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Virtual Stack is a podcast about the glorious world of Enterprise IT. On this show, we discuss networking, virtualisation, cloud and all things software-defined.

Virtual Stack Emre Girici

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Virtual Stack is a podcast about the glorious world of Enterprise IT. On this show, we discuss networking, virtualisation, cloud and all things software-defined.

    44 - Virtual Stack - eBPF and its Use Cases

    44 - Virtual Stack - eBPF and its Use Cases

    eBPF is one of the most interesting emerging technologies in the area of observability, networking and security. On the 44th episode of the Virtual Stack Podcast, Moustafa Harbi (Sr. Technical Account Manager at Red Hat) and I have a chat about this technology and its use cases in today's enterprise IT industry.
     
    Show Notes:
    00:00 - Intros 01:30 - What's eBPF in a nutshell? 06:40 - What can eBPF offer us? 12:30 - In what language or on what framework do we write eBPF code? 14:20 - What are the use cases of eBPF in an enterprise setting? 21:30 - Do eBPF programs create any load on system CPU or memory? 23:00 - How do we use eBPF on an enterprise-wide scale? 24:45 - What's Cilium and what's its relationship with eBPF? 30:30 - What do you think about the future of eBPF and Cilium? Can they change the way we do networking? 35:00 - How can we start learning about eBPF? 39:00 - Closing notes  
    Links:
    eBPF project Cilium project BCC (BPF Compiler Collection) GitHub page

    • 40 min
    43 - Virtual Stack - Network Automation

    43 - Virtual Stack - Network Automation

    On the 43rd episode of the Virtual Stack Podcast, I'm joined by Sean Cavanaugh (Senior Principal Technical Marketing Manager - Ansible Automation Platform, at Red Hat) and we discuss all things network automation. If you'd like to hear about main use cases, common obstacles and the solution you need (spoiler alert: Ansible :)), this episode is for you.
     
    Show notes:
    01:00 - Intros 07:30 - Some of the biggest changes in networking in the last few years 18:30 - Main use cases for network automation 31:00 - Key benefits of Ansible 36:00 - Common obstacles on the journey to automation 41:30 - Closing notes Links:
    Red Hat Ansible Automation YouTube Channel Ansible Automation Platform Self-Paced Labs Sean's Twitter

    • 45 min
    42 - Virtual Stack - Company as Code

    42 - Virtual Stack - Company as Code

    On the 42th episode of Virtual Stack Podcast, I'm joined by Gil Hoffer (co-founder & CTO at Salto) and we discuss about their solution of automating the configuration of SaaS applications, which they describe as company-as-code.
     
    Can we manage and operate our business applications the same way as our CI/CD pipelines and IT infrastructure? Answers are on this episode.
     
    Show notes:
    Intros: 00:00 What's Salto? 01:30 What can be automated by Salto on some typical applications? 06:00 How do you make sure Salto works with many SaaS applications and keep up with their changes? 14:00 What made you design an automation language instead of using something like YAML or XML? 17:15 What types of companies benefit from the company-as-code approach? 19:55 Who are the main buyers? What business benefits do they get? 22:10 What are the main obstacles that organisations encounter when adopting company-as-code? 26:10 How can customers test the solution? 32:30 Closing notes: 34:30 Links:
    Salto: Company-as-Code - Blog article on Salto.io Salto on GitHub  Gil on Twitter

    • 37 min
    41- Virtual Stack - MicroShift

    41- Virtual Stack - MicroShift

    On the 41st episode, Nick Barcet (Sr. Director Technology Strategy, Office of the CTO at Red Hat) joins me on the show we talk about MicroShift, an open source project of optimizing OpenShift for edge/small form factor use cases. We also talk about how Red Hat looks into emerging technology projects. Virtual Stack is available on all major apps: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher and more. As usual, feel free to share your feedback via Twitter (@emregirici), LinkedIn or virtualstack.tech. Links:
    Nick's twitter MicroShift MicroShift blog post Red Hat Emerging Technologies portal

    • 22 min
    40 - Virtual Stack - 2022 Tech Trends

    40 - Virtual Stack - 2022 Tech Trends

    Virtual Stack Podcast is back after a 10 months long hiatus! On the 40th episode of the show, I'm joined by a fellow Red Hatter and the co-host of the The Cloudcast, Brian Gracely.
    With Brian, we look into several technology trends such as cloud computing, web3, security then we discuss what to expect in 2022 and beyond.
    Virtual Stack is available on all major apps: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher and more. As usual, feel free to share your feedback via Twitter (@emregirici), LinkedIn or virtualstack.tech.
     
    Show notes:
    1:30: Intros
    6:00: Cloud computing
    20:30: web3 and Metaverse
    27:45: Security
    33:15: Tech investors and VC funding
    39:45: Future of work and great resignation.
    47:30: Closing notes
     
    Links:
    Brian's twitter.
    The Cloudcast: Web, Twitter.

    • 49 min
    39 - Virtual Stack - Core Kubernetes

    39 - Virtual Stack - Core Kubernetes

    Chris Love and Jay Vyas's book "Core Kubernetes" is about to hit the shelves around July this year via Manning Publications. Chris joined me on the 39th episode of the Virtual Stack Podcast and we discussed about all things Kubernetes: learning, common challenges of running in production and the exciting future of K8S.
    I have free eBook codes for this book and you’ll get one if you’re one of the first 5 people to share my LinkedIn and Twitter posts with your network. Besides that, you can use the code “podstack20” for a 40% discount on all Manning Publications products (use this link).
     
    Virtual Stack is available on all major apps: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher and more. As usual, feel free to share your feedback via Twitter (@emregirici), LinkedIn or virtualstack.tech.
     
    Links:
    Core Kubernetes Twitter: Chris, Jay Lionkube

    • 44 min

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