VMworld Deep Thoughts

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  As VMworld season approaches, and the VMworld catalog is live, you may have some questions. You may ask yourself “Where do I start with so much material”? And you may ask yourself “Who’s session should I attend?” And you may wonder “How do I get into that party?” And you may ask yourself “Where Read more...
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Designing for Performance

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Customers often times want a fast system, and rightfully so.  But what is fast anyway?  How do you define it, and how do you measure it?  “Performance” is a term that is quite subjective if not properly defined, and appropriately measured. When it comes to performance expectations what defines success?  This week on the Virtually Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 78: vSphere 6.7 Core Storage

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The vSphere 6.7 release offers several new features and enhancements to further the advancement of storage functionality. This week we welcome VMware Core Storage expert Jason Massae to walk us through various features and enhancements. Sitting in for John this week is VMware Chief Technologist in the Office of the CTO and good friend of the Virtually Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 77: vSphere 6.7 Security

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VMware recently announced vSphere 6.7, the latest release of the industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform. VMware Security expert Mike Foley recently wrote a blog sharing the new security features available now in vSphere 6.7. In the post he explains “the goals of security in 6.7 are twofold. Introduce more easy to use security features and meet Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 76: EMPOWER 2018 Partner Event

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EMPOWER is the ultimate technical training event of the year for VMware partners. As the evolution of Partner Exchange at VMworld, it delivers the broadest and most-in-depth VMware technical training available. Coincidentally this event fell on the launch of 6.7 and the Virtually Speaking Podcast was on location to capture key interviews from VMware speakers Read more...

What’s new with vSphere 6.7 Core Storage

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  Announced today, vSphere 6.7, and several new features and enhancements to further the advancement of storage functionality are included. Centralized, shared storage remains the most common storage architecture used with VMware installations despite the incredible adoption rate of HCI and vSAN. As such, VMware remains committed to the continued development of core storage and Read more...
A bucket labled "Default Datastore Policy" full of VMs with different requirements

SPBM, because not all applications are created equal

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Since taking over Tech Marketing for Storage in VMware Cloud on AWS, I’ve had the privilege to work with many Customers and Partners working within the VMC on AWS service. For the most part, it’s been an invigorating experience. Given the complexity of Hybrid Cloud operations, I went into this expecting the primary challenge to Read more...
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What about vSphere 6.5 Core Storage?

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Both Cormac Hogan and I have been asked this question many times: You guys write a lot about vSAN, but what about Core Storage? And it is a very valid question to be honest, it just happens that for the past 2-3 years our primary focus has been, and will be, vSAN. That doesn’t mean Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 34: Core Storage

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vSphere 6.5 introduces several new features such as VMFS-6 enhancements, policy driven Storage I/O Control, policy driven VM Encryption, NFS and iSCSI improvements and of course new limit increases. This week on the vSpeaking Podcast we wrap up our vSphere 6.5 coverage with a discussion on core storage with Cody Hosterman from Pure and our second Read more...