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The Virtually Speaking Podcast is a weekly technical podcast dedicated to discussing VMware topics related to private and hybrid cloud. Each week Pete Flecha and John Nicholson bring in various subject matter experts from VMware, recently acquired by Broadcom, and within the industry to discuss their respective areas of expertise.

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The Virtually Speaking Podcast is a weekly technical podcast dedicated to discussing VMware topics related to private and hybrid cloud. Each week Pete Flecha and John Nicholson bring in various subject matter experts from VMware, recently acquired by Broadcom, and within the industry to discuss their respective areas of expertise.

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English

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Episodes
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The Rise of the Data Processing Unit (DPU)

5/20/2024
In this episode of Virtually Speaking, Pete and John dive deep into the transformative impact of Data Processing Units (DPUs) on virtual infrastructure with special guest Dave Morera from vSphere Technical Marketing. They explore how vSphere Distributed Services Engine leverages DPUs to modernize infrastructure by offloading critical functions from the CPU. This advancement enables significant resource savings, accelerated networking, and enhanced workload security. Dave explains how the integration of DPU lifecycle management into vSphere simplifies operations, reduces the need for third-party tools, and strengthens security with agentless controls. Tune in to learn how DPUs are enhancing performance, improving workload consolidation, and reducing total cost of ownership while simplifying infrastructure management and boosting security.

Duration:00:27:27

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VMware Desktop Hypervisors

5/14/2024
In the latest episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast, Pete and John dive deep into the world of desktop hypervisors with special guest Michael Roy. The discussion takes us on a journey through the history of desktop hypervisors, exploring their various use cases and shedding light on recent changes in licensing following Broadcom's acquisition of VMware. Desktop hypervisors, notably VMware Fusion and Workstation, have revolutionized the way we approach virtualization on personal computers. These powerful tools enable users to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single machine, opening up a world of possibilities for developers, IT professionals, and enthusiasts alike. During this episode Michael Roy delves into the myriad use cases for desktop hypervisors, highlighting their importance in software development, testing, and education. We explore how these tools have become indispensable for developers seeking to test their applications across different environments, as well as for IT professionals managing complex systems.

Duration:00:19:08

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Analyzing HCI Storage Performance in a vSphere Environment

4/17/2024
In this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast, Pete and John sat down with Chen Wei, the creator of HCIBench, from VMware by Broadcom. HCIBench streamlines HCI benchmarking, simplifying a once-complex process. Chen Wei shared HCIBench's journey, emphasizing its user-friendly interface, which caters to both novices and experts. We explored its technical architecture and discussed key metrics like throughput and latency crucial for assessing HCI performance accurately. Our conversation also touched on HCIBench's collaborative development model, driven by user feedback and community contributions. Looking ahead, Chen discussed upcoming features and the tool's evolving role in the HCI industry. Tune in to gain insights into HCI benchmarking and discover how HCIBench is shaping the future of infrastructure optimization. Links Mentioned: https://via.vmware.com/hcibenchHow do I Identify if I have bad performancehttps://core.vmware.com/reference-architectures The Virtually Speaking Podcast The Virtually Speaking Podcast is a technical podcast dedicated to discussing VMware topics related to storage and availability. In each episode, Pete Flecha and John Nicholson bring in various subject matter experts from VMware and within the industry to discuss their respective areas of expertise. If you’re new to the Virtually Speaking Podcast check out all episodes on vSpeakingPodcast.com and follow on Twitter @VirtSpeaking

Duration:00:30:14

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VMware Live Recovery

3/28/2024
Last week VMware by Broadcom announced the general availability of VMware Live Recovery, an innovative solution that delivers unmatched cyber and data resiliency for VMware Cloud Foundation environments. VMware Live Recovery is the industry’s first solution that combines enterprise-grade disaster recovery with purpose-built cyber recovery in a single management experience across clouds. On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John welcome Mike McLaughlin and Cato Grace to discuss the details of this new solution.

Duration:00:29:38

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Inventory and Calculator scripts for VMware Cloud Foundation VCF and vSphere Foundation VVF

2/23/2024
There are two new tools to help understand and calculate the required subscription capacity for the new VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and VMware vSphere Foundation (VVF) offerings, which are licensed based on physical CPU Cores for compute and total raw physical storage (TiBs) for vSAN. On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John welcome William Lam to discuss the details of these new scripts and how demonstrates with a live demo. Links Mentioned WilliamLam.comVMware KB 95927 VMware KB 96426

Duration:00:43:36

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Is this thing on?

2/21/2024
The Virtually Speaking Podcast is venturing into the world of live streaming. On this mini episode, Pete and John discuss the new Apple Vision Pro and promote our upcoming Live Stream with William Lam this Friday at 1:00 EST. Enjoy!

Duration:00:14:36

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VMware Cloud on AWS version 1.24

1/3/2024
On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John welcome Glenn Sizemore to share the details of VMC on AWS SDDC Version 1.24.

Duration:00:35:50

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A closer look at Data Services Manager with Cormac Hogan

11/10/2023
This week VMware announced the latest release of VMware Data Services Manager (DSM), version 2.0. DSM enables the provisioning of data services (e.g., databases, object stores) on vSphere infrastructure. This release builds on earlier versions of VMware Data Services Manager 1.x, but also extends the product. On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Cormac Hogan shares the details of this new release.

