This Week in Enterprise Tech 16

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This Week in Enterprise Tech
Episode 16

This Week in Enterprise Tech 16:

Padre introduces guest Louis Maresca from Microsoft to talk about Virtualization.

Technology Byte

Twitter Follower Purchasing

  • Allows for businesses to get over the initial hump (off the ground) of followers
  • Slippery slope, is it socially fraudulent?

Stuff my IT Guy Says

Fiber Optics

  • Lots of types, Multi-mode, Single Mode, etc.
  • Cost, throughput, and distance vary.
  • Single Mode travels the furthest.
  • Multi-mode can support 1 or 10Gbps.
  • The laser in multi-mode is much more sensitive to distance/cable bends since multi-mode light bounces off the edges of the cable while single mode travels straight down the center.
  • The size, ex. 62.5
  • Never cut fiber or look at the light as it is often a laser.
  • End of fiber needs to stay clean.


  • Allows easier use of the cloud for servers
  • Allows for more efficient use of hardware.
  • Power supplies are not efficient at low power usage, additional power usage is where a PSU strives.
  • CPUs get to be fully utilized even with multiple idling virtual servers.
  • Centralizing servers in one off site data-center allows optimization of power and cooling.
  • Startups are comfortable with data/services being stored in remote 3rd party virtual servers.


  • US Military runs SIPRNet and NIPRNet in the cloud.
  • A lot of cloud based services and vendors incorporate CIPA and HIPPA compliance into their policies.
  • VPNs with VLANs can limit access to virtual infrastructure resources.
  • Hyper-V 2012 includes Bitlocker to create large nodes that have encrypted hard drives.


  • Thin clients can be used to save money on workstation thick clients, offloading software processing and updating to the server.


  • Do I need to manage all aspects?
  • Assess requirements/needs (write them down).
  • What uptime is required, SLAs can be negotiated.

Hardware & Software Mentions

  • Fluke Fiber light generator.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V


Production Information

  • Recorded Date: August 20, 2012
  • Release Date: October 29, 2012
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