September 1st, 2017 by Luigi Danakos

Today’s guest Danillo Portugal, is a personal trainer by day and motivator of life always. Listen in as Danilo and I discuss what drives him as a personal trainer, how he deals with people that quit. His passion is seeing people breaking boundaries and achieving their goal.

This was a fun recording and we discuss personal training and motivating people to push themselves, but also to hold themselves accountable. I twisted it and probably created a new business idea for Danilo and brought up transitioning or developing a program for managers and their employees.

Give us a listen and let us know your thoughts? Have some questions for a future podcast or you want me to ask Danilo? Enter them in the comments and we will answer them on a future Podcast.

Show Notes

What Drives Danilo as a personal trainer

Human brain and Exercise psychology

Taking Personal Training techniques into the business world

How you keep focus on keeping the motivation

Gyangry – (term I coined so you heard it here first)

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January 17th, 2015 by JFrappier

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert

The very first Size Matters podcast is officially live; you can listen on our blog, iTunes, or your favorite podcast app. This first episode was very fun to record, along with Lauren Malhoit (@malhoit), Mike Stanley (@mikestanley), and Shane Weinbrecht (@Shizrah) we welcomed Trevor Pott (@cakeis_not_alie) as our first guest to discuss what makes an SMB, and what are some of the challenges they face.

Keep up with Size Matters on our blog and Twitter account, and don’t forget to subscribe on your favorite podcast app!


Size Matters podcast episode 1 – What is an SMB anyways with Trevor Pott (@cakeis_not_alie) – is live!

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December 18th, 2014 by JFrappier

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert

Howdy everyone.  A conversation on Twitter popped up the other day before I took the year off (clearly I’m doing well at that) about starting a podcast focused on the SMB space. To help put that together, I was hoping you would take a few seconds to answer this short 10 question survey so we can get an idea of where the SMB is today.

Thank you to everyone who has responded so far, and thank you for for all those taking the time now!

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

New SMB tech focused podcast – we need your help!

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July 10th, 2014 by JFrappier

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert

synology-rsSynology has just announced a new 5 year warranty for several of their models, making a great product even more desirable!  Synology has made excellent storage devices for small and medium sized businesses for many years and they clearly look to continue that with this warranty update.  There are those that believe that SMB’s do not need shared storage and should just be using DAS to save on cost.  However, doing this limits an SMBs ability to maintain automated fail over and high availability like VMware’s HA.  Having worked with many SMBs and start-ups I can tell you that up time is critical and being able to leverage products that can take advantage of shared storage is critical.  Is it more expensive that DAS?  Of course but what is the cost of downtime or outages?  Having to constantly rely on full machine restores as your “HA” is not an option.

Model’s that include the new 5 year warranty are: RS10613xs+, RS3614xs+, RS3614RPxs, RS3614xs, RX1213sas, RX1214, RX1214RP

These are excellent products for both iSCSI block storage and NAS (NFS/CIFS) services.  Beyond basic storage you can encrypt and replicate data.  I have also used their smaller models for specific solutions such as video monitoring which works great – rather than constantly recording they can detect motion, start recording when motion is detected and email images to a specified address – a great option for businesses needing to add video monitoring to help safe guard important data.

If you are considering shared storage, either via iSCSI or NFS/CIFS add Synology to your list for consideration.  Check out for more information


New 5 year warranty from Synology (@synology)

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July 15th, 2013 by JFrappier

A while back I had written a post about Netgear ReadyNAS units being stuck in a reboot loop,  time got away from me on this one and I never posted the follow up but thanks to the power of the Interwebs and Googles someone found the post looking for the fix.  I edited out most of the fluff/troubleshoot and just kept the specifics on what was done to fix our unit.  Please note this is unsupported by Netgear and I am not responsible for any data loss or corrupt ReadyNAS units.  I hope this helps if you run into this problem, though it was apparently solved in a more recent firmware.

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