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The Unexplored Territory Podcast is a bi-weekly show discussing topics such as cloud computing, virtualization, cloud-native applications, Kubernetes, machine learning, datacenter technology, and important VMware based or VMware related emerging technologies and news. The show is hosted by Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman, and Johan van Amersfoort and each episode will feature an industry-leading expert to dive deep into their area of expertise.

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Netherlands

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The Unexplored Territory Podcast is a bi-weekly show discussing topics such as cloud computing, virtualization, cloud-native applications, Kubernetes, machine learning, datacenter technology, and important VMware based or VMware related emerging technologies and news. The show is hosted by Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman, and Johan van Amersfoort and each episode will feature an industry-leading expert to dive deep into their area of expertise.

Language:

English


Episodes

#071 - Developer Experience & Spring with DaShaun Carter

3/31/2024
In this new episode of the Unexplored Territory Podcast, DaShaun Carter, a Spring Developer Advocate at VMware Tanzu and Broadcom, discusses his career highlights, his home lab setup, and his passion for Spring. He explains the concept of developer experience and how Spring and Tanzu contribute to it. DaShaun also highlights the innovations in Spring, such as AOT processing and native images, and their impact on use cases. He discusses the relationship between the open source aspect of Spring and the closed source solutions in the Tanzu portfolio. Finally, he explores the importance of developer experience in platform engineering. In this conversation, DaShaun and Johan discuss the importance of collaboration between developers and platform engineers, the value of Spring for platform engineers, the role of AI in developer experience and Spring, interesting topics for the VMware Explore conference, and where to learn more about Spring and open source. Takeaways Follow us on X for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:51:48

#070 - vSAN performance with Patryk Wolsza (Intel)

3/17/2024
In episode 070, we spoke with Patryk Wolsza about vSAN performance. Patryk wrote some great whitepapers on the topic of vSAN OSA vs ESA, vSAN on AMD vs vSAN on Intel, and vSAN with RDMA and 100GbE. In this episode, we discuss the benefits of ESA, Intel CPUs, and RDMA/100GbE. Some links to topics discussed: vSAN and RDMA/100GbEHow Server Consolidation with VMware vSAN 8 Boosts Performance by more than 7.4x!VMware vSAN and 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors Outpace AMD GenoaBoost Performance and Lower Latency with VMware vSAN 8 and 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors — Solution Design BriefSystem Health Inspector ToolFollow us on X for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:35:25

#069 - AI on CPUs with Earl Ruby

3/3/2024
In episode 69, we spoke with Earl Ruby on running AI and ML workloads on CPUs. Earl is an R&D engineer at VMware by Broadcom focusing on AI/ML accelerators. He provides us with an overview of the do's and don't of successful deployments of AI-enabled applications on CPUs. Some links to topics discussed: earlruby.org/AI without GPUs: Accessing Sapphire Rapids AMX instructions on vSphereEarl Ruby on LinkedinFollow us on X for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:47:57

#068 - Diving into the VMC on AWS announcements with Niels Hagoort

2/18/2024
In episode 067, we invited Niels Hagoort back to the show to talk about the latest VMC on AWS announcements. Topics we discussed: More about these announcements can be found here: https://vmc.techzone.vmware.com/closer-look-m7i-instance-vmware-cloud-aws Follow us on X for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:36:51

#067 - Securing the world's data with Rubrik featuring Jerry Rijnbeek

2/4/2024
In episode 067, we spoke with Jerry Rijnbeek on the topic of Rubrik, and how Rubrik enables customers to secure their data against natural disasters as well as ransomware, but more importantly, also helps customers to develop a data security posture. Follow us on X for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:43:33

#066 - Data Platforms for AI/ML workload with Vaughn Stewart

1/21/2024
In episode 66, we spoke with Vaughn Stewart on data platforms for AI and ML workloads. Vaughn is the VP of Systems Engineering at VAST Data. He provides us with an overview of the needs and requirements of a data platform for successful deployments of AI-enabled applications. Some links to topics discussed: VAST Data PlatformVAST Data DASE architectureVAST DatabaseVAST Data Similarity-Based Data ReductionFollow us on X for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:49:57

#065 - Oracle Cloud VMware Solution update featuring Jatin Purohit!

