Simon Elisha

Simon Elisha is CTO & Senior Manager of Field Engineering for Australia & New Zealand at Pivotal. With over 24 years industry experience in everything from Mainframes to the latest Cloud architectures - Simon brings a refreshing and insightful view of the business value of IT. Passionate about technology, he is a pragmatist who looks for the best solution to the task at hand. He has held roles at EDS, PricewaterhouseCoopers, VERITAS Software, Hitachi Data Systems, Cisco Systems and Amazon Web Services.

  • Creating 3rd Party Pivotal Cloud Foundry Tiles

    Creating 3rd Party Pivotal Cloud Foundry Tiles

    In a previous episode, host Simon Elisha explored some of the cool partner products available as Product Tiles within Pivotal Cloud Foundry® (PCF). This sparked some questions about how you can...

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  • A Look at The Implications Of Real-Time Data

    A Look at The Implications Of Real-Time Data

    When building systems to handle real-time or streaming data, we need to look at some architectural elements differently. We cannot rely on the patterns of the past, but we can learn from the...

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  • A Quick Tour Of Partner Services In Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    A Quick Tour Of Partner Services In Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    One of the great things about Pivotal Cloud Foundry® (PCF) is how easy it is for 3rd parties to add in new capabilities. In particular, by using the Operations Manager to easily import, install...

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  • All About The New Open Source Greenplum Database

    All About The New Open Source Greenplum Database

    It is an exciting time for customers using data-related software—with more data being processed an analysed than ever. To do this effectively you need some heavy duty technology. And one of the...

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  • A Look At Pivotal Labs In Sydney

    A Look At Pivotal Labs In Sydney

    A new office for Pivotal Labs, the agile development arm of Pivotal, has just opened in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia. We have a candid chat with Labs Director, Lawrence Crowther, about...

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  • A Look At Spring Cloud Services For Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    A Look At Spring Cloud Services For Pivotal Cloud Foundry

    Developing modern software emphasizes loosely coupled services, resilience, ease of scaling and the like. But these attributes do not "come for free". How do you handle things like service...

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  • Decoding the Monolith

    Decoding the Monolith

    The first challenge most enterprises face on their Journey to Cloud Native architectural transformation is the Monolith. As the name implies, these large applications can be difficult to envision...

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  • A Quick Look at Spring Cloud Data Flow

    A Quick Look at Spring Cloud Data Flow

    The pressures for real-time data in applications is picking up at the same rate that applications are gravitating toward modern Cloud-Native architectures. Last month at Spring One 2GX, Pivotal...

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  • Running Your Platform—Upgrade Much?

    Running Your Platform—Upgrade Much?

    A common question for operations when considering running a platform for the first time is, what do you do to the platform when you are running all your apps on it? Be it for patches, upgrades,...

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  • All About the New GemFire For Pivotal Cloud Foundry Service

    All About the New GemFire For Pivotal Cloud Foundry Service

    This week, Pivotal Perspective's host Simon Elisha take a look at the new GemFire for Pivotal Cloud Foundry Service that is now available and delivering one of the market’s most powerful in memory...

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  • All About Concourse For Continuous Integration

    All About Concourse For Continuous Integration

    This week we take a look at Continuous Integration tooling, with a particular focus on the Concourse open source project. We will review the key design principals behind this software that makes...

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  • All About The Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.5 Release

    All About The Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.5 Release

    The latest and greatest is Pivotal Cloud Foundry release is out! With beta support for things like Diego and Windows 2012, as well as new security features including single sign on, app manager...

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  • Discussing Modern Data Architecture

    Discussing Modern Data Architecture

    Pivotal enterprise architect, Alexey Grishchenko joins the podcast to discuss the evolution from traditional data architectures, through advanced, Lambda and streaming architectures. He also...

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  • Using Data Science in Health and Life Sciences

    Using Data Science in Health and Life Sciences

    In this episode, Pivotal Perspective's podcast host Simon Elisha speaks with Sarah Aerni, Pivotal's principal data scientist who leads our Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical. In the podcast, we...

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  • Cloud Foundry Plugins for the Lazy Developer

    Cloud Foundry Plugins for the Lazy Developer

    One of the many strengths of Cloud Foundry is the open ecosystem that it promotes. This manifests in many ways, one of which is the CLI Plugin architecture. This enables anyone to contribute great...

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  • Cloud Foundry Summit—Some Selections

    Cloud Foundry Summit—Some Selections

    The Cloud Foundry Summit took place in Santa Clara back in May and brought together a large group of passionate people to discuss all things Cloud Foundry. In this episode, host Simon Elisha...

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  • Making Or Saving Money With Big Data

    Making Or Saving Money With Big Data

    Based on a listener suggestion, this week host Simon Elisha discusses examples of some of the data science Pivotal Labs performs for customers. Sticking to more common, and universally...

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  • Pivotal Cloud Foundry Mobile Push Services

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry Mobile Push Services

    Today's world is inextricably linked with mobile applications. These can be smartphone based, but increasingly smartwatch based! This opens up a world of new customer interaction that revolves...

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  • Pivotal Perspectives—Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.4: A Potted Tour

    Pivotal Perspectives—Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.4: A Potted Tour

    A platform is only useful to developers if it is kept up to date. This week, host Simon Elisha updates us on the new features and capabilities in the PCF 1.4 release. Goodies include logging...

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  • Pivotal Perspectives—Unleash the Chaos Lemur!

    Pivotal Perspectives—Unleash the Chaos Lemur!

    In IT we have always worked hard to ensure that systems remain available, stable and "up". But the manner in which we achieve this outcome has changed. Gone are the days of trying to engineer...

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