Today we’re talking to Joel Wineland, CTO of Racklive. And we discuss how deploying fully integrated racks can significantly cut deployment time and costs. Why many companies are bringing parts of their systems back on prem from the cloud, and why it’s important for leaders to learn to not do everything themselves. 

All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast! 

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About Joel Wineland:

Joel Wineland serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Racklive/ASA Computers. Joel has more than 20 years in the computer hardware industry and has served in a range of functional and leadership roles developing, building and deploying solutions into data centers across the world. Joel is “fanatical” concerning the value of openness, transparency and collaboration in technology and in business. Whether in his previous role as a founding member of the Open Compute Incubation Committee, or while designing and validating the first OpenStack Swift and “Nova” hardware platforms for the Rackspace Cloud, Joel has had the opportunity to see firsthand that such “openness” leads to diverse and impactful innovation and distinctive value. He is proud to be serving many of the world’s most distinctive data center consumers while helping to build world class solutions based on a foundation of open collaboration and innovative thinking.

About Racklive:

Established in 2011, Racklive is the Data Center Division of ASA Computers. As a leader in rack integration services and a Dell Titanium Partner, Racklive offers a full suite of services from pre-deployment data center site surveys, system integration with server/storage offerings from Dell Technologies and other partners, field deployment to customizable global support. Racklive’s team of engineering experts work cohesively with customers to deliver the most optimized tailored data center solutions while providing agility and flexibility to scale for the future.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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