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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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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 95: VMworld Conversations

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The Virtually Speaking Podcast crew is headed to Barcelona to learn, network, inspire and be inspired. If you've ever been to VMworld you understand. This is the premier digital infrastructure event of the industry, and is all about paving the way to a better digital future and offering the perfect combination of networking and learning!

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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 94: CloudHealth + VMware

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One of the many announcements made at VMworld 2018 was VMware's acquisition of CloudHealth Technologies, the cloud operations platform of choice for the industry.  This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we had the opportunity to chat with founder and CTO Joe Kinsella. Joe shares what inspired him to create this multi-cloud management platform.  He also shares

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