6 episodes

The Infrastructure Anywhere Podcast explores the ever-expanding boundaries of technology, from the core, to the edge, and to the cloud, and brings rich insights from IT experts. The series is hosted by Paul O’Dell of CPP Associates, a Clinton, NJ based IT solution provider that was named HPE North American Solution Provider of the Year for 2020.In addition to the main topic of discussion, each guest will give a shout-out to a favorite local restaurant as a way to support our collective communities.

Infrastructure Anywhere: A Podcast Series from CPP Associates Paul O'Dell, Principal Partner, CPP Associates

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The Infrastructure Anywhere Podcast explores the ever-expanding boundaries of technology, from the core, to the edge, and to the cloud, and brings rich insights from IT experts. The series is hosted by Paul O’Dell of CPP Associates, a Clinton, NJ based IT solution provider that was named HPE North American Solution Provider of the Year for 2020.In addition to the main topic of discussion, each guest will give a shout-out to a favorite local restaurant as a way to support our collective communities.

    4 - Cloud First Strategies for Critical Workloads

    4 - Cloud First Strategies for Critical Workloads

    With so many options available today – on prem, cloud, hybrid, consumption-based – it’s hard to know where and how your workloads should reside. The expression, “Cloud First” is repeated over and over. But as host Paul O’Dell explains, CPP believes in “Customer First.” In other words, let’s first ask what are you looking to get from this cloud first vision? Scale, flexibility, performance, access, better security etc.? What are your requirements when it comes to industry compliance? What is your preferred cost model? In this episode, we’ll discuss how to achieve a true apples-to-apples comparison of all the options available, focusing specifically on mission-critical applications.
    Host:  Paul O’Dell, Partner, CPP Associates
    Special Guests:
    Roan Low, Senior Architect with Syntax. Leader in hybrid delivery of ERP applications like SAP, Oracle and JD Edwards. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-balcar-805248a/Website: https://www.vmware.com/Tom Jensen, Senior Consultant and Practice Leader of Infrastructure Anywhere Practice LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomgjensen/Local Businesses that received a “shout out” from today’s guests:
    Van's Frozen Custard & Burgers, East Dundee, IL (Roan Low)
    Friends & Company, Madison, CT (Tom Jensen)
    Rice Shop, Hoboken, NJ (Paul O’Dell)

    • 41 min
    The Colonial Pipeline Cyber-Terror Attack: Did We Really Need Another Wake-up Call?

    The Colonial Pipeline Cyber-Terror Attack: Did We Really Need Another Wake-up Call?

    Just as we were starting to wrap our heads around the size and scope of the SolarWinds attack from 2020, the Colonial Pipeline cyber-terror breach steps in to give us yet another wake-up call. This time, almost half of the entire U.S. Eastern Coast was impacted, as fuel supplies were halted for more than a week while the pipeline operator was negotiating ransomware with the cyber-criminals.  In this episode, host Paul O’Dell and CPP Director of Professional Services, Mike Maher, break down the attack itself, as well as the aftermath. From there, they outline specific measures that every company should take to secure their infrastructure and the valuable assets – customer data, trade secrets, financial accounts, etc. --- contained therein.

    Host:  Paul O’Dell, Partner, CPP Associates
    Special Guests:
    ■          Mike Maher, Director of Professional Services, CPP Associates
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelmaherny/

    Local Businesses that received a “shout out” from today’s guests
    Samuel Sweets, Rhinebeck, New York (Mike)
    Quality Greens Kitchen, Hoboken, New York (Paul)

