Software-Defined Storage vSAN

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 17 – Home Labs

If you’re in IT chances are you have some form of a home lab, whether it’s a virtual machine on your laptop, an old computer or even a cloud environment. Perhaps you are one those who have taken home labs to a whole new level earning the term Home Datacenter.

This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in William Lam to discuss the various types of home labs, use cases and he even shares some great pro tips to help you get started.


William Lam is a Staff II Product Integration Architect working within the VMware R&D organization. He primarily focuses on Automation, Integration and Operation of the Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC). He also works closely with various engineering teams within VMware to help provide early feedback on design and architecture. Lastly, through customer interactions and feedback William continues to help champion their challenges and needs to help further improve our products. Subscribe to William’s blog Virtually Ghetto and follow him on twitter @lamw.

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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 Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud.


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