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.

The Hot Aisle – The Rising Frequency of Configuration Management with Gareth Rushgrove – Episode 50

Gareth Rushgrove (@garethr) Senior Software Engineer at Puppet (@puppetize) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about leveraging a thriving community to drive incremental value in Open Source. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down Project Blueshift and how Puppet is using it to build better code and community in the Enterprise IT automation space.  So grab your dusty / dented cans of of 8 year old green beans and corn out of the pantry and get ready to donate your time to this episode of The Hot Aisle!

The Hot Aisle – Storage Virtualization in a Container World with Sandeepan Banerjee – Episode 49

Sandeepan Banerjee SVP Engineering and Operations for ClusterHQ (@ClusterHQ) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about storage persistence in an ephemeral world and what he thinks the challenges and how his teams plan to solve them. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down the container persistence market and volume management at scale.  Grab your #2 pencil and your favorite eraser, because we’re about to take you to school.

The Hot Aisle – Marketing a New Dawn with Jeremy Burton – Episode 48

Jeremy Burton (@jburton) CMO for Dell Technologies (@Dell) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about the largest merger in tech history between Dell & EMC (now Dell EMC) – and what it means for the future of both companies and the industry as a whole. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) dig into why Jeremy took the job, what excites him about the potential, and what tricks he has in his bag as he works on the combined and updated marketing strategy.  Grab your coffee, look over the horizon, and get ready for the New Dawn of Dell Technologies.

The Hot Aisle – Source of Truthiness with Hitesh Patel – Episode 47

Hitesh Patel (@F5Hitesh) Solutions Architect for F5 (@F5Networks) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about how F5 is evolving for and fully embracing the new “Cloud” model. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) dig into  building a 250K+ person community with DevCentral, how Open Source & GitHub have driven innovation at F5, and the latest F5 Agility Conference.  It’s no Peanut Butter sandwich, but go ahead and grab your chicken and steak – because we’re about to provide you enough information to marinate in for days….

The Hot Aisle – Open Source for What? US Drone Nationals – Episode 46

Our guest list is strong this episode – in order of appearance: Joshua Bernstein (@quityourjoshing) VP of Technology for EMC Code (@emccode), Grant Martin (@grantkmartin) Product Manager for Avegant (@avegant) Glyph, and Nelson Aquino (@kruelx) FPV Racer, Race Organizer, and more – all join us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about Open Source Software, the business that is Drones, and what the sport of FPV Drone Racing looks like underneath the covers. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down how IT skills and background are a bridge to drone racing, the changing concept of personal wearable devices, and why this booming market is attracting ESPN, EMC Code, Earnst & Young, AIG, and more to get involved. Grab your transmitter, put on your fpv goggles, and tune into this frequency – because you don’t wanna miss this!