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Cloud Insiders podcasts, brought to you by Xtravirt explore the latest IT trends and share thought-provoking insights from the world of cloud and digital transformation. Enjoyed by business leaders and IT professionals alike, you can expect a straight-talking podcast packed with ideas to help you make better-informed decisions and future-proof your IT strategy. Xtravirt is an independent cloud consulting and managed services business. We believe in empowering enterprises to innovate and thrive in an ever-changing digital world. Cloud sits at the heart of our service portfolio, with our core areas of expertise being design, delivery and management of digital infrastructure, networking and security, digital workspace, automation, and application transformation. Xtravirt’s next-generation managed services deliver robust and active cloud platform management capabilities, meaning customers can focus on their strategic business objectives. Xtravirt are a trusted partner and advisor to many of the world’s best known and highly regarded brands, including many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Visit the Xtravirt resources page to discover more thought leadership content from the experts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Cloud Insiders podcasts, brought to you by Xtravirt explore the latest IT trends and share thought-provoking insights from the world of cloud and digital transformation. Enjoyed by business leaders and IT professionals alike, you can expect a straight-talking podcast packed with ideas to help you make better-informed decisions and future-proof your IT strategy. Xtravirt is an independent cloud consulting and managed services business. We believe in empowering enterprises to innovate and thrive in an ever-changing digital world. Cloud sits at the heart of our service portfolio, with our core areas of expertise being design, delivery and management of digital infrastructure, networking and security, digital workspace, automation, and application transformation. Xtravirt’s next-generation managed services deliver robust and active cloud platform management capabilities, meaning customers can focus on their strategic business objectives. Xtravirt are a trusted partner and advisor to many of the world’s best known and highly regarded brands, including many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Visit the Xtravirt resources page to discover more thought leadership content from the experts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Podcasts

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Cloud Insiders podcasts, brought to you by Xtravirt explore the latest IT trends and share thought-provoking insights from the world of cloud and digital transformation. Enjoyed by business leaders and IT professionals alike, you can expect a straight-talking podcast packed with ideas to help you make better-informed decisions and future-proof your IT strategy. Xtravirt is an independent cloud consulting and managed services business. We believe in empowering enterprises to innovate and thrive in an ever-changing digital world. Cloud sits at the heart of our service portfolio, with our core areas of expertise being design, delivery and management of digital infrastructure, networking and security, digital workspace, automation, and application transformation. Xtravirt’s next-generation managed services deliver robust and active cloud platform management capabilities, meaning customers can focus on their strategic business objectives. Xtravirt are a trusted partner and advisor to many of the world’s best known and highly regarded brands, including many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Visit the Xtravirt resources page to discover more thought leadership content from the experts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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English

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07739788884


Episodes

Risk and Compliance in the Hybrid Cloud

7/15/2020
Actionable Insights for VMware and AWS - Every day software patches are released, new security risks are identified and vendor recommendations are updated with the expectation that business and IT stay on top of all these changes. But how do you ensure that you are identifying, managing and remediating to effectively control the risks in your on-premises and cloud environments? We've put this question and more to our guests Kev Johnson, Systems Engineer at Runecast and Robin Gardner,...

Duration:00:26:20

Beyond IT Lifecycle Management in a Cloud Era

6/24/2020
Lifecycle management is an area that all businesses need to think about and plan for, and knowing what you manage and who manages it, structuring your plans to assign responsibility and achieving continuous development and improvement is extremely important. But is it any different in the cloud era? For this podcast we are once again joined by Xtravirt Strategic Services Director Robin Gardner to discuss this wide reaching topic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:17:40

The New Business as Usual

5/27/2020
In this very topical and timely podcast we are joined by Xtravirt Strategic Services Director, Robin Gardner. As an experienced CTO in change management and instrumental in a number of large scale infrastructure and virtualisation programmes, Robin was the obvious choice when it came to discussing the impact of the global pandemic on IT and organisational culture. We discuss the changes and challenges businesses have had to face over the past few months, how IT have had to respond and Robin...

Duration:00:40:13

Supercharging VMware Cloud on AWS

4/15/2020
For this episode of Cloud Insiders we are returning to the rich world of VMware Cloud on AWS but this time we are looking at this cloud solution from an Amazon Web Services (AWS) point of view. We are joined by Chris Porter, a Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS specialising in VMware technologies and Andy Hine, Technical Pre-Sales Consultant at Xtravirt. We look at how easy it is to get started with VMware Cloud on AWS, who is using it and how, and take a look at how you can use AWS’...

Duration:00:28:18

VMware Workspace ONE

3/4/2020
Driving Innovative Employee Experiences - In this podcast from Cloud Insiders, VMware’s Workspace ONE is put under the spotlight. Digital workspace and EUC expert Curtis Brown provides answers to questions such as: See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:18:06

Rebooting Environments

2/5/2020
We are living in an age of increasing pressures on the environment and numerous social and economic challenges. Everyone is talking about sustainability, reducing emissions, recycling, re-using and becoming carbon neutral. But what does all this mean in the world of IT and the tech sector? We caught up with Joe Baguley, VMware CTO and Andy Gomarsall MBE, Director at N2S (and former England rugby international) to discuss the environmental impact and sustainability in IT. Listen to the...

Duration:01:04:07

VMware Cloud on AWS

1/8/2020
This podcast takes a closer look at VMware Cloud on AWS from a consultants point of view. Having rolled up his sleeves and got under the bonnet of VMware Cloud on AWS, Xtravirt consultant, James Kilby, explains how his own views and opinions of VMware Cloud on AWS have changed since it first emerged on the hybrid cloud scene. Take a listen if you are keen to: To find out more about VMware Cloud on AWS go to https://xtravirt.com/vmc-aws See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:28:59

Application Transformation

12/17/2019
Application transformation, containers, Docker, Kubernetes – how are these enabling busineses? In this episode, Elton Stoneman (Docker architect, Pluralsight author, Microsoft MVP) takes us on a journey of understanding on what application transformation and containers are, how Docker is enabling containerisation. the key use cases and tips on getting started. Special Offer Want to learn more about Docker? Elton is the author of ‘Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches’ published by Manning...

