Around the IT Block
You’ve read the blogs, watched the videos, now subscribe to the podcast as Calvin has subject matter experts join him to talk about the latest technologies and services to deliver on our edge-to-cloud Platform-as-a -Service strategy.
#00 Around the IT Block Trailer
Dec 6 2021
#18 Ready to break-up with your datacenter but want to keep control?
What is a colo (co-location) data center, what are the benefits, and why should customers consider them when looking at public cloud or their own data centers? In this episode host Calvin Zito talks to Malcolm Ferguson, a Distinguished Technologist with HPE about using HPE GreenLake cloud data services with a colo. Here's what was discussed:00:00-01:50 Introduction01:50 - 3:50 What is a Colo and what is a REIT? 03:30 - 08:30 What are the advantages of a colo? Evolution of HPE moving from 85 owned datacenters to colo for HPE IT. 08:30 - 13:50 Why a colo with HPE GreenLake? Customers that are "repatriating" applications from public cloud. 13:50 - 15:30 Moving away from a "cloud-first" strategy and looking at workloads-first, availability-first. 15:30 - 17:30 The pricing of HPE GreenLake in a colo is ALWAYS cheaper than public cloud.17:30 - 20:30 When should customers be using public cloud? 20:30 - 23:30 Rethinking cloud first and moving to hybrid cloud with HPE GreenLake.23:30 -26:00 HPE GreenLake with colo is "green" and wrap-up.
Dec 23 2021
#17 The year in review around the storage block
This episode is based on a blog post with the same title on Around the Storage Block blog: https://community.hpe.com/t5/Around-the-Storage-Block/The-year-in-review-around-the-storage-block/ba-p/7156420
Dec 16 2021
#00 Around the IT Block Trailer
Welcome to Around the IT Block presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. I’m your host Calvin Zito. I’ve been geeking out around the IT block for decades and am fascinated by the evolution of technology and infrastructure, which can be pretty complex. I like to take that complexity and make it easy to understand – that’s the whole goal of this podcast. I’ll host guests that help me decipher technical topics and answer why it matters to businesses like yours. We’ll cover subjects like storage, cloud, AI, containers, infrastructure and more. So, join me – and gain an easy understanding of some of the normally complex subjects of technology. I look forward to seeing you Around the IT Block!
Dec 6 2021
#16 What is HPE GreenLake Central?
Host Calvin Zito is joined by Rajesh Mistry from the HPE GreenLake team to discuss what is and isn't HPE GreenLake Central. Here's more detail on what was discussed:00:00 – 04:20 Introductions, what is and what isn’t HPE GreenLake Central04:20 – 08:00 How does GreenLake Central manage who sees what? Personas08:00 – 09:20 As an example, how does a customer who is using VMware use GreenLake Central09:20 – 11:40 How would a “cloud consumer” leverage HPE GreenLake Central?11:40 – 18:20 A customer has his management asking “why aren’t we doing public cloud” – when should they consider HPE GreenLake?18:20 – 20:20 What is next with HPE GreenLake?20:20 – 21:00 Wrap-up
Nov 22 2021
#15 What's happening in AI with Aleph Alpha
Aleph Alpha is on the leading edge of research and development of AI. In this podcast, host Calvin Zito is joined by CEO and founder of Aleph Alpha Jonas Andrulis and Sorin Cheran, VP and Fellow for HPE AI Strategy and Solutions. This is a fascinating discussion around the latest in AI. Here's what we discussed:00:00 - 03:00 Introduction and what is the next wave of AI?03:00 -08:30 Example of AI in self driving cars and how it's changing08:30 - 11:30 What do you think is the next step from the supervised learning can you give us some examples about what you're doing at Aleph Alpha?11:30 - 17:00 How close are we to having AI as-a-Service and how will GPT next be consumed by customers?17:00 - 20:00 How do we democratize AI so everyone can use it instead of just in the hands of a few?20:00 - 23:40 How is HPE partnering with Aleph Alpha and what role does HPE play?23:40 - 26:00 What is multi-modal AI models and why is it important research in AI?26:00 - 27:00 Wrap-up
Nov 18 2021
#14 Talking Unified Data Analytics on Twitter Spaces
Calvin Zito, host of Around the IT Block podcast, recently hosted a Twitter Spaces conversation (think live podcast) where the discussion focused on Unified Data Analytics. This podcast is that discussion. Joining the conversation was Holger Mueller from Constellation Research and Matt MacCaux, CTO of HPE Ezmeral. Here's what we discussed: 0:00 - 02:30 Introductions02:30 - 07:40 What is the state of data analytics (Is data the new "oil" or more like sunshine?)07:40 - 08:40 Why is unifying data analytics important?08:40 - 13:45 Why does delivering data analytics on-premises (like via HPE GreenLake) important?13:45 - 16:30 What is the value in the HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric (data mesh)?16:30 - 21:00 Who are the users of unified data analytics? Is it traditional IT or different?21:00 - 25:45 What is the fusion of business data, AI, and machine learning? 25:45 - 36:00 Customer use cases where customers are using unified data analytics to drive their outcomes36:00 - 37:10 Wrap-up
Nov 9 2021
#13 What is the edge-to-cloud platform? HPE GreenLake!
