60 pippa.io Cloud Insiders https://www.xtravirt.com/cloud-insiders-subscribe/ en Cloud Insiders advisory,citrix,cloud,cloudcomputing,computing,euc,insiders,it,itstrategy,ittransformation,microsoft,migration,nsx,sddc,softwaredefineddatacenter,softwaredefineddatacentre,vdi,virtualisation,virtualization,vmware,vra,vrops,windows,workload,workspace Cloud Insiders Bringing the cloud down to earth Cloud Insiders brings together industry experts to explore the range of IT transformation issues facing today’s organisations and the technologies designed to help. You can expect a straight-talking show full of thought-provoking insights into trends and jam-packed with ideas to help you make better-informed decisions and future-proof your strategy.


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Cloud Insiders brings together industry experts to explore the range of IT transformation issues facing today’s organisations and the technologies designed to help. You can expect a straight-talking show full of thought-provoking insights into trends and jam-packed with ideas to help you make better-informed decisions and future-proof your strategy.


Sign up to our newsletter and be the first to hear about each new episode released.


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no Cloud Insiders info+5a5f360817c58bcb22de2a43@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a5f360817c58bcb22de2a43/show-cover.png https://www.xtravirt.com/cloud-insiders-subscribe/ Cloud Insiders https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/cloud-insiders Docker Docker Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:30:16 GMT 7:29 5bc5e4d689adaf0505f398bd no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/tech-focus-docker Tech Focus full 1 4 In this Cloud Insiders episode, a Tech Focus on Docker - a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy and run applications by using containers. 

 

Find out what containers are, why organisations are using them and why Docker is the most popular platform for developers, with Cloud Insiders host Stuart Robinson and Xtravirt Senior Consultant Paul Kennard .

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In this Cloud Insiders episode, a Tech Focus on Docker - a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy and run applications by using containers. 

 

Find out what containers are, why organisations are using them and why Docker is the most popular platform for developers, with Cloud Insiders host Stuart Robinson and Xtravirt Senior Consultant Paul Kennard .

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AppDefense AppDefense Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:00:46 GMT 8:02 5ba0e29c6a02b02435ced5b9 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/tech-focus-appdefense Tech Focus full 1 3 In this episode, Cloud Insiders host Stuart Robinson talks to Xtravirt Senior Consultant Steve Wood about VMware® AppDefense - a datacentre endpoint security product that protects applications running in virtualised environments.


Listen in to find out what AppDefense is, how it works, how it can be deployed and what it means for the security of IT infrastructure.


Steve has also put together a demo on deploying AppDefense, which you can view by going to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1i5VBPyyeo&t=


This episode was recorded before the release of VMware's vSphere Platinum which as Steve alludes to in this episode now includes AppDefense.

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In this episode, Cloud Insiders host Stuart Robinson talks to Xtravirt Senior Consultant Steve Wood about VMware® AppDefense - a datacentre endpoint security product that protects applications running in virtualised environments.


Listen in to find out what AppDefense is, how it works, how it can be deployed and what it means for the security of IT infrastructure.


Steve has also put together a demo on deploying AppDefense, which you can view by going to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1i5VBPyyeo&t=


This episode was recorded before the release of VMware's vSphere Platinum which as Steve alludes to in this episode now includes AppDefense.

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Behind Automation Behind Automation Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:30:32 GMT 35:01 5b72ca878cc5cd2328c24a4c no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/behind-automation Who Automates the Automation full 31 In this podcast, Paul Davey and Sam Perrin from Xtravirt’s Cloud Automation Practice discuss automation, sharing their insight and learnings from having worked on dozens of automation projects.


This episode outlines:

  • What is automation?
  • The common reasons businesses are automating business processes.
  • Some of tools being used in automation – from Puppet and Chef for configuration management to HashiCorp’s options for provisioning, security and the running of applications.
  • The need for businesses to take a business logic first approach to automation projects.
  • Some common mistakes to avoid.
  • How Xtravirt have designed workshops and best practice methodologies to ensure automation projects stay on track and deliver the business outcomes they were intended to.


To find out more about Xtravirt’s Cloud Automation Practice, please contact:


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In this podcast, Paul Davey and Sam Perrin from Xtravirt’s Cloud Automation Practice discuss automation, sharing their insight and learnings from having worked on dozens of automation projects.


This episode outlines:

  • What is automation?
  • The common reasons businesses are automating business processes.
  • Some of tools being used in automation – from Puppet and Chef for configuration management to HashiCorp’s options for provisioning, security and the running of applications.
  • The need for businesses to take a business logic first approach to automation projects.
  • Some common mistakes to avoid.
  • How Xtravirt have designed workshops and best practice methodologies to ensure automation projects stay on track and deliver the business outcomes they were intended to.


To find out more about Xtravirt’s Cloud Automation Practice, please contact:


Sam Perrin - Sam_Perrin

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VMware OS Optimization Tool VMware OS Optimization Tool Tue, 31 Jul 2018 13:30:23 GMT 10:34 5b605b9ebc2100ab332176c8 no http://cloudinsiders.fm/episode/tf002/ Tech Focus full 1 2 In this episode of Cloud Insiders Tech Focus, we are looking at the VMware OS Optimization Tool with Xtravirt's Curtis Brown. Find out how you could be saving time and optimizing with this free tool. A product of a VMware fling, this is essential for the toolkit of any EUC specialists or any one that finds themselves deploying desktops on a regular basis.


Listen as Curtis us leads us through the uses, features and specs of the VMware OS Optimization tool.

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In this episode of Cloud Insiders Tech Focus, we are looking at the VMware OS Optimization Tool with Xtravirt's Curtis Brown. Find out how you could be saving time and optimizing with this free tool. A product of a VMware fling, this is essential for the toolkit of any EUC specialists or any one that finds themselves deploying desktops on a regular basis.


Listen as Curtis us leads us through the uses, features and specs of the VMware OS Optimization tool.

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Managing Public Key Infrastructure Managing Public Key Infrastructure Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:30:52 GMT 28:51 5b4dde55f3e754a246b7a286 no http://cloudinsiders.fm/episode/30-2/ Three Tiers for PKI!! full In this podcast episode, Xtravirt Senior Consultant Matthew Tupper shares some of his learnings from helping many organisations to better manage their PKI environment. 


Tune in to find out:

  • What is public key infrastructure and how does it work?
  • What are some common mistakes organisations are making in relation to PKI and how can you avoid making them too?
  • And, finally, Matthew suggests a best practice approach to PKI and shares some top tips for effective Certificate Management.


Matthew Tupper is a Senior Consultant at Xtravirt and has been with Xtravirt for 8 years. He is a self-confessed fan of the minutiae and one of his specialist subjects is Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

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In this podcast episode, Xtravirt Senior Consultant Matthew Tupper shares some of his learnings from helping many organisations to better manage their PKI environment. 


