vSpeaking Podcast ep 132: Designing and Sizing HCI

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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions have been all the rage in the datacenter but when it comes to design and sizing, it’s easy to make some of the same mistakes when moving from physical to virtual. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware’s Matt Northam to help us understand how to assess your

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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 130: Pure Accelerate 2019

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As a VMware Elite Technology Alliance Partner, Pure Storage has been working with VMware to help customers derive the greatest value for their virtual infrastructure and underlying hardware. Last week the Virtually Speaking Podcast attended Pure Accelerate 2019 for a few days of technology, networking, and of course some delicious Texas BBQ. On this episode we

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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 129: Project Pacific

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One of the big announcements at VMworld was a technology preview called Project Pacific. Project Pacific is a re-architecture of vSphere with Kubernetes as its control plane. To a developer, Project Pacific looks like a Kubernetes cluster where they can use Kubernetes declarative syntax to manage cloud resources like virtual machines, disks and networks. To the

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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 128: The Future of IT – How will you fit in?

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This VMworld Virtually Speaking recorded a live podcast discussing the future of IT and how we all fit in. This breakout session\live podcast included an esteemed panel of experts (William Lam, Frank Denneman, Duncan Epping and Ken Werneburg) and input from various attendees. Enjoy! Links Mentioned Video: Intro from VMware COO Sanjay Poonen Video: Moscone

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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 127: VMworld 2019 US Recap

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VMworld 2019 US is a wrap. With so many key announcements made this week, it was great to catch up with Dell CEO Michael Dell and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. You may also remember back in episode 91 Vijay Banga, technical fellow at FedEx Services, and VMware’s David Boone discussed their vSAN Proof of Concept and finding “the

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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 126: vSAN 6.7 Update 3

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This week VMware announced the upcoming release of the industry-leading hyper-converged infrastructure software, VMware vSAN. vSAN 6.7 Update 3 primarily focusses on unified management, intelligent operations and enhanced performance. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Pete Koehler to walk us through the details of this new release. Links Mentioned What’s New in

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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 125: HCX

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VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) is probably one of the coolest VMware products that you’ve never heard of. At its core, it enables customers to seamlessly migrate workloads between public and private cloud environments, without any application or configuration modifications. This week VMware announced the latest release of VMware HCX that now accelerates large-scale live

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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 124: Velero

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VMware recently acquired Heptio for the impact their open source projects have on the cloud native ecosystem. The main projects are Sonobuoy, Contour, Gimbal, and Velero (formerly known as Ark) This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Carlisia Campos to discuss Velero, the cloud native disaster recovery and data migration tool for Kubernetes applications. The Kubernetes community is

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vSpeaking Podcast Ep 122: VMworld Preview

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Registration is open, the content catalog is up, and sessions are filling up fast. In just a few weeks 23 thousand of the IT Industry’s finest will be converging in San Francisco for the biggest event of the year, VMworld 2019. This week we welcome Frank Denneman, Ken Werneburg, and Duncan Epping to walk us

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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 121: State of Hybrid

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It seems like just a few short years ago the enterprise data storage market was dominated by HDD-based systems that used flash as persistent storage. Then overnight, flash storage became a high performance cure for the performance ills that affected disk based storage and the hybrid era was born. Organizations have since been balancing performance

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