Flynn Maloy, VP Marketing of HPE GreenLake joins host Calvin Zito to talk about what's happened in IT and at HPE over the last 10 years that has positioned HPE GreenLake for success. Here's what was discussed:0:00 - 01:20 Introductions01:20 - 07:30 The early years of cloud and how HPE GreenLake developed07:30 - 11:50 What does "the cloud that comes to you" and "edge-to-cloud platform" mean? 11:50 - 15:50 What is the next big thing with HPE GreenLake?15:50 - 17:00 Recent announcements around HPE GreenLake that extend customers experience 17:00 - 22:30 What sets HPE GreenLake apart from others in the market?22:30 - 23:30 HPE GreenLake customer retention is 99%. Why?23:30 - 24:30 Wrap-up
Nov 3 2021
#12 Talking 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Primary Storage and HPE Storage vision
Sandeep Singh, VP of Marketing HPE Storage joined host Calvin Zito to talk about the recent 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Primary Storage, HPE's industry leadership, and the vision that HPE has for data infrastructure and data management. Here's what we discussed:0:00 - 01:00 Intros01:00 - 4:00 Importance of being in the leaders quadrant and what has set the foundation for the overall leadership.04:00 - 08:15 HPE Storage strategy of Unifed DataOps and the HPE vision of the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform coming together.08:15 - 11:30 HPE's leadership delivering Storage as-a-Service and data cloud services via HPE GreenLake.11:30 - 14:10 Leadership with HPE InfoSight vs the industry.14:10 - 17:00 HPE GreenLake for data protection extending cloud data services to simplify end-to-end data management. 17:00 - 21:40 How does HPE CloudPhysics and Edge-to-Cloud Adoption Framework add value to what we're doing? 21:40 - 24:00 Wrap up
Oct 19 2021
#11 What's new with HPE MSA Storage Gen6 and bonus JBOF discussion
Here's where you can now subscribe to the "new" Around the IT Block podcast. iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/around-the-it-block/id1590565166Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2Fyb3VuZC10aGUtaXQtYmxvY2s= Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9849d4ca-19ee-4243-8d74-e7116efac1e6Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=656289 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0h38zPQLVss8EoqDxpqO4K Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3648405Transistor (RSS feed from hosting service): https://feeds.transistor.fm/around-the-it-block
Oct 7 2021
#10 HPE GreenLake and HPE GreenLake Lighthouse deep dive
In this episode, host Calvin Zito is joined by two HPE GreenLake Lighthouse experts to help explain it and how it fits into HPE GreenLake. In this episode, Chris Eidler and John Gromala, both from the Lighthouse team, joined the discussion. This episode covered:00:00 Intros04:40 What is HPE GreenLake Lighthouse and why was it developed? 07:40 Where does HPE GreenLake Lighthouse fit into HPE GreenLake Cloud Services?09:25 How do we simplify the customer experience with HPE GreenLake Lighthouse?14:20 HPE GreenLake is either on-premises or in a colo - how does it compare to hyperscalers?15:40 How does a customer get HPE GreenLake Lighthouse?21:40 What does HPE GreenLake Lighthouse actually do?24:00 Compare composbility with HPE Synergy to HPE GreenLake Lighthouse25:30 What does HPE GreenLake Lighthouse support now and where is it going?27:30 Summing up HPE GreenLake Lighthouse and HPE GreenLake31:00 Wrap-up
Oct 7 2021
#9 HPE and Cohesity with Chris Coletti and Jon Hildebrand
In this episode, host Calvin Zito talked to Chris Coletti and Jon Hildebrand to talk about Cohesity, the relationship with HPE, and how the partnership is making data management and recovery easier. There's also an abbreviated version of this podcast on YouTube at https://youtu.be/b3fsC-SiWPU.