Tune in to find out:

  • What is public key infrastructure and how does it work?
  • What are some common mistakes organisations are making in relation to PKI and how can you avoid making them too?
  • And, finally, Matthew suggests a best practice approach to PKI and shares some top tips for effective Certificate Management.


Matthew Tupper is a Senior Consultant at Xtravirt and has been with Xtravirt for 8 years. He is a self-confessed fan of the minutiae and one of his specialist subjects is Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

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Power vRA Module Power vRA Module Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:30:12 GMT 11:20 5b180fabb3ae913450c0a2d6 no http://cloudinsiders.fm/episode/tf001 Tech Focus full 1 1 In this special Tech Focus podcast from Cloud Insiders, we speak to Jonathan Medd, co-creator of PowervRA – a PowerShell module for managing VMware vRealize automation. Jonathan created this tool, because in his role as a consultant, he kept encountering the need for just such a tool, but found one didn’t exist, so set about creating one. Available from github.com and powershellgallery.com the tool has been downloaded thousands of times and user feedback is helping steer ongoing improvements.


Tune in to find out more about PowervRA - what it is, why it’s useful and what you need to get up and running.


Find out more about PowervRA on Twitter @PowervRAModule, or search for PowervRA on powershellgallery.com or GitHub

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In this special Tech Focus podcast from Cloud Insiders, we speak to Jonathan Medd, co-creator of PowervRA – a PowerShell module for managing VMware vRealize automation. Jonathan created this tool, because in his role as a consultant, he kept encountering the need for just such a tool, but found one didn’t exist, so set about creating one. Available from github.com and powershellgallery.com the tool has been downloaded thousands of times and user feedback is helping steer ongoing improvements.


Tune in to find out more about PowervRA - what it is, why it’s useful and what you need to get up and running.


Find out more about PowervRA on Twitter @PowervRAModule, or search for PowervRA on powershellgallery.com or GitHub

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Email Migration Email Migration Tue, 15 May 2018 13:45:06 GMT 28:29 5afaa3f7fa5d485c49bd4539 no http://cloudinsiders.fm/episode/29-2/ Safe storage in the wake of GDPR full 1 29 <![CDATA[I'm NSXy 2]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT 35:56 5ac5d879efa7ffc519201aea no http://cloudinsiders.fm/episode/28-2/ NSX Revisited full 28 In this episode of Cloud Insiders, we are joined by Senior Systems Engineer, Michael Armstrong and Xtravirt Senior Consultant, Steve Wood, to revisit the topic of NSX. Our guests explore the developments and improvements seen over the last few years including the key features of the latest NSX 6.4 release and VMware’s AppDefence product, including what it is and how it can work with NSX to secure a customer’s datacentre.

Michael and Steve also address what NSX Cloud is, how NSX-T differs from NSX-V, the key steps to ensuring a successful implementation, as well as where the future is heading for NSX.

Topics covered:

  • What have been the key developments and improvements of NSX over the last few years?
  • How can VMware AppDefence integrate with NSX to secure a customer’s data centre?
  • What are the key steps to ensuring a successful NSX implementation?
  • Where is the future heading?
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In this episode of Cloud Insiders, we are joined by Senior Systems Engineer, Michael Armstrong and Xtravirt Senior Consultant, Steve Wood, to revisit the topic of NSX. Our guests explore the developments and improvements seen over the last few years including the key features of the latest NSX 6.4 release and VMware’s AppDefence product, including what it is and how it can work with NSX to secure a customer’s datacentre.

Michael and Steve also address what NSX Cloud is, how NSX-T differs from NSX-V, the key steps to ensuring a successful implementation, as well as where the future is heading for NSX.

Topics covered:

  • What have been the key developments and improvements of NSX over the last few years?
  • How can VMware AppDefence integrate with NSX to secure a customer’s data centre?
  • What are the key steps to ensuring a successful NSX implementation?
  • Where is the future heading?
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DMaaS DMaaS Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:30:01 GMT 51:04 5aa1163e0324451e73c4b7b7 no http://cloudinsiders.fm/episode/27-2/ Who, What, Where, When? full In the latest episode of Cloud Insiders, VP of Product and Alliances Marketing for Druva, Dave Packer joins Solutions Architect, Alex Galbraith for an interesting discussion around Data Management as a Service (DMaaS). Our guests explore how DMaaS relates to data protection, data governance and data intelligence, as well as the ways in which organisations are addressing the protection of data in the cloud.


Dave and Alex also address the industry drivers pushing organisations to look at the ways in which they are managing their data including the implications of GDPR; the industry trends such as an ever-increasing mobile workforce, as well as what Druva is doing within the data management space to support organisations.

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In the latest episode of Cloud Insiders, VP of Product and Alliances Marketing for Druva, Dave Packer joins Solutions Architect, Alex Galbraith for an interesting discussion around Data Management as a Service (DMaaS). Our guests explore how DMaaS relates to data protection, data governance and data intelligence, as well as the ways in which organisations are addressing the protection of data in the cloud.


Dave and Alex also address the industry drivers pushing organisations to look at the ways in which they are managing their data including the implications of GDPR; the industry trends such as an ever-increasing mobile workforce, as well as what Druva is doing within the data management space to support organisations.

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Hybrid Cloud Hybrid Cloud Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT 27:46 5a82bfc73a94f9e85a830f92 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/hybrid-cloud Have your cake and eat it full 26 In this episode of Cloud Insiders, we are joined by Hitachi Vantara’s Cloud & Data Mobility Solutions Practice Lead, Rob Rowe and Xtravirt Lead Consultant, Curtis Brown, who discuss their thoughts and experience of Hybrid Cloud. Our guests identify the benefits of adopting hybrid cloud and the solutions available, what the term Edge Computing refers to and how it fits into the hybrid model.

Rob and Curtis also address the key steps to implementing hybrid cloud successfully, how Hitachi Vantara are helping customers within the hybrid space, as well as where the future is heading.

Topics covered include:

 

  • What is Hybrid Cloud?
  • How are customers benefitting from adopting Hybrid Cloud solutions?
  • What does the term ‘Edge Computing’ refer to?
  • What is Hitachi Vantara doing within this space?
  • Where is the future heading for Hybrid Cloud?
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In this episode of Cloud Insiders, we are joined by Hitachi Vantara’s Cloud & Data Mobility Solutions Practice Lead, Rob Rowe and Xtravirt Lead Consultant, Curtis Brown, who discuss their thoughts and experience of Hybrid Cloud. Our guests identify the benefits of adopting hybrid cloud and the solutions available, what the term Edge Computing refers to and how it fits into the hybrid model.

Rob and Curtis also address the key steps to implementing hybrid cloud successfully, how Hitachi Vantara are helping customers within the hybrid space, as well as where the future is heading.