Duration:00:28:01

VMware vRealize Automation 8

11/27/2019
Automation has come a long way from the days of pen and paper, flowcharts, code and scripts, and now with the release of VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) 8 it’s moved to another level. Easy to deploy, streamlined, user friendly and faster – in this podcast, Xtravirt Cloud Automation consultant Sam Perrin discusses what vRA 8 is all about and why it’s re-ignited his excitement and passion for automation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:21:19

VMware Service-Defined Firewall

10/22/2019
In February 2019 at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco, VMware announced the launch of a new solution based on VMware’s NSX and AppDefense products called “VMware Service-Defined Firewall”. We’re joined in this podcast by Xtravirt Lead Consultant, Steve Wood, to discuss Software-Defined Firewall and the challenges it is addressing. Steve also explains the 7 layers of networking and how Service-Defined Firewall is boosting the power of micro-segmentation and protecting the...

Duration:00:20:28

The Rise of NSX

9/25/2019
The networking and security challenges of the modern enterprise are evolving fast, but are enterprises keeping on top of the threats? How can solutions like VMware NSX help enterprises to protect their networks? Looking ahead, what do those at the forefront of the IT industry think the future has in store for networking and security? These points and more are covered in this podcast, featuring Xtravirt CEO Gavin Jolliffe and VMware Director of Sales, Networking and Security (UK&I) Ian...

Duration:00:34:25

VMware NSX-T

7/24/2019
Break out of the data centre and into the cloud with VMware's latest Network Virtualisation offering NSX-T. Also known as VMware NSX Data Center, NSX-T delivers virtualised networking and security entirely in software making it a key pillar of the SDDC. In this Tech Focus episode, Cloud Insiders host Stuart Robinson and Xtravirt Senior Consultant Graham Smith discuss what NSX-T is, the key use cases and what it means for the future of the data centre. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...

Duration:00:21:52

Data Availability

6/19/2019
Data back up and protection is essential to an organisation and ensures data is always available and managed. But once backed up, how confident are you that it can be restored? In this episode we talk to Xtravirt Senior Consultant and Veeam Vanguard James Kilby about the importance of data back-up, protection and availability, why it should be high on the agenda, data legislation (GDPR) and what Veeam offer in the marketplace. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:21:12

Analytics and Monitoring

4/3/2019
IT has become an essential part of business and driving business success. In order to ensure effective IT operations and management, IT teams need to keep their finger on the pulse - this is where monitoring comes in. In this episode, Aylin Sali, CTO and Co-founder of Runecast and Xtravirt senior consultant, Simon Eady discuss why monitoring is a fundamental aspect of IT, the use cases and share tips for getting started See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:17:29

VMware vRealize Operations

2/19/2019
How do you know if your infrastructure is working if you’re not monitoring it? This podcast is a Tech Focus on VMware vRealize® Operations™ - VMware’s operations management and monitoring product. In this episode, Xtravirt Senior Consultant Simon Eady. chats to Cloud Insiders host Stuart Robinson about IT infrastructure management and monitoring and why organisations shouldn’t underestimate it’s importance, after all it could save your bacon. Simon also talks to us about VMware vROps, what...

Duration:00:13:41

VMworld Europe 2018 Special

11/19/2018
This podcast features a report on VMworld Europe 2018 from Gavin Jolliffe, CEO, Xtravirt. Xtravirt are VMware’s Global Services Partner of the Year and Gavin joined VMware on the VMworld stage for the General Partner Session. Hear how VMware are working with it’s network of trusted partners to enable the rapid adoption of their market leading technologies and ensure end customers get maximum value from their IT investments. Learn how Xtravirt’s consultancy services are helping organisations...

Duration:00:09:54

Docker

10/16/2018
In this Cloud Insiders episode, a Tech Focus on Docker - a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy and run applications by using containers. Find out what containers are, why organisations are using them and why Docker is the most popular platform for developers, with Cloud Insiders host Stuart Robinson and Xtravirt Senior Consultant Paul Kennard . See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:07:29

AppDefense

9/18/2018
In this episode, Cloud Insiders host Stuart Robinson talks to Xtravirt Senior Consultant Steve Wood about VMware® AppDefense - a datacentre endpoint security product that protects applications running in virtualised environments. Listen in to find out what AppDefense is, how it works, how it can be deployed and what it means for the security of IT infrastructure. Steve has also put together a demo on deploying AppDefense, which you can view by going...

Duration:00:08:02

Behind Automation

8/14/2018
In this podcast, Paul Davey and Sam Perrin from Xtravirt’s Cloud Automation Practice discuss automation, sharing their insight and learnings from having worked on dozens of automation projects. This episode outlines: To find out more about Xtravirt’s Cloud Automation Practice, please contact: Sam Perrin - Sam_Perrin See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:34:33

VMware OS Optimization Tool

7/31/2018
In this episode of Cloud Insiders Tech Focus, we are looking at the VMware OS Optimization Tool with Xtravirt's Curtis Brown. Find out how you could be saving time and optimizing with this free tool. A product of a VMware fling, this is essential for the toolkit of any EUC specialists or any one that finds themselves deploying desktops on a regular basis. Listen as Curtis us leads us through the uses, features and specs of the VMware OS Optimization tool. See acast.com/privacy for privacy...

Duration:00:10:33