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In-depth interviews with the best minds in data centers. We dive into the ethics of data and the consequences of the modern connected world and have fun doing it.

In-depth interviews with the best minds in data centers. We dive into the ethics of data and the consequences of the modern connected world and have fun doing it.
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United States

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In-depth interviews with the best minds in data centers. We dive into the ethics of data and the consequences of the modern connected world and have fun doing it.

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English

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610-308-4032


Episodes

Episode 15 - Green Software - Green Series 1

1/15/2019
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We have another issues episode this week. Today we’re starting our series on green data centers. I’m really excited about this. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I have spent a lot of time optimizing data centers for energy efficiency and I’ve seen a lot of bone headed stuff as well as some incredibly brilliant engineering around data centers and I can’t wait to talk about it. Since this is the first of our series we’ll start with a bit of an overview and then dive right in...

Duration:00:39:25

Episode 14 - Sean Patrick Tario

1/8/2019
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Sean Patrick Tario was our guest this week. Sean is a consultant, professional trainer, analyst and sales professional within the data center industry. He is the CEO of Open Spectrum which is a data center consultation firm that provides training and resources to help demystify this industry and create standard for selling and brokering honest and transparent deals. They’ve negotiated and closed hundreds of data center and hosting contracts with service providers around the world. He’s also...

Duration:01:02:01

Episode 13 - Holiday Break

12/25/2018
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We’re taking the holidays off to focus on family, friends, food, drink, song, dance and fun. I just want to wish all our listeners a happy, healthy holiday. I wish you success, joy, peace and contentment. We will be back with some episodes that I’m really looking forward to. First we will be talking with Sean Patrick Tario – that’s dropping on the 8 of January. Here’s a quick taste of that conversation. And after that we will be dropping the first of several green tech themed episodes....

Duration:00:02:17

Episode 12 - Todd Finnegan

12/18/2018
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Todd Finnegan was our guest for this episode. Todd is CEO of ACS Services, a data center and mission critical systems company that focuses on automation, integration and service. Todd has worked in the high-stakes world of data center service for years including many marathon fix-it sessions where he had to white knuckle his way through intensely complicated and hugely consequential repairs for 24 hours plus. You’ll hear how his background in high stakes teams like his collegiate rowing...

Duration:01:11:18

Episode 11 - Data Center Downsizing

12/12/2018
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For today’s episode we’re talking about a topic that has come up a number of times since our data center call-in show. The question is: “What do I do with my overbuilt data center?” So what happened, what has happened over and over again, is that companies in the nineties and aughts started to move into an all-digital strategy and at the time they thought that the only way to do that was to build their own data centers. Now, when you build a data center you tend to build it with some room...

Duration:00:44:30

Episode 10 - Christian Pearson

12/3/2018
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Today we have Christian Pearson on the program. Christian is a cultural critic and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. And I wanted to have Christian on because I had this realization recently that in popular culture the data center is the new hidden fortress. Like in movies and on TV, there is often this plot point that someone needs to break into a data center to steal some file or something. And I wondered why. Like, why is it that data centers are a symbol of value the way that...

Duration:00:53:33

Episode 9 - Thanksgiving Break

11/20/2018
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This week we are taking a break from the podcast for Thanksgiving. A big thanks to all of our listeners! Our sponsor is Green Lane Design. Green Lane has been designing, engineering and building critial facilities for over ten years including major enterprise customers as well as colocation facilities. GLD has designed and developed an integrated stack of design disciplines. If you would be interested in a free assessment go to http://www.greenlanedesign.com/contact/ and mention the...

Duration:00:03:46

Episode 8 - Garrick Sturgill

11/15/2018
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For Today's show Garrick Sturgill will be our guest. Garrick is senior Director at IsoFusion which, if you haven’t heard of it, is a colocation, cloud and networking company in the Pacific Northwest. He works in strategy and planning for network buildouts which include last mile fiber to the home which is a business that can use all the competition it can get in my opinion so I’m glad to see them moving into that market. Our conversation goes all over the place from the beginnings of the...

Duration:01:07:04

Episode 7 - Data Center Call-in

11/5/2018
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For today’s show I will not be having a guest. Instead we’re going to have more of a call-in format where we take questions from data center managers and discuss their issues. Because of the nature of data centers and the whole issue with security disclosures, all of the questions have been edited and any identifying information has been removed. If you would like to submit a question for a future call-in show please send them to gooddatapodcast@gmail.com and we will obfuscate all your...

Duration:00:49:41

Episode 6 - Paul Bemis

10/30/2018
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Paul Bemis is our guest on Good Data. Paul is the president of Applied Math Modeling makers of Coolsim computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. You can find them at http://www.coolsimsoftware.com. They have been making CFD software for data centers for many years and before that Paul was working in the computational modeling industry for much of his career. We get into server design, containment methodologies and we get far into the weeds regarding the ideal gas law. If I have any advice...

Duration:00:58:06

Episode 5 - Owen Osborn

10/23/2018
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Today on the program we have Owen Osborn, CEO of Critter and Guitari. Owen founded the company with Chris Kucinski in 2007 and they have been building avante gard musical instruments ever since. Their creations have been used by Taylor Swift, Bon Iver, the Flaming Lips, Magnetic Fields and OK Go. They have a collaboration with Jack White and Third Man Records to produce custom synths and amplifiers. They're known for allowing just about anybody to create music just by pressing a few buttons...

Duration:01:24:27

Episode 4 - Don Finley

10/16/2018
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Don Finley is our guest on Good Data. He came on the show after we presented together at a conference regarding blockchain. I was very impressed by the depth of his knowledge and the way he thought about technological progress. Don is the owner of Findustries https://fin.dustries.com/. He is a consultant and designer in the realms of machine learning and artificial intelligence as well as blockchain technology. His company codes and consults on many different types of software. You can learn...

Duration:01:01:07

Episode 3 - Nabeel_Mahmood

10/9/2018
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A special guest dropped by the studio. Nabeel Mahmood is our guest. Nabeel is a concierge CXO in a number of different tech arenas. He has worked with companies to strengthen their positions, or sometimes to pull them from oblivion. We talked about manufacturing, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, management, corporate growth... This was a great conversation that touched on many tech topics. We didn't really focus on data centers but that's the great thing about data centers......

Duration:00:49:34

Episode 2 - Eric Kainer

9/14/2018
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Eric Kainer is our guest. Eric has been working in data centers and the telecommunications industry for thirty years. As he says, he's a recovering computer scientist with an entrepreneurial habit. He's a graduate of Wharton and a very intelligent, great person to talk to. Enjoy. Our sponsor this week is Green Lane Design. Green Lane has been designing, engineering and building critial facilities for over ten years including major enterprise customers as well as colocation facilities. GLD...

Duration:00:58:46

Episode 1 - John Diamond

9/14/2018
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John Diamond joins us on the Good Data Podcast to discuss data center design and management. John got his start in nuclear engineering but quickly moved to cogeneration, which then brought him to data centers. He's got a cryptocurrency mining operation in the pipeline right now and he is working on several different data center projects focusing mostly on Philadelphia and New Jersey. We had a fantastic conversation. Our sponsor this week is Green Lane Design. Green Lane has been designing,...

Duration:01:33:55

Episode 0 - Preview

9/14/2018
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What is The Good Data Podcast? It's a little show about data centers. We get a little technical. We talk business. We get deep. We chill out to algorithmically generated music. Follow us on iTunes or on your favorite podcast app. Our music is algorithmically generated by Jukedeck in what I can only imagine is a hypercolor labyrinth of computational art. Create your own at http://jukedeck.com. It's pretty incredible.

Duration:00:01:55