Topics covered include:

 

  • What is Hybrid Cloud?
  • How are customers benefitting from adopting Hybrid Cloud solutions?
  • What does the term ‘Edge Computing’ refer to?
  • What is Hitachi Vantara doing within this space?
  • Where is the future heading for Hybrid Cloud?
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Cloud Application Management Cloud Application Management Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:10:34 GMT 39:45 aed78b3769771ae8950145f1b227de98 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc8d One for all Join us for the latest episode of Cloud Insiders, where we welcome Senior Systems Engineer for Morpheus Data, James Smith and Senior Consultant at Xtravirt, Simon Eady for an interesting discussion around Cloud Application Management. In this episode, our guests address what Cloud Application Management actually is and how it relates to PaaS (Platform as a Service), as well as how it compares with traditional methods of cloud management.

 James and Simon discuss the industry drivers for adopting Cloud Application Management solutions, and the increased demand to move application workloads to the cloud, as well as what Morpheus Data are doing within this space.

 Topics covered:

 What does the area of Cloud Application Management encompass?

  • How does Cloud Application Management relate to PaaS?
  • What are the key steps to adopting a cloud management solution?
  • What are Morpheus Data doing within this space?
  • Where is the future heading for Cloud Application Management?
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Join us for the latest episode of Cloud Insiders, where we welcome Senior Systems Engineer for Morpheus Data, James Smith and Senior Consultant at Xtravirt, Simon Eady for an interesting discussion around Cloud Application Management. In this episode, our guests address what Cloud Application Management actually is and how it relates to PaaS (Platform as a Service), as well as how it compares with traditional methods of cloud management.

 James and Simon discuss the industry drivers for adopting Cloud Application Management solutions, and the increased demand to move application workloads to the cloud, as well as what Morpheus Data are doing within this space.

 Topics covered:

 What does the area of Cloud Application Management encompass?

  • How does Cloud Application Management relate to PaaS?
  • What are the key steps to adopting a cloud management solution?
  • What are Morpheus Data doing within this space?
  • Where is the future heading for Cloud Application Management?
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Large Scale Transformations Large Scale Transformations Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:05:48 GMT 25:30 56b9bb2f92067913fddb38ea9aa2e785 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc8e Land and Expand In this episode, we are joined by Xtravirt Project Manager, Craig Whelan and Technical Pre-Sales Consultant, Andy Hine, who explore the area of Large Scale Transformations; what the term means and what it encompasses. Our guests address the results and outcomes that organisations undertaking these transformations are hoping to see, as well as the common mistakes that they have seen organisations making, from their experience in the industry.

Craig and Andy also discuss the tools that are available to help businesses manage transformations of this size whilst ensuring success, what the future holds for large scale projects and address the question; is large scale really the way forwards?

Topics covered:

  • What does the sphere of ‘Large Scale Transformations’ encompass?
  • What are the common pitfalls to avoid?
  • What tools are available to help manage large scale transformations?
  • Where is the future heading for large scale projects?
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In this episode, we are joined by Xtravirt Project Manager, Craig Whelan and Technical Pre-Sales Consultant, Andy Hine, who explore the area of Large Scale Transformations; what the term means and what it encompasses. Our guests address the results and outcomes that organisations undertaking these transformations are hoping to see, as well as the common mistakes that they have seen organisations making, from their experience in the industry.

Craig and Andy also discuss the tools that are available to help businesses manage transformations of this size whilst ensuring success, what the future holds for large scale projects and address the question; is large scale really the way forwards?

Topics covered:

  • What does the sphere of ‘Large Scale Transformations’ encompass?
  • What are the common pitfalls to avoid?
  • What tools are available to help manage large scale transformations?
  • Where is the future heading for large scale projects?
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Serverless Serverless Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:07:26 GMT 40:15 7c545c5055bc7278bb11102591544c66 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc8f Viva la revolución In the latest episode of Cloud Insiders, Insight’s Pre-Sales Manager for Hybrid Cloud, Chan Ekanayake and Chief Technologist of WoodITWork.com, Julian Wood join us for an interesting discussion on Serverless Computing. Our guests explore the pain points and trends driving its adoption, how it compares with other forms of utility computing, and identify the benefits that its implementation could ensure for organisations.


Chan and Julian also address how a serverless approach is beneficial in relation to IoT (Internet of Things) applications, and how businesses are leveraging serverless computing platforms. Our guests also discuss why, having been around for over a decade, serverless computing is only becoming mainstream now, as well as the role that microservices can play within the serverless space.

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In the latest episode of Cloud Insiders, Insight’s Pre-Sales Manager for Hybrid Cloud, Chan Ekanayake and Chief Technologist of WoodITWork.com, Julian Wood join us for an interesting discussion on Serverless Computing. Our guests explore the pain points and trends driving its adoption, how it compares with other forms of utility computing, and identify the benefits that its implementation could ensure for organisations.


Chan and Julian also address how a serverless approach is beneficial in relation to IoT (Internet of Things) applications, and how businesses are leveraging serverless computing platforms. Our guests also discuss why, having been around for over a decade, serverless computing is only becoming mainstream now, as well as the role that microservices can play within the serverless space.

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Analytics-as-a-Service Analytics-as-a-Service Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:40:39 GMT 24:15 3b0ef33f3c1f80c2aee0cd820d34b4ed no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc90 The art of taming data In this episode of Cloud Insiders, we are joined by Gavin Jolliffe, Director of SonarHub, who talks us through IT analytics and what this area encompasses. Throughout the discussion, Gavin outlines the ‘Analytics-as-a-Service’ solutions available in the market, the benefits of using these solutions, as well as how Sonar fits into this space.

Gavin also talks us through what he believes to be the main market factors driving the need for analytics solutions, how analytics will change the role of the sys-admin and how Sonar can help to facilitate this.

Topics covered include:

  • What does the term ‘analytics’ actually mean?
  • What are the benefits of analytics solutions?
  • How is Sonar addressing the market?
  • What are the market trends driving the adoption of analytics solutions?
  • Where is the future heading for analytics?
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In this episode of Cloud Insiders, we are joined by Gavin Jolliffe, Director of SonarHub, who talks us through IT analytics and what this area encompasses. Throughout the discussion, Gavin outlines the ‘Analytics-as-a-Service’ solutions available in the market, the benefits of using these solutions, as well as how Sonar fits into this space.

Gavin also talks us through what he believes to be the main market factors driving the need for analytics solutions, how analytics will change the role of the sys-admin and how Sonar can help to facilitate this.

Topics covered include:

  • What does the term ‘analytics’ actually mean?
  • What are the benefits of analytics solutions?
  • How is Sonar addressing the market?
  • What are the market trends driving the adoption of analytics solutions?
  • Where is the future heading for analytics?
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VMworld Europe 2017 Special 2 VMworld Europe 2017 Special 2 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:05:37 GMT 9:33 48a9566f902929a8f3ca67298a02e25e no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc91 Xtravirt’s Nick Goldman shares his highlights from Barcelona In this special episode, Xtravirt Senior Consultant Nick Goldman shares his experience of VMworld Europe 2017. Nick talks about his highlights from this years’ event, the key sessions he attended and the latest VMware announcements.

