Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Hot Aisle – Innovation and Democratizing Tech at Dell with Matt Baker – Episode 22

Matt Baker (@mattwbaker), Executive Director of Strategy, Enterprise Solutions at Dell takes a seat in The Hot Aisle this week to expose the Innovations that Dell is delivering to their customers and the IT landscape as a whole.  Matt joins your co-hosts Brent Piatti (@brentpiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) as we find out what Matt means in regards to ‘Democratizing IT’ and what that means for consumers in the SMB space, Fortune 100, and Service Provider / Web Tech companies that consume at massive scale.  Join us as Matt gives insights into what is going on at Dell and what impact taking their 100,000 person enterprise has had on their business and ability to innovate and execute against startups and the like.  Let’s do this!

The Hot Aisle – Cloud Native Resiliency with Jeremy Edberg – Episode 21

Jeremy Edberg (@jedberg), Co-Founder of CloudNative (@CloudNativeIO) and well known for his Distributed Systems and Cloud Native Application Resiliency expertise joins us this week on The Hot Aisle.  Your co-hosts Brent Piatti (@brentpiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) dive into Jeremy’s storied history as the 1st paid employee of Reddit and as a reliability and distributed systems architect for Netflix.  The lessons he learned as both businesses transitioned from traditional architectures to fully cloud native make for great stories.  We also cover his new business CloudNative and their products Delta, Bakery, and Yeobot – where we get schooled on what ChatOps is and how it benefits DevOps teams.  Jeremy shares all sorts of nuggets of information with the audience including the 3 tenants of what Cloud Native Apps teams need to be successful – and why his company is so heavily focused or invested in Amazon Web Services as part of their strategy.  Pull up a seat and join us!

The Hot Aisle – Infrastructure as Code with Mitchell Hashimoto – Episode 20

The Hot Aisle is hosted by Brent Piatti (@brentpiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC).  Joining us this Episode is Mitchell Hashimoto (@mitchellh) Co-Founder of Hashi Corp. – creators of super cool and open source projects like Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul, Terraform, Vault, and more.  Learn about how they use Atlas to tie those projects together to better enable infrastructure as code for businesses.  Mitchell discusses the recent HashiConf 2015 where they announced new open source projects Otto and Nomad.  ‘Go’ is a subject again (we’re not doing on purpose, but it’s definitely a thing!), as Mitchell discusses why he is fond of the language and why some enthusiasts may not feel the same way. Listen in to hear his journey from middle-school hacker to Jr. developer at a consultancy after college frustrated with repeating the easy tasks on a daily basis.  We also cover how his obsession with automating things became a growing venture-backed business with a rabid following in the DevOps community.  Find your place, turn it up to 11, and join in.