?  Whatcha gunna do when we alert on you…