• 00:30

    FC Radio/Greening the Datacenter

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    What makes for a "green datacenter"? What US cities are best for hosting green datacenters, and why? This radio show will feature a Q&A with Ron Vokoun, who will talk about the importance of green datacenters, where some currently exist today, and what qualities a datacenter must have to be truly "green." We'll also ask Vokoun for his perspective on a recent study rating Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as the top data center city in the US, and whether this is also a prime location if your business is concerned with going green.

  • 00:30

    Windows Server 2003 End Of Support Is This July. Are You Ready?

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    In July 2010, Microsoft transitioned from providing mainstream support for Windows Server 2003 to releasing critical patches only. July 14, 2015 marks another transition, this time the end of Microsoft support for Windows Server 2003/R2.


    While this date may seem distant, now is the time to understand that the end of support and the end of life of Windows Server 2003 means that your business needs to ensure that it has a plan to migrate the applications and workloads currently relying on Windows Server 2003 onto Windows Server 2012 R2 or Microsoft Azure.


    Just to be clear, End-of-Support for Windows Server 2003 means:



    NO UPDATES Will be developed or released after the end of support
    NO COMPLIANCE (HIPAA, PCI, SOX, etc.) which speaks for itself
    NO SAFE HAVEN as both physical & virtualized environments affected


    If you're still using Windows Server 2003, you to start your planning to migrate off of Windows Server 2003 and onto a platform that will provide you the security and reliability that you’ve experienced over the last decade with Windows Server 2003, with the added value of the features now included in Windows Server 2012 R2, as well as the hybrid opportunities available to you with Microsoft Azure.


    Delaying will only create additional expenses, and ‘rigging’ your environments to detect intrusion, inclusion of more advanced firewalls, network segmentation, and so on, to simply isolate Windows Server 2003 servers will only result in a datacenter that costs more, and is still out of compliance, and out of date. Not to mention the maintenance costs for aging hardware… you’re just delaying your opportunity to transform.


    If You Plan To Stay With Microsoft What Should You Do Now? We'll discuss that in this series.

  • 00:30

    FC Radio/Cities at War (For Your Datacenter)

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    John Boyd, Principal at The Boyd Company, has used the words "second war among the states" as a comparison for the competition that’s currently heating up among cities in the US that are seeking to be your datacenter hosts of choice. We’ll discuss this present-day "war" with Boyd and get his perspectives on who’s winning and why.

  • 01:08

    Intel Chip Chat - Live from the Intel Developer Forum Day 2

    in Technology

    Day two from the Intel Developer Forum brings you Billy Cox (Intel) and Jeff Autor (HP) chatting about RSA and API standardization, Nidhi Chappen (Intel) on upcoming Intel processors, Jim Comfort (IBM) on the company's SoftLayer cloud computing platform, and Scott Lowe (VMware) on datacenter networking. More guests still to come!

  • 00:31

    Iphone 6, Apple watch, and the impact to the enterprise IT #cio

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    One critical aspect of deployment for any new smartphone is to use a robust MDM (Mobile Device Management) tool, one that enforces your policies and allows IT to track the devices within the enterprise. 


    These features typically pertain to the approved business apps on the device, data retention policies, Wi-Fi access from the device when it is not being used on a mobile network, and other data and network issues related to that smartphone model specifically.


    The Techreact team is made up of seasoned professionals who have been friends for over 10 years and have worked in the technology industry since the dawn of time. Think punch cards, tape drives, commodore64, trs80, vic20, sinclair, kaypro, cpm, early dos days. We have seen the market develop from centralized enterprise computing to the dawn of the web, cloud computing and enterprise mobility. The Techreact Panel has a real passion for technology and the consumption and evolution of technology by the enterprise. Each week we will be insightful, witty, reporting, interviewing and commentary of the top initiatives of CIO and CTO in the Enterprise.



    Marco Giunta CompuCom SYS, Financial Services, New York City
    Chris Kieff Director Sprinklr  Marketing and Advertising San Francisco
    David Levin Strategic Alliances Director, Americas, Push Technology New York
    Stephen Webster MRE Consulting CTO Datacenter Cloud Oil & Energy Expert Houston

  • 00:30

    TechReact Enterprise Technology News

    in Technology

    Cisco, HP Use Shadow IT as a Roadmap


    Employees often skirt around the IT department and find their own cloud services, apps or other technologies because they need tools to do their jobs that the IT department doesn’t provide. This so-called shadow IT can be a nightmare for CIOs because corporate data could reside in insecure applications or services and be vulnerable to hackers.


    "Some organizations use [tools] so they can stop people from doing things but we use it to help shape our portfolios,” said Rebecca Jacoby, CIO of Cisco Systems Inc., speaking Thursday on a panel at a tech conference in San Francisco."


