APAC Virtualization Podcast

All things virtualisation in the APAC region

Monthly Archives: June 2014

5@FIVE podcast with MetaCloud

Episode 87 – Metacloud

5@FIVE is a technology podcast, this week our topic is Next Generation Data Centre Design and in this episode we’re talking with a cloud solutions company that providing OpenStack-based clouds for the enterprise call Metacloud.

Founded in 2010 by senior architects from the world’s largest web commerce and technology companies, today Metacloud deploys and supports production clouds for Fortune 500 companies across a diverse range of industries.

It comprises of five (ish) questions and the interview is conducted within five minutes (hence 5@FIVE). The questions within each interview are kept the same, so that the listener can draw a contrast between different approaches to similar challenges across the enterprise IT sector.

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5@FIVE Questions:
  1. Give us an overview of Metacloud and what you do?
  2. Why do you think OpenStack is starting to take such a major foothold in Enterprise IT?
  3. What are the key differentiators for OpenStack?
  4. What’s been your experience of production adoption for OpenStack and at what scale of deployments?
  5. What does this style of architecture provide to customers compared to traditional Enterprise IT architectures?
  6. So internal IT are trying to mirror cost benefits of public cloud and OpenStack can also assist with this by enabling migration from different cloud vendors?
  7. Are you seeing customer build their own automation or do they come to Metacloud for this?
  8. Why are you seeing this level of traction in the market around OpenStack based solutions?
  9. So is it ‘Enterprise ready’?
  10. Would you say organisations don’t need to know much about OpenStack when using Metacloud as you provide all the integration components required?
  11. What advice would you give on logical steps / preparation for getting into this style of architecture?

Next Generation Data Centre Design – OpenStack-based clouds for the enterprise by Metacloud @metacloudinc with Bill Harper and @infrx

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5@FIVE podcast with Kaseya

Episode 86 – Kaseya

5@FIVE is a technology podcast, this week our topic is Next Generation Data Centre Design and we’re talking about Cloud Device Management which is a key technology enabler when considering device management in the cloud.

It comprises of five (ish) questions and the interview is conducted within five minutes (hence 5@FIVE). The questions within each interview are kept the same, so that the listener can draw a contrast between different approaches to similar challenges across the enterprise IT sector.
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5@FIVE Questions:
  1. Please state your name and job title?
  2. What is Kaseya?
  3. What problems are organisations facing with enabling mobile workforce and BYOD?
  4. Can you provide some use cases / examples of what you are seeing use cloud monitoring/management platforms for and what benefits they gain?
  5. In terms of platform adoption what kind of devices are you seeing organisation manage with Kaseya?
  6. What is the key difference between cloud management platforms today compared to device/application management 5 years ago?
  7. Whats the major outcome when utilising  elastic, cloud-based management platforms?
  8. How restrictive is Kaseya’s automation across other platforms?
  9. How can organisations prepare for this change in monitoring/management?

Next Generation Data Centre Design – Cloud Device Management, by Kaseya with Byron Watson @byronjwatson and @infrx

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5@FIVE podcast with Cumulus Networks

Episode 85 – Cumulus Networks

5@FIVE is a technology podcast, this week our topic is Next Generation Data Centre Design and we’re talking about Software Defined Networking (SDN) which is a key technology enabler when considering how to design web-scale data centres.

It comprises of five (ish) questions and the interview is conducted within five minutes (hence 5@FIVE). The questions within each interview are kept the same, so that the listener can draw a contrast between different approaches to similar challenges across the enterprise IT sector.
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5@FIVE Questions:
  1. Please state your name and job title?
  2. Who is Cumulus?
  3. What type of organisation is Cumulus aimed at?
  4. What is driving data centre change for organisations including service providers?
  5. What are the benefits of decoupling hardware from software?
  6. As a result of this decoupling would you see hardware architecture becoming standardised regardless of the underling workload?
  7. How are you seeing take up of this from existing hardware vendors?
  8. Tell us what ONIE is about?
  9. Does the SDN Concept simplify network design and management?
  10. Are you seeing a change in the way networking typologies are being designed and deployed with the introduction of automation?
  11. Why are these design changes happening now?
  12. What’s your advice in preparing for these network changes?

Next Generation Data Centre Design – SDN Networking, by Cumulus Networks with Doug Youd @cnidus and @infrx

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