36: Nutanix Weekly: .NEXT Top Sessions

Nov 22, 2021

The dust has settled from the Nutanix .NEXT 2021 Digital event and we are thrilled with the outcome! Attendees were able to immerse themselves in the latest hybrid multicloud advancements that will help them digitize and transform their businesses, improve activity, deliver innovative customer and employee experiences, and gain a competitive edge.

There’s still time to catch up on all that you missed. As Ben Gibson, Nutanix CMO, shared at the inception of the event, this is .NEXT on Your Terms! Dress in your favorite leisure wear items and set yourself up in the coziest part of your home to delve into all that .NEXT has to offer you in the way of leading-edge cloud strategies and technologies.

Host: Andy Whiteside
Co-Host: Harvey Green
Co-Host: Jirah Cox

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Andy Whiteside: Everyone and welcome to episode 36 of new tactics weekly i’m your host Andy whiteside back in back in charge.

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Andy Whiteside: At least I got here on time.

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today.

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Andy Whiteside: And that’s saying a lot, because I don’t get anywhere on time these days.

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Jirah Cox: sees sees the leadership roles in technology parlance.

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Andy Whiteside: feel like tiger by the tail I know exactly what whoever came up with that same minutes.

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Andy Whiteside: So Harvey Green is with me Harvey is one of our solutions architects I think i’ve called you guys sales engineers forever, but I think it’s time to call it solution architect will get divers opinion on on that here in a second Harvey how’s it going.

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Harvey Green: pretty good I actually knew the podcast episode, this time.

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Andy Whiteside: How do you normally figure it out, because when i’m not here, I don’t.

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Andy Whiteside: Well, I figure.

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Harvey Green: This time well last time I figured it out by actually going to the page and trying to count them out, so they weren’t labeled in that way.

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Harvey Green: And this time I know because you corrected me last time.

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Andy Whiteside: When you say go to the page you go to our website, or you go.

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Andy Whiteside: To apple or I or what do you go.

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Harvey Green: Now the the back end page to.

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Andy Whiteside: The bus well.

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Harvey Green: yeah that’s.

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Andy Whiteside: Okay yeah yes, the little that’s the secret people don’t know it, but probably just to get there, and it goes all the places you’ve told it to go.

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Harvey Green: yeah.

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Andy Whiteside: We got gyro with us jarrod Cox Eva he moved yet.

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Jirah Cox: We are actually as of now under contract as of this past weekend, so we know when we’re going to be moved by so between now and mid January it’s gonna get busy over here.

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Andy Whiteside: Mid January that’s your that’s your get out date.

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Jirah Cox: will be will be shown the door happily dissolving was our our idea anyway so.

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Andy Whiteside: and remind me you’re moving to the raleigh area yep.

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Jirah Cox: yep we’re gonna be in Chapel hill.

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Andy Whiteside: Okay i’ll come see all the time i’m there a lot.

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Jirah Cox: sounds good.

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Andy Whiteside: drop all is dropped by.

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Jirah Cox: We have man let’s do it.

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Andy Whiteside: What what’s the driver to move, are you are you remote working is that the that’s what everybody else is doing.

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Jirah Cox: Right, well, I already was, and still will be right, so my company was like okay that’s cool thanks for let us know, like zero impact whatsoever, so no it’s not a job thing.

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Jirah Cox: It will be closer to our east coast headquarters, but that’s totally just coincidental now we’ve got family moving from the Austin Austin area to the raleigh area and so we’re going to be closer to them.

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Andy Whiteside: yeah knots goods families extremely important and having that flexibility that I was in Morgan to North Carolina this weekend and apparently it’s growing.

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Andy Whiteside: I didn’t see it, but my people I was with solid or say it is, and I said well what are these people doing and they said, well, they just remote work.

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Andy Whiteside: And I my responses I get it, but or what about the need to hybrid work and how long would this remote work thing last I mean we talked about all the time when these podcasts but I mean, is it really going to be the world where the employee just picks where they live, now on.

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Jirah Cox: I think that’s the employees desire slash expectation right.

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Harvey Green: yeah I think if it goes to simply that and just that a lot of other things would have to change.

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Andy Whiteside: yeah.

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Harvey Green: I mean stuff is simple as Oh, you know you think you’re so smart right you you move to someplace that’s going to be.

