Episode 22: “I Feel Berries Growing From My Chest”: Hyper-converged Disaster Recovery

March 18, 2018

Hyper-converged isn't just hype . . . It's a valid strategy to make IT more efficient and cost effective.  Does it help with Disaster Recovery?  Vince, Eddie and special guest, David Marksz, answer this question and, along the way, we find out how we spent Valentines Day weekend.

But first . . . The Beer:

Location, Ruins Pub, Kansas City Mo

Vince: Abita Mardi Gras Bock: 6.435
Eddie: Odells brewing Company The Freak: 4.111
David: Sump Imperial Stout: 7.344

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

Twitter: @GetProsiliency

http://www.prosiliency.com

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Episode 21: Prosiliency against Spectre/Meltdown

February 27, 2018

2018 kicked off with Data Centers in full panic because of Spectre and Meltdown.  Eddie and Vince examine these hacks through the lens of Prosiliency and how to mitigate risks in your data center.

Our Location: Ainsworth, a new restaurant in KC

The Beer: Copperhead Pale Ale. Rating: 5.25

The Food: Macaroni and Cheese Fries. Rating: 7.1

 

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

Twitter: @GetProsiliency

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 20: Looking Back and Looking Forward

December 30, 2017

In this, our 20th episode, Vince and Eddie look back at 2017 and predict what's ahead in 2018.  Also, Anna the Prize Girl finally gives something away!

We'll see you again in 2018!

Location: Mission Taco Joint/Kansas City

The Food:

Eddie- Beef Brisket Birria Taco - (Non mexican) 8.1 (Mexican) 7.2
Steve the legend: Habanero Chicken 8.0

The Beer:
Vince - Stockyards Cerveza Royale 9.086

 

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

Twitter: @GetProsiliency

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays: It’s Availability Story time with Eddie

December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

This is an episode I have been saving since March when Eddie first told this story.  IT IS AN AWESOME story about serendipity and availability.  I hope you enjoy it!  

Stay safe and we'll be back next week with our 20th Podcast!

Vince and Eddie

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Episode 19: A Conversation With An Architect

December 19, 2017

 

Occasionally, Eddie and I want you to hear from others. What sets this podcast apart is that we value stories from people in the trenches as opposed to theorists or evangelists. As a result, this podcast is special because we interview Joe Houghes who supports a large infrastructure environment in one of my favorite place in the world, Austin Tx.

Joseph Houghes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joehoughes/

Location: Coopers BBQ, Austin Tx - The Llano room

Vince's Beer: Independence Austin Amber. Rating: 8.65
Joe's Beer: Infamous IPA. Rating: 5.25

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

Twitter: @GetProsiliency

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 18: Why Do You Have Your Retention Policy?

December 1, 2017

As I mention at the beginning of the Podcast, Retention is a difficult topic for a podcast.  I'm on the fence, actually, if I should have published this podcast. I want to know your thoughts.  What did you think?

The facts:

Location: Rock and Run Brewery - Liberty Mo

The Beer: Vince's Rating: Mother's Mr. Pumpkin, 9.357

The Food: Eddie's Rating: The White Pizza - 8.93

 

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

Twitter: @GetProsiliency

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 17: Equifax and the Prosiliency Architect

September 26, 2017

The Equifax hack captured the data from an estimated 143 Million people (myself included) and as of September 26th, it claimed the jobs of the CIO, CISO and the CEO of Equifax.  

 

It's unfathomable that the breach could have been enabled by the username password combination 'admin/admin' but it appears that may have been the case.  Regardless, we talk about the event as well as ways you can mitigate the risk should it happen to you.

And we have a little beer and food along the way . . .

 

Location: Brick House Tavern - Kansas City Mo

The Beer: Vince's Rating: Stockyards Stocktoberfest, 9.357

The Food: Eddie's Rating: The Aloha Burger - 8.67

Equifax used the word 'admin' for the login and password of a database

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/14/equifax-used-admin-for-the-login-and-password-of-a-non-us-database.html

Equifax CEO Steps Down In The Wake Of Major Hack

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/equifax-ceo-richard-smith-steps-down_us_59ca50e9e4b01cc57ff57305

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 16: #HoustonStrong, Prosiliency in the Midst of a True Disaster

September 4, 2017

Hurricane Harvey . . . Let's get some context on what Houston has to recover from:

 • 50 inches of rain over 5 days (Some major freeways or highways have water up to the signs (16 or 20ft tall))
 • 30k to 40k homes are destroyed
 • 32k people in shelters
 • 1/2 million cars are potentially flooded
 • 75k without electricity

It's unthinkable what has happened in Houston.  But as technology professionas, we have to be vigilant in order to defend against disaster.   But how can you prepare for the likes of what Harvey has wrought?  On this episode, we talk to Bao Tran, Solution Architect at Revel Technologies.  Bao is helping people and businesses through one of the worst disasters in United States History.  Bao share is insights to:

1. Help you prepare for disaster

2. How he is helping customers recover

3. What's the most important thing you can do should you face disaster?

4. His stories from the trenches following a trying week in Houston

 

Location: The American Royal World Series of BBQ - Kansas City Mo

The Beer: Vince's Rating: The Curious Traveller Lemon Shandy, 8.23

The Food: Eddie's Rating: Heaven on a Stick - FinsUp BBQ, 8.99999

Hurricane Harvey Damages Could Cost up to $180 Billion
http://fortune.com/2017/09/03/hurricane-harvey-damages-cost/

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 15: The Night King and Security: The HBO Hack and Mitigating Issues in the Cloud

August 28, 2017

IT was the day after the eclipse, 2017, that we gathered to drink BBQ and eat beer (wait a minute . . . strike that . . . reverse it) at Burnt Ends BBQ in Overland Park KS.

On this episode, we talk about the HBO hack and how, if it DOES happen, its not the end of the world.  Additionally, we talk about the importance of doing security assessments and why hiring professionals to explore vulnerabilities is a great idea.

And, btw . . . we are not JUST judging beer anymore.  Eddie is now our food connisseur.

Location: Burnt Ends BBQ, OVerland Park KS

Vince: Good Island IPA. Rating: 6.89

Eddie: The Burnt End Bowl. Rating: 5.5/10

 

Context Articles

HBO Endures Yet Another Hack, but Refuses to Bend The Knee 

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/08/hbo-social-media-hack

Open AWS S3 bucket leaked hotel booking service data

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/22/open_aws_s3_bucket_leaked_hotel_booking_service_data_says_kromtech/

 

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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Episode 14: Power!

August 20, 2017

Vegas baby! On the 14th episode of the Prosiliency Podcast we visit Ceasar's Palace on the Las Vegas Strip and talk about one of the most high profile power outages in recent history . . . the Paris Casino outage.

Joining us is, friend of the show and Data Center Solution Architect, Mark Mason, AND  he offers a pretty tasty recipe in return.  

Location: Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill, Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas Nevada

Vince: Innis and Gunn, Original Scottish Ale. Rating:8.932

Eddie: Big Dog's Brewing Company Red Hydrant. Rating: 6.9

Mark: St. Bernardus Tripel. Rating: 7.5

 

Power restored after massive outage at Paris Las Vegas on the Strip

https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/power-restored-after-massive-outage-at-paris-las-vegas-on-the-strip/

How to contact us:

Eddie Perez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eperez507/

Vince Vaughan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincevaughan/

http://www.prosiliency.com

Remember to Back that Sh!t up!

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