vSoup Podcast - Bandwidth Envy with Greg Ferro #31. [From John: I do want to apologize to Greg and thank him for letting me use him as a straw man in this podcast. You should really listen to the entire vSoup podcast to get his take, rather than what I took away from it and used to start discussion on this podcast. Greg is the networking expert, after all.]
Last year, the number of virtual ports exceeded the number of physical posts
Key technologies to consider - OpenFlow, Open vSwitch, Overlay protocols - STT VXLAN, NVGRE, L2 vs L3, Routing vs Swtiching - Scott Lowe
VMware Horizon Mirage is a layered image management solution that separates the PC into logical layers which are owned and managed by either IT or the end user. Update IT-managed layers while maintaining end-user files and personalization. Snapshots and backups of layered desktop images enable quick recovery or rollback in case of failure.
We're extending the vExpert 2013 application deadline to from tonight to April 22, 2013 at midnight PDT. More information on the vExpert Program is available at the original announcement: vExpert 2013 applications are now open.
We'd like to encourage first-time applicants to go ahead and put in an application. It just takes a few minutes to apply.
If you're passionate about virtualization, cloud, and building the new software-defined data center, you've probably shown it in some way just by doing your job with passion. For some of us, that's building out a blog to record our observations on a current project. For others, it's speaking at a VMUG, leading a certification study group, or working with VMware as a reference customer. We want people in the vExpert Program who have given back to your colleagues and the community -- however you do it. You don't have to be a book author, you don't have to be a famous speaker, and you don't even have to be the smartest person you know. The vExpert Program is a great experience for the participants. Our job is to help you succeed in your career and to help you continue to contribute to the community.
If you know someone who you think should apply -- someone who has contributed their expertise to others, who would enjoy hanging out with the most passionate pros in IT, and who we'd like to hang out with too! -- then please use this vExpert Recommendation Form to reach out to them and encourage them to apply this year.
This deadline extension is not related to today's terrible tragedy in Boston, but our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected.
I would encourage you to post your reply in the Security and Compliance Communities forum but if you have more sensitive concerns, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The intent is to publish the final GA copy in two weeks with any changes/updates incorporated so get your inputs in as soon as possible!