    • 23 min
    5 - dHCI: Navigating the Converged Craziness

    5 - dHCI: Navigating the Converged Craziness

    The “d” in dHCI stands for “disaggregated” but it could just as easily stand for “disruptive” because it is truly a game changer. How does dHCI differ from standard hyperconverged architectures? In this episode, host Paul O’Dell and CPP Director of Professional Services Mike Maher, do a deep dive in the hyper-converged infrastructure space, comparing and contrasting HCI and dHCI solutions from HPE (SimpliVity), Nutanix and VMware (vSan). It’s an unbiased, insider’s perspective that will provide great listening value to any organization looking to do more with less when it comes to their IT stack.
    Host:  Paul O’Dell, Partner, CPP Associates
    Special Guests:
    ■          Mike Maher, Director of Professional Services, CPP Associates
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelmaherny/
     Local businesses that received a “shout out” from today’s guests:
    LePetit Bistro, Rhinebeck, New York (Mike)
    Quality Greens Kitchen, Hoboken, New York (Paul)

    • 18 min
    1 - Unpacking the SolarWinds Breach: Now What?

    1 - Unpacking the SolarWinds Breach: Now What?

    On December 6, 2020, a massive security breach was discovered by SolarWinds, a software company whose Orion application is used by 33,000 organizations nationwide (including federal agencies) to manage their IT operations. This “supply chain” attack went undetected for more than nine months. Once discovered, it was revealed that the breach went as far as the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Treasury, in addition to more than 18,000 commercial companies.  Industry experts are continuing to assess how wide and deep the impact of this attack was, and what can be done to guard against future attacks of this kind.
    Host:  Paul O’Dell, Partner, CPP Associates
    Special Guests:
    David Balcar, Security Strategist for VMware LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-balcar-805248a/Website: https://www.vmware.com/Dylan O’Connell, Solution Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-o-connell-20929989/Website: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/home.htmlSteve Scarola, Security Practice Lead at CPP Associates LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-scarola-53380613/Local Businesses that received a “shout out” from today’s guests:
    Shanes Texas Pit, Hampton, NH (David)
    Swadist Indian Restaurant, Jersey City, NJ (Dillon)
    Tabor Pizzeria, Morris Plains, NJ (Steve)
    Alessio's, Hoboken, NJ (Paul)

    • 21 min
    2 - One University’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

    2 - One University’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

    In this episode, we hear from David Aldorando, Director of IT infrastructure for Post University, a Connecticut-based university providing quality education to more than 10,000 onsite and online students a year. In March of 2020, Post had to quickly respond to government mandated shutdowns without compromising students’ ability to complete their semester. With the help of CPP Associates, the university was well positioned to provide consistent and secure connectivity and support for their student body and faculty, while lending their physical facilities to house first line responders who were brought in from other states.
    Host:  Paul O’Dell, Partner, CPP Associates
    Special Guests:
    ■ David Aldorando, Director of IT Infrastructure, Post UniversityWebsite:  https://post.edu/
    ■ Mike Maher, Director of Professional Services, CPP AssociatesLinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelmaherny/
    Local Businesses that received a “shout out” from today’s guests:
    Sushi House, Poughkeepsie, NY (Mike)
    Dunya's International Market, Waterbury, CT & Maggie McFly's, Middlebury, CT (David)
    Onieals, Hoboken, NJ (Paul O’Dell)

    • 38 min
    3 - Back to Work Post-COVID: How Smart Building Technologies Can Help

    3 - Back to Work Post-COVID: How Smart Building Technologies Can Help

    As the post-COVID world starts to come into focus, businesses must start thinking about how they can enable a smart approach to back to work and also be sure that whatever decisions are made now are not lost costs once the coronavirus is in the rearview mirror.  There are a myriad of challenges both macro and micro.   What are the strategies companies are deploying and what are the tactics enabling them?   This episode features Matias Klein, CEO of Kognition, a developer of a game-changing cyber/physical enterprise AI platform that automates security, compliance, workplace safety and other high-value business operations.
    Host:  Paul O’Dell, Partner, CPP Associates
    Special Guests:
    Matias Klein, CEO of Kognition LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matiasklein/Website: https://kognition.aiJohn Duffy, Chief Technologist of CPP’s AI and Business Intelligence Practice Called Data Intelligence LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-duffy-1168621/

    • 43 min

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