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Harvey Green: very cheap cost of living, you know so that you’re still making the same thing, but you’re out there, where it doesn’t cost you anything but then you forget little things like Oh, I had you know awesome Internet over there and it’s pretty terrible over here.

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Andy Whiteside: And then, what happens if you get caught up in that you know mass layoffs or you get let go whatever now.

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Andy Whiteside: Your next employer doesn’t follow suit, with.

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Andy Whiteside: In Java this isn’t saying that you’re moving the Chapel hill North Carolina because you’re that’s that’s you’re getting closer to the mothership I don’t think that was the intention, or at least the second biggest office, I believe.

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Andy Whiteside: that’s probably even a better mood for you probably creates new career opportunities if you want them.

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Jirah Cox: it’s even actually.

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Jirah Cox: I believe larger the larger support Center for us yeah yeah.

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Andy Whiteside: Well, and the research triangle aka raleigh Durham Chapel hill is not a bad place to be for a techie.

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Jirah Cox: No it’s certainly it’s a fantastic place to be looking looking forward to it very, very much yeah but no, I think I think I mean you’re highlighting some great questions right around mean society like culturally right we.

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Jirah Cox: The the remote work we’re live anywhere, you want to pick your own hours totally not evenly distributed right across all jobs across all functions across all industries right so.

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Jirah Cox: yeah you’re totally right that there will be questions around But what if X changes, then, then, therefore, why.

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Andy Whiteside: Right right.

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Andy Whiteside: Well, you guys, thankfully, and your great about it, the PIC the blog for us today that recap, some of the top sessions, from next because I believe you’re going to tell me that they’re now available online and we want people to know that there and go check them out right.

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Jirah Cox: They are but, but we can even segue that from you know the the conference from anywhere right along with the work from anywhere, so this was the This is yet another conference quote on your terms right so.

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Jirah Cox: Some really deep content deep knowledge available to you in your sweats and slippers right that probably wouldn’t be up to the dress code of the average tech conference.

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Jirah Cox: If we had to attended in person, but you know, in the comfort of your own home, you can get some pretty good.

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Jirah Cox: pretty good education on some really good topics here that yeah to your point Andy totally all available totally all complimentary right so.

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Jirah Cox: So we wanted to advertise that it’s out there talk through.

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Jirah Cox: What I think I think this is a pretty cool list of not just a way of reminding people what’s out there, but also like here’s what our customers are getting the most value out of right what sessions are actually.

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Jirah Cox: popular and what are people, given that freedom to attend, whatever they want to actually making the time to to sit through yeah.

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Andy Whiteside: So the the official blog name is next top sessions, and this was put together by Maya bibby and rose a tia or bhatia i’m not sure exactly how to pronounce it but they get credit we’re just we’re just talking about it.

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Andy Whiteside: So let’s I think we’ve done a good job, introducing the concept, the first one that’s listed here gyrus one click lifecycle management, for your H ci environment.

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Andy Whiteside: I mean, this is, this is what new tonics has been great at from early on and making not the only ones to make hdi work, but the only ones that do a great job of making that user user experience from an admin perspective flawless and easy from.

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Jirah Cox: The only two of the goals right.

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Jirah Cox: I was um I was highlighting for a team.

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Jirah Cox: The other week right like setting up sort of the won’t affect new tonics.

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Jirah Cox: And like well you’ve heard us talk about.

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Jirah Cox: Our amazing support right that leads the industry and they had actually experienced this so it it resonated with them.

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Jirah Cox: But then i’m like well but that’s not just like what you think of as your occasional hdi focus right it’s not just storage, not just compute and, of course, even management like that goes both up and down right like firmware cluster expansions.

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Jirah Cox: You know how do I get new firmware on my Nick right to avoid you know some kind of published advisory around any new new firmware from the manufacturer, but up the stack to right like how do I automate deployment on the platform, how do I make a new database spring into life.

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Jirah Cox: And if you’ve been deployed postgres specifically with era, like how do I even get support for that database itself like that’s like what could be like nine different vendors there that can be as few as one you know radical simplification.

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Jirah Cox: Radical consolidation right like I just I think I could call the channels for every bit of that stack right and that’s a pretty pretty cool.

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Jirah Cox: proposition that right to say like not only is our support great, but it also covers probably more than you’re realizing here when you think about it yeah.

