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This week we dig into the vSpeaking vault and share an interview that John captured while in the land down under filled with snakes and poisonous things! We discuss why Australia is so virtualized, and also where the snark behind TheRegister’s APAC editor comes from.

4:27 John Interviews Simon Sharwood

5:57 Writing for the Register: How do you determine what is\is not interesting to write about?

8:35 SNIA: What are some of the successes and failures of trying to bring standardization and education to the storage industry?

12:25 Trends of Storage: How do they change what IT professional focus on?

15:08 Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI): The default choice for the data center.

21:15 The importance of today’s platforms

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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 and John Nicholson 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 and follow on twitter @VirtSpeaking.