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World Wide Technology - TEC17

This podcast series is hosted by World Wide Technology, the leader in integrated IT solutions. In each episode a different group of WWT subject matter experts and partners have an informative and entertaining discussion on the important topics facing organizations in today’s dynamic IT environment.
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Dec 18, 2017

More applications.  More devices.  This can only mean more data that organizations must protect in an ever-challenging IT environment.  IDPA provides a solution to meet these challenges.  WWT’s Steve Gregory and John Felts, along with David Turton from Dell EMC discuss why IDPA is so relevant today, what the IDPA suite does for organizations, the challenges that organizations are facing in sharing and protecting their data and how IDPA can be extended to the Cloud.

 

For a more detailed look at IDPA, click on the link below to get more information from WWT.

 

Simplifying Data Protection with Dell EMC IDPA

Dec 11, 2017

How do organizations deploy services in a virtualized software world?  NFV is a framework for deploying services in this virtualized environment.  There are challenges to be sure, but the benefits are extremely valuable.  Listen in as WWT’s Joe Wojtal and Intel’s Paul Mundinger discuss what NFV actually is and how it has grown.  In addition, Joe and Paul talk about what they’re hearing from customers about challenges in disaggregating between hardware and software, what considerations customers need when assessing whether NFV will benefit their organization and discuss several use cases.

 

For a deeper look at NFV, click on this link to get more information from WWT.

 

Essential elements for an effective NFV deployment

Dec 4, 2017

Communicating within organizations has evolved from phone calls to emails and now to evolved sophisticated tools that are part of the Team Collaboration suite.  WWT Collaboration practice experts Joe Berger, Tim Cappel and Derrick Monahan discuss some of the new tools that are part of the Team Collaboration toolkit, including SLACK, Cisco Spark and Microsoft Teams.  The group also discusses how Instant Messaging compares to Team Collaboration, the evolution of SLACK, the impact on email, the new Cisco product Spark Assistant and what organizations should consider when adopting team collaboration tools.

 

For more specific details on Spark Assistant and Team Collaboration in general from WWT, follow these links to get more information.

 

Spark Assistant

 

Rising above the Collaboration Flood of Products

Nov 16, 2017

In this episode WWT experts Jason Guibert and Paul Richards discuss DevOps and how this infrastructure solution makes the process of developing software and getting user feedback more efficient.  Jason and Paul give an overview of what DevOps is, how to avoid the pitfalls involved when deploying it in your IT infrastructure, the benefits it provides organizations and how they work with customers in implementing the DevOps process into their infrastructure.

 

To find out more about DevOps and some of the specific tools used in implementing the process check out some of the links below from WWT.

 

 https://www2.wwt.com/all-blog/devops-a-survival-guide-for-infrastructure-teams/

https://www2.wwt.com/all-blog/kubernetes-101/

https://www2.wwt.com/all-blog/deep-dive-into-linux-and-docker-containers/

Oct 16, 2017

Tetration may be hard to say, but it is a valuable analytics platform for the Data Center.  Listen in as WWT experts Jon Duren and Bruce Clounie discuss what Tetration does, the capabilities and benefits it brings it terms of analyzing the Data Center and why it is in demand with WWT customers.

Oct 2, 2017

vSAN is the new offering from VMware that helps companies reduce costs, provide flexibility, and increase the speed of deploying architecture in the SDS space.  Listen in as WWT experts Brent Collins and James Weiser talk about the tradeoffs between server SAN and SDS, the benefits that vSAN offers, what organizational needs that vSAN addresses and how it relates to VxRail.

Sep 18, 2017

Can we actually train computers?   Deep Learning is an exciting new modeling tool that can be used to train computers using new mathematical algorithms.  Three of WWT’s experts from the Management Consulting / Big Data team, Chris Infanti, Matt Connors and Mike Catalano, discuss how Deep Learning is used from everything from simple Facebook tasks to new medical research.  In the process, Deep Learning is solving problems that were not able to be solved before.

