Virtually Speaking Podcast

Virtually Speaking Podcast

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Weekly technical podcast discussing storage and virtualization
Pivotal Container Service (PKS)
Jul 12 • 43 min
Last year at VMworld, Pivotal, in collaboration with VMware and Google announced the launch of Pivotal Container Service™ (PKS) A few months back they announced the launch of their initial public offering of 37,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock…
Technical Writing
Jul 6 • 39 min
Technical writing is writing done for the purpose of educating, informing or directing someone on how to do something. You can find information on VMware technology on official sites like StorageHub, VirtualBlocks, or docs.vmware.com, or you can read the…
Modern Backup Strategies
Jun 28 • 35 min
The digital revolution is upon us. It’s a revolution that impacts every company in every industry. As companies look to begin their digital transformation journey this presents challenges to traditional backup infrastructure. Clearly, there’s a need for…
Digital Transformation
Jun 15 • 35 min
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…
Whats new in Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication
Jun 8 • 27 min
VMware’s Disaster Recovery software, Site Recovery Manager recently released its latest version 8.1 and what a release it was. New interface, enhanced features and several long awaited key features. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome…
Designing for Performance
May 25 • 40 min
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…
vSphere 6.7 Storage
May 11 • 42 min
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…
vSphere 6.7 Security
May 4 • 45 min
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…
EMPOWER 2018 Partner Event
Apr 27 • 42 min
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…
Whats New in vSAN 6.7
Apr 17 • 37 min
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…
VxRack SDDC: Cloud in a Box
Mar 23 • 30 min
Dell EMC and VMware have expanded the industry’s broadest hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio to provide a turnkey rack-scale, hyper-converged system with VxRack SDDC. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we invite our friends from the VxRAIL…
Cloud Launch: VMware Cloud on AWS
Mar 9 • 34 min
This week’s VMware Cloud Launch is a major milestone particularly for the VMware Cloud on AWS service. VMware is delivering new capabilities for higher levels of infrastructure availability, improved storage efficiency, and integrations with more VMware…
Customer POCs
Mar 2 • 29 min
A Proof of Concept (or POC) project is a common approach used by companies to assess the viability of a software product for solving a particular business need. So what does it take to conduct a successful POC? This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast…
Its Career Day
Feb 23 • 39 min
Trying to explain what I do for a living is always fun. If I say I work in IT the response usually is “Oh can you fix my computer”? If the person is more tech savvy and knows what VMware is, I usually get the response “Oh so you’re a programmer” News…
Virtual Volumes is Pure Genius
Feb 16 • 31 min
Virtual Volumes (VVols) was designed to solve a lot of the pain points VMware and/or storage admins face today. VMware partners with various storage partners to provide the management component of VVols, the VASA Provider. Recently Pure Storage introduced…
vSAN from a Storage Admin’s Perspective
Feb 9 • 34 min
As more and more companies look for ways to make their IT infrastructure more agile and efficient, hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) has become a top consideration. Initially it seemed infrastructure vendors were dismissive of this shift toward hyper…
The (r)evolution of vSAN
Feb 2 • 37 min
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…
67: Resource Management
Jan 19 • 37 min
Do you design your cluster with memory overcommitment in mind? The benefit of DRS goes way beyond managing overcommitment of resources. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in co-author of the Host Resources Deep Dive Frank Denneman to…
66: vSAN Support Insight
Jan 16 • 19 min
VMware has made several improvements to vSAN 6.6 to improve the experience in working with VMware support. Now powerful phone home capabilities are being delivered to improve both the customer and VMware support’s visibility into vSAN performance and…
65: Expert Blogging Tips
Jan 8 • 40 min
Happy New Year! Many of us in the IT community have made the resolution to either start a new blog or to start blogging more often. We all see the benefit. Who hasn’t done a google search and landed on someone else’s work saving us time or even more? This…
64: VMUG Confessionals
Dec 15, 2017 • 33 min
