EP04 – HPC / GPU virtualization on VMware vSphere with Gina Rosenthal and Tom Hollingsworth



In this episode of the TECHunplugged Podcast (recorded live at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas), host Max Mortillaro (@darkkavenger) is joined by two awesome industry friends: Gina Rosenthal (@gminks), a VMware Product Marketing Manager working on VMware on AWS, and Tom Hollingsworth (@networkingnerd), Organizer at Tech Field Day. Gina, Tom and Max cover the challenges with HPC (High Performance Computing), then how HPC / GPU virtualization support improvements in VMware vSphere are helping research organizations be leaner / better leverage investments thanks to GPU sharing, and finally how well-known virtualization advantages can now also benefit mission-critical HPC systems.


EP03 – Midrange Storage and NVMe with Pierluca Chiodelli and Chin-Fah Heoh



In this episode of the TECHunplugged Podcast recorded live at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas, host Max Mortillaro (@darkkavenger) is joined by Chin-Fah Heoh (@storagegaga) an independent storage consultant hailing from Malaysia, and Pierluca Chiodelli (@chiodp),Vice President of Product Management & Customer Operation for Midrange Solutions at Dell EMC, to discuss about midrange storage and NVMe.


EP02 – Oracle Ravello: Lift & Shift or gateway into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services – a discussion with Abhinav Gupta



In this episode of the TECHunplugged Podcast, hosts Max Mortillaro (@darkkavenger) and Arjan Timmerman (@arjantim) are joined by Abhinav Gupta, Senior Director of Product Management at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Historically, Ravello has been much loved by VMware / Infrastructure / data center community folks (especially among the vExpert subgroup) for the ability to create labs and test environments in the cloud at very affordable prices. After the Oracle acquisition, Ravello’s own HVX hypervisor was engineered to run on bare-metal and on nested virtualization with hardware extension assists, which both allow for considerably better performance and makes Ravello finally production-grade capable.

In this discussion with Abhi, we also set to explore the use cases for Oracle Ravello, their customers and what is the future of Ravello as well as the broader picture with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a challenger to well-known public cloud operators.

We hope you’ll enjoy this episode and will survive Max’s French/Italian and Arjan’s Dutch accents 🙂


EP01 – Talking Open Convergence and Business Outcomes with Datrium – André Leibovici, Keith Townsend, James Green, Max Mortillaro



In this inaugural episode of the TECHunplugged Podcast recorded live at TECHunplugged New York 2018 on 22-Mar-18, Max Mortillaro (@darkkavenger) is joined by Datrium’s Field CTO, André Leibovici (@andreleibovici), as well as industry influencers Keith Townsend (@ctoadvisor) and James Green (@jdgreen). During the talk we cover the data center journey from the early converged infrastructure days up to open convergence, about business outcomes and even into container consumption models. We hope you’ll enjoy the format!