Oct 7 2021
#8 Talking about HPE and Scality ARTESCA
This is a re-release of a podcast that was released on TalkShoe in June 2021. Back in late April, Scality partnering with HPE announced ARTESCA. Host Calvin Zito was joined by OEM partner Scality and talk about ARTESCA, cloud native object based storage.Joining this episode were Wally MacDermid, VP of Strategic Alliances and Business Development at Scality and Candida Valois, Americas Field CTO for Scality.
Oct 6 2021
#7 Running Oracle and mix workloads with HPE Storage
Join host Calvin Zito in this episode was Chris Kinzler, a Solution Product Manager in HPE Storage. Chris is responsible for SAP HANA and Oracle; in this episode, they talked about Oracle and mixed workloads. Chris discussed industry trends and some testing done with the new HPE Alletra data infrastructure that was announced on May 4th.
Oct 5 2021
#6 Running Microsoft SQL workloads on HPE Storage
Join host Calvin Zito in this episode was Mike Harding, Solution Product Manager for HPE Storage to talk about Microsoft SQL Server and what Mike is seeing both from an industry standpoint and specifically with workload testing that HPE has done with HPE Alletra, the new data infrastructure that was announced on May 4th.
Oct 5 2021
#5 SAP HANA workloads on HPE Storage
Join host Calvin Zito in this episode was Chris Kinzler, a Solution Product Manager in HPE Storage. Chris is responsible for SAP HANA and Oracle; in this episode they talked SAP HANA. Chris discussed industry trends and some testing done with the new HPE Alletra data infrastructure that was announced on May 4th.
Oct 5 2021
#4 Catching up with mainstream compute at HPE
This episode was originally also published on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2VXfajQ65d4
Oct 4 2021
#3 Talking HCI with YouTuber Markus Leinonen
About two years ago, host Calvin Zito saw a video blog from Markus Leinonen talking about HPE SimpliVity. Calvin reached out to Markus because he really liked his style and wanted to help give him more exposure. Markus has continued to focus on making the complex easier to understand which and in the episode they talked about how Markus got into video blogging, why he likes HPE SimpliVity, the latest with SimpliVity v 4.1.0 and more. Here's a link to his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarkusLeinonen/featured Here's what was discussed: 0:00 Introductions1:00 Introduce Markus Leinonen - why he started doing videos, introduction to Markus' YouTube channel3:45 How Calvin found Markus' videos, how did he get interested in HCI and specifically HPE SimpliVity9:15 dHCI and what Markus thought of it coming from his HCI/HPE SimpliVity perspective14:25 What’s new with SimpliVity v4.1 – what did Markus like most in the new release?17:00 Running containers on VMware discussion.18:30 Finding Markus' video installing HPE SimpliVity v4.1.019:10 Integration with HPE SimpliVity and HPE Cloud Volumes Backup (URL to free trial of HPE Cloud Volumes trial)21:50 Future video plans with Markus23:25 Wrap-up
Oct 4 2021
#2 Veeam v11 deep dive with Michael Cade
Michael Cade, Sr. Global Technologist from Veeam discusses what's new with Veeam v11. Here's what was discussed: 0:00 - 1:55 Introductions1:55 - 3:40 What was the focus of v11?3:40 - 17:30 Diving deep into CDP, Ransomware, and Instant recovery17:30 - 20:10 Managing data with more intelligence20:10 - 23:40 Controlling backup/retention costs23:40 - 29:10 Improvements to Apollo 4500 backup performance in v1129:10 - 30:00 Wrap-up
Oct 4 2021
#1 Welcome to the new Around the IT Block podcast
Host Calvin Zito discusses what has changed with the podcast and why it is no longer on TalkShoe.com. Here's where you can now subscribe to the "new" Around the IT Block podcast. iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/around-the-it-block/id1590565166Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2Fyb3VuZC10aGUtaXQtYmxvY2s= Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9849d4ca-19ee-4243-8d74-e7116efac1e6Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=656289 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0h38zPQLVss8EoqDxpqO4K Podcast Addict: https://podcastaddict.com/podcast/3648405Transistor (RSS feed from hosting service): https://feeds.transistor.fm/around-the-it-block
Oct 1 2021