With over 200 local groups and 100,000 members worldwide, VMUG is one of the best ways to learn, share and network with other members of the IT Community. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast VMUG CEO Brad Tompkins joins Pete and John to share the…
63: Site Recovery for VMware Cloud on AWS
Nov 30, 2017 • 24 min
One of the more exciting announcements at AWS re:Invent was VMware’s launch of Site Recovery for VMware Cloud on AWS. a robust disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering that protects workloads between on-premises data centers and VMware Cloud on…
62: Virtualizing SQL Server
Nov 17, 2017 • 26 min
It wasn’t that long ago that SQL Server was considered too resource-intensive to successfully virtualize. A new generation of hardware and advances in vSphere have made it much more common however it’s still easy to make mistakes that can result in poorly…
61: Storage Networking Futures
Nov 3, 2017 • 41 min
The benefits of NVME over SSD are pretty compelling. Not only do NVMe drives offer more bandwidth, but the updated interface and protocols improve latency and better handle heavy workloads . Now, as NVMe approaches price parity with SATA SSDs…
60: Partner Perspectives
Oct 26, 2017 • 41 min
This week we continue the Partner Perspective series with three great VMware Partners. Topics discussed: Cohesity’s Rawlinson Rivera shares their solution for the recovery of a datacenter’s management stack. Veeam’s Anthony Spiteri and Michael Cade update…
59: The Dos and Don’ts of Customer Support
Oct 19, 2017 • 39 min
In this always-on world we live in, outages are increasingly less and less tolerated. If you’re in IT, chances are you’ve dealt with customer support in some fashion. Was it a positive experience or a nightmare? Would you have done something differently?…
58: Partner Perspectives - Performance
Oct 11, 2017 • 34 min
This is the first episode in an ongoing series titled “Partner Perspectives”. As I’m sure you’re aware, VMware has many valued patners they collaborate with to deliver innovative solutions continually transforming the data center. While in VMworld the…
57: VMworld Europe 2017 Recap
Sep 25, 2017 • 47 min
VMworld Europe 2017 is in the books and the Virtually Speaking Podcast was on-site capturing key conversations from attendees partners and Dell\VMware leadership. Topics discussed: Frank Denneman discusses VMware Cloud on AWS Pivotal VP James Watters…
56: VMworld 2017 US Recap
Sep 7, 2017 • 49 min
VMworld 2017 US, the Industry’s top cloud infrastructure and digital workspace event is in the books and the Virtually Speaking Podcast was on-site capturing key conversations from attendees partners and Dell\VMware leadership. Topics discussed: Michael…
55: Automate all the things
Aug 17, 2017 • 43 min
“Rule 1 of building the cloud: ruthlessly automate everything.” -@PGelsinger If you’ve ever considered automating anything in your VMware environment chances are you’ve either read a blog post or even used some sample code from one or both of our guests…
54: vSAN Stretched Clusters
Aug 11, 2017 • 47 min
One of the most distinguishing features of VMware vSAN is the availability of stretched cluster deployment. Stretched clusters allow vSAN customers to configure two geographically located sites, while synchronously replicating data between the two sites.…
53: IT Influence
Aug 4, 2017 • 32 min
IT organizations are faced with a tantalizing array of options when it comes to hardware and software solutions. But long before anything can ever be deployed, it has to be purchased, which means at some point it had to be approved. This week Jeff Hunter…
52: Understanding vSAN Encryption
Jul 25, 2017 • 31 min
For many IT organizations security is top of mind. VMware introduced advanced security for the modern data center with the release of vSphere 6.5, and are now extending security to vSAN with the industry’s first native HCI security solution, vSAN…
51: vSAN ReadyLabs
Jul 20, 2017 • 40 min
One of the key reasons Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) powered by VMware vSAN is so successful with customers is that it gives them the choice of a wide range of supported hardware platforms and choice of the latest technologies—both of which do not…
50: vSAN Off-Road
Jul 11, 2017 • 34 min
vSAN ReadyNode provides the most flexible hardware options to build Hyper-Converged Infrastructure based on VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Software. However, occasionally we get the question about vSAN designs that are slightly outside the standard…
49: Host Resources Deep Dive
Jul 5, 2017 • 30 min
The VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive is a guide to building consistent high-performing ESXi hosts, This book was written for administrators, architects, consultants, aspiring VCDX-es and people eager to learn more about the elements that…