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Andy Whiteside: I think in the beginning, when you guys were mostly deploying on top of vmware there was a lot of.

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Andy Whiteside: Talk about the number of vmware experts you guys have on staff and how you might she need one a real vmware to help you might find the best place to go is to new tonics on on that stack and getting help from guys who really know the V sphere, yes X world yes world inside now.

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Jirah Cox: we’ve got really smart folks I came I came here, knowing vmware super well and i’ve actually learned more while i’ve been here.

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Andy Whiteside: Bobby thoughts comments on lifecycle management and, that being part of the new tannic story.

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Harvey Green: I mean the the big one to me is how much that actually covers I mean i’ve had lots and lots of conversations around people who.

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Harvey Green: have wanted to do updates and they do updates and they update the hypervisor but then you know updating the hypervisor and storage and firmware and bios right that’s normally a weekend for a lot of people right i’m not and not only a weekend, but a weekend of downtime.

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Harvey Green: And what’s oh.

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Andy Whiteside: But the whole lot of hope, with a whole lot of hope and.

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Andy Whiteside: get it all right.

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Jirah Cox: What are you doing what are you doing during the week leading up to that weekend harpy.

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Harvey Green: you’re planning the entire time right.

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Jirah Cox: Is that there’s probably not just like a one pager on it right here’s your customized.

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Jirah Cox: No cookbook for your environment.

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Harvey Green: I mean to any point you’re you’re doing a lot of crossing your fingers, because at the end of it if, for whatever reason, the update doesn’t go all the way through.

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Harvey Green: You know you spend all your whole week planning for this planning for the downtime how much time was spent on hey what happens if this doesn’t come back up generally not a lot.

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Harvey Green: yep.

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Jirah Cox: nope checking the matrices checking the order of operations right that’s all that’s normally a huge thing.

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Harvey Green: Order of operations oh man don’t.

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Jirah Cox: get me started on.

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Andy Whiteside: If you’re not careful, if you don’t have this type of solution, it turns into a cl m career limiting move.

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Jirah Cox: yeah totally.

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Jirah Cox: Totally right that’s that’s, these are the way I I TEE it up is, if you did all those perfectly.

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Jirah Cox: that’s still you’re delivering business as usual right like you’re fighting that you’re human efforts are equal to like an automated process clearly an automated process, because we do that.

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Jirah Cox: Right and so, then so then your outcomes are either business as usual or risk right like some sort of outage caused or felt or a hiccup and it’s like man, you know the the like why right like like like let’s give humans more time to do better work.

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Jirah Cox: You know and and not make people spend time prepping doing monitoring or recovering from you know automated processes right.

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Harvey Green: yeah, this is another one that I fall under new tannic for your sanity and I know you guys are probably tired of me saying that this is one that definitely falls under that.

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Andy Whiteside: Well, and then one of the things that you would hope would be your normal your way to approach this would be doing testing on like for like hardware and configurations, and you don’t have that in the real world, very often right.

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Jirah Cox: Tough very tough.

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Andy Whiteside: All right next line item or next time here deep dive into hdi getting to know the new tannic architecture, I guess we’ve been around so long, we just assume people.

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Andy Whiteside: understand the control vm concept and putting that on every node and and how the the the rights and redundant rights happen to resist really just making sure people understand the basics of new tannic hdi.

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Jirah Cox: yeah well and I agree with you it’s it’s about something that right like certainly the three of us i’ll just assume oh yeah we know this and probably everyone else knows the two.

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Jirah Cox: I think it speaks to the the new kind of meetings we’re having right like oh so you’re in charge of.

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Jirah Cox: Now storage at your at your employer you’re in charge of the private cloud initiative or you are internal databases right.

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Jirah Cox: People that traditionally have not been in the room, as we’re doing our White boards as to how does he work, what does the cpm do How did the tedx do data replication and fail over and what do we do when when X.

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Jirah Cox: fails right because hardware on a longer timeline harbors going to going to fail right and, hopefully, we want to make that a non heartbreaking event.

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Jirah Cox: And so I think this speaks to as we’re bringing these people into the conversation right now as admins database admins private cloud admins and architects.

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Jirah Cox: they’re like wait you can’t fix what right we’ve talked about I new era, I new column I new files or objects right tell me more about this underlying a os layer right, and how does that actually do what it does on the box.

