Networking at tech conferences like VMworld has been a huge part of my career. Talking to people who’ve faced the same challenges I’ve faced is so much more valuable than most of the sessions. On this weeks CTO Advisor Podcast, Keith and I talk vBrownBag with one of the pillars of the community of ours, Alastair Cooke. We discuss what vBrownBag does, VMunderground, and what they are doing at the conference. If you’re going to be at VMworld, I can’t recommend finding them enough!   Show Notes:  VMUnderground and Opening Acts Keith’s comedic vBrownBag vBrownBag Podcast Pure Storage Build Day Subscribe iTunesRead More →

In this episode of the CTO Advisor Podcast, Keith and I sit down with James Myer of Intel to talk about how Intel is looking to change the computing landscape with their next-generation storage class memory, Optane. Intel is hoping that with the soon to be released Optane Memory Module,  that we’ll have a second tier of memory that performs similar to DRAM but with NAND like capacity. Keith and I review some business cases with James and talk about the challenges Intel is facing by building a new market. This was a great conversation around next generation storage and its convergence with memory. Show Notes:  Wikibon research on Intel Optane (Disclaimer: Keith has appeared as a paid co-host on Wikibon’s theCube) The Evaluator Groups research on vSphere Intel August 7th Optane Webcast Keith’s favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe Subscribe iTunesRead More →