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2GT Tech Chats

2GT Tech Chats is a conversational podcast from 2GuysTek focused on a variety of #homelab, #selfhosting, and general #datacenter and #technology topics. We strive to get these out monthly, but you know...sometimes that's hard. Find us on YouTube at

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Last Episode Date: 20 June 2024

Total Episodes: 16

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20 June 2024
SPECIAL: A Discussion on SCALE Computing and the Future of Virtualization with CEO Jeff Ready!

I had the INCREDIBLE opportunity to sit down and chat with Jeff Ready, CEO and Co-founder of SCALE Computing about the business, their enterprise virtualization platform, HyperCore, and the future of virtualization. Jeff shares some fantastic insights on the virtualization l...

45 min
5 May 2024
Cloud Providers Should Provide All Security Tools For Free

In this month's Tech Chats Podcast, the guys cover the news. Rich rants about cloud providers like Azure and AWS not freely providing the security tools necessary to protect their customers and companies like Microsoft upselling security tools that should be provided fo...

57 min
9 April 2024
The Double-edge Sword of Open Source Software

This month's Tech Chat podcast is all about the risks and benefits of open-source software. From the Red Hat and Redis licensing changes to the XZ backdoor attempt, there have been some pretty significant events in the open-source landscape, and in this podcast, we disc...

59 min
7 March 2024
The Case for Open Source Hypervisors with Special Guest Tom Lawrence

In the post-vmware world we live in today, many people are evaluating where to turn next for their virtualization needs. In this video, I sat down with  Tom Lawrence to discuss the viability of open-source hypervisors as an alternative to #vmware and other closed-source hyp...

44 min
5 February 2024
Life After VMware

Welcome to our first podcast of 2024! (yes, it's a little late...that's my fault.) Anyway, we're changing up the podcast a bit in terms of format. That's right! We're trying something a little different! We've added a short news section to the b...

81 min
23 December 2023
VMware by Broadcom - Tech Chats

This month, Rich is doing the pod solo, Branden will be back next month! In this episode, Rich talks about the changes to VMware Broadcom has made, his thoughts and feelings on the switch from perpetual licensing to subscription, the potential end of Carbon Black, and VMware...

28 min
7 November 2023
A Day in the Life of: Senior Security Engineer

This episode is all about what it's like being a Senior Security Engineer for a living.  If you're interested in a career in #cybersecurity and want to know some of the inside scoop on what Rich does on a typical day, here's your chance! Also, if you enjoyed ...

40 min
9 October 2023
Taking your #Homelab to Production - Tech Chats

The genesis of this podcast came from a question posed by one of the members of our Discord server (you really should join it!) In this podcast, Rich and Branden talk about what it takes to elevate your #Homelab infrastructure to a production state! Would you rather watch t...

58 min
11 September 2023
Your company is spying on you! - Tech Chats

Rich and Branden tackle companies' abilities to spy on their employees, the tools and methods at their disposal to spy, and the steps you can take to protect yourself. Gone are the days of needing specialized corporate spyware to monitor employees. These days, practical...

43 min
14 August 2023
Are homelabs as we know it going away? - Tech Chats

It's time for another 2GT Tech Chats with Rich and Branden! In this podcast episode, we dive into the very real possibility that the homelab as we know it is going away in the very near future! **Consider supporting us by becoming a member!**😁

39 min
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