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Thoughts on X... A Virtualization is Life! Podcast

Thoughts on X... A Virtualization is Life! Podcast

By Anthony Spiteri

Thoughts on anything trending in the IT Industry... covering everything from Cloud to Hosting to Data Platforms for Modern Apps, security, storage, blockchain, and pretty much anything else! Always short... and always to the point!

The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net).
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AWS re:Invent 2022

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2022 was suppose to be a year of rebounding from the depths of Covid however it didn't exactly turn out as planned... 2023 will be an interesting year for the tech industry with various changes and challenges to navigate, but that shouldn't scare us! This episode discusses in short, some of the challenges and difficulties of what is to come in 2023. I also touch on the impact of a AI on the economy and how Elon Musk has changed things forever, with his Twitter takeover. The episode also mentions the importance of virtualization and the hybrid cloud in the tech industry and the increase in adoption of multi-cloud strategies and a little peak into what's in store in my work at Veeam Software while citing a quote from Rocky Balboa. The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) ☑️  Subscribe to this channel  : https://www.youtube.com/@AnthonySpiteri?sub_confirmation=1 ☑️  Subscribe to #GTwGT  : https://www.youtube.com/@GTwGTPodcast?sub_confirmation=1 Buy me a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt Music: https://www.bensound.com
07:33
January 04, 2023
ChatGPT and the Excitement and Danger of AI
ChatGPT and the Excitement and Danger of AI
It's not often that a technology comes along that fundamentals changes and challenges the fundamentals of what it is to be human.  That isn't something said lightly, but the capability of this platform from Open.AI is already well ahead of anything the general internet population has ever come across when it comes to AI. How does this technology in play impact what we perceive to be real and not real... how does it impact content creation and learning. Have we created everything that needs creating to create every ever more? #ChatGPT has arrived! And with it, possibly one of the most important moments in human history? OpenAI Website ChatGPT Launch Page ChatGPT Demo Interface How does it work? A beginner and advanced explanation by Brooke Jamieson Life 3.0 - Being Human in the Age of AI Omega Team by Max Tegmark The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) ☑️  Subscribe to this channel  : https://www.youtube.com/c/AnthonySpiteri ☑️  Subscribe to #GTwGT  : https://www.youtube.com/c/GreatThings... Buy me a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt Music: https://www.bensound.com
05:56
December 06, 2022
AWS re:Invent 2022
AWS re:Invent 2022
AWS are the public cloud kings! To that there is almost no doubt... but are they the panacea? There is a new normal around Hybrid and Multiple Clouds for organizations to consider. Going all into one platform or cloud isn't seen to be the correct strategy, however AWS culture is predicated on them being the only destination for applications and workloads moving forward. I share some thoughts around this and how AWS still (and will) needs to continue to innovate and evolve, and what I am looking forward to at this years 10th AWS re:Invent.  The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) ☑️  Subscribe to this channel  : https://www.youtube.com/c/AnthonySpiteri ☑️  Subscribe to #GTwGT  : https://www.youtube.com/c/GreatThings... Buy me a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt  Music: https://www.bensound.com
05:33
November 28, 2022
Elon Bursting The Tech Bubble
Elon Bursting The Tech Bubble
No, it isn't 1999 all over again... this is a different sort of bubble being burst!  This one was built on high velocity valuations and investments off the back of a sustained tech run for the best part of ten years? And while that's been positive and lead to many great innovative companies and technologies... it's also bred a culture of entitlement and an expectation that the good times will keep on rolling. With covid leading to massive inflation and other geo-political pressures, Elon Musk's brutal take over of Twitter has put everyone in Silicon Valley on notice...they layoffs are here... it's time for a reset... and that's probably a good thing! The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) ☑️  Subscribe to this channel  : https://www.youtube.com/c/AnthonySpiteri☑️  Subscribe to #GTwGT  : https://www.youtube.com/c/GreatThings... Music: https://www.bensound.com   Buy me a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt Reference Links : Acquired AWS Episode https://www.acquired.fm/episodes/amazon-web-services
05:49
November 07, 2022
Multiple Cloud Theory
Multiple Cloud Theory
