Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 16 – Rubrik and VSAN with Chris Wahl

The use of Rubrik for Converged Data Management and VMware Virtual SAN for a software defined storage results in a highly performant environment for running and protecting any sort of virtualized workload. In an age where next-generation data centers are focusing on simplicity, scale, security, and automation, there is a strong need for building a stack using solutions that focus on reducing the pressures on infrastructure engineers. Additionally, tightly coupling how infrastructure can provide resources to applications means less capital and operational expenditures.

This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast while John is vacationing in Mexico, Duncan Epping sits in as cohost as Rubrik Technical Evangelist Chris Wahl walks us through a new white paper he and Cormac Hogan co-authored entitled Rubrik and VSAN.


Chris Wahl, author of the award winning Wahl Network blog and host of the Datanauts Podcast, focuses on creating content that revolves around virtualization, automation, infrastructure, and evangelizing products and services that benefit the technology community. In addition to co-authoring “Networking for VMware Administrators” for VMware Press, he has published hundreds of articles and was voted the “Favorite Independent Blogger” by vSphere-Land three years in a row (2013 – 2015). Chris also travels globally to speak at industry events, provide subject matter expertise, and offer perspectives to startups and investors as a technical adviser. Follow Chris on twitter @ChrisWahl.

Chris will be presenting the following sessions at VMworld 2016:

Session ID: 8036

  • Session Title: Enforcing a vSphere Cluster Design with PowerCLI Automation
  • Session Type: Breakout
  • SessionTrack: Software-Defined Data Center
  • Presenting at: VMworld 2016 – Both

Session ID: 8038

  • Session Title: Getting Started with PowerShell and PowerCLI for your VMware Environment
  • Session Type: Breakout Session
  • Track: Software-Defined Data Center
  • Presenting at: VMworld 2016 – Both

Show Related Links

Datanauts Podcast 

Wahl Network Blog

White Paper: Rubrik and VMware VSAN

The Virtually Speaking Podcast

The Virtually Speaking Podcast is a weekly technical podcast dedicated to discussing VMware topics related to storage and availability. Each week Pete Flecha (@vPedroArrow) and John Nicholson (@Lost_Signal) bring in various subject matter experts from VMware and within the industry to discuss their respective areas of expertise. If you’re new to the Virtually Speaking Podcast check out all episodes on vSpeakingPodcast.com. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.


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