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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 101: vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive

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If you are a VMware administrator or want to be one, there are several books out there that will definitely help you out and should be on your desk. A few that come to mind are vSphere Clustering Deep Dive, vSphere Host Resources Deep Dive, and vSAN Essentials. This month the authors of vSAN Essentials

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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 97: InterSystems on vSAN

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Numerous customers rely on vSAN to power business critical applications (BCAs) today; in fact, it is the top use case, with almost two-thirds of customers running BCAs on vSAN.   For the last three years, VMware and InterSystem have been working together closely, testing InterSystems Cachè and IRIS. This week on the Virtually Speaking podcast we

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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 96: The Year of VDI

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If you’ve ever deployed or even considered deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), chances are you ‘ve read a blog, watched a video, heard a podcast or seen a session with at least one of our guests. That’s right, this week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast, it’s the Year of VDI. We start by sharing a conversation we

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