Cisco Blogs


Cisco Blog > Data Center and Cloud

#EngineersUnplugged S6|Ep9: Software Defined Storage in the Enterprise

September 17, 2014 at 10:01 am PST

In this episode of Engineers Unplugged, Rawlinson Rivera (@punchingclouds) and Maish Saidel-Keesing  (@maishsk) discuss the role of software defined storage in the enterprise data center, and the impact and evolution of the job roles in the data center. Hint: always be learning.

Speaking of learning, this may be an example of how not to draw a unicorn. ;)

Rawlinson River and Maish Saidel-Keesing are unafraid to break new ground in unicorn artistry.

Rawlinson River and Maish Saidel-Keesing are unafraid to break new ground in unicorn artistry.

This is Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with a whiteboard. The rules are simple:

  1. Episodes will publish weekly (or as close to it as we can manage)
  2. Subscribe to the podcast here: engineersunplugged.com
  3. Follow the #engineersunplugged conversation on Twitter
  4. Submit ideas for episodes or volunteer to appear by Tweeting to @CommsNinja
  5. Practice drawing unicorns

Join the behind the scenes by liking Engineers Unplugged on Facebook.

Tags: ,

Thoughts and Observations: Software Defined Storage

September 24, 2013 at 7:09 am PST

Last week I had the rare pleasure of being able to attend a storage conference (rare in the sense that I usually am one of the speakers, rather than one of the attendees). It was SNIA’s Storage Developer’s Conference, and like most events there were both things that were interesting and worthwhile, and things that left something to be desired.

ConfusionThe lasting impression that I walked away with, however, was something that went beyond any one particular conversation, presentation, or technology. Indeed, the thoughts that have been rattling around in my brain for the past week made me realize that, if we (those of us in the industry) aren’t careful, the future looks extremely convoluted and confusing. At worst we may actually wind up mismatching solutions to problems, taking giant steps backwards, locking us into a perpetual game of ‘catch-up’ as we struggle to accomplish what we can do today using traditional storage methodology and equipment Read More »

Tags: ,

#EngineersUnplugged S3|Ep13: Software Defined Storage Continued!

September 18, 2013 at 10:42 am PST

Welcome back to the final episode of Engineers Unplugged, Season 3! It’s been quite a ride. This week, we take another viewpoint on the hot topic of software defined storage with Mike Slisinger (@slisinger) and Vaughn Stewart (@vstewed). Starting from the application owner’s perspective, this is a great 101 on the choices made on the road to the data center of the future. Let’s listen in:

Better stick to storage, not unicorns! Art by Mike Slisinger and Vaughn Stewart.

Better stick to storage, not unicorns! Art by Mike Slisinger and Vaughn Stewart.

Welcome to Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with a whiteboard. The rules are simple:

  1. Episodes will publish weekly (or as close to it as we can manage)
  2. Subscribe to the podcast here: engineersunplugged.com
  3. Follow the #engineersunplugged conversation on Twitter
  4. Submit ideas for episodes or volunteer to appear by Tweeting to @CommsNinja
  5. Practice drawing unicorns

How far up the unicorn scale is your data center in regard to software defined storage? Post a comment below!

Thanks for your viewership and support of Engineers Unplugged. We’ll be on site at VMworld Barcelona, camera and whiteboard markers in hand. If you’ve got show ideas or questions, tweet me @CommsNinja.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

#EngineersUnplugged S3|Ep12: Software Defined Storage

September 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm PST

In this week’s Engineers Unplugged,  we are back to eavesdropping. This episode features Christopher Leigh-Currill (@ospero_chrisl) and Jonas Rosland (@virtualswede) talking Software Defined Storage at EMC World, including ViPR. Let’s listen in:

Welcome to Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with a whiteboard. The rules are simple:

  1. Episodes will publish weekly (or as close to it as we can manage)
  2. Subscribe to the podcast here: engineersunplugged.com
  3. Follow the #engineersunplugged conversation on Twitter
  4. Submit ideas for episodes or volunteer to appear by Tweeting to @CommsNinja
  5. Practice drawing unicorns

Thanks for joining us! We are closing out Season 3 next week, stay tuned for exciting changes in Season 4!

Tags: , , , ,