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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 Read more...
VMware Cloud Foundation

#StorageMinute – How is VMware Cloud Foundation Built on vSAN?

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Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at how VMware Cloud Foundation is built on vSAN. VMware Cloud Foundation VMware Cloud Foundation is the most comprehensive hybrid cloud architecture. It provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, and cloud Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 120: 5G Ready Telco Cloud

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  A key challenge facing CSPs at the dawn of the 5G era is to dynamically deploy and manage the growing number of services and multi-cloud environments. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Bryan Beal and Nick Wilson to discuss how VMware is helping CSPs realize the true potential of distributed multi-cloud Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 119: Exploring GPU Compute

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Can GPUs be used in vSphere for applications other than VDI? Just ask your company’s data scientists, machine learning practitioners or developers if they want to compute their operations faster. In the consumer market, a GPU is mostly used to accelerate gaming graphics. Today, GPGPU’s (General Purpose GPU) are the choice of hardware to accelerate computational workloads Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 118: The Self-Driving Datacenter

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VMware is not only a user of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI\ML) but they are also an enabler for their customers. ML techniques hold the promise to enhance and transform VMware products in fundamental ways while also increasing agility and efficiency as a business. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Jad Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 117: Fire, Flood, Blood

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Back by popular demand, its Fire, Flood Blood. In this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome real datacenter admins to share their stories. 2:51 Kevin Tebear shares a great story about what to check before moving hosted Exchange to a new datacenter. 5:50 James Kilby and Craig Dalrymple both work in the service provider industry and Read more...

Site Recovery Manager 8.2

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Disaster Recovery never looked so good. Earlier this month VMware released the latest version of Site Recovery Manager. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Cato Grace to walk us through the details of this release. Links Mentioned Getting them most out of the new SRM appliance Whats new in SRM 8.2 The Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 115: Virtual Volumes (VVols)

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VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) is an integration and management framework for external storage that provides finer control at the VM-level, streamlines storage operation and offers flexibility of choice. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome several of the VVol partners to share insight into their implementations and what customers are saying about this Read more...
vSAN performance testing

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 114: Performance Testing

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Performance testing (benchmarking) has been a fairly standard practice for years when evaluating external storage, but HCI presents new testing challenges. In a hyper-converged architecture, each server is intended to support many application VMs, as well as contribute to the pool of storage available to applications. Unfortunately, traditional tools for testing storage don’t consider all the Read more...
vSAN performance testing

vSpeaking Podcast: VMware Skyline

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VMware Skyline is an automated, proactive support technology that helps customers avoid problems before they occur and reduce time to resolution of active support requests. For customers, VMware Skyline can increase team productivity and overall reliability of VMware environments. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Josh Lory to walk us through the Read more...