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Andy Whiteside: That for me was the Aha moments, and then these application layer functionality pieces are just just icing on the cake.

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Andy Whiteside: Especially coming from a world of building yourself three tier back before that was even a term yep.

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Harvey Green: yeah for sure you know, we.

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Harvey Green: you’ve got this coming out of that next where you do the class on this for anybody who wants an even deeper dive and labs, this is what we, you know do for our workshop that I host every month.

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Harvey Green: Which of which the next one is December 1 so feel free to jump out there and sign up for that, too, hopefully watching this will get you can get your appetite wet for a little more knowledge and some hands on with it, I.

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Jirah Cox: I would never tell you how to do your thing hurry, but it sounds like if you’re doing it on December 1 right like should get like a free admin calendar for attending right that’s that’s where my.

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Jirah Cox: An advent calendar right your they’ll do the the chocolate countdowns to Christmas.

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Jirah Cox: i’ve got to have a caloric angles to everybody right.

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Harvey Green: Like countdown does sound pretty interesting though.

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Jirah Cox: A little doors open in the morning today.

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Harvey Green: No, I know what you’re talking about.

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Jirah Cox: OK OK.

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Harvey Green: haven’t done one like that.

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Jirah Cox: yeah right I haven’t done one since I was a kid at gyro Well, I can tell you i’ve already got mine bought so i’m.

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Harvey Green: ready I didn’t say anything about it, since I was a kid I don’t know that I did it did.

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Andy Whiteside: A lot of fun and.

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Jirah Cox: This is a the dog napping over here in my office has her own advent calendar that we’re waiting to start.

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Harvey Green: At this point I got.

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Harvey Green: Plenty enough chocolate and candy left over from Halloween so but where’s the House or the calendar.

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Jirah Cox: don’t plan ahead.

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Andy Whiteside: So number three here is accelerating your public cloud journey which, with new tonics clusters, to be specific.

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Andy Whiteside: Obviously, a big part of the new tannic story, as you learn what new tonics has fundamentally done and then, knowing that that is a layer they can go right into the cloud we’ve talked about it a bunch of these podcasts but.

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Andy Whiteside: Certainly, knowing that your future is bulletproof as you start to think about going to clouds and coming back and vice versa, and and living between the clouds hybrid to be the the industry word.

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Andy Whiteside: that’s another part of what you guys are giving people the opportunity to go back and relearn from next.

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Jirah Cox: Totally well and I think the I think the key word there is accelerating right like it’s all about speed of delivery.

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Jirah Cox: I mean i’ve sat there and the customers right doing the PLC where it’s like oh wait, we can turn this up how fast right like we just click a button here and and I get a new cluster.

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Jirah Cox: In any availability zone and I pick their in 45 minutes like this it’s really ridiculously game changing in some ways right we it’s it’s well Harvey and I.

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Jirah Cox: We share a customer right who it affected their Dr strategy right where it’s like wait when I can get more nodes on demand, I will actually sort of deploy less right like it was a you know they’ll run their pilot light cluster they’ll expand that cluster as they want to.

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Jirah Cox: onboard more users, if they do a desktop desktop fail over and rather than run a second pilot light cluster if they want to scale down a second cluster they’re like no.

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Jirah Cox: I can, I can save that cluster up while my first 2000 users are ramping up on cluster one right it’s that kind of speed is a real enabler yeah.

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Harvey Green: I think that is a great way to describe it to you, you run your pilot light and you know when you actually need it, then you flip the switch and boom, you know fireplace.

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Andy Whiteside: or wait three seconds boom fire happens.

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Andy Whiteside: that’s the reality and that’s.

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Andy Whiteside: You know that’s that’s the expected, but so much better and more revolutionary than the old reserve a bunch of hardware data some data Center somewhere that may or may not be up to speed when you need it yeah.

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Harvey Green: clusters, is a really cool topic we should probably address that in the podcast one day.

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Andy Whiteside: But I do want to well Okay, so you guys talked about the Dr Jared if i’m someone who’s not involved to the level, I am, but even me.

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Jirah Cox: I want to have just Dr as a service, I want to build a call new tannic for yet again another layer in the stack right I just call them and they.

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Jirah Cox: Fully managed my entire Dr environment that would be die right, that would be the Dr as a service environments that we operate on customers behalf right available at the service pick your pick your number of vm so you want to protect and.