48: VMworld 2017 Preview
Jun 28, 2017 • 39 min
The industry’s top cloud infrastructure and digital workspace event is only 60 days away. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring Duncan Epping back to share some of his favorite VMworld sessions and some helpful tips to make the best out of…
47: vRealize Automation Use Cases
Jun 8, 2017 • 27 min
This week VMware released the latest version of vRealize Automation – 7.3, the next iteration of our industry-leading cloud automation platform. In a future episode we are bringing in the vRA team to walk us through this feature packed release, but…
46: NVM Express
May 31, 2017 • 34 min
If you’re listening to this podcast you’ve probably heard it said that Nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) is the future of storage. The goal is to give flash drives in a storage network the same I/O speed as one connected directly to a computer via PCIe.…
45: VeeamON 2017
May 23, 2017 • 37 min
Last week in New Orleans at VeeamON, Veeam announced their new Availability Suite v10. This is a major release that is the culmination of their vision to go from just “backup and recovery” to “always-on availability”. This week John and I headed to…
44: DellEMC World with Michael Dell
May 16, 2017 • 40 min
This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast John and I headed out to Vegas for DellEMC World to grab some great conversations with Chad Sakac, the SEV Ops crew, and Michael Dell. Enjoy! Show Related Links Watch Sessions and General Sessions Virtual Geek…
43: VMware Cloud on AWS
May 5, 2017 • 35 min
VMware, the leader in private cloud, and Amazon Web Services, the leader in public cloud, are partnering to provide a new VMware vSphere-based cloud service running on AWS. This service will make it easier to run any application, using a common set of…
42: Secondary Storage with Cohesity
Apr 28, 2017 • 38 min
In the world of HCI vSAN helped redefine the possible in the primary storage space. Now Cohesity is looking to bring these same principles and advantages to the secondary storage space. Secondary data consumes about 80% of enterprise storage capacity and…
41: vSAN 6.6 Part 2
Apr 18, 2017 • 34 min
Last week VMware announced the launch of vSAN 6.6. Even more so than previous releases, this is a feature-packed release with advanced enterprise features that make vSAN faster, more cost effective and more secure than ever before. This week on the…
40: vSAN 6.6 Part 1
Apr 12, 2017 • 32 min
Today VMware announced the launch of vSAN 6.6. Even more so than previous releases, this is a feature-packed release with advanced enterprise features that make vSAN faster, more cost effective and more secure than ever before. This week on the vSpeaking…
39: Disaster Recovery with GS Khalsa
Mar 24, 2017 • 37 min
This month’s massive outage of Amazon Web Services’ S3 (Simple Storage Service) platform, was if nothing else a reminder to us all that we need to have Disaster Recovery plans we can count on. This week we bring in one of VMware’s Disaster Recovery…
38: Storage Performance
Mar 14, 2017 • 31 min
Have you ever stopped to think what if conventional wisdom on the consumption of resources is wrong? This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in one of VMware’s performance experts, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager Peter Koehler to break down…
37: Storage and Availability with Yanbing Li
Feb 28, 2017 • 28 min
A few weeks ago, VMware reported solid fourth quarter earnings of $441 million, or $1.04 a share, on revenue of $2.03 billion, up 9 percent from a year ago. Non-GAAP earnings were $1.43 a share. CEO Pat Gelsinger said VMware’s fourth quarter was “one of…
36: vSAN Customer Use Cases
Feb 21, 2017 • 44 min
VMware just posted stunning vSAN market adoption rates showing that a torrent of 7,000 customers have now adopted vSAN, confirming its position as the leading product in the hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) market. This week on the vSpeaking Podcast…
35: Behind the Scenes
Dec 31, 2016 • 16 min
We get a lot of questions from listeners about the podcast setup, so John and I decided to close out 2016 with a special behind the scenes episode. This week we turn on the GoPros for a sneak peek into how we produce this thing we cll the Virtually…
34: vSphere 6.5 Core Storage
Dec 20, 2016 • 26 min
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 favorite Irishman, Cormac Hogan. In case you were wondering, this is our favorite Irishman. Show Related…
33: vSAN 6.5 with Jase McCarty
Dec 7, 2016 • 32 min
VMware vSAN 6.5 is the latest release of the market-leading, enterprise-class storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). vSAN 6.5 builds on the existing features introduced in 6.2 by enhancing automation, further reducing total cost of…
32: VVols 2.0
