IT talk with a healthy dose of empathy: Hosts Matt Yette & Matt Cozzolino draw on their combined 40+ years of infrastructure experience as they discuss the ever-changing technology landscape – from virtualization to storage, security to networking, and everything in between.
#057 - Trust Nothing and No One: Micro-Segmentation with Matt Cozzolino
In this short but sweet DCT Episode, Matt “Yette never refers to himself in the third person!” Yette and Matt “Every User is an Attack Surface” Cozzolino give a great little introduction to traditional firewalling, microsegmentation, and Zero Trust concepts in the IT world.
Listening to this episode, you’ll get to hear about:
The history of the security “bastion” mindset, leading to how most enterprises built their network infrastructure. What Layer 2 stretch is, what Zero Trust represents, and what microsegmentation comprises and why it’s desirable. Why Windows Firewalls (and even Linux firewalls) can “fall down” after a compromise and how microsegmentation at the hypervisor layer can be a better solution. How to inspect flows between components of an application with software tools, and how to implement microsegmentation after understanding and analyzing those flows. As Matt Yette mentions in this podcast, if you register for Matt Cozzolino’s Microsegmentation with NSX-T Virtual Workshop using the promo code PODCASTPODS, you’ll save $1,000 off the class and receive a pair of Apple AirPod Pros as well, so be sure to get in and register before the class fills up! Go to ivoxy.com/micro-segmentation-using-nsxt to learn more and enroll.
Be sure to like, subscribe and share wherever finer podcasts are found, and be safe, trust nothing, micro-segment like a boss, and tune into the next empathy-filled episode of Data Center Therapy, friends!
#056 - Return of the VDI Jedi with Ryan Grelck
End-user computing and virtual desktop administrators: You may rejoice as IVOXY VDI Senior Consultant Ryan Grelck returns to the virtual studio of Data Center Therapy to share the latest and greatest on Horizon 8 and beyond!
When you tune into this timely and relevant VDI-centered podcast, you’ll hear Matt “PiHole Schmihole” Yette and Matt “Layer 2 Stretch is cooler than MicroSeg” Cozzolino ask Ryan questions such as:
How the IVOXY lab is configured to serve our students in the Horizon for Virtual Administrators class, and which virtual machines and applications you can find in the class environment. How to decode the version numbers of Horizon releases, and why they’re not exactly what you’d expect given the dates they appear on the market. When to expect more VDI classes, and what topics will appear in Ryan’s Advanced VDI courses. The Matts and Ryan also talk about hot wings, getting pepper-sprayed, Linux desktops, password managers, and ad-blockers like AdGuard and PiHole. Give it a listen and be sure to like, share, and subscribe wherever quality podcasts are found. Ryan’s second class, in July, has seats available, so if you’re interested, be sure to talk to your IVOXY Account Manager to reserve a spot soon! Cozzolino’s Microsegmentation class is also in the works so stay tuned for more news on it in our future DCT episodes!
Thanks for listening, and be sure to stay safe, stay informed, block those malware and ad-infested domains with your DNS, and listen on, loyal Data Center Therapy fans! Until next time!
#055 - Home Automation with the Three Muskebeards
Set the gadget geek dial to 100% for this Data Center Therapy episode, where Matt “No way do I use Just for Men” Yette and Matt “Slope Astronaut” Cozzolino welcome back to the virtual DCT studio our own Kris “Single-Pole Switch? No Problem!” Lamet to talk about everybody’s favorite post-lockdown hobby tech - Home Automation.
Kris and the Matts cover in this episode:
Which platforms, protocols and technologies the Matts and Kris have in their homes including Z-Wave, HomeKit, NodeRed, Ecobee thermostats, Apple Hub, Amazon Echo devices and Home Assistant. How to train your loved ones to do easier electrical wiring work (and how to get frustrated working on the more complicated switches and rooms yourself!). Whether or not to advertise that your home is a “Smart Home” when putting it on the market - and how Kris’ experience turned out, even after the home was sold. You, our faithful DCT listeners, are guaranteed an episode completely devoid of anything Data Center related, but you’re also guaranteed to have some fun! The crew riffs on novel uses for key fobs, If-This-Then-That, and shares opinions on how to make sure an Internet outage doesn’t render a Smart Home into a dumb one. Give it a listen and enjoy the show.
Get ready for our upcoming vSphere 7 Fundamentals and Microsegmentation class and as always please be sure to like, share and subscribe to Data Center Therapy wherever quality podcasts are found. We’re in the home stretch - so please be safe, be informed, and see you soon in one of our signature IVOXY hands-on classes this spring and summer, DCT friends!
#054 – Networking with Joe
Proud family that we are, IVOXY formally invites you to tune into this special episode of Data Center Therapy, where our hosts Matt “LAN party” Yette and Matt “Beard Ambassador” Cozzolino welcome Network Consultant Joe Lentz to the virtual DCT studio. Joe shares stories with the hosts about his networking background (dating back to high school!), his service in the Air Force, and his experiences working between security policy implementation and datacenter networking deployments.
Learn more: https://www.ivoxy.com/networking-with-joe
In other news, registration is open for our upcoming Introduction to Virtualization with vSphere 7.0 class.
#053 – Scaling with Terraform (On-Demand Lab Part VI)
Here we go – the final episode of this series [insert Return of the Jedi reference here]. This week we here at Data Center Therapy we’re bringing you the ultimate conclusion of the IVOXY On-Demand Lab podcast series, where the subject is all things Terraform.
Keep an eye out for our Terraform Demo Day coming in March, and consider saving your seat for our Hands-on VMware Horizon for Administrators class later this month.
Learn more: ivoxy.com/scaling-with-terraform
#052 – Cisco Intersight with Dave Nentarz
If the acronym “API” excites you, the phrase “software-defined infrastructure” tickles your fancy, or if skating ahead of where the technology puck is going is your MO, be sure to tune in to this one to hear Dave share about what’s coming down the pike from Cisco across networking, hyper-converged and computing solutions.
Learn more at ivoxy.com/cisco-intersight
By the way, we just announced our upcoming Hands-on VMware Horizon for Administrators – learn more and save your seat now: ivoxy.com/vmware-horizon-for-administrators
Containers and Automation
Excellent resources for the latest on containers and automation.
Great depth of content.
I enjoyed the range of topics. The hosts have a substantial understanding of their subject matter and play off each other nicely, when they agree as well as do not agree about a topic or idea. I would be suprised if a system admin, network admin, developer or someone in devops did not find multiple topics of interest in their gamut of podcasts.
Love the variety of content. The post trade show episodes do an amazing job of distilling down a ton of content to concise, useful, info with some non technical fun mixed in.
Keep up the great work!