Topics covered:

  • Highlights from this years’ event
  • Key sessions attended
  • Exciting VMware announcements
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In this special episode, Xtravirt Senior Consultant Nick Goldman shares his experience of VMworld Europe 2017. Nick talks about his highlights from this years’ event, the key sessions he attended and the latest VMware announcements.

Topics covered:

  • Highlights from this years’ event
  • Key sessions attended
  • Exciting VMware announcements
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VMworld Europe 2017 Special VMworld Europe 2017 Special Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:10:51 GMT 27:42 9d3a7daeb0328bb1e24bf777cfcd675a no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc92 Xtravirt’s Curtis Brown and Simon Eady share their highlights from Barcelona In this special episode, Xtravirt Senior Consultants Curtis Brown and Simon Eady share their experience of VMworld Europe 2017. Curtis and Simon talk about their highlights from this years’ event, the key sessions they attended and the latest VMware announcements.

Topics covered:

  • Highlights from this years’ event
  • Key sessions attended
  • Exciting VMware announcements
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In this special episode, Xtravirt Senior Consultants Curtis Brown and Simon Eady share their experience of VMworld Europe 2017. Curtis and Simon talk about their highlights from this years’ event, the key sessions they attended and the latest VMware announcements.

Topics covered:

  • Highlights from this years’ event
  • Key sessions attended
  • Exciting VMware announcements
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Client side vs Consultant side Client side vs Consultant side Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:31:08 GMT 33:28 1624804ea4874ab4ab4769ae938735ef no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc93 Let the games begin In this episode, we focus on the different perspectives of working client and consultant side of an IT project. Joining us for this discussion are experienced IT Consultant, Phil Milroy and Xtravirt Project Manager, Craig Whelan. Our guests talk us through their experiences including, the pressures, benefits and pitfalls of working both client and consultant side of a job. Our guests analyse the main challenges that client businesses are wrestling with in IT, the consultative approach vs in-house approaches, as well as what they would do differently in past roles, knowing what they know now.

Craig and Phil also discuss the common mistakes they’ve seen clients making, what should be considered when thinking about implementing a new tech or transformation, as well as trends they  see impacting organisations within the near future.

Topics covered:

  • What differentiates the client side vs the consultative side?
  • What IT challenged are organisations currently facing?
  • What should be considered during an IT transformation?
  • What future trends are heading our way?
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In this episode, we focus on the different perspectives of working client and consultant side of an IT project. Joining us for this discussion are experienced IT Consultant, Phil Milroy and Xtravirt Project Manager, Craig Whelan. Our guests talk us through their experiences including, the pressures, benefits and pitfalls of working both client and consultant side of a job. Our guests analyse the main challenges that client businesses are wrestling with in IT, the consultative approach vs in-house approaches, as well as what they would do differently in past roles, knowing what they know now.

Craig and Phil also discuss the common mistakes they’ve seen clients making, what should be considered when thinking about implementing a new tech or transformation, as well as trends they  see impacting organisations within the near future.

Topics covered:

  • What differentiates the client side vs the consultative side?
  • What IT challenged are organisations currently facing?
  • What should be considered during an IT transformation?
  • What future trends are heading our way?
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Cloud Data Management Cloud Data Management Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:32:15 GMT 28:17 0f7163672b9e8f9a3f0e87b5c5b9b8b2 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc94 A place for everything and everything in its place In this podcast, we welcome Rubrik’s Chief Technologist, Chris Wahl and Xtravirt Lead Consultant, Christopher Lewis, who talk us through cloud data management and what it means. In this episode, our guests delve into the depths of data management, exploring the question: is it more than just back up and disaster recovery?

Chris and Christopher also investigate how cloud data management differs from traditional data management approaches, the benefits that organisations can reap from the adoption of data management through the cloud, as well as how Rubrik is helping businesses within this space and what they can help end users to achieve.

Topics covered include:

 What is cloud data management and how does it differ from traditional approaches?

  • What are the benefits of data management through the cloud?
  • What should be considered when thinking about a cloud based data management solution?
  • What are the market factors driving the need for cloud data management?
  • Where is the future heading?
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In this podcast, we welcome Rubrik’s Chief Technologist, Chris Wahl and Xtravirt Lead Consultant, Christopher Lewis, who talk us through cloud data management and what it means. In this episode, our guests delve into the depths of data management, exploring the question: is it more than just back up and disaster recovery?

Chris and Christopher also investigate how cloud data management differs from traditional data management approaches, the benefits that organisations can reap from the adoption of data management through the cloud, as well as how Rubrik is helping businesses within this space and what they can help end users to achieve.

Topics covered include:

 What is cloud data management and how does it differ from traditional approaches?

  • What are the benefits of data management through the cloud?
  • What should be considered when thinking about a cloud based data management solution?
  • What are the market factors driving the need for cloud data management?
  • Where is the future heading?
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Operations Management Operations Management Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:44:23 GMT 24:30 6a60a2be1aa21113e2d0647c7403441c no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc95 Keeping ahead of the game In this episode of Cloud Insiders, we are joined by Alain Geenrits, Director Solutions Architects EMEA at Blue Medora and Simon Eady, Senior Consultant for Xtravirt, who talk us through the ways in which organisations can benefit from an operations management solution. Throughout the discussion, Alain and Simon address the reasons why businesses should adopt a cloud management solution, what it can help them achieve, as well as the options available to them.

Our guests also talk us through what they believe to be the main market factors driving the need for operations management, what to look for when considering an operations management solution, as well as what Blue Medora and Xtravirt are doing to help organisations within this space.

 

Topics covered include:

 

  • Why should organisations be considering an operations management solution?
  • How can organisations benefit from operations management?
  • What operations management options are available?
  • What are the market factors driving the need for operations management?
  • How are Blue Medora and Xtravirt helping businesses within this space?
  • Where is the future heading for operations management?
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In this episode of Cloud Insiders, we are joined by Alain Geenrits, Director Solutions Architects EMEA at Blue Medora and Simon Eady, Senior Consultant for Xtravirt, who talk us through the ways in which organisations can benefit from an operations management solution. Throughout the discussion, Alain and Simon address the reasons why businesses should adopt a cloud management solution, what it can help them achieve, as well as the options available to them.

Our guests also talk us through what they believe to be the main market factors driving the need for operations management, what to look for when considering an operations management solution, as well as what Blue Medora and Xtravirt are doing to help organisations within this space.

 

Topics covered include:

 

  • Why should organisations be considering an operations management solution?
  • How can organisations benefit from operations management?
  • What operations management options are available?
  • What are the market factors driving the need for operations management?
  • How are Blue Medora and Xtravirt helping businesses within this space?
  • Where is the future heading for operations management?
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Cloud Desktops Cloud Desktops Wed, 17 May 2017 09:19:29 GMT 29:21 0538acc1b0f717d38e284954bfa08008 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc96 Life Beyond BYOD Join us for an interesting discussion around Cloud Desktops. Our guests for this episode are Xtravirt Senior Consultant Curtis Brown and Cloud Insiders regular Pete Grant who discuss cloud desktops, offerings available from the main vendors, and how organisations can benefit from their adoption. Curtis and Pete provide insight from their own experiences, and analyse the questions clients should be asking when considering a move to a DaaS (Desktop as a Service) model.

