Storage Protocols and Boss Battles – Podcast #037

By: Neil Kassal | Podcast
July 8, 2020

Decades in you’d think the storage protocol landscape would tilt in a particular direction – but respected data center pros like Matt & Matt still duke it out on the storage battlefield and on this episode they build their respective cases for their preferred protocols & practices.

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Storage Futures with Chris Crow – Podcast #034

By: Neil Kassal | Podcast
June 3, 2020

For our inaugural #Live episode we brought back former Data Center Therapy co-host Chris Crow who cooked up a big ‘ole plate of storage appetizer topics to help educate listeners about new flash technologies like vVols, wear-leveling, host PCI-Express busses, NVMe, etc. 

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Home Automation: Rebooted – Podcast #032

By: Neil Kassal | Podcast
April 29, 2020

This episode is all about greenfielding something fresh with no real consequences to your IT job: home automation. The Matts riff on HomeKit making way for Home Assistant, Raspberry Pi Zero W devices, The Z-Wave protocol, Node Red …and a slew of other home automation topics.

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Combo Meal with Touch-Free Delivery – Podcast #031

By: Neil Kassal | Podcast
April 15, 2020

Whether you’d like to learn a bit about NSX-T 3.0, how upgrades on certain critical command-and-control mechanisms in your virtual environment impacts hosts & VMs, or why load balancers can be worth their weight in digital gold, there’s something for everyone in this episode!

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A Healthy Dose of Empathy – Podcast #029

By: Neil Kassal | Podcast
March 25, 2020

What a few weeks it’s been. You’re probably more than ready to vent and share your pain (both physical and mental) with the Data Center Therapy crew. So crank up the volume and take comfort in knowing that Matt Yette and Matt Cozzolino are in it with you on this week’s WFH edition of DCT.

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Networking on vSphere – Podcast #028

By: Neil Kassal | Podcast
March 18, 2020

We're doubling down on networking to address all those questions hanging out there: What are good practices for setting up ESXi and vSphere networking? Should I put management vmkernel ports on Standard or Distributed virtual switches? Nexus or Catalyst switching? ...and much more – have a listen to find out!

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The Great Lab Rebuild – Podcast #026

By: Neil Kassal | Podcast
February 12, 2020

2020 is off to a roaring start! Learn how our intrepid hosts balance the demands of delivering services, refreshing our internal IVOXY lab infrastructure and helping the team get ready for our upcoming Kubernetes classes.

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Infrastructure as Code – Podcast #024

By: Neil Kassal | Podcast
January 9, 2020

IaC borrows a methodology from developers and applies it to infrastructure. This week Matt & Matt make a New Year's resolution to work smarter, not harder by harnessing the efficiencies of Infrastructure as Code.

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How to Home Automate Like a Boss – Podcast #023

By: Neil Kassal | Podcast
December 19, 2019

It’s well known that the Home Automation space is very fragmented with all the competing ecosystems and technologies out there, so this week our intrepid technology sherpas thought it'd be fun to break down the possible options & integrations for our listeners.

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Can you Even Contain Yourself? – Podcast #020

By: Neil Kassal | Podcast
October 24, 2019

Here comes a deep dive discussion that should prove informative and entertaining to all IT pros – container-savvy or not! Whether you’re interested in repeatability, scalability, or orchestration, there are some neat advantages containers have versus “we’ve always done it this way” deployment practices.

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A Look at VMware vSphere 6.7 part II – Podcast #002

By: Matt Yette | Podcast
August 6, 2018

With so many new features on vSphere 6.7, Matt & Chris dig into a few more of the new top features like VMware Platform Services Controller, changes to the vSAN UNMAP priority caps, and the switch from C# & Flash clients to HTML5 for managing NSX, VUM, vSAN, etc.

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A Look at VMware vSphere 6.7 – Podcast #001

By: Matt Yette | Podcast
July 17, 2018

In our inaugural episode of Data Center Therapy, Matt & Chris discuss the new features of vSphere 6.7 like instant clone APIs, Per-VM EVC and ESXi reload without entire host reboot. There is a lot to factor in when considering an upgrade, so be sure to listen!

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