vSpeaking Podcast Episode 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 81: Digital Transformation

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Seven technology leaders, all in one place. Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and of course VMware.  With a line up like that its no wonder Dell Technologies is among Fortune’s most admired companies. A few weeks back we had the opportunity to sit down with the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies Michael Dell to hear his thoughts Read more...

vSAN Deployment Considerations

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Now more than ever, vSAN deployments are quickly growing in number. There are many vSAN documents available on StorageHub with great content; from design guides to day 2 operations, but a common ask from the field relates to vSAN deployment considerations. While there are many areas we can explore, some of them vary based on Read more...

Understanding vSAN Encryption – KMS Server Accessibility

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vSAN 6.6 introduced data at rest encryption as a new feature that provides another choice (in addition to VM Encryption introduced in vSphere 6.5) for customers to secure data in vSphere. Despite the fact that these technologies work a bit differently (per datastore for vSAN Encryption or per VM for VM Encryption) these technologies still Read more...

Understanding the vSAN Witness Host – Traffic Tagging

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With 2 Node and Stretched Cluster vSAN, a vSAN Witness Host is used. This can be a physical vSphere host or a  VMware provided virtual appliance. Using the vSAN Witness Appliance is easy, does not require any additional licensing, and has much of the configuration standardized (sizing, disks, tagged ports). A second VMkernel port (vmk1) Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast Episode 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

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...
vSpeaking Podcast Episode 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

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...
vSpeaking Podcast Episode 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 75: What’s New in vSAN 6.7

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vSAN 6.7 is here! This release offers features and capabilities that enable improved performance, usability and consistency. Significant improvements to the management and monitoring tools are also matched by lower level performance and application consistency improvements. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome vSAN expert Myles Gray to walk us through all the Read more...

Providing an ecosystem fit for digital transformation

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  Organisations understand that digital transformation isn’t just a one-off project that can be started and completed – it is an ongoing process, that requires many different facets of technology, processes and culture to come together. On the technology side, there have been many areas that enterprises are looking towards to help achieve their transformational Read more...
vSpeaking Podcast Episode 74: VxRACK and VMware Cloud Foundation

The (r)evolution of vSAN

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vSAN is VMware’s software-defined storage solution, built from the ground up for vSphere virtual machines. It abstracts and aggregates locally attached disks in a vSphere cluster to create a storage solution that can be provisioned and managed from vCenter and the vSphere Web Client. This week on the Virtually Speaking podcast we are pleased to Read more...