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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 47: vRealize Automation Use Cases

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This week VMware released the latest version of vRealize Automation – 7.3, the next iteration of our industry-leading cloud automation platform. In a future episode we are bringing in the vRA team to walk us through this feature packed release, but thought it might be interesting to start by walking through some vRA basics and use cases. Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 46: NVMe

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If you’re listening to this podcast you’ve probably heard it said that Nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) is the future of storage. The goal is to give flash drives in a storage network the same I/O speed as one connected directly to a computer via PCIe. This week John and I bring on Flash expert Dave Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 45: VeeamON 2017

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Last week in New Orleans at VeeamON, Veeam announced their new Availability Suite v10. This is a major release that is the culmination of their vision to go from just “backup and recovery” to “always-on availability”. This week John and I headed to Bourbon Street to capture the details on v10 from the Veeam Experts (Michael White, Clint Wyckoff, Read more...

Storage Policy-Based Management for vRealize Automation

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As a huge fan of Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) I was really excited to learn there is a SPBM plugin for vRA that brings vSphere VM Storage policies to the vRealize Automation service catalog. Oh the possibilities…. Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) is the foundation of the VMware SDS Control Plane and enables vSphere administrators to over come upfront Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 44: DellEMC World

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This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast John and I headed out to Vegas for DellEMC World to grab some great conversations with Chad Sakac, the SEV Ops crew (Aaron Buley, Tyler Gates and Russ Cantwell)  and Michael Dell. Enjoy! Show Related Links Watch Sessions and General Sessions Virtual Geek  Sev Ops Videos The Virtually Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 43: VMware Cloud on AWS

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VMware, the leader in private cloud, and Amazon Web Services, the leader in public cloud, are partnering to provide a new VMware vSphere-based cloud service running on AWS. This service will make it easier to run any application, using a common set of familiar software and tools, in a consistent hybrid cloud environment. AWS will Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 42: Secondary Storage with Cohesity

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In the world of HCI vSAN helped redefine the possible in the primary storage space. Now Cohesity is looking to bring these same principles and advantages to the secondary storage space. Secondary data consumes about 80% of enterprise storage capacity and imposes a huge burden on enterprise IT budgets. Cohesity calls this the Storage Iceberg. Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 41: vSAN 6.6 Part 2

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Last week VMware announced the launch of vSAN 6.6. Even more so than previous releases, this is a feature-packed release with advanced enterprise features that make vSAN faster, more cost effective and more secure than ever before. This week on the vSpeaking Podcast we bring in Peter Koehler for Part 2 of our vSAN 6.6 coverage and walk us Read more...

Episode 40: vSAN 6.6 Part 1

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Today VMware announced the launch of vSAN 6.6. Even more so than previous releases, this is a feature-packed release with advanced enterprise features that make vSAN faster, more cost effective and more secure than ever before. This week on the vSpeaking Podcast we bring in Jase McCarty to walk us through some of the details Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 39: Disaster Recovery with GS Khalsa

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This month’s massive outage of Amazon Web Services’ S3 (Simple Storage Service) platform, was if nothing else a reminder to us all that we need to have Disaster Recovery plans we can count on. This week we bring in one of VMware’s Disaster Recovery experts, GS Khalsa to discuss various aspects of Availability and Disaster Read more...