vSoup Somebody’s Watching Me With Chris Hoff #38

hoff-stoagie-300x200Chris Hoff. Better known (at least on Twitter) as Beaker is our guest in this one. How we managed to pull that off, is still beyond us, but hey, it all worked out beautifully.

Just like his Twitter stream, this one is a constant barrage of fun, knowledge and insight (and some random things, after all this guy has tweeted over 80k times).

Grab a Hoffacc[h]ino from your favorite caffeine dealer, try to sit still and have a listen!

Topics:

  • Why has Hoff been quiet on twitter and does Twitter in fact cause rage?
  • Infosec career evolution
  • SDDC and changes in attack surfaces
  • Security bolted on vs. baked in
  • Onion shaped security model: Just add parsley or cut the onion differently?
  • Are people the weakest security link?
  • NSA, Prism and snooping

Lets all hope we are able to release a new one after this, who knows.

I always feel like somebody’s watching me.

And I have no privacy.
Woh, I always feel like somebody’s watching me.
Who’s playing tricks on me?

vSoup Bristlenose Plecostomus #37

Josh FollandTrevor PottsTwo canadians. What could possibly go wrong? At least that´s what we thought when we had Trevor Pott and Josh Folland as our guests. Turns out, nothing did! How aboot that, eh?

Naturally we get into Podcasting for Cancer, which so far has had way more donations than anyone would have thought when it started. Other than that, well it´s mixed bag of topics really.

Go on then, have a nibble.

Topics:

vSoup Shouting with the Whisperers #34

Geek WhisperersTwo thirds of the Geek Whisperers Podcast join is for a decidedly non-techie serving of vSoup.

For some reason John Troyer snubbed us, but hey, we can´t really complain since both Amy Lewis and Matthew Brender graced us with their presence.

Naturally we get into a social media, the good, the bad and the ugly.

Topic list:

  • Using social media correctly and incorrectly
  • Is Community Social 2.0
  • Getting weird IT guys to be extroverts
  • BBS Systems the first Twitter type Platform?
  • How Social Media created vSoup
  • Is Social Media being used for any other professions than IT?
  • Social media usage and challenges on the horizon

So there it is, a podcast with another podcast crew talking social media. Meta much?

vSoup Mike Lavericks Most Excellent Adventure #33

Mike Laverick
Guess who´s back? Yes, yet again we get to philosophize with Mike Laverick.

Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K, and perhaps we´re all suffering from a mild form of hysteria, but this is a fun one!

Listen to this dude Rufus, he knows what he’s talking about.

Our most excellent list of topics include:

  • Mike’s Epic Journey to the vCloud
  • Mike’s new Role at VMware
  • Can you turn a blog into a book?
  • Evolution of vCloud director thru versions
  • Other cloud automation tools
  • VMware and Puppet
  • Does 68+ posts on vCloud director make it too complicated? (or even 71 as it is at the time of writing)
  • Usage cases for vCloud Director and other products
  • 3rd party Virtualization stacks
  • vShield

And remember: be excellent to each other!

(ok, ok, I went overboard with the references in this one, but hey, I believe our adventure through time has taken a most serious turn.)

vSoup On a Bender with Nick #32

Nick WeaverDo we need Puppet for People? Will we all turn into Geppetto in the end? Nick Weaver explains it all, in this 32 minute quickie.

Nick, who blogs at nickapedia.com is as quick with his mouth as he is with his blogging, so you´re in for a real quickfire episode!

I´m sure we have missed something, but conversation items include:

  • Nicks Career Transformation
  • Automation – will it replace YOU?
  • DevOPs and the next level of automation
  • Puppet and how to make sure your underpants are on first.
  • Automation with regards to the evolution of Tech
  • API’s and their importance

Now, let us all hope that Chris figures out how many hats to wear, or if he remembered to put on underwear before pants. We do not want Chris going commando, trust me.

vSoup Bandwidth Envy with Greg Ferro #31

Greg FerroGreg Ferro who runs the Packet Pushers Podcast and etheralmind.com, joins us to try and explain what Software Defined Networking really is.

Does he succeed? We´ll leave that up to you, the vSoupheads, to decide.

Show linkware:

An unusually short list, perhaps some links got lost in a multicast storm somewhere? We honestly do not know, all we know is that this one is worth a listen. Perhaps even two.

vSoup Pulling a Pope with Gregg #29

Gregg RobertsonFinally we get one of the worlds most popular saffas Gregg on!

While he has been lurking in the shadows before, this is his first time. First time on vSoup that is, considering that his wife is very pregnant

And on that bombshell, on to the content:

Oh, and spiders. There were spiders.

vSoup Grandpa Woollard #28

Darren WoollardWhat´s better than to celebrate the holidays with your favorite grandpa?
That´s what we thought too, and this time we have Darren Woollard as our esteemed guest (we returned him safely home after the recording was done).

Since the mayans were wrong after all, we´re happy to present vSoup Episode #28, which also marks the 2nd full year of vSoup Podcasts!

Quick summary of topics:

  • XtraVirt and Darrens role there
  • Consulting firms providing products in addition to professional services?
  • Design Me a Highly Available Infrastructure at LonVMUG
  • Chris’ session at LonVMUG
  • Social Media in the Community\People Skills and kids these days
  • VMware spelling mistakes
  • Ed’s method for determining correct spelling of vCenter
  • Are products too easy to install?
  • Snapshots again!
  • VMFS Heap size issue Chris encountered
  • Christian application for VMUG leadership
  • General VMUG discussion
  • Is twitter popular in Norway

Listen now, and get of our lawn!

vSoup VCDX aaaight! #27

Joep Piscaer
Sorry for the delay, but here we are again, this time with Joep Piscaer freshly crowned VCDX #101.

Since we´re a bit on the slow side releasing this one, we´ll just get right to it.

Quick summary of topics:

  • VCDX design and defense and Joeps experiences
  • Joeps new website vcdx101.com
  • Tablets, Phones and Horizon Mobile
  • End user computing
  • Storage chatter and a bit about Fusion IO
  • Fault Tolerant VMs running on a VMware VSA and issues experienced
  • 43:45 Joep opens a beer?

It´s nice to have a new vSoup to listen to, innit?

vSoup Server Huggers Beware! #26

John WalshOur guest this time is John Walsh who manages the OS/Virtualization/Storage/HPC Teams at Northwestern University and a fellow vExpert.

As far as topics go there is no way around New- vs Old-school storage, and as the title reflects, should “server huggers” be afraid of the Software Defined Datacenter?

Other topics covered in this episode:

  • John Walsh explains his IT dept.
  • VMworld Europe 2012
  • Lightning talks at VMworld, and Ed´s unfortunate session title.
  • Certifications (as usual)
  • vCloud Director and Lab Manager
  • Building up Labs for customers

Enjoy! Look for us live from VMworld Europe, and since Christian is not attending this year either, who know what he´ll be represented by this time around…