Our guests also discuss the types of businesses that are beginning to implement DaaS; where to start when considering moving to a cloud desktop model; how Xtravirt are addressing issues and helping organisations within this space; as well as where the future is heading for cloud desktops.

 Topics Covered:

  • What are Cloud Desktops?
  • How can organisations benefit from their adoption?
  • What questions should clients be asking when considering a move to a DaaS model?
  • How is Xtravirt helping organisations within this space?
  • What does the future look like for Cloud Desktops?
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Join us for an interesting discussion around Cloud Desktops. Our guests for this episode are Xtravirt Senior Consultant Curtis Brown and Cloud Insiders regular Pete Grant who discuss cloud desktops, offerings available from the main vendors, and how organisations can benefit from their adoption. Curtis and Pete provide insight from their own experiences, and analyse the questions clients should be asking when considering a move to a DaaS (Desktop as a Service) model.

Our guests also discuss the types of businesses that are beginning to implement DaaS; where to start when considering moving to a cloud desktop model; how Xtravirt are addressing issues and helping organisations within this space; as well as where the future is heading for cloud desktops.

 Topics Covered:

  • What are Cloud Desktops?
  • How can organisations benefit from their adoption?
  • What questions should clients be asking when considering a move to a DaaS model?
  • How is Xtravirt helping organisations within this space?
  • What does the future look like for Cloud Desktops?
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Cloud Hosting Cloud Hosting Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:36:07 GMT 43:23 f8d21beee68dd7877229c68d457c50a9 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc97 Set menu or a la carte? In this episode, we’re all about Cloud Hosting. Joining us for this discussion are iland Enterprise Solutions Architect, Richard Stinton and Xtravirt Lead Consultant, Christopher Lewis, who talk us through Cloud Hosting and why it’s important. Our guests consider their own experiences and analyse the main business drivers they’re seeing for clients making a move to the cloud, what organisations are looking for, as well as the main issues that need to be considered when contemplating this transition.  

Richard and Christopher also discuss the types of businesses that are beginning to implement cloud hosting services; how both iland and Xtravirt are addressing issues and helping organisations within this space; as well as what the future looks like for cloud hosting.

 Topics Covered:

  • What is Cloud Hosting and why is it important?
  • What are the market factors driving the adoption of cloud hosting services?
  • What issues should clients bear in mind when considering a cloud hosting solution?
  • How are iland and Xtravirt helping organisations within this space?
  • What does the future look like for cloud hosting?
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In this episode, we’re all about Cloud Hosting. Joining us for this discussion are iland Enterprise Solutions Architect, Richard Stinton and Xtravirt Lead Consultant, Christopher Lewis, who talk us through Cloud Hosting and why it’s important. Our guests consider their own experiences and analyse the main business drivers they’re seeing for clients making a move to the cloud, what organisations are looking for, as well as the main issues that need to be considered when contemplating this transition.  

Richard and Christopher also discuss the types of businesses that are beginning to implement cloud hosting services; how both iland and Xtravirt are addressing issues and helping organisations within this space; as well as what the future looks like for cloud hosting.

 Topics Covered:

  • What is Cloud Hosting and why is it important?
  • What are the market factors driving the adoption of cloud hosting services?
  • What issues should clients bear in mind when considering a cloud hosting solution?
  • How are iland and Xtravirt helping organisations within this space?
  • What does the future look like for cloud hosting?
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Cloud Management Cloud Management Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:01:51 GMT 47:42 9d842b7eb97d6ac80158c0c11d105779 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc98 How is your IT infrastructure being managed? In this podcast, we welcome VMware Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sunny Dua and Xtravirt Senior Consultant, Simon Eady as they talk about Cloud Management and how IT Operations Management fits within this sphere. In this topical discussion, Sunny and Simon delve into the market factors driving the adoption of Cloud and IT Operations Management, as well as how Cloud Management compares with traditional IT management approaches.

Our guests also discuss what clients are looking for when considering adopting Cloud Management, the types of businesses that are implementing it, as well as the tools available and what they can enable clients to do.

 Topics covered include:

  • What is Cloud Management and why is it important?
  • What are the market factors driving its adoption?
  • How does Cloud Management compare with traditional IT management approaches?
  • What are the main benefits clients are beginning to see through its adoption?
  • Where is the future heading?
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In this podcast, we welcome VMware Senior Member of Technical Staff, Sunny Dua and Xtravirt Senior Consultant, Simon Eady as they talk about Cloud Management and how IT Operations Management fits within this sphere. In this topical discussion, Sunny and Simon delve into the market factors driving the adoption of Cloud and IT Operations Management, as well as how Cloud Management compares with traditional IT management approaches.

Our guests also discuss what clients are looking for when considering adopting Cloud Management, the types of businesses that are implementing it, as well as the tools available and what they can enable clients to do.

 Topics covered include:

  • What is Cloud Management and why is it important?
  • What are the market factors driving its adoption?
  • How does Cloud Management compare with traditional IT management approaches?
  • What are the main benefits clients are beginning to see through its adoption?
  • Where is the future heading?
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How big is Big Data How big is Big Data Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:53:46 GMT 26:21 4aa26a9f12064e976e6287bf36518305 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc99 Size does matter In this episode of Cloud Insiders, we are joined by Bob Plumridge, CTO of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Gavin Jolliffe, CEO of Xtravirt, who talk us through the emergence of big data in today’s IT organisations. Our guests address how big data and analytics empowers traditional IT decision making, the market factors driving the adoption of analytics and the use cases we are beginning to see through client implementation.

Bob and Gavin also discuss the challenges of analysing big data and the types of organisations that are adopting it, as well as where the future is heading and the trends that are beginning to be seen.

Topics covered include:

  • How are big data and analytics empowering traditional IT decision making?
  • What are the market factors driving its adoption?
  • Which type of organisations are beginning to implement it?
  • What are the trends that are beginning to be seen?
  • Where is the future heading?
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In this episode of Cloud Insiders, we are joined by Bob Plumridge, CTO of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Gavin Jolliffe, CEO of Xtravirt, who talk us through the emergence of big data in today’s IT organisations. Our guests address how big data and analytics empowers traditional IT decision making, the market factors driving the adoption of analytics and the use cases we are beginning to see through client implementation.

Bob and Gavin also discuss the challenges of analysing big data and the types of organisations that are adopting it, as well as where the future is heading and the trends that are beginning to be seen.

