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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 110: Cloud Foundation on VxRAIL

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Channel partners are hailing the availability of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on Dell EMC’s leading hyper-converged infrastructure VxRail solution as a “game-changer” that will enable faster adoption of hybrid cloud. For the first time, VMware Cloud Foundation is becoming available on Dell EMC’s market hyper-converged VxRail solution beginning in April. The new offering gives customers the industry’s first jointly engineered, Read more...
Top 10 VMware Admin Tools

Top 10 VMware Admin Tools

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On Episode 108 of the Virtually Speaking Podcast, John and I welcomed Duncan Epping and William Lam to discuss the various VMware tools used to manage environments. In preparation for this discussion I took to social media to get a general consensus of the most popular tools VMware admins are using these days. As expected, Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 109: Fire, Flood, Blood

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Every datacenter admin has a story. A time in their career when some form of disaster occurred. This week we grab real stories from real admins of their “fire, flood or blood” story, and the lessons learned. Enjoy! Timeline 6:08 Anthony Spiteri 11:14 Dean Lewis 16:15 Ian Sanderson 19:08 Karl Widmer 22:30 Emad Younis 25:35 Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 108: Top 10 VMware Tools

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We’ve all heard the quote “If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” Fortunately for VMware admins, the lack of tools is not an issue.  As a matter of fact, there are so many tools to simplify day to day operations, that it’s hard to keep track.  This sounded like Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 107: The State of vSAN

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This week VMware published its fourth-quarter financials, beating market expectations and announcing record annual revenue for fiscal 2019. Since a big part of this success is attributed to the steady growth of vSAN, we thought it was time for a State of vSAN episode.  This week we welcome back VP of Products, Lee Caswell and Read more...

StorageMinute: Easy HCI Upgrades with vSphere Update Manager

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we’ll go over Easy HCI Upgrades with vSphere Update Manager.   Today’s IT admins understand the complexity of maintaining data center infrastructure. This has traditionally been a series of manual tasks with multiple sources of truth to get to the Read more...
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Accelerating vSAN Adoption with Proof of Concept testing

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In a little more than 4 years, VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) powered by vSAN has accumulated over 17K customers. One of the powerful tools that has helped enable this rapid vSAN adoption is Proof of Concept (PoC) testing. Converging HCI Buyers Hyperconverged Infrastructure has evolved to now incorporate all major data center functions including software-defined Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 104: Elastic vSAN

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One of the more exciting announcements at VMworld 2018 was a preview of VMware vSAN utilizing Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) with VMware Cloud on AWS.  This service is called Elastic vSAN and is soon available. Elastic vSAN runs on new Amazon EC2 R5.metal instances to augment existing SDDC for storage-dense environments. Storage per host Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast: Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 U4 for VMware

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Today, at their Sales Kickoff event, Veeam is announcing key updates to Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 U4, Veeam Availability for AWS and Veeam Availability Console.  As many VMware customers protect their virtual infrastructure using Veeam, I thought it made sense to bring in the experts to share the details. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 102: ESXi on ARM

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One of the many things at VMworld 2018 that generated a significant buzz was the demonstration of ESXi running on a 64-bit Arm Cortex-A72-powered host. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger stressed that this is targeted at edge boxes and gateways. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware ARM Teach Lead, Andrei Warkentin and William Lam to discuss Read more...