What is Multiple Cloud Theory? In this episode I give some thoughts on hybrid vs multi cloud and what that actually means in todays IT landscape. In a world where we are told that vendor lock-in is bad, that is exactly what we have at the cloud platform level today as hybrid cloud is embraced. That's not a bad thing... it's just the way it is.  The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) ☑️  Subscribe to this channel  : https://www.youtube.com/c/AnthonySpiteri ☑️  Subscribe to #GTwGT  : https://www.youtube.com/c/GreatThings... Music: https://www.bensound.com   Buy me a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt Reference Links : Acquired AWS Episode https://www.acquired.fm/episodes/amazon-web-services
05:15
October 18, 2022
Thoughts on X... A Virtualization is Life! Podcast
Thoughts on X... A Virtualization is Life! Podcast
Don't call this a reboot! But that is what it is!  Thoughts on anything trending in the IT Industry... covering everything from Cloud to Hosting to Data Platforms for Modern Apps, security, storage, blockchain, and pretty much anything else! The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) ☑️  Subscribe to this channel  : https://www.youtube.com/c/AnthonySpiteri ☑️  Subscribe to #GTwGT  : https://www.youtube.com/c/GreatThings... Music: https://www.bensound.com   Buy me a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt
03:52
October 05, 2022
Optus Data Breach... Some thoughts on a classic Media Beat Up
Optus Data Breach... Some thoughts on a classic Media Beat Up
[Updated] Little more info has come out over the weekend and I've added some commentary to the start of the Podcast covering that. In a nutshell, if this was an open API then that changes the narrative around human error being the weakest link in this specific Optus event. However it doesn't change that being a common form of entry for a malicious actor. I still think the media is attempting to crucify Optus in their entirety for this. Yes a very very costly mistake, but one that needs learning from as IT professional. Something which we are doing by bringing out information such as this thread below from Jeremy Kirk: https://twitter.com/Jeremy_Kirk/status/1573407117566152704?s=20&t=it8f_3lVo2gCK2llUcNPwQ This week in Australia, one of our largest telco's got breached with sensitive client data being exposed. That data included names, numbers and passport details... serious yes but what we have seen in the media today has been a massive witch hunt that is unfairly blaming Optus for... what is becoming an almost weekly event around the world. Cybercrime is on the up and you are only as strong as your weakest link... some thoughts here. The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net)   ☑️  Subscribe to this channel  : https://www.youtube.com/c/AnthonySpiteri ☑️  Subscribe to #GTwGT  : https://www.youtube.com/c/GreatThings... Music: https://www.bensound.com   Could always do with a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt
05:53
September 23, 2022
Thoughts on Post Covid In Person Conferences and Travel
Thoughts on Post Covid In Person Conferences and Travel
VeeamON 2022 happened in Vegas a couple weeks back... and this was our first in-person event since 2019, so this is all about getting back into travel and getting back into conferences...the thing that us in the IT community loved pre pandemic, however obviously with what has happened over the last two and a half years in the world, conferences as we knew it went virtual and while that was ok for a while, we needed things to recover... this is the era of Hybrid Events and I share some thoughts on my experiences at my first post-covid international travel and conference.  The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) ☑️  Subscribe to this channel​​: https://www.youtube.com/c/AnthonySpiteri ☑️  Subscribe to #GTwGT​​: https://www.youtube.com/c/GreatThings... Music: https://www.bensound.com   Could always do with a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt
09:29
May 31, 2022
AWS Communities with Hero's and Builders with Chris Williams
AWS Communities with Hero's and Builders with Chris Williams
Last week, I had the pleasure to sit down in a Twitter Space with Chris Williams and other AWS Community members to chat about Chris's journey from a traditionally VMware/Infrastructure background to one in which he now lives and breaths public cloud and cloud native technologies. Blog Post Link: https://wp.me/p2olVJ-37M
32:38
March 22, 2022
Veeam Backup for Salesforce
Veeam Backup for Salesforce
At VeeamOn Update 2021 we announced Veeam Backup for Salesforce. I go through some thoughts around why Salesforce... and why now? https://anthonyspiteri.net/veeam-salesforce-backup/ The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) Music: https://www.bensound.com   Could always do with a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt
04:47
October 18, 2021
Veeam Backup for AWS v4 and Azure v3
Veeam Backup for AWS v4 and Azure v3
The releases keep coming from us at Veeam. Here is a quick look at what's new in Backup for AWS v4 and Backup for Azure v3. https://anthonyspiteri.net/veeam-backup-for-aws-v4-azure-v3/ The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) Music: https://www.bensound.com   Could always do with a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt
05:17
October 15, 2021
VMworld 2021 Session Breakdown and Analysis
VMworld 2021 Session Breakdown and Analysis
The makeup of the content catalog is a good indicator of VMware’s forward looking direction. This makes for interesting comparisons between previous events and VMware eye the future. https://anthonyspiteri.net/vmworld-2021-session-breakdown/ The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) Music: https://www.bensound.com    Could always do with a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt
