Virtually Speaking Podcast
Summary: Each week Pete and John bring in Subject Matter Experts to dive into various topics concerning Storage and Availability in the Software Defined Data Center.
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 thought it might be interesting to start by walking through some vRA basics and use cases. This week we invited Cody Hosterman of Pure Storage and Aaron Patten of SolidFire to share how their customers are using vRA for their cloud automation needs.
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. This week John and I bring on Flash expert Dave Edwards to walk us down the stack a bit and talk NVMe vs. SCSI, Flash endurance, Latency consistency, power loss protection, and all kinds of nerdy flash stuff (3D Crosspoint and persistent DIMMs).
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 Bourbon Street to capture the details on v10 from the Veeam Experts (Michael White, Clint Wyckoff, Michael Cade and Anthony Spiteri). We also ran into our own COO Sanjay Poonan who shared his thoughts on Veeam and the value of partnerships . Enjoy!
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!
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 familiar software and tools, in a consistent hybrid cloud environment. AWS will be VMware’s primary public cloud infrastructure partner and this new service will be the primary public cloud solution delivered, sold and supported by VMware. This week on the vSpeaking Podcast we bring in VMware Senior Staff Architect Frank Denneman to walk us through the details and use cases of this new offering.
Secondary data consumes about 80% of enterprise storage capacity and imposes a huge burden on enterprise IT budgets. Cohesity calls this the Storage Iceberg. This week we bring in Cohesity CTO and old friend Rawlinson Rivera to walk us through how they are redefining the possible in the secondary storage space.
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 vSpeaking Podcast we bring in Peter Koehler for Part 2 of our vSAN 6.6 coverage and walk us through some of the details of this feature packed release.
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 Podcast we bring in Jase McCarty to walk us through some of the details of the feature packed release.
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 experts, GS Khalsa to discuss various aspects of Availability and Disaster Recovery.
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 some common misconceptions around storage performance and provide a deeper look into how vSAN stacks up against traditional clustered file systems.
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 the most balanced quarters for VMware in years." One of the key contributors to VMware's success this quarter was VMware's flagship SDS solution vSAN. This week we were fortunate enough to have Senior VP and GM of the Storage and Availability Business Unit Yanbing Li on to discuss Q4 results and her thoughts on what to expect in FY 2018.
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 we share some vSAN use cases captured at VMware's World Wide Kick-Off 2017.
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 Speaking Podcast. Watch the video of this episode https://youtu.be/rdcyyffR3vg Enjoy!
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.
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 ownership (TCO), and setting the stage for next-generation cloud native applications. This week we bring in VMware Staff Technical Marketing Architect Jase McCarty to walk us through whats new in vSAN 6.5