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Jirah Cox: I think start listening today if you wanted to write like swipe right swipe credit card get Dr then.

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Jirah Cox: Compared to you know well, my our strategy involves partnering with pick your certain major hyper scale or public cloud right that’s our our strategic partner, we want to put our our spend within that environment and that’s where you would look at you know aws look at azure.

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Jirah Cox: and bringing you know, maybe existing cloud architects right or he already heavily invested are built out in those clouds partnering those and certainly makes sense, so you know, as always, like it’s what problem to solve.

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Andy Whiteside: yeah So where is it located, are you can you say, is it your own data centers is one of the hyper scale, or what is it.

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Andy Whiteside: But they’re in your own data centers, are there any one of these.

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Jirah Cox: We operate I don’t think we like poured concrete, but we operate new tank top rated data centers that you know, does the hosting there for our customers okay.

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Andy Whiteside: And then new tannic has decided that the strategic play for the hybrid workloads, though, is to go with these bigger hyper scale or public cloud folks but then also offers is a service that straight up out of new tannic data centers.

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Jirah Cox: I don’t think is I will get aws or azure to go put footprint in our data centers right so offering customers, the choice of saying, if you want to be within those within that.

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Jirah Cox: Availability zone of that hyper scale or provider then here’s a way to to consume their offering right in the form of bare metal nodes to go running Linux workloads there yeah.

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Andy Whiteside: newer pieces of story, but still that public cloud bare metal type of offering using new tannic software to create that ubiquitous layer between your on premise or on premises locations plural and as you’re if you’ve so choosing to work with Microsoft.

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Jirah Cox: Totally I just say I just say on Prem right simplify away and have to worry about the grammar.

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Jirah Cox: But yeah for sure right it to be it’s super super understandable right that a popular offering popular session would be.

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Jirah Cox: No, no, I want the giant whiteboard give me all the diagrams how do I know this works on aws show me how this works on azure.

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Jirah Cox: right because I need to start planning my deployments to for that kind of replication interoperability, you know as that leaves preview how do I plan to operationalize that within my my environment, you know if I was a customer, this is 100% of session that I would be sitting in.

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Andy Whiteside: And just so we’re clear as your clusters on azure still a it’s a tech preview right do we have any updates on it going live.

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Jirah Cox: Account forgot multi session sorry I that’s how bad I haven’t been rising my homework.

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Andy Whiteside: Multi session went in when the 11 needs to come out of the Microsoft store or what do they call it store where they call it.

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Jirah Cox: there’s probably already so i’m going to effort, about how I keep them all patched to approved baseline right, how do I do that process more simply, or if I don’t know that process today how I get one.

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Jirah Cox: You know how do I bring more automation to all of my deployments and make all that run faster.

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Andy Whiteside: And are these error made his database, they can be unique each one unique or they need to be all the same content and records.

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Jirah Cox: You know, so all that stuff there’s ways to solve, almost all of that, especially if you’re good at scripting but how do I do that simply write in a way that I can get support for for the full stack that I can also roll out and get value out of in weeks and days not years and months.

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Andy Whiteside: So this last one number six here is get more out of your open shift container platform with new tonics.

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Andy Whiteside: This is forced me to go out and do some research on Cooper daddy’s versus docker which isn’t really a thing they shouldn’t be versus it should be how Cooper nettie manages container platforms.

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Andy Whiteside: New tactics partnering with red hat, so that this becomes part of your on premises, as well as your your cloud story using best to breed of both this is what we covered recently in a podcast just an opportunity right to go out and get some of that content from next.

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Jirah Cox: Totally right headline announcement from the from the show.

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Jirah Cox: You know, a partnership driven out of both being fantastic technical fits together, as well as.

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Jirah Cox: hey you know what if I know one of those technologies, not the other, I want to learn more about how they work well together.

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Jirah Cox: What can I get out of it to your point like you know everyone’s on their own journey of of but I know what an APP looks like from 10 years ago.

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Jirah Cox: What do you mean I need to turn that one giant APP into 100 little Apps right but i’ll talk to one another, that sounds more complex and, in some ways.

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Jirah Cox: Arguably, it could be, but what do I get out of that level of application re architected right, what I want 100 microservices and not one giant monolithic service.