Nov 29, 2016 • 39 min
The release of vSphere 6.5 introduces enhancements to several of VMware’s storage management capabilities, including enhancements to Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM), Storage IO Control (SIOC), virtual disk management, and of course the highly…
31: Photon OS and vSphere Integrated Containers
Nov 15, 2016 • 40 min
Continuing our coverage of vSphere 6.5, the Virtually Speaking Podcast brings in Kit Colbert to discuss the Photon Platform and our announcement of integrated Kubernetes support, vSphere Integrated Containers. Kit Colbert is the CTO of the VMWare Cloud…
30: vSphere 6.5 HA and DRS with Brian Graf
Nov 8, 2016 • 47 min
Because there is so much to cover in vSphere 6.5 the Virtually Speaking Podcast decided to dissect it into a multi-part series. Last week we kicked off the series with Part 1 vSphere 6.5 Security with Mike Foley. This week we bring in VMware Product…
29: vSphere 6.5 Security with Mike Foley
Nov 2, 2016 • 52 min
VMware recently announced vSphere 6.5, the latest version of its industry-leading virtualization platform. This new release of vSphere features a dramatically simplified experience, comprehensive built-in security, and a universal app platform for running…
28: VMworld 2016 EMEA Debrief
Oct 26, 2016 • 35 min
VMworld 2016 EMEA was packed with announcements around cross-cloud architecture with new releases of vSphere, vSAN, vRealize, and PowerCLI to name a few. This week we bring in VMware’s Frank Denneman to help us recap the announcements and share some…
27: NetApp Insight (now with more SolidFire)
Oct 12, 2016 • 33 min
More than 5,000 attendees participated in NetApp Insight 2016 in Las Vegas to hear whats new with both NetApp and SolidFire. In addition to the 13 announcements made last week I was really interested in hearing from both NetApp and SolidFire how they…
26: Migrate 2 VCSA (you should)
Sep 19, 2016 • 36 min
VMware recently announced the release of the vSphere 6.0 Update 2m (Migration) tool. vSphere 6.0 Update 2m is an automated end to end migration tool from a Windows vCenter Server 5.5 to a vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Update 2. This week on the vSpeaking…
25: VMworld Debrief
Sep 9, 2016 • 51 min
VMworld 2016 US is in the books! This week we bring back the VMworld preview cast (Ken Werneburg and Duncan Epping) for a special VMworld 2016 debrief episode. This episode is packed with session reviews, attendee interviews and even some star-studded…
24: VMworld Preview
Aug 22, 2016 • 38 min
VMworld 2016 is upon us! This Sunday approximately 20,000 IT Professionals will travel to Las Vegas for technical training, education, networking and maybe even a little fun. This week on the vSpeaking Podcast we bring in VMware’s Duncan Epping and Ken…
23: VMware {code} Hackathon
Aug 15, 2016 • 31 min
The opening day of VMworld US 2016 is fast approaching. IT Professionals from all over the world will convene in Las Vegas for training, education, networking and maybe even a little fun. One of the many things to do while attending VMworld this year is…
22: NetApp ONTAP 9
Aug 8, 2016 • 45 min
Last month NetApp released their latest operating system ONTAP® 9 which is a major advance in enterprise data management software that combines new levels of simplicity and flexibility with powerful capabilities and efficiencies. This week we had the…
21: vSphere-land Top 100 vBlogs
Aug 3, 2016 • 33 min
This week for a community spotlight we bring in Eric Siebert from HPE to discuss his popular site vSphere-land, the top 100 vBloggers and VMworld. The Virtually Speaking Podcast The Virtually Speaking Podcast is a weekly technical podcast dedicated to…
20: vSAN and Cohesity DataPlatform
Jul 25, 2016 • 34 min
We all know that VMware Virtual SAN is the #1 enterprise-class primary storage solution for hyperconverged infrastructure, now with over 5,000 customers. This week we bring in Rawlinson Rivera and Cohesity to discuss a joint white paper detailing how…
19: EMC Unity
Jul 19, 2016 • 32 min
EMC Unity made a big splash at EMC World last month. In case you missed it, it’s the new midrange storage platform to delight EMC current and prospective customers in the mid-markets with emphasis on simplicity, flexibility, modern data services, and…
18: VeeamON with Rickatron
Jul 5, 2016 • 49 min
Earlier this year Veeam announced the release of it’s latest enterprise and medium business product Veeam Availability Suite 9 which guarantees recovery time and recovery point objectives of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. This week we…
17: Home Labs with William Lam
Jun 24, 2016 • 40 min
If you’re in IT chances are you have some form of a home lab, whether it’s a virtual machine on your laptop, an old computer or even a cloud environment. Perhaps you are one those who have taken home labs to a whole new level earning the term Home…
