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Caveonix Risk Foresight with Kaus Phaltankar

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  Welcome to 2020 and episode 11 of CloudSpot! This week I’m joined by Kaus Phaltankar, the CEO of Caveonix – a proactive cloud risk and compliance platform available to our VMware Cloud Partners. Security is, and pretty much has been, the number 1 customer concern with cloud usage and adoption. In 2019, compliance and cyber-security Read more...

Wire self-paced learning platform is migrating to VMware Learning Zone

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Wire self-paced learning platform is migrating to VMware Learning Zone on the 20th Jan 2020.   The Wire platform was introduced over a year ago to help our partners access free enablement materials, it currently has over 2200 Cloud Provider contacts and contains 178 course modules in the main “VCPP Solution Enablement Learning Path” alone. Read more...

Object Storage Services for vCloud Director with Cloudian

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Welcome to episode 10 of CloudSpot!   In this episode I’m joined by Jon Toor, CMO at Cloudian to discuss Object Storage, and their S3-compatible storage solutions for VMware vCloud Director. Cloudian Object Storage for VMware vCloud Director is a storage platform that lets VMware cloud providers and their tenant users deploy, manage and consume S3-compatible Read more...

451 Cloud Digital Economics with Owen Rogers

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Welcome to Episode 9 of Cloud Spot In this episode we address the economics of cloud with 451’s expert in digital economics Owen Rogers Cost in cloud is critical to get right, the right portfolio, the right pricing, the right value and the right timing are all essential. We talk a lot of value and Read more...

Rackspace Managed Cloud Solutions with Peter FitzGibbon

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Welcome to Episode 8 of Cloud Spot In this episode I’m joined by Peter FitzGibbon of Rackspace, Vice President of Strategic Alliances. We’re discussing Rackspace’s managed services across not only their hosted VMware clouds but also how Rackspace is using VMware Cloud on AWS, the use cases and customer requirements behind using VMware Cloud on Read more...

Unlock more value move from the Standard Bundle to Flex today!

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  Welcome to Episode 7 of CloudSpot, in this week’s episode I’m joined by Luis Ayuso, senior product marketing manager and Benjamin Wold, a senior systems engineer.   This session discusses the end of life of Standard Bundle due to the end of life of the “vSphere Enterprise with Distributed Networking Switch” component. Many providers Read more...

Disaster Recovery – your opportunity with vCloud Availability

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Did you know there are over 500,000 VMware customers globally – that’s A LOT of workloads! Disaster Recovery is an essential value add service and migration solution to your cloud. Take your piece of the opportunity and start selling your managed or self service Disaster Recovery service to new or existing customers.   It couldn’t Read more...

CloudSpot Episode 6 – Central Point of Management

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  Welcome to Episode 6 of CloudSpot, in this weeks episode I am joined by Joe Forjette (jforjette@vmware.com) a senior product manager in the Cloud Provider Solutions Business Unit. Centralized point of management (CPOM) is a key new feature in vCloud Director and will see a lot of ongoing development as vCloud Director becomes the central Read more...

CloudSpot Podcast with Expedient

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Welcome to episode 6 of the CloudSpot Podcast This week I am delighted to welcome John White, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of Expedient. Join John and myself as we discuss how Expedient has evolved as a VMware Cloud Provider Partner and his experience in the journey from shifting the majority of business Read more...

CloudSpot brings you vCloud Director!

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Welcome to another episode of Cloud Spot This week – vCloud Director!   Before I start let’s get the chant out the way: LONG LIVE vCLOUD DIRECTOR! LONG LIVE vCLOUD DIRECTOR! Mantra done!? That feels a lot better…..   Welcome to episode 4 of CloudSpot, and this week I will be talking to John Dwyer Read more...