1/7/2024
In episode 65 we spoke with Jatin Purohit on the topic of Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. Jatin is the Senior Technical Marketing Architect at VMware by Broadcom for this solution and provides us an overview of what the benefits are of the solution and what was introduced since episode 23 where we discussed OCVS with Richard Garsthagen. Some links to topics discussed: https://www.vmware.com/explore/video-library/video-landing.html?sessionid=1682515883297001PzAV&videoId=6335501226112https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/post/multiple-clusters-oracle-cloud-vmware-solutionhttps://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/post/mixedshape-clusters-oracle-cloud-vmware-solutionhttps://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7077357098296098816/?originTrackingId=KxcPND5pS4KQLIg8chl2hA%3D%3D Follow us on X for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:46:22

#064 - Homelabs for AI featuring William Lam

12/24/2023
In this final episode of the year, Frank and Johan have a conversation with William Lam about home labs and how to run AI workloads on them. We discuss the different hardware options and go through some of the content that William has created. You can find William's blog articles here: Blog about GPUs & TanzuBlog about Private ChatGPTThe NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute online learning platformFollow us on X/Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:53:38

#063 - A conversation about EUC and VMware Explore with Spencer Pitts

12/10/2023
VMware EUC continues to innovate, with a lot of announcements being done at VMware Explore in Barcelona. In this episode, Johan had a conversation with Spencer Pitts, Chief Technologist Digital Workspace at VMware, to dive into the major announcements and explain what the new features entail and what the added value is. The following features have been covered: The following articles were mentioned as well: Blog from Marshall Ann Busbee Blog with Anywhere Workspace announcements Follow us on X/Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:55:24

#062 - Private AI with Chris Wolf

11/27/2023
In this episode, Frank has a conversation with Chris Wolf about Private AU and how Private AI Foundation can help accelerate organizations to develop their Gen-AI-enabled application efficiently and securely. We discuss foundation models, infrastructure requirements, and future developments. Chris mentioned the following resources during this episode: VMware Private AI Foundation Reference ArchitectureRetrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) Starter kitCode Assistant Starter KitVMware AI Labs Github RepositoryVMware AI Labs homeFollow us on X/Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:41:59

#062 - Private AI with Chris Wolf

11/26/2023
In this episode, Frank has a conversation with Chris Wolf about Private AU and how Private AI Foundation can help accelerate organizations to develop their Gen-AI-enabled application efficiently and securely. We discuss foundation models, infrastructure requirements, and future developments. Chris mentioned the following resources during this episode: VMware Private AI Foundation Reference ArchitectureRetrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) Starter kitCode Assistant Starter KitVMware AI Labs Github RepositoryVMware AI Labs homeFollow us on X/Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues!

Duration:00:41:59

#061 - RVTools and Live Optics featuring Sam Kirchoff

11/12/2023
Recently Dell announced they acquired RVTools. RVTools is one of the most used free tools in the VMware community, created and maintained by a single person, Rob de Veij. In this episode, we discuss with Sam Kirchoff what RVTools is, why Dell acquired it, and how it complements Live Optics, and of course the other way around how Live Optics complements RVTools. Follow us on X/Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:42:20

#060 - Cyber Secure Storage with Sazzala Reddy

10/29/2023
In our second episode we had Sazzala on the show to talk about Ransomware Recovery as a Service, and today we invited him back on the show to talk about the Cyber Secure Storage announcement done at VMware Explore. Sazzala explains what Cyber Secure Storage is, discusses the use cases, and goes over some of the implementation details of this new offering which will soon be in private beta. Follow us on X/Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://x.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:35:19

#059 - Introducing VMware vSAN Max with Kalyan Krishnaswamy

10/16/2023
At VMware Explore in Las Vegas VMware announced a new vSAN offering called VMware vSAN Max. To discuss this announcement we invited Kalyan Krishnaswamy to the show. Kalyan is the product manager for VMware vSAN Max and has been involved with vSAN for many years. Follow us on Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://twitter.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button, rate wherever possible, and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:32:47

