Podcast: Jason Brooks talks OSS

We’re blessed at Red Hat to have had the intelligence to capture Jason Brooks from eWeek. Jason is a stalwart of technology, a bedrock of intelligently and astutely written technology critique since 1999 so he’s seen technology grow and change our abilities and stretch our ambitions over the last decade or more. You’ve all probably read articles he’s written or discussions he’s kick started without even knowing it.

I’ve wanted to do a podcast with him for an age and last week before I disappeared off to remote areas of the world where technology simply hasn’t delivered stable internet I recorded this. Apologies for some of the dropouts on it – there were gremlins at work at Google as we recorded. It’s still perfectly audible.

Enjoy – it’s insightful and might be beneficial to you.

Download the podcast here in MP3 and OGG formats

Podcast – CaptainKVM himself – Jon Benedict

I recorded a podcast last week with the ultracool talent that is Mr Jon Benedict, CaptainKVM himself.

This was another of my practical theory tests on how to record a podcast with someone on the other side of The Atlantic. The problem of course being not making it sound like a Skype call (which it isn’t) and trying also to master it to make sure they sound as local as possible so I can then release it for you guys to listen to.

Jon works for NetApp. NetApp work very closely with Red Hat around KVM and around RHEV, their cool project Flexclone really is something else, read Carlos Alverez’s cool paper here for more info.

As well as being NetApps guy in North Carolina on everything virtualisation, Jon also is a board director of oVirt which Red Hat commits so much to. He’s also an ex Red Hatter.

In the podcast we talk tech about FlexClone, about oVirt, RHEV and the community and board of oVirt and how much goodness it brings to the whole virtualisation arena.

If you’re interested in virtualisation management, provisioning, live staging and all the niceties that you take for granted then this is the podcast for you.

Thanks to Jon for being another guinea pig in the whole Podcast experiment – so far so good, approaching 5250 downloads as I type this story so thats got to be a positive before I even set up an RSS feed or launch on iTunes.

  Download this podcast here in MP3 format or OGG format

Captain KVM podcast coming soon

Next week I’m hopefully getting together online with CaptainKVM himself – Jon Benedict, ex Red Hat now at NetApp. Plan is, if we can get the technology right, to record a podcast which I think will be pretty cool to download and listen to.

Red Hat and NetApp work pretty closely together and Jon also contributes to oVirt which Red Hat is deeply committed to and very supportive of with the likes of Carl Trieloff and Chris Wright contributing so much goodness to the cause.

That brings me onto the topic of oVirt. I suddenly realised I’ve been writing this blog since May and a subtle search of the site demonstrated I hadn’t mentioned oVirt once. Shame on me, I have an oVirt sticker on my iPad case, on my Thinkpad, have it installed here and have never thought to write an article on it. I repent, I have seen the error of my ways and I promise to get something up either later today (work permitting) or early next week.

For now direct your browsers at oVirt’s website and here’s a great guide to getting up and running with version 3.1 from our very own Jason Brooks blog