Moving to the cloud, NSX, DR and more with iland at VMworld

Moving to the cloud, NSX, DR and more with iland at VMworld

At VMworld 2017 in Barcelona I caught up with Sam Woodcock Director of Systems Architecture at Cloud provider iland to talk about the show, the trends they are seeing with people migrating to the cloud, NSX, DRaaS and much much more. 

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Nimble Storage post HPE acquisition, Interview with Nick Dyer

Nimble Storage post HPE acquisition, Interview with Nick Dyer

Following the compleition of the acquisition of Nimble Storage by HPE, I met with Nick Dyer at VMworld in Barcelona 2017 to discuss the show, life with HPE and what's new / what the future has to hold for Nimble Storage. 

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@Tintri beyond storage interview at #VMworld 2017

The world of storage is changing with the movement towards the cloud and the rise of hyperconverged storage. We spoke about how Tintri have transformed to be much more than just a hybrid shared storage vendor. In fact we didn't even talk about speeds and feeds and the lastest piece of tin that has been launched! Try interviewing a storage vendor 5 years ago and these subjects not coming up!

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VMware vSAN - A closer look [Data Availabilty]

VMware vSAN - A closer look [Data Availabilty]

Now I’ve covered the high-level architecture of vSAN it’s time to look at how the data is structured within the vSAN datastore and how vSAN uses multiple hosts within a cluster to provide data redundancy. Not forgetting one of the biggest benefits with vSAN - this is all configured using policies that are configured at the software layer.

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NVIDIA Grid Update at VMworld 2017 Barcelona

NVIDIA Grid Update at VMworld 2017 Barcelona

We talk to Jason Southern and Luke Wignall of NVIDIA at VMworld 2017 in Barcelona. They discuss the latest updates to the NVIDIA GRID product range including the new P40 card that uses the latest pascal chipset. NVIDIA also demonstrate the technology in action including a preview of vMotion for vGPU based workloads. 

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VMware vSAN - A closer look [Part 2 - Architecture and Hardware]

VMware vSAN - A closer look [Part 2 - Architecture and Hardware]

This post will cover vSAN architecture at a high level along with network recommendations and requirements to support vSAN. Finally, I’ll cover some of the hardware recommendations to ensure a vSAN deployment is successful.

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VMware Community VMworld Recap

VMware Community VMworld Recap

I was invited by John Troyer of TechRekoning to join a group of VMworld attendees for recap conversation after VMworld Europe in Barcelona. Joining John on the call was Gareth Edwards, Andrea Mauro, Sam McGeown, Chris Porter, Keith Townsend, Torsten Volk and I.

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From VMUG to VMworld Main Stage

From VMUG to VMworld Main Stage

At VMworld Barcelona 2017 I caught up with a friend of mine Alan Renouf after he had just presented on the VMworld General Session / Keynote stage with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. Alan is a well known VMware community contributor with his blog virtu-al.net

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