#058 - Introducing Pure Cloud Block Store for Azure VMware Solution with Cody Hosterman

10/1/2023
Recently Pure Storage announced the availability of Cloud Block Store (CBS) for Microsoft Azure VMware Solution (AVS). Duncan invited Cody Hosterman of Pure Storage to talk us through the announcement! Make sure to follow Cody on Twitter: https://twitter.com/codyhosterman. Also, make sure to bookmark his website, https://www.codyhosterman.com/, as he has excellent content on all things vVols, SPBM, CBS, and much more! Follow us on Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://twitter.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button, rate where ever possible, and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:28:57

#057 - VMware Explore 2023 US EUC Announcements with Bharath Rangarajan

9/17/2023
At this year's VMware Explore in Las Vegas, there were tons of announcements in the End-User Computing or Hybrid Workforce track. In this episode, we are joined by Bharath Rangarajan (VP Products for VMware EUC) to talk about the biggest announcements and what they bring to customers. Technologies we have talked about: DEEM, Freestyle Orchestrator, Workspace ONE, Horizon and Horizon Cloud, App Volumes, Apps on-demand, Amazon Workspaces, Appstream, and Project Oakville. Follow us on Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://twitter.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button, rate where ever possible, and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:34:44

#056 - What's new for vSphere+ with Dave Morera

9/3/2023
At VMware Explore there were various announcements around vSphere+. Considering vSphere+ is still a relatively new offering we wanted to make sure that we would not only cover the basics but also got to hear all of the intricate details from an expert like Dave Morera! Make sure to follow Dave on Twitter (https://twitter.com/GreatWhiteTec) to keep up to date with his adventures, and check out the VMware website for more documents, whitepapers, and announcements around vSphere+ here: https://core.vmware.com/vsphere#vsphere Follow us on Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://twitter.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button, rate where ever possible, and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:37:21

#055 - VMware Explore 2023 US Special featuring Raghu Raghuram, Chris Wolf, Amanda Blevins, and many others!

8/29/2023
Another VMware Explore Conference is in the books. Our hosts were in Las Vegas to present, attend, and enjoy the conference, but also to let you experience some of the buzz that was going on. In a packed episode, we have 6 different guests to talk about the biggest VMware conference in the world: If you would like to check the sessions that have been mentioned in the interviews, check these: State of Union for VMware Home LabsTechnology Innovation ShowcaseLeveraging LLMs for Enterprise Use Cases - Are You Ready for ChatGPT?Tech Deep Dive: vSAN 8 ESA - Performance and Resilience Without CompromiseData Science Deep Dive in Anywhere Workspace, and What AI Means for EUCFollow us on Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://twitter.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button, rate where ever possible, and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:46:57

#053 - What's new in vSphere 8.0 U2 with Féidhlim O'Leary

8/15/2023
We invited Féidhlim O'Leary back to the show to discuss the vSphere 8.0 Update 2 announcement. What new features is VMware introducing in vSphere 8.0 U2, and how does it benefit our customers? Make sure to visit Techzone, and read up on all the announcements and the enhancements introduced. Follow us on Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://twitter.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, hit that subscribe button, rate where ever possible, and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:34:20

#054 - What's new in vSAN 8.0 U2 with Pete Koehler!

8/15/2023
This is the fourth time we have Pete on the podcast, and of course, we are talking vSAN again. We invited Pete to discuss the vSAN 8.0 U2 announcement. What new features is VMware introducing in vSAN 8.0 U2, and how does it benefit our customers? Make sure to follow Pete on Twitter (https://twitter.com/vmpete) to keep up to date with his adventures, and check out the VMware website for more documents and whitepapers on vSAN 8.0 U2 / ESA / Max: https://core.vmware.com/blog/introducing-vsan-maxhttps://core.vmware.com/vsan-maxhttps://core.vmware.com/vsan-esaFollow us on Twitter for updates and news about upcoming episodes: https://twitter.com/UnexploredPod. Last but not least, make sure to hit that subscribe button, rate where ever possible, and share the episode with your friends and colleagues! Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions shared in this podcast are our own/guest(s), and not necessarily those of Broadcom or VMware by Broadcom.

Duration:00:50:16