Gorilla Guide Q&A:
Expert Answers to IT’s Most Interesting Questions
Proactive IT Q&A with Runecast’s Kev Johnson
🕑 0:00:00 – James introduces his guest, Kev Johnson of Runecast
🕑 0:01:32 – Is proactive IT really just a pipe dream?
🕑 0:02:50 – What practical steps need to be taken to achieve proactive IT?
🕑 0:05:36 – What are some examples of issues we can anticipate ahead of time with the right knowledge?
🕑 0:08:03 Is there an easier way to check the HCL (hardware compatibility list) for issues?
🕑 0:14:02 – How do smaller IT teams properly check for security and compliance?
🕑 0:19:24 – How does using Runecast compare with deploying and running other reporting software?
🕑 0:21:11 – What benefits do you get from employing best practices, or is it just avoiding negatives?
🕑 0:24:38 – How often is checking against best practices recommended?
🕑 0:26:52 – What problems do organizations have with managing their hybrid cloud environments?
🕑 0:28:21 – How much different is it for a team used to managing an on-premises vSphere environment to apply things like best practices to an AWS setup?
Data Protection for Modern Apps with Kasten’s Niraj Tolia
🕑 0:00:00 – Intros and discussion about modern data protection
🕑 0:02:30 – The changing face of infrastructure and application architecture
🕑 0:09:03 – Discussion of the state of data protection in 2020 and what’s different about protecting modern applications
🕑 0:17:41 – Questions about disaster recovery, especially when recovering cloud-native applications
🕑 0:21:42 – An honest look at the future of IT jobs. Good news!
🕑 0:26:17 – With so many things changing, what is NOT going to change? What fundamentals will stay the same?
🕑 0:31:10 – Do we need yet another abstraction layer above or around containers?
Next-Gen Data Protection Q&A with HYCU’s Subbiah Sundaram
🕑 00:00 – Intros and background
🕑 01:26 – What is a data silo and why are we trying to avoid them?
🕑 03:12 – Why does data protection architecture tend to create silos?
🕑 04:51 – Why is it hard to back up filesystems and what is the innovation Changed File Tracking all about?
🕑 08:46 – How to you create a fully agentless backup system?
🕑 11:35 – Can you protect physical servers without agents?
🕑 12:33 – How can you “guarantee” application consistency?
🕑 14:50 – What kind of RTOs are attainable today? How do you recover faster?
🕑 17:12 – How does a business recover from ransomware? How does having a good data protection platform help?
🕑 19:17 – Does HYCU as a data protection platform also help with disaster recovery?
🕑 21:06 – How does one deal with the nuances across multiple clouds? How can HYCU help there?
🕑 23:41 – Do you see customers using HYCU to enable application mobility, especially across clouds?
🕑 25:24 – Where is a HYCU customer’s backup data stored?
🕑 27:18 – Is the backup data encrypted in flight and at rest?
🕑 28:19 – Tell me about HYCU’s integration with F5 ADCs.
Cloud Storage Q&A with NetApp and Cloud Expert Jeff Dickey
🕑 0:00:00 – Show start
🕑 0:00:06 – James practices for a future career in miming by forgetting to unmute himself
🕑 0:01:49 – The are SO many cloud options out there it makes my head spin. Comments?
🕑 0:03:50 – How could I begin narrowing down my list of cloud options to a manageable shortlist?
🕑 0:05:27 – How hard is migrating data to the cloud today?
🕑 0:07:35 – How is NetApp harnessing the cloud to build and offer even more cloud products?
🕑 0:09:56 – Does using cloud storage require any sort of complementary on-premises storage?
🕑 0:11:15 – Is cloud storage more or less expensive than on-prem storage?
🕑 0:13:13 – What are your best tips for optimizing storage costs in the cloud?
🕑 0:15:15 – Why did NetApp acquire Spot and what value does that bring customers?
🕑 0:17:53 – What does the support experience for cloud storage look like compared to on-prem storage?
🕑 0:19:48 – Moving to the cloud feels like giving up control in some cases. Should that scare me?
🕑 0:22:06 – I run some applications that require insane storage performance. Can cloud storage keep up?
🕑 0:23:56 – How do I choose between native storage offerings (from AWS/GCP/Azure) and a third party offering like NetApp’s?
🕑 0:26:00 – How much does a third party’s level of integration with the cloud provider matter?
🕑 0:27:28 – What does NetApp do to secure my data in the cloud?
🕑 0:29:30 – How are backups in the cloud protected? Is cloud backup better/worse than sending tapes to the mountain?
🕑 0:31:25 – What’s on the horizon for cloud storage? What are you excited about for 2021?
Cloud Automation Q&A with Expert Jesse St. Laurent
🕑 00:46 What is cloud automation?
🕑 2:35 How is infrastructure as code different from configuration management?
🕑 3:30 Is infrastructure as code different than just scripting?
🕑 4:56 Who is involved in deploying cloud automation projects?
🕑 7:01 Is it worth the effort to implement infrastructure as code?
🕑 8:30 What is the holy grail of infrastructure as code?
🕑 9:50 How does it change from Day 1 to Day 2?
🕑 11:50 What blocks will organizations run into?
🕑 13:22 What kind of governance challenges are enterprises running into?
🕑 15:14 Is cloud automation adherence manageable?
🕑 17:02 What tools or workflow components are required to operationalize infrastructure as code?
🕑 19:15 How practical is it that the average enterprise look at this as a solution?
🕑 20:20 Where do organizations start?
🕑 22:48 Do you need to be a developer to play a role?
🕑 23:58 Is there a level of coding proficiency that would be the baseline?
🕑 25:02 What is Tuono doing with infrastructure as code?
End User Computing & VDI Q&A with Expert James D. Green
🕑 Why do most organizations consider deploying VDI?
🕒 What are the management benefits?
🕓 How to extend the life of your existing desktops and laptops
🕔 Can VDI work with graphic-intensive applications?
🕕 What end points can be used? iPads? iPhones?
🕖 Will your end users have a crappy desktop experience?
🕗 Can my users run multiple monitors?
🕘 How does local printing work in a VDI environment?
🕙 Video conferencing and screensharing?
🕚 What about users who are completely offline for periods of time?
🕛 Desktop-as-a-Service alternatives
🕜 How much time can I save using AWS options for deploying virtual desktops?
🕝 An online tool for planning and sizing your VDI deployment
🕞 Availability considerations and advantages
🕟 How can you effectively monitor your VDI environment?
🕠 Workload differences between desktops and servers- what you need to know during planning
🕡 QOS for important users and tasks?
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