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Join host Paul Woodward Jr (ExploreVM) as he explores technologies around data centers, cloud computing, automation, networking, and all things nerdy!

Join host Paul Woodward Jr (ExploreVM) as he explores technologies around data centers, cloud computing, automation, networking, and all things nerdy!
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Join host Paul Woodward Jr (ExploreVM) as he explores technologies around data centers, cloud computing, automation, networking, and all things nerdy!






2018 Nutanix .Next Wrap Up

On this episode of the explore VM podcast, we take a look back at the Nutanix .Next conference. New Orleans played host to the 2018 Nutanix .Next conference. This year marked my 3rd consecutive year attending, and 2nd as a Nutanix technology champion. Communities manager Angelo Luchiani had plenty of surprises lined up for us, including having myself and other NTCs arrive at the Opening Keynote in a Mardi Gras float. He's also done an excellent job expanding a communities area, creating...


Camp Rubrik: Insiders Edition

This special episode of the ExploreVM Podcast was recorded live at Camp Rubrik - Insiders Edition at the Rubrik Headquarters in Palo Alto, California. I was one of 15 influencer "Campers" to participate in this day long event featuring unprecedented access to the Rubrik Staff. In this round table discussion, I am joined by Byron Schaller, Brett Guarino, and Matt Crape as we chat about the day's events. Blog: www.ExploreVM.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExploreVM Instagram:...


Introducing Skylines Academy

Continuing to educate yourself in new technologies has been a recurring topic on this show. Today we're going to chat with a group that went a step further and started their own academy. I strongly suggest taking a look at skylines academy to begin your Azure journey. And hey, half off with code ExploreVM isn't too shabby either. Also, what do you think of the new theme music? A long time friend of mine, Matt Carlson, sent over a song he felt was techy and nerdy, so a perfect fit for the...


Wisconsin VMUG UserCon Wrap Up

This episode of the ExploreVM Podcast was recorded live at the Wisconsin VMUG UserCon on April 5th. I was at the Wisconsin VMUG UserCon for the first time in a long time as an attendee, not a speaker. So I took the opportunity to have conversations with vCommunity members and take in more sessions. I had a different interview approach in the first group of clips as I was "Ambush Interviewing" people. I walked up with a hot mic and just started the interview! In the second session, I...


Maintaining a Work Life Balance w/ Heather & Nigel Hickey

On this episode of the ExploreVM Podcast, we take a look at keeping the band, or in a more realistic setting, the family together when you and your partner are both working professionals. As we all strive to succeed in business, its important to keep your family in mind as well I know i could not have achieved half of what I've accomplished in my career if it wasn't for buy in and support from my family. Be sure to take some time away from your job, studies, or projects and keep those...


So You Want to be an Author? w/Melissa Palmer

So you want to be an author? Learn about the fabulous world of writing, editing, publishing, and eventually swimming in a pool filled with money Scrooge McDuck style from a recently published author on this episode. ------------------------------------------- Links: http://vmiss.net itarchitectjourney.com Twitter @ITArchJourney @vmiss33 Would you like to join the conversation on today's episode, want to be a guest on the podcast, or have an idea for a future episode? Reach out to me on...


Predicting Tech in 2018 - Season 2 Episode 1

In the first episode of season 2, we take a look a the future of IT, all the way to the year 2018. As always, thank you for listening. If you'd like to be a guest on the ExploreVM podcast, have a show idea for a future episode, or continue the conversation on today's topics, please contact me at Email, Facebook, or Twitter


Making the Move to the Enterprise w AJ Kuftic

On today's show I battle seasonal allergies in an attempt to record a podcast about joining the enterprise. Who will win, Paul or the Allergies?


IT User Groups with Nick Korte

Weve spent a lot of time talking about VMUGs and community involvement. But believe it or not, there are other groups out there! Today we look into IT meet ups and developing user groups.


ExploreVM Live VMworld 2017 - Angelo & Tim

I'm out at VMworld 2017 and chatting with community members about the various announcements and products. This time I tricked Angelo Luciani and Tim Smith into the podcast booth to talk about VMworld 2017 so far.


ExploreVM Live - A VCDX Discussion

This week we have another episode of ExploreVM live! I was fortunate enough to pin down 4 great people at the Indy VMUG UserCon in late July to discuss their VCDX journey. I hope you enjoy!


Microsoft Azure with Thom Greene

So we've discussed making the move from VMware to AWS, but it seems we have forgotten about our friends over at Microsoft. Let's take a look at what its like to dive into the world of Microsoft Azure


ExploreVM Live - VMware 101

Today on the ExploreVM podcast, we've got a special episode in a series I'm calling ExploreVM Live. The following session was recorded at a company meeting where I was giving a VMware 101 lesson for our engineers who work outside of data center technologies. It's a high level overview, but we do have some laughs, I hope you enjoy.


Making the Move to a Pre-Sales Role

Considering stepping out of the comfortable hum of the datacetner and into the unfamiliar glow of the yellow sun to enter the world of Pre-sales? Worried you will lose your technical skillset? Is the sales side all it's cracked up to be? My guest today has made this very journey and has survived to tell you all about it.


Storage in a Cloud World with Howard Marks

Time keeps marching forward, technologies change, and vendors work to keep up. Public cloud has made its presence known quite heavily over the past couple of years. Join us today as we explore legacy storage in a cloud world.


VMware on AWS with Chris Porter

The cloud is just someone else's computer. And as such, why can't we extend our virtualized datacenter to the cloud? Have no fear, VMware is here with just the solution. This episode we discuss VMware on AWS and Amazon Web Services with vExpert Chris Porter.