Duration:00:13:16

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What’s New with VMware Cloud at VMware Explore Barcelona

11/10/2023
VMware Explore Barcelona was filled with innovation, tech previews, and releases from the VMware Cloud team. The announcements included new partnerships for VMware Private AI, proactive detection capabilities in Ransomware Recovery, and advanced data service capabilities and new partnerships with Data Services Manager. The common denominator of all of these is VMware Cloud Foundation. On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John welcome VP of Product Marketing Prashanth Shenoy to discuss how VMware Cloud Foundation enables customers to simply operations and deliver consistent experiences across clouds.

Duration:00:19:20

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Private AI Gains Momentum at VMware Explore Barcelona

11/10/2023
This week at VMware Explore Barcelona, VMware unveiled several new and expanded partnerships that further demonstrate VMware’s Private AI momentum. Private AI is an architectural approach that aims to balance the business gains from AI with the practical privacy and compliance needs of the organization. On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John speak with Chief Research and Innovation Officer Chris Wolfe about VMware’s Private AI momentum.

Duration:00:15:29

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VMware User Group VMUG

11/10/2023
If you're familiar with VMware technology, chances are you'ver heard of the VMware User Group (VMUG). VMUG is where the VMware community goes to connect, collaborate, and network with fellow VMware users through education opportunities, trainings, and events. On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John speak to VMUG Technologist and Community Connector, Brad Tompkins about the latest updates for VMUG and VMUG Advantage. Read more

Duration:00:09:02

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Introducing VMware Cloud Foundation 5.1

11/10/2023
Building upon the successful rollout of VMware Cloud Foundation 5.0, VMware is pleased to announce availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 5.1* delivering key enhancements across storage, networking, compute and lifecycle management to enable customers to scale their private cloud environments and improve resiliency. On this episode of The Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John talk to Director of Product Marketing, Rick Walsworth about the details of this new release.

Duration:00:10:20

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VMware CTO Kit Colbert on VMware’s Generative AI Strategy

11/10/2023
On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John speak with VMware CTO, Kit Colbert about how generative AI can help create a culture of engineering efficiency within organizations.

Duration:00:11:52

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vSAN Cybersecure Storage

11/10/2023
VMware unveils a technology preview of Cybersecure Storage, which will shorten recovery times by integrating VMware Ransomware Recovery’s workflow with native vSAN snapshots to deliver delta-based transfer optimizations. Customers can also benefit from simplified operations with auto-replication to cloud and the capability to auto-identify best baseline snapshots to recover from. On this episode of The Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John speak with VP of Product Management Vijay Ramachandran and Sr Director of Product Management Rakesh Radhakrishnan about this tech preview of Cybersecure Storage, built on top of vSAN Express Storage Architecture.

Duration:00:11:54

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VMware Explore Barcelona Announcements with Anu Kirpekar

11/10/2023
This week at Explore Barcelona, VMware announced new innovations and technology partnerships that will help accelerate sovereign digital innovation and enhance security for customers around the world. On this episode of The Virtually Speaking Podcast, VP of Engineering Anu Kirpekar discusses a few of the key announcements including VMware Cloud Foundation 5.1 and Data Services Manager.

Duration:00:10:27

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Democratizing Generative AI with Krish Prasad

11/10/2023
Generative AI is one of the biggest trends that will transform enterprises in the next decade. The applications are diverse, including content creation, code generation, IT operations automation, and sophisticated chatbots for data generation. On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John talk to Senior VP of the Cloud Infrastructure Business Group Krish Prasad how VMware is democratizing generative AI and igniting innovation for all enterprises.

Duration:00:09:27

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Innovations in Ransomware and Disaster Recovery

11/10/2023
This week at Explore Barcelona, VMware introduced groundbreaking enhancements to VMware Cloud DR and VMware Ransomware Recovery including Intelligent Threat Detection and VMware Live Recovery. On this episode of The Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John welcome Sr Director of Product Marketing Mark Chaung and Sr Director of Product Management Amit Sinha to discuss the details of these new features.

Duration:00:10:40

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vVols updates in vSphere 8 Update 2

11/10/2023
vSphere 8 Update 2 introduces several significant announcements to vVols such as new VASA specs, better performance and resilience, enhanced certificate management, and support for NVMeoF. On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John welcome Jason Massae and Sudhir Balasubramanian to discuss the details of this release.

Duration:00:08:46

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Top 5 vSAN Questions at Explore Barcelona

11/10/2023
Pete Koehler is a Staff Technical Marketing Architect at VMware with a primary focus on vSAN. In addition to being our resident expert on Virtually Speaking, Pete spends his time creating technical vSAN content such as design and sizing, operations, performance, troubleshooting and integration with other products and platforms. On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete (Flecha) and John welcome Pete (Koehler) to share the top 5 vSAN questions he's heard from customers about vSAN this week at VMware Explore Barcelona.

Duration:00:11:16

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Switching from vSAN OSA to ESA

11/10/2023
The vSAN Express Storage Architecture (ESA) is an optional, alternative architecture in VMware vSAN 8 that’s designed to achieve all-new levels of efficiency, scalability and performance. It features a single-tier architecture optimized for high-performance NVMe-based TLC flash devices for both on-premises environments and hyperscale public clouds. Johannes Weidacher, an IT Specialist for Storage and Datacenter Virtualization is one of the many vSAN customers who recently discovered the performance, capacity and security improvements of vSAN ESA. On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast, Pete and John speak to Johannes about his recent experience moving from vSAN OSA to ESA.

Duration:00:14:02