Topics covered include:

  • How are big data and analytics empowering traditional IT decision making?
  • What are the market factors driving its adoption?
  • Which type of organisations are beginning to implement it?
  • What are the trends that are beginning to be seen?
  • Where is the future heading?
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Dangers of IoT Dangers of IoT Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:56:58 GMT 50:09 0801947d5675f9ae79008f8414a6c487 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc9a Join us for a very interesting discussion around the Internet of Things (IoT). Our guests for this episode are Capgemini Managing Consultant, Niall Merrigan and Cloud Insiders regular, Peter Grant who talk us through what IoT means for decisions makers and their organisations, as well as the growing importance of security ramifications in an IoT world.

Niall and Peter also discuss the type of businesses that are beginning to concentrate on and implement cybersecurity products, the pain points driving this focus and the questions to ask when considering implementing a security solution.

 

  • What does IoT mean for organisations?
  • What is cybersecurity and why is it important?
  • Which type of organisations are beginning to implement security solutions?
  • What are the pain points driving the need for cybersecurity?
  • Where is the future heading?
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Join us for a very interesting discussion around the Internet of Things (IoT). Our guests for this episode are Capgemini Managing Consultant, Niall Merrigan and Cloud Insiders regular, Peter Grant who talk us through what IoT means for decisions makers and their organisations, as well as the growing importance of security ramifications in an IoT world.

Niall and Peter also discuss the type of businesses that are beginning to concentrate on and implement cybersecurity products, the pain points driving this focus and the questions to ask when considering implementing a security solution.

 

  • What does IoT mean for organisations?
  • What is cybersecurity and why is it important?
  • Which type of organisations are beginning to implement security solutions?
  • What are the pain points driving the need for cybersecurity?
  • Where is the future heading?
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What is VDI anyway? What is VDI anyway? Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:41:04 GMT 46:57 e463fd193e7f64bb077693ed1a262c79 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc9b An investigation into virtual desktop infrastructure In our first Cloud Insiders podcast of 2017 we’re talking VDI. Joining us in this episode are Xtravirt Senior Consultants, Matt Tupper and Chris Mitchell, who talk us through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Our guests investigate the importance of VDI, its appeal to organisations, the key players within the space and the benefits that it’s adoption is bringing.

Matt and Chris also explore the trends in the adoption of VDI that Xtravirt are seeing among their clients, the potential pitfalls clients come across when moving towards it and the questions to ask to avoid mistakes, as well as where the future is heading.

 

  • What is VDI and why is it important?
  • Which market factors are driving adoption of the VDI model?
  • Who are the key players within VDI?
  • What are the potential pitfalls when moving towards a VDI model?
  • Where is the future heading?
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In our first Cloud Insiders podcast of 2017 we’re talking VDI. Joining us in this episode are Xtravirt Senior Consultants, Matt Tupper and Chris Mitchell, who talk us through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Our guests investigate the importance of VDI, its appeal to organisations, the key players within the space and the benefits that it’s adoption is bringing.

Matt and Chris also explore the trends in the adoption of VDI that Xtravirt are seeing among their clients, the potential pitfalls clients come across when moving towards it and the questions to ask to avoid mistakes, as well as where the future is heading.

 

  • What is VDI and why is it important?
  • Which market factors are driving adoption of the VDI model?
  • Who are the key players within VDI?
  • What are the potential pitfalls when moving towards a VDI model?
  • Where is the future heading?
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Is SvSAN part of your plan? Is SvSAN part of your plan? Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:16:07 GMT 36:22 04be65a0297718764d1269038bbd3aa6 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc9d The rise of virtual SAN in a Hyperconverged world In this podcast, StorMagic’s EMEA Channel Manager, Steven Santini and Cloud Insiders Frequent Flyer, Peter Grant discuss the rise of virtual SAN in a Hyperconverged world. In this topical discussion, our guests delve into the market factors that are driving the adoption of vSAN, as well as the benefits that clients are beginning to see from SvSAN as a Virtual SAN solution.

Our guests talk us through the questions to ask when considering, planning and implementing vSAN, the types of organisation driving its adoption, as well as where the future appears to be heading.

 

  • What is virtual SAN and why is it important in software defined data centres?
  • What are the market factors driving the adoption of vSAN?
  • What types of organisations are beginning to implement vSAN?
  • What benefits are organisations beginning to see from SvSAN as a Virtual SAN solution?
  • Where is the future heading?
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In this podcast, StorMagic’s EMEA Channel Manager, Steven Santini and Cloud Insiders Frequent Flyer, Peter Grant discuss the rise of virtual SAN in a Hyperconverged world. In this topical discussion, our guests delve into the market factors that are driving the adoption of vSAN, as well as the benefits that clients are beginning to see from SvSAN as a Virtual SAN solution.

Our guests talk us through the questions to ask when considering, planning and implementing vSAN, the types of organisation driving its adoption, as well as where the future appears to be heading.

 

  • What is virtual SAN and why is it important in software defined data centres?
  • What are the market factors driving the adoption of vSAN?
  • What types of organisations are beginning to implement vSAN?
  • What benefits are organisations beginning to see from SvSAN as a Virtual SAN solution?
  • Where is the future heading?
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Find your SDN Zen Find your SDN Zen Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:10:07 GMT 30:04 863b5b4a1b75d96561b07943c0660119 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc9e Virtual Networking enlightenment with Arista In this episode of Cloud Insiders, we are joined by Arista’s Regional Sales Director and Head of UK Sales, Paul Goodridge and Xtravirt Senior Consultant, Richard Renardson as they talk Virtual Networking.  In this topical podcast, our guests explore the current market trends in network virtualisation and discuss the benefits clients are starting to see through its adoption.

 

Our guests also talk us through the importance of Network Operating Systems, universal spine and core convergence and what it means for IT decision makers, as well as the questions to ask when considering implementing network virtualisation

 

 

  • What is software driven cloud networking and why is it important?
  • What market factors have driven the adoption of network virtualisation?
  • What types of businesses are beginning to implement network virtualisation?
  • Where is the future heading?
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In this episode of Cloud Insiders, we are joined by Arista’s Regional Sales Director and Head of UK Sales, Paul Goodridge and Xtravirt Senior Consultant, Richard Renardson as they talk Virtual Networking.  In this topical podcast, our guests explore the current market trends in network virtualisation and discuss the benefits clients are starting to see through its adoption.

 

Our guests also talk us through the importance of Network Operating Systems, universal spine and core convergence and what it means for IT decision makers, as well as the questions to ask when considering implementing network virtualisation

 

 

  • What is software driven cloud networking and why is it important?
  • What market factors have driven the adoption of network virtualisation?
  • What types of businesses are beginning to implement network virtualisation?
  • Where is the future heading?
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Hyperconverge this! Hyperconverge this! Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:38:49 GMT 41:43 f931bec9c39de3b29b5336eec14bfc3f no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efc9f  

Join us for an interesting discussion around the rise of Hyperconvergence. Our guests for this episode are Nutanix Senior Systems Engineer, Grant Friend and Xtravirt Senior Consultant, Darren McDonagh who talk us through current trends and the best ways to get a Hyperconverged future for your business.

