An IBM i and Power Systems Podcast

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Listen to the latest news and hot topics about IBM i and Power Systems.

IBM i and IBM Power Systems Hot Topics,
News, Events, and more.

Join us for monthly episodes hosted by IBM Power Systems Champion Pete Massiello, and Laurie LeBlanc. 

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Available Episodes

Episode 1
A recap of COMMON Conference,
POWERUp 2019

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Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk to iTech's Richie Palma and Rick Marcotte about COMMON User Group Spring conference, POWERUp 2019.

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Episode 2
Shorthanded system admins?
Here's what you can do.

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Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk to iTech Solution's Rick Marcotte and Paul Rogers about how managed service providers can help your business.

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Episode 3
Cloud –  Why Cloud or When Cloud Makes Sense


Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk cloud with Frankeni Technology Consulting founder and iInTheCloud partner, Larry Bolhuis. When does the cloud make sense? Why cloud, or something else?

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Episode 4
[Minisode] An introduction to POWER9 Playground

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In this mini-episode, Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with iTech Solution’s Steve Pitcher about the new POWER9 Playground.  

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Episode 5
What's new with Open Source on IBM i?


What's new with Open Source on IBM i? Steve Pitcher details what you need to know to stay up to date.

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Episode 6
Next Generation Backup for IBM Power Servers ft. Cybernetics


We talk with Steve Jones and Derek Henderson of Cybernetics about backup methods for IBM Power servers, with a focus on VTL.

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Episode 7
Installing POWER9


We talk with our own Nathan Williams about installing POWER9 Machines, and the things they generally come across.

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Episode 8
Modernizing May Trucking


Pete & Laurie talk with Becki Wagoner from May Trucking about her recently released case study in IBM Systems Magazine, detailing her move to a POWER8 machine.

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Episode 9
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Pete Massiello and Laurie LeBlanc talk with Steve Pitcher from the iTech team on how on how to recover quickly and minimize downtime, but also an in-depth discussion on how to recover and the importance of recovery

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Podcast Hosts


Pete Massiello
President, iTech Solutions


Laurie LeBlanc
Senior Account Executive, iTech Solutions