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VMworld 2014: vBrownBag “Why OpenStack?”

At VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, I did a 10 minute talk titled “Why OpenStack?”:

OpenStack Summit Atlanta 2014

At the OpenStack Summit I was working with the vBrownBag team doing tech talk streaming from the event. Along with this I was featured on a panel discussing the transition from Infrastructure Administrator to Cloud Architect:

I also did a vBrownBag presentation which was geared towards the changes in how we manage IT as we head towards the cloud model:

And to top of a really fun week at the OpenStack Summit, I was also co-hosting the Cloudcast podcast. Those episodes will be published here once they are posted at

DiscoPosse at Tech Field Day: Virtualization Field Day 3

During March 5-7 2014 I was lucky enough to be selected as a Tech Field Day Delegate for Virtualization Field Day 3. There are numerous videos at the Tech Field Day YouTube channel:

I also gave a presentation titled “Community and the IT Imaginarium” which was a rare treat to be able to present to such a phenomenal group of my peers and a live audience online:

DiscoPosse at Tech Field Day Extra: VMworld 2014 San Francisco

During VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, I was a Tech Field Day delegate on Tuesday August 27th and Wednesday August 28th for Tech Field Day Extra. During the event the delegates and I for Day 2/3 were presented to by SanDisk, Zerto, Riverbed, EMC, Infinio, and Nuage Networks.

DiscoPosse at Tech Field Day: Cisco UCS Grand Slam

Cisco premiered their new UCS offerings in New York City on Thursday September 4th, 2014. During the event, Tech Field Day delegates provided live coverage of the event and also did a round table discussion on the Cisco launch.

DiscoPosse on Podcasts

Below are some Podcasts that I’ve appeared on:

Cisco Champions Radio – Premiere Episode

I was lucky enough to be selected to chat alongside Jonathan Davis (@subnetwork), and Mark Loesel and Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja) of Cisco.

 We chat about Hybrid cloud, and the recent Cisco InterCloud announcement with some questions from the audience. This is a great new venue for sharing information by the Cisco Champion team and there will be a Podcast shortly to distribute the content.

Cloudcast Episode 127 – Got CloudOps skills?

In this episode, I appeared with Virtual Design Master ( co-creator Angelo Luciani ( to discuss the Virtual Design Master challenge, VMUG, OpenStack and home labs.


VUPaaS – Episode 4

In this great session, I am sitting in on the VuPaaS (Virtualization User Podcast as a Service) with GS Khalsa (@gurusimran). We discuss a few different topics including:

– vCloud Director and drinking your own champagne
– Orchestration (with Puppet)
– vShield Edge
– Backing up a virtual environment
– Licensing challenges
– Physical datacenter issues
– Rise of the generalist

Listen through iTunes, or download from the iTunes Podcast page here:


Podcast page here:


You can find me sitting in on many of the vBrownbag Podcasts and I’ve led some of the Couch to OpenStack series along with Cody Bunch, Trevor Roberts and Kenneth Hui.

What’s New in Havana – with Cody Bunch (@Cody_Bunch) and Kenneth Hui (@hui_kenneth)

Couch to OpenStack Review – (Grizzly Edition) – with Cody Bunch (@Cody_Bunch)  and Trevor Roberts Jr. (@VMTrooper)

Couch to OpenStack – Troubleshooting – with Cody Bunch (@Cody_Bunch)  and Trevor Roberts Jr. (@VMTrooper)

DiscoPosse in Print

Technical Reviewer – Troubleshooting vSphere Storage by Mike Preston


Technical Reviewer – OpenStack Cookbook – Second Edition by Kevin Jackson and Cody Bunch


DiscoPosse Online Contributed Content

Articles which I have contributed to in other web sites. Hey, Scripting Guy Blog

Use PowerShell to Move Computers Based on IP Addresses: Part 1

Use PowerShell to Move Computers Based on IP Addresses: Part 2

Enterprise Storage Guide (

Contribute daily content on storage trends, news and announcements

Virtualization Software (

Contribute daily content on virtualization, cloud, hardware, and software products in the VMware, OpenStack and Hype-V virtualization ecosystem.

Network Computing – August 2014 – “VMware NSX Banks on Security

Tech Target – August 2014 –  “OpenStack Adoption Creeps Toward Corporate Acceptance


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