    "It’s a much bigger challenge inside a non-technical organization where we don’t want to have a proliferation of non-standard technologies,” he said, implying that non-technical employees have less of an understanding of the apps they are using."


    The Techreact team is made up of seasoned professionals who have been friends for over 10 years and have worked in the technology industry since the dawn of time. Think punch cards, tape drives, commodore64, trs80, vic20, sinclair, kaypro, cpm, early dos days. We have seen the market develop from centralized enterprise computing to the dawn of the web, cloud computing and enterprise mobility. The Techreact Panel has a real passion for technology and the consumption and evolution of technology by the enterprise. Each week we will be insightful, witty, reporting, interviewing and commentary of the top initiatives of CIO and CTO in the Enterprise.



    Marco Giunta CompuCom SYS, Financial Services, New York City

    Chris Kieff Director Sprinklr  Marketing and Advertising San Francisco

    David Levin Strategic Alliances Director, Americas, Push Technology New York

    Stephen Webster MRE Consulting CTO Datacenter Cloud Oil & Energy Expert Houston

  • 00:31

    Software-Defined Storage: Your Bridge to the Cloud

    in Technology

    Cloud storage is a natural first step in moving your information technology infrastructue to the cloud, enabling anytime/anywhere access to enterprise data and applications for employees and business partners. Yet, it also presents an opportunity to recast your storage infrastructure, providing an opportunity to store and manage data regardless of whether storage resources are in the datacenter or with a distant cloud services provider.


    This radio show on UBM Tech's The Enteprise Cloud Site will provide IT professionals with advice on how to craft, implement, and manage a Software-Defined Storage strategy, and how extending that strategy to the cloud can position their organizations for future growth and success.


    Our guest speaker is Bill Kleyman, a TECS blogger and consultant with MTM Technologies. Bill has deep experience in datacenter design and management, as well as advising enterprise organizations on storage and server virtualization and implementation of cloud strategies.


    In this radio show you will learn:


    *How the software-defined storage concept has progressed and is delivering results to enterprise IT organizations.


    *How cloud-based storage plays a key role in a successful software-defined storage strategy.


    *Why data storage today extends beyond the walls of the datacenter.


    *How cloud-based storage enables corporate and worker flexibility in areas such as business continuity and support for the mobile workforce.


    *Where software-defined storage needs to mature, and what to expect in the year ahead.


     

  • 00:39

    A New Decentralized System for Digital Transactions – DNP episode 51

    in Technology

    First up this week, we have CEO Johann Gevers (@johanngevers) and CTO Chris Odom of Monetas. Based on the Open-Transactions project, Monetas is aiming to be the world’s first decentralized system for financial and legal transactions – a digital contracting platform. They’ve seen interest for a variety of different uses/industries including: money remittance, cell phone providers, banks, consumer applications, and virtual worlds. Then returning guest Gordon Haff (@ghaff), a cloud evangelist at Red Hat, stops by to talk about integration of the entire Red Hat portfolio under the Open Hybrid Cloud umbrella. It’s not a single product, but a set of capabilities to address business problems. He also discusses the current state of IaaS and PaaS and how they will evolve in the future.


    Show Timeline:



    0:00 – Introductions and News of the Week
    11:59 – Interview with Johann Gevers and Chris Odom
    26:51 – Interview with Gordon Haff
    37:13 – Wrap up

  • 00:43

    It’s All About the Apps – Digital Nibbles Podcast episode 48

    in Technology

    In our last episode of 2013, Duncan Johnston-Watt (@duncanjw), the founder and CEO of Cloudsoft and Chip Childers (@chipchilders), the VP of product strategy at CumuLogic stop by to talk about their respective companies and cloud computing in 2014. Cloudsoft is bringing business to the cloud – their Application Management Platform orchestrates services, platforms and infrastructures to ensure they directly meet the needs of applications, dynamically and in real time. CumuLogic allows service providers to emulate Amazon-style cloud services through abstraction that sits on top of a variety of cloud platforms.


    Show Timeline:



    0:00 – Introductions and News of the Week
    9:38 – Interview with Duncan Johnston-Watt
    25:30 – Interview with Chip Childers
    41:18 – Wrap up

  • 00:31

    FC Radio/Tools to Manage Temperature

    in Technology

    Temperature control in the datacenter is a hugely important issue, particularly as the world's cities get hotter every year. This audio show will feature Joe Caspes, business development director of Schneider Electric's cooling line of business, who can discuss the benefits of cooling solutions, lay out the premier products on the market, and provide case study examples of their usage in datacenters throughout the world.

  • 00:30

    Sun Announces Datacenter Efficiency Services

    in Technology

    Sun announces a comprehensive suite of professional services intended to help customers strategize, design, and build datacenters optimized for energy, space, and cost efficiency.



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