Cut the Noise Podcast Episode 2

Yesterday, Episode 2 of the RoundTower “Cut the Noise” podcast was released.  This podcast can be streamed from iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play and Stitcher.

Show summary: Michael Webster, Manager – Business Critical Apps Team, and Josh Odgers, Staff Solution Architect, from Nutanix join Byron Schaller and myself from RoundTower to discuss all things Home Lab, Performance and Nutanix.

  • Introduction 0:00
  • Josh’s Lab 1:33
  • Michael’s son’s lab 2:45
  • Michael’s lab 3:25
  • Lab locations 7:59
  • Lab Noise reduction 8:59
  • Lab Power consumption 10:17
  • Lab Co-location 12:10
  • Byron’s lab 12:51
  • Lab WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) 13:30
  • Production Performance Testing with Lab 14:20
  • Performance Testing Tools and Methodology 14:53
  • Oracle RAC Benchmark Performance Testing 15:31
  • SQL and Oracle RAC Testing 15:59
  • Specific Toolsets for DB and I/O testing 16:29
  • Use-case testing and benchmarks, including TPC-E, TPC-C 17:29
  • Database sizes of customers 19:18
  • Michael and Josh’s areas of expertise 19:53
  • Adoption of All-Flash Nutanix Nodes 25:00
  • Tiered Flash: SATA-SSD, NVMe, 3DXpoint 25:35
  • HCI Network evolution with Tiered Flash 26:42
  • Most common problems found with business critical apps 28:35
  • Evolution of Nutanix Platform with VDI and Mission/Business Critical Apps 33:43
  • Nutanix Business Critical Apps Team core expertise 36:20
  • Nutanix Engineering responsiveness to fix issues found 37:40
  • Why Nutanix started with VDI as their first use case 38:40
  • Data Locality FUD 39:35
  • Use cases for Acropolis Block Services 41:15
  • PernixData and Calm.io acquisition 45:50
  • The NPX Program 48:33
  • NPX Bootcamps 49:45
  • Show Close 50:50

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