Sep 5, 2017

Companies are shifting to SDS for their Data Center infrastructure.  How can this process be made easier?  Purley is an Intel server platform that allows the system to do its work by integrating all the parts of Intel that have been working to satisfy the needs of the Data Center moving forward.  Robert Looney from Intel and Scott Miller from WWT explain the benefits of Purley and the testing that has been completed to verify those benefits.

Aug 21, 2017

The challenge in today’s IT environment is faster, faster, faster.  One of these challenges is to continually speed up the process of deploying infrastructure and getting it into the hands of developers.  HPE has come up with a new solution to address this issue called HPE Synergy, which provides rapid infrastructure deployment, basically making it on-demand.  WWT experts Chris Braun, Eric D’Lallo and Matt Halcomb discuss how HPE Synergy enables this rapid infrastructure deployment and how customers can benefit from it.

Aug 7, 2017

Unique challenges exist in the Federal space in addressing their IT challenges.  One of these is working on multiple devices in multiple network classifications.  Listen in as WWT Federal Team members Dustin Holst, Jon Kelly and Dave Kinsman discuss how to address these challenges.  Their discussion includes Desktop Virtualization solutions, multilevel security solutions and integrating VDI with these multilevel security solutions.

Jul 17, 2017

The latest trend in the Storage space is toward Software Defined Storage, with a focus in Object Storage.  But how is Object Storage different than normal block and file?  Is it the right solution for your challenges around Storage?  Listen as WWT experts Rich Harper and James Weiser discuss those topics, along with the value proposition around Object Storage and what customers need to consider moving forward on Storage challenges.

Jun 19, 2017

Big Data and Internet of Things.  Two topics that get talked about a lot in the IT universe.  But here is an important question.  How can these two topics be used together?  Three of WWT’s experts, Jamie Milne, Chandler Heath and Lisa Friedrich-Hritz will discuss how Big Data and IoT are different, how organizations can leverage the two together and what are some upcoming trends for both topics.

Jun 5, 2017

“In Part 2 of our discussion on Mobility Innovation, we talk about how Ideation plays an important role in the process to achieve results and outcomes.  Listen in as WWT experts Dan Huber, Tim Cappel and Jason Tice talk about how the Ideation process works and how it helps deliver successful outcomes to any organization.”

May 22, 2017

Mobility Innovation has become an important application area for companies as they address some of the most challenging segments of their IT environment.  In this episode of WWT’s TEC17, three subject matter experts, Dan Huber, Tim Cappel and Joe Hainline discuss how Mobile Innovation technology solutions address challenges in three key practice areas:  Collaboration, Mobility and Software Development.

May 8, 2017

Adoption Services helps companies adopt and understand new technologies that are deployed across their organizations.  The Lifecycle Engagement team at WWT helps people consume new technology and show how that new technology can help them be more productive in their organization.  The team of Sean McDonald, Laura Winkeler and Mike Hamon discuss the importance of Adoption Services, how they approach customer challenges and several outcomes of their efforts.

Apr 24, 2017

There has been a recent increase in demand in today’s IT marketplace for Automation and Orchestration solutions.  This includes vRealize Automation products.  In today’s episode of TEC17, our guests, Curt Stalhood from WWT, and, Raj Dawar and Duncan Shannon from Dell EMC discuss this topic, including how ACI and NSX work together under vRA and how Service Providers are beginning to look at vRA for solutions.

Apr 10, 2017

Today’s market is growing more complex every day.  Organizations face issues like global competition, consumer expectation of constant updates and improvements, providing faster access with mobility and dealing with what can happen on social media.  How are companies coping with these issues?  How these organizations use their resources and budgets to address these issues is our topic today, that being the Power of the Ecosystem.

Mar 27, 2017

One of the hot topics in Data Center right now are Containers and Microservices Architectures.  In this episode of WWT’s TEC17, two of WWT’s experts from their Data Center Automation team, William Caban and Ian Evans, discuss why Containers is a popular solution in Data Center right now.  William and Ian talk about how containers are different from Virtual Machines, how it fits in with Microservices Architecture frameworks and what all this means for infrastructure teams in your organization.

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