16: Rubrik CDM and vSAN with Chris Wahl
Jun 16, 2016 • 39 min
This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we bring in Rubrik Technical Evangelist Chris Wahl to walk us through the interoperability Between Rubrik CDM and VMware vSAN. The Virtually Speaking Podcast The Virtually Speaking Podcast is a weekly technical…
15: Nimble OS 3
Jun 10, 2016 • 38 min
Along with the release of their new Predictive All Flash Arrays, the Nimble operating system (NimbleOS) has been upgraded to version 3, and there are tons of useful new capabilities and features available for all systems. This week on the Virtually…
14: SolidFire VVols done right and FlashForward Pricing
Jun 3, 2016 • 53 min
This week in Boulder Colorado, SolidFire set out to change the computer storage industry with their new ElementOS 9 which includes a revolutionary implementation of vSphere Virtual Volumes and an innovative cloud pricing model called FlashForward Capacity…
13: IT Community
May 28, 2016 • 45 min
What is the value of IT Community? This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast John and I bring in Community leaders John Mark Troyer and Amy Lewis to discuss the difference between advocacy and influencer communities and the benefits of each. Enjoy! Is…
12: vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO)
May 16, 2016 • 28 min
VAIO is a Framework that enables third party technologies to participate in the disk IO from a guest VM within ESXi 6. These APIs will enable third parties to provide VMDK granular caching solutions that run natively in ESXi in a fully supported manner.…
11: EMC World with Chad Sakac
May 9, 2016 • 50 min
This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John are on the road in Las Vegas for EMC World 2016. We grabbed interviews from various industry experts including VMware’s Ken Werneburg and President of Converged Platforms Division Chad Sakac. And…
10: NSX Intro and Use Cases
Apr 22, 2016 • 55 min
The NSX virtualization platform is helping hundreds of customers realize the full potential of a Software-Defined Data Center. NSX delivers for networking the capabilities VMware already provides for compute and storage. This week Pete and John bring in…
9: The (storage)World According to Howard
Apr 18, 2016 • 56 min
This week Pete and John bring in industry analyst, founder and Chief Scientist of DeepStorage and prominent blogger Howard Marks to talk all things storage and availability. Strap on your scuba gear because we’re diving deep. The Virtually Speaking…
8: Woodshed Conversations at the Austin VMUG
Apr 9, 2016 • 54 min
This week Pete and John take the show on the road to the Austin VMUG and capture some great conversations with Pure Storage, Cohesity, and VMware customers and employees. The Virtually Speaking Podcast The Virtually Speaking Podcast is a weekly technical…
7: vSAN Customer Use Cases
Apr 1, 2016 • 59 min
This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John bring in Chief Technologist in the Office of the CTO, Duncan Epping to share some of the VSAN customer use cases he sees in the field. Duncan is a Chief Technologist at VMware in the Office of CTO…
6: SRM 6.1
Mar 25, 2016 • 45 min
On this episode Pete and John bring in VMware Senior Technical Marketing Manager GS Khalsa to walk us through Site Recovery Manager 6.1 and vSphere Replication. Gurusimran is a Sr. Technical Marketing Manager working for the Storage and Availability…
5: SFD9 - vSphere Onsite Beta
Mar 18, 2016 • 31 min
On this episode Pete and John welcome VMware Product Manager Ben Meadowcraft to review Storage Field Day 9 and the vSphere Onsite Beta. The Virtually Speaking Podcast The Virtually Speaking Podcast is a weekly technical podcast dedicated to discussing…
4: PowerCLI
Mar 10, 2016 • 59 min
On this episode Pete and John bring in VMware Product Line Manager and “Uncrowned King of PowerCLI” Alan Renouf to talk about PowerCLI 6.0 R3. We also invited Jase McCarty to join the conversation who in addition to being a VSAN expert has been known to…
3: vSAN 6.2
Mar 3, 2016 • 47 min
On this episode Pete and John bring in VMware Staff Technical Marketing Architect Jeff Hunter to break down the new features of Virtual SAN v6.2
2: Virtual Volumes
Feb 18, 2016 • 48 min
Virtual Volumes (VVol) is a framework developed by VMware and partners in the storage industry to transform the way VMs are stored by enabling VM-awareness on arrays. VVol eliminates static storage constraints by removing LUNs, filesystems and volumes,…
vSpeaking Podcast - Episode 1
Feb 12, 2016 • 18 min
On this first episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John introduce themselves and set the stage for a series of great technical conversations around storage and availability in the world of virtualization. The Virtually Speaking Podcast The…