06:22
September 30, 2021
Veeam Service Provider Console v6 Release
Veeam Service Provider Console v6 Release
This week, with the release of Veeam Backup & Replication v11a we also released Veeam Service Provider Console v6 (Latest build 6.0.0.7739). Veeam remains focused on developing integrated cloud and managed service operation capabilities, so service providers can continue to have awareness and control of workloads no matter where they live https://anthonyspiteri.net/console-v6-service-providers/ The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) Music: https://www.bensound.com   Could always do with a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt
05:25
September 29, 2021
Veeam Backup & Replication v11a Release
Veeam Backup & Replication v11a Release
Overnight, we released v11a (Build 11.0.1.1261) of our flagship product, Veeam Backup & Replication. This is the first major update to v11 which was released back in February. While these a released a not touted as a major release, Veeam R&D team has delivered a lot of value in this release https://anthonyspiteri.net/backup-replication-v11a-release/ The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) Music: https://www.bensound.com   Could always do with a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt
05:34
September 29, 2021
Expanding MetalLB IP Pool to Fix Pending Status
Expanding MetalLB IP Pool to Fix Pending Status
MetalLB is an awesome addition to any Kubernetes Lab. In this post, I quickly go through how to expand the IP Address Pool if it gets exhausted https://anthonyspiteri.net/expanding-metallb-ip-pool-fix-pending-status The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) Music: https://www.bensound.com   Could always do with a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt
05:32
September 01, 2021
Ghost Install on Ubuntu Walkthrough
Ghost Install on Ubuntu Walkthrough
YouTube Walkthrough: https://youtu.be/gj50Z-KxTjE "Ghost is an open source, professional publishing platform built on a modern Node.js technology stack"  I go through the install process on an Ubuntu 20.04 server instance hosted out of Amazon Lightsail. https://anthonyspiteri.net/install-configure-ghost-ubuntu/ The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) Music: https://www.bensound.com   Could always do with a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt
01:54
August 30, 2021
BlogCast - Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform v2
BlogCast - Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform v2
Veeam Backup for GCP v2 is GA. Take a look at the GCP Marketplace Deployment and new features Blog Link: https://anthonyspiteri.net/backup-google-cloud-platform-v2 The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) Music: https://www.bensound.com ☑️  Could always do with a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt GCP Marketplace Page: https://console.cloud.google.com/marketplace/product/veeam-marketplace-public/veeam-backup-for-google-cloud Release Notes: https://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_gcp_2_0_release_notes_rn.pdf
08:39
August 19, 2021
BlogCast - DevSecOps... a little bit of education with Snyk
BlogCast - DevSecOps... a little bit of education with Snyk
Somewhere along the line, someone decided to put a "Sec" in between "Dev" and "Ops"...Snyk create dev focused tooling with security as the main focus. I needed some more education around this and I explain how Snyk fits in as a dev first tooling company. Blog Link: https://anthonyspiteri.net/devsecops-education-snyk The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) Music: https://www.bensound.com ☑️  Could always do with a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt
02:57
August 12, 2021
BlogCast - Longhorn – Distributed Block Storage for Kubernetes Install and Configure
BlogCast - Longhorn – Distributed Block Storage for Kubernetes Install and Configure
Longhorn is a lightweight, reliable and easy-to-use distributed block storage system for Kubernetes and like MetalLB for LoadBalancing, it has become part of my on-premises Kubernetes stack for storage. Blog Link: https://anthonyspiteri.net/longhorn-storage-kubernetes-install-configure The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net) Music: https://www.bensound.com ☑️  Could always do with a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/gtwgt
06:10
August 09, 2021
Virtualization is Life! is now a Podcast!
Virtualization is Life! is now a Podcast!
The sister podcast to the blog, Virtualization if Life! by Anthony Spiteri (https://anthonyspiteri.net). The idea is to marry up blog posts to podcast episodes. As blog posts are created, there will be accompanying podcast to give some verbal context around what is contained in the blog post. In this first episode, I talk a little about the idea behind this, how i was inspired by the Acquired Podcast (https://acquired.fm) and the reason behind trying something new in this ever changing world of content and content creation! Music: https://www.bensound.com Could always do with a coffee! https://ko-fi.com/GTwGT
08:08
August 04, 2021