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Jirah Cox: So yeah for sure right like it’s it’s I think this is this is telling indication that application modernization also.

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Jirah Cox: You know, but when it comes to get clone this repo right or you know here’s the here’s the artifacts every you know plug in you know go go subscribe to this right and spin up 1010 load balanced instances.

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Andy Whiteside: And how far do you think we are from that or we’ll just the as a service.

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Andy Whiteside: This kind of enables you well how far do you think we are from that commercial software client, I will say client server software, maybe client services, I don’t, how do you talk about it.

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Jirah Cox: Well, so that that comes into I think why Why do I care about running things like open shift itself compared to vanilla Cooper 90s, where I want that ability that intelligence that degree of control to orchestrate my updates.

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Jirah Cox: One of them does nothing but look for updates and then tell other containers to go update themselves when updates are available right but I had to add that functionality to you know the delicate readies.

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Jirah Cox: it’s a little out there and and i’ll say not yet highly redundant, but don’t tell don’t tell my my in home customers here.

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Jirah Cox: One of them does analytics on my in home media libraries right just because I want to know that i’m a nerd like what’s being streamed, what are the top shows and movies, that my kids are watching from my personal media library.

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Jirah Cox: yeah 20 of them load the page the other 80 of them call out to ad networks and all those go into a little DNS black hole and don’t get a response when you’re at on my wi fi at the House here.

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Jirah Cox: You know chats about the topics that we all care about the most of the day yeah.

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Andy Whiteside: it’s a it’s interesting times, no doubt, and just I miss the in person conferences, but at the same time, knowing that this content is available.

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Andy Whiteside: On demand to go out and take advantage of when you have the time that’s the problem for me and i’m sure for Harvey too is.

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Andy Whiteside: Working the 50 hours a week ish and then turn around and trying to do some of this stuff hopefully others are out there don’t have quite that issue, and they can take advantage of all the content that’s available to.

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Andy Whiteside: And the boss.

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Jirah Cox: Well, quick tangent like do y’all let’s let’s dress timely for the audience right do you all go on your calendar carve out time for hey I wanted to you know catch up on some blogs, I wanted to read that book or a couple chapters of a book or a critical podcasts.

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Harvey Green: So I do cut out time on my calendar, but I wish it was for things that we’re that far down on the list.

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Jirah Cox: know for sure that that’s been my experience right, I will carve out.

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Jirah Cox: kind of have that bet with myself going of like i’m gonna i’m gonna block out this much time let’s see how much doesn’t get.

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Jirah Cox: clean and and prioritized by the end of the week and let’s see what’s left when we.

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Jirah Cox: get there.

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Harvey Green: Now you know for me it’s more like Oh, let me sit down and watch this basketball game, and you know the laptops in my lap and that’s when I you know go out and read or do stuff and you know, sometimes that works, sometimes it does.

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Andy Whiteside: it’s it’s a challenge you got more ways to get more things done, but more distractions than ever, I like gyres idea of claiming some time on your own calendar I don’t do nearly enough of them.

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Jirah Cox: we’re all getting better.

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Andy Whiteside: Well, and I know Harvey and jarrod both have young kids and that’s the family part of its i’m getting closer i’m.

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Andy Whiteside: Having my time back.

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Andy Whiteside: But it’s still still requires a lot of time.

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Harvey Green: yeah for sure that that is always a struggle, but I i’ll tell you it just it shifts my work day a lot, you know you you go and you have a work day and then you come home, and you have family time and then you go and you have a work day yeah.

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Andy Whiteside: Well, I was here the while ago I left came back Harvey was gone now he’s here I mean.

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Andy Whiteside: I don’t know I just feel like we’re all over the place these days is gonna be a big week here is integrity, a lot of leadership meetings and.

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Andy Whiteside: conversations to be had and it’ll be fun it’ll be good, but this week I feel like i’m just consumed into that any extracurriculars just definitely not going to happen, yes yeah.

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Andy Whiteside: Well guys thanks for joining in picking this blog and letting us review it with you, I always as always appreciate your time and very insightful, no matter whether we talking about stuff that’s already happened, or whether we talked about futuristic things.

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Jirah Cox: Likewise, thanks for your time.

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Harvey Green: Absolutely appreciate it.

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Andy Whiteside: And with that we’ll call it up so thanks guys.