Monthly Archives: April 2018

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 РTalking Open Convergence and Business Outcomes with Datrium РAndr̩ 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!