Infrastructure Anywhere: A Podcast Series from CPP Associates

Paul O'Dell, Principal Partner, CPP Associates

The Infrastructure Anywhere Podcast explores the ever-expanding boundaries of technology, from the core, to the edge, and to the cloud, and brings rich insights from IT experts. The series is hosted by Paul O’Dell of CPP Associates, a Clinton, NJ based IT solution provider that was named HPE North American Solution Provider of the Year for 2020.In addition to the main topic of discussion, each guest will give a shout-out to a favorite local restaurant as a way to support our collective communities.

Leveraging IT Managed Services to Reduce the Noise & Deliver a Cloud-like Experience Anywhere
As discussed in Episode #8, one of the biggest problems companies are facing today is the IT staffing shortage. Many rely on IT more and more to run their business, but there just aren’t enough IT professionals to fill the jobs.  The rush to the public cloud eliminated the jobs of a lot of talented IT administrators and managers.  Those people had the institutional knowledge that literally kept the lights on for their organizations on a day-to-day basis. Moving to the cloud didn’t eliminate the need for top talent, it actually exacerbated it.  Now IT professionals need to manage different things that are somewhat new to them and not entirely in their control.  More things to manage with less people to manage them eventually leads to employee burnout. Key employees working just about every night and weekend has led to a mass employee resignation. It’s not sustainable and it represents a growing crisis in the industry. In this episode, Host Paul O’Dell and CPP Director of Professional Services Mike Maher discuss how you can leverage IT managed services to truly provide the 24/7 high end technical experience your business requires without the employee burn out. They finish the episode with a review of the newly released prequel to the hit TV series, The Sopranos, “The Many Saints of Newark,” as only New Jersey natives can do.Host:  Paul O’Dell, Partner, CPP AssociatesSpecial Guests:■          Mike Maher, Director of Professional Services, CPP AssociatesLinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelmaherny/
Oct 15 2021
23 mins
“No Need to Back-up AWS?” Say WHATTTT???
There is probably no bigger topic in the industry today then the impact ransomware and similar disasters are having on companies today.  In addition to attacks becoming more frequent and more sophisticated, ransomware attacks have also been spurred on by the mostly untraceable crypto currencies the cyber criminals are using to get paid. Unfortunately, the general consensus is that every company is vulnerable to attack. Ultimately, it only takes one mistake by a human, one click, one open email that snuck through, one USB stick left at a Starbucks, to break through and wreak havoc.  So, the question has moved beyond, “How do I avoid being attacked?” to “How quickly and effectively can I recover?”   Host Paul O’Dell, CPP Director of Professional Services, Mike Maher, and Eric Dougherty, SR Technical Partner Manager for Veeam, discuss the critical importance of Disaster Recovery, regardless of where your workloads reside.Host:  Paul O’Dell, Partner, CPP AssociatesSpecial Guests:■          Mike Maher, Director of Professional Services, CPP AssociatesLinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelmaherny/■         Eric Dougherty, SR Technical Partner Manager, Veeam              LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edougherty/Local businesses that received a “shout out” from today’s guests:Eric – Station Taproom, Downingtown, PA (https://stationtaproom.com/ )Mike – Mole Mole (Hooker Avenue), Poughkeepsie, NY (https://www.facebook.com/MolePoughkeepsie/ )Paul – Sushi Lounge, Hoboken, NJ, (https://sushiloungenj.com )
Sep 15 2021
29 mins
Too Many Tools…Not Enough Staff (Tanium to the Rescue)All Things Hybrid Cloud (and How Best to Get There)4 - Cloud First Strategies for Critical WorkloadsThe Colonial Pipeline Cyber-Terror Attack: Did We Really Need Another Wake-up Call?5 - dHCI: Navigating the Converged Craziness1 - Unpacking the SolarWinds Breach: Now What?
Mar 31 2021
21 mins
2 - One University’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis3 - Back to Work Post-COVID: How Smart Building Technologies Can Help