Our guests also discuss how a Hyperconverged stack compares to traditional models, as well as the importance of Hyperconvergence and the impact it has on data centre performance, availability and scalability.

 

Topics covered include:

  • What is Hyperconvergence and why is it important?
  • What market factors have led to Hyperconvergence?
  • What are the trends that we’re starting to see?
  • What sort of impact is Hyperconvergence currently having on businesses?
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Join us for an interesting discussion around the rise of Hyperconvergence. Our guests for this episode are Nutanix Senior Systems Engineer, Grant Friend and Xtravirt Senior Consultant, Darren McDonagh who talk us through current trends and the best ways to get a Hyperconverged future for your business.

Our guests also discuss how a Hyperconverged stack compares to traditional models, as well as the importance of Hyperconvergence and the impact it has on data centre performance, availability and scalability.

 

Topics covered include:

  • What is Hyperconvergence and why is it important?
  • What market factors have led to Hyperconvergence?
  • What are the trends that we’re starting to see?
  • What sort of impact is Hyperconvergence currently having on businesses?
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Hybrid IT Hybrid IT Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:52:10 GMT 25:39 e9b7a673eb72789e2ba64b20bbe119bd no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efca0 The best of both worlds In this podcast Xtravirt’s Peter Grant and Fujitsu’s Head of Offerings, Guy Ratcliffe delve into the adoption of hybrid IT and how you can get the best of both worlds.  In a focussed discussion, we talk about the sweeping changes affecting infrastructure planning and the rise of the hybrid IT model.

Our guests also discuss key benefits as seen by early adopting clients, the questions to ask when considering a move to a hybrid model, as well as anticipated future trends within this space.

Topics Covered:

  • What are the market factors driving the adoption of a Hybrid model?
  • What should be considered when thinking about moving towards a Hybrid model?
  • What are the trends that we're starting to see?
  • What are the common mistakes to avoid when considering a Hybrid model?
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In this podcast Xtravirt’s Peter Grant and Fujitsu’s Head of Offerings, Guy Ratcliffe delve into the adoption of hybrid IT and how you can get the best of both worlds.  In a focussed discussion, we talk about the sweeping changes affecting infrastructure planning and the rise of the hybrid IT model.

Our guests also discuss key benefits as seen by early adopting clients, the questions to ask when considering a move to a hybrid model, as well as anticipated future trends within this space.

Topics Covered:

  • What are the market factors driving the adoption of a Hybrid model?
  • What should be considered when thinking about moving towards a Hybrid model?
  • What are the trends that we're starting to see?
  • What are the common mistakes to avoid when considering a Hybrid model?
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Migration Planning Migration Planning Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:40:58 GMT 34:40 9851ab15c304fa0012095b5589403272 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efca1 In this topical discussion around Migration Planning, we’re joined by AppTracker founder Justin Pickup and Channel Partner Manager Fraser Norman to discuss the business drivers around making your IT migration quicker and easier and the rise of VDI, Cloud and Windows 10.

 

We also discuss AppTracker’s MigrationStudio and the market factors that are driving its adoption and the common mistakes made when implementing a migration management tool. Topics covered include:

 

  • The rise of VDI, Cloud and Windows 10
  • What should be considered when thinking about a migration?
  • What are the trends that we're starting to see?
  • How does MigrationStudio compare to traditional approaches?
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In this topical discussion around Migration Planning, we’re joined by AppTracker founder Justin Pickup and Channel Partner Manager Fraser Norman to discuss the business drivers around making your IT migration quicker and easier and the rise of VDI, Cloud and Windows 10.

 

We also discuss AppTracker’s MigrationStudio and the market factors that are driving its adoption and the common mistakes made when implementing a migration management tool. Topics covered include:

 

  • The rise of VDI, Cloud and Windows 10
  • What should be considered when thinking about a migration?
  • What are the trends that we're starting to see?
  • How does MigrationStudio compare to traditional approaches?
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Do you DevOps? Do you DevOps? Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:16:33 GMT 39:03 b32f2d9c7947d9c97ca0a764074fcafa no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efca2 Do you, could you, should you DevOps?
  • What is DevOps and how does it compare to traditional development approaches?
  • What are the market factors driving the adoption?
  • What are the trends that we're starting to see?
  • What are the common mistakes clients are making during implementation?
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  • What is DevOps and how does it compare to traditional development approaches?
  • What are the market factors driving the adoption?
  • What are the trends that we're starting to see?
  • What are the common mistakes clients are making during implementation?
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Cloud Delivery Cloud Delivery Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:08:23 GMT 28:52 857403b6fa7a7db7c1f6d1bdb47404fd no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efca4 Cloud Project Management Explained We dive a little deeper into the depths of cloud and beyond the veil of technology into the human element of a project. We find out how it’s best to tackle a cloud project from beginning to end and more importantly what not to do.

Xtravirt’s Craig Whelan indulges us with the wealth of knowledge he's acquired as a Project Manager within the virtualisation space and gives us a unique perspective from on, beyond and behind the front line.

He covers topics such as:

⦁        Critical success factors 

⦁        What methodologies, tools and techniques are used and which are best 

⦁        How do you deal with change 

⦁        What conflicts can arise and how can they be dealt with 

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We dive a little deeper into the depths of cloud and beyond the veil of technology into the human element of a project. We find out how it’s best to tackle a cloud project from beginning to end and more importantly what not to do.

Xtravirt’s Craig Whelan indulges us with the wealth of knowledge he's acquired as a Project Manager within the virtualisation space and gives us a unique perspective from on, beyond and behind the front line.

He covers topics such as:

⦁        Critical success factors 

⦁        What methodologies, tools and techniques are used and which are best 

⦁        How do you deal with change 

⦁        What conflicts can arise and how can they be dealt with 

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vRa vRa vRoom vRa vRa vRoom Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:42:12 GMT 25:36 5c50d25461f6c88a7c45ad50e15e750e no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efca5 Sam McGeown and Christopher Lewis from Xtravirt discuss the wonderful world of automation, the next big thing in virtualisation. Join us for an animated discussion around automation and orchestration, including what it all means for IT Operations teams globally. Guests Sam McGeown, Lead Consultant and Christopher Lewis, Senior Consultant from Xtravirt talk through the reasons clients are adopting VMware vRealize Automation, VMware vRealize Orchestrator and the benefits they see in a future full of automation. 'With automation comes great power', but would you want to automate all processes? What are the main benefits and what are the downsides of automation in the software-defined data centre?

Topics covered include:

  • What is vRealize suite?
  • How does vRealize Orchestrator work in with vRealize Operations?
  • When considering automation, what benefits/pitfalls do you need to be aware of?
  • What type of organisations are already rolling out automation?
  • What does automation mean for IT Operations teams?
  • Future trends in automation and orchestration
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Join us for an animated discussion around automation and orchestration, including what it all means for IT Operations teams globally. Guests Sam McGeown, Lead Consultant and Christopher Lewis, Senior Consultant from Xtravirt talk through the reasons clients are adopting VMware vRealize Automation, VMware vRealize Orchestrator and the benefits they see in a future full of automation. 'With automation comes great power', but would you want to automate all processes? What are the main benefits and what are the downsides of automation in the software-defined data centre?

