Podcast: John Mark Walker talks Gluster

John Mark and Richard
I’ve been really looking forward to recording this podcast. We couldn’t quite make time to do it when we were both at Summit recently but we’ve made up for it this week. With big data the latest hot topic, with GlusterFS making so much headway it was time I recorded this. Storage is the last major building block of Cloud so this became even more critical.

I’m pleased to be able to release this podcast recorded with John Mark Walker, who I work with at Red Hat (he heads up Community at Gluster) but who I’ve worked with for nearly thirteen years or more at previous roles in the Open Source world. We’re both war weary veterans who still get fired up by Linux and Open Source. John Mark is both a friend and a mentor as well as someone who has a “can do” attitude in the Linux community. He has a message and a drive and if you listen to this podcast it will become clear just why he is so passionate about what we do.

The thing that makes this podcast even more special is that we recorded this online five thousand miles apart. I’d played with doing this over audio conference, over Skype, VoIP and other methodologies and all sucked – unusable when I did my testing, certainly not broadcastable.

So thanks to Pulsecaster and Google Hangouts, and a quick mix on Audacity (no Mac here folks) you have a podcast to download that I hope sounds okay and that will both educate and entertain.

We also talk about the November 1st Developer Day in the UK and talk about the whole Open Source community ethos around what we do and what drives us. It’s well worth a listen and I encourage you to do so.

  Download this podcast here in MP3 format or OGG format