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!

The Hot Aisle – Herd your pets and cattle with Rancher’s Shannon Williams & Sheng Liang – Episode 45

Shannon Williams (@smw355) & Sheng Liang (@shengliang), Co-Founders of Rancher Labs (@Rancher_Labs) join us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about some more of that hot hot hot container stuff and how Rancher integrates your Docker ecosystem with automated deployments of Swarm, Kubernetes, and Mesosphere. Public cloud? Private Cloud? Don’t care – they gots!  Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down why Rancher was created, how it enables ease of container / container manager deployment, and leveraging the Open Source ecosystem with your Containers. Let’s go all animal house on this one, because all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others!

The Hot Aisle – Step into Kubernetes with Kelsey Hightower – Episode 44

Kelsey Hightower (@KelseyHightower) Software Engineer for Google’s (@google) Kubernetes (@kubernetesio) and the Samuel L. Jackson of Tech Conferences, joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about the 1 year old birthday kid, Kubernetes. We’ll learn how Kubernetes is ready for production use with your containerized applications; and your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down the how, why, and what, of Kubernetes to ensure your applications are treated as first class citizens…Grab your crayons and glue sticks, because we’re about to break this down all elementary like!

The Hot Aisle – What’s Your Storage Sign? I’m a Torus. with Barak Michener – Episode 43

Barak Michener (@barakmich) Software Engineer for CoreOS (@CoreOSlinux) joins us this week on The Hot Aisle to talk about Torus, their take on the modern distributed storage system. Your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) break down how Torus approaches software defined storage, why distributed storage is the right fit for containerized workloads, how Torus integrates with things like Kubernetes & VMware, and how GIFEE is the motto at CoreOS (Google Infrastructure for Everyone Else). So slip on those comfy running shoes because we’re about to do a mental marathon that you’ll want to see to the end.