Topics covered include:

  • What is vRealize suite?
  • How does vRealize Orchestrator work in with vRealize Operations?
  • When considering automation, what benefits/pitfalls do you need to be aware of?
  • What type of organisations are already rolling out automation?
  • What does automation mean for IT Operations teams?
  • Future trends in automation and orchestration
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Security Secret Sauce Security Secret Sauce Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:29:26 GMT 40:14 41490987e568788747560cbdd493478e no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efca6 The best ingredients for the best results. Gareth Hogarth and Gregg Robertson from Xtravirt talk security, the risks inherent in software defined data centres and reveal their secret sauce for application hardening.

Join us for a lively discussion on security in the context of the software-defined data centre. Our guests Gareth Hogarth (Senior Consultant) and Gregg Robertson (Lead Consultant) of Xtravirt highlight the trends in users and technology and the risks that result in modern environments. They discuss the value of a high level self-audit and reveal the ingredients that make up their security secret sauce - a soon to be crowd favourite when seasoning any security hardening recipe.

Topics covered include:

  • What role does Security play in the software-defined data centre?
  • Why does it matter?
  • What risks have emerged in recent times?
  • What ingredients make up the security secret sauce?
  • What does the future hold?
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Gareth Hogarth and Gregg Robertson from Xtravirt talk security, the risks inherent in software defined data centres and reveal their secret sauce for application hardening.

Join us for a lively discussion on security in the context of the software-defined data centre. Our guests Gareth Hogarth (Senior Consultant) and Gregg Robertson (Lead Consultant) of Xtravirt highlight the trends in users and technology and the risks that result in modern environments. They discuss the value of a high level self-audit and reveal the ingredients that make up their security secret sauce - a soon to be crowd favourite when seasoning any security hardening recipe.

Topics covered include:

  • What role does Security play in the software-defined data centre?
  • Why does it matter?
  • What risks have emerged in recent times?
  • What ingredients make up the security secret sauce?
  • What does the future hold?
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<![CDATA[Don't Panic! - The Cloud Insiders Guide to Business Continuity]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:23:44 GMT 34:15 12eaca311364566b0e528b272d1c83fa no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efca7 Peter Groucutt of Databarracks and Peter Grant from Xtravirt talk risk, cost of downtime and the rewards inherent in good planning. Peter Groucutt of Databarracks and Peter Grant from Xtravirt talk risk, cost of downtime and the rewards inherent in good planning.

Join us for an interesting discussion regarding business continuity and disaster recovery in a web-scaled, cloud-based world. Our guests Peter Groucutt, MD of Databarracks and Peter Grant, CTO of Xtravirt, discuss the types of risk organisations need to be aware of, the value of analysing each and the role cloud-based services play in Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). The discussion includes the changing nature of risk, the emergence of cyber crime and how organisations both large and small are engaging with the pressing need for business continuity planning.

Topics covered include:

  • What is Business continuity planning?
  • How does Disaster recovery feature in cloud-based services?
  • How should you be looking at business continuity planning?
  • How are risks facing organisations changing over time?
  • How has the cloud changed continuity planning?
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Peter Groucutt of Databarracks and Peter Grant from Xtravirt talk risk, cost of downtime and the rewards inherent in good planning.

Join us for an interesting discussion regarding business continuity and disaster recovery in a web-scaled, cloud-based world. Our guests Peter Groucutt, MD of Databarracks and Peter Grant, CTO of Xtravirt, discuss the types of risk organisations need to be aware of, the value of analysing each and the role cloud-based services play in Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). The discussion includes the changing nature of risk, the emergence of cyber crime and how organisations both large and small are engaging with the pressing need for business continuity planning.

Topics covered include:

  • What is Business continuity planning?
  • How does Disaster recovery feature in cloud-based services?
  • How should you be looking at business continuity planning?
  • How are risks facing organisations changing over time?
  • How has the cloud changed continuity planning?
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<![CDATA[I'm too NSXy]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 09:50:02 GMT 17:34 0dff94b78a8ab834dff6b6c03f5511a8 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efca8 Matthew Bunce and Andy Hine from Xtravirt talk VMware NSX and how organisations are tackling security in this modern world. A lively review of VMware NSX, the security drivers leading to its emergence and how organisations are beginning to implement it.

 

Join us as our guests Matthew Bunce and Andy Hine of Xtravirt, both virtualisation experts, discuss the ins and outs of NSX. The high level discussion covers security concerns driving a rise in microsegmentation, principles of security in a software defined world and what to cover when planning to introduce security into the software layer.

 

Topics covered include:

  • What is NSX?
  • Trends in the adoption of security and NSX
  • What it means to be NSXy
  • The foundations of a micro-segmented approach
  • Future trends in virtualisation security
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A lively review of VMware NSX, the security drivers leading to its emergence and how organisations are beginning to implement it.

 

Join us as our guests Matthew Bunce and Andy Hine of Xtravirt, both virtualisation experts, discuss the ins and outs of NSX. The high level discussion covers security concerns driving a rise in microsegmentation, principles of security in a software defined world and what to cover when planning to introduce security into the software layer.

 

Topics covered include:

  • What is NSX?
  • Trends in the adoption of security and NSX
  • What it means to be NSXy
  • The foundations of a micro-segmented approach
  • Future trends in virtualisation security
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Cloud: Does it hold water? Cloud: Does it hold water? Tue, 10 May 2016 16:18:56 GMT 31:43 73b3a3065c70b63b46e5fccd139db800 no https://shows.pippa.io/cloud-insiders/5a5f36535453a79e7f1efca9 Peter Grant from Xtravirt tackles the big questions around cloud, why is it here, and where is it going. For the inaugural episode of Cloud Insiders we look at exactly what cloud is, who the early adopters have been and where the market is heading.

Join us as our guest Peter Grant, a seasoned veteran in the virtualisation field (and Xtravirt CTO) talks to us about the differences between public, private and hybrid clouds and the pros on cons of companies moving to the cloud.

Topics covered include:
- What is Cloud?
- Trends in the adoption of cloud
- Public vs hybrid cloud
- The suits and the hoodies in IT organisations
- Future trends being seen in the industry

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For the inaugural episode of Cloud Insiders we look at exactly what cloud is, who the early adopters have been and where the market is heading.

Join us as our guest Peter Grant, a seasoned veteran in the virtualisation field (and Xtravirt CTO) talks to us about the differences between public, private and hybrid clouds and the pros on cons of companies moving to the cloud.

Topics covered include:
- What is Cloud?
- Trends in the adoption of cloud
- Public vs hybrid cloud
- The suits and the hoodies in IT organisations
- Future trends being seen in the industry

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