Unexplored Territory

The Unexplored Territory Podcast is a bi-weekly show hosted by Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman, and Johan van Amersfoort. Each episode will feature industry-leading experts to discuss current, and future, technology in-depth. The series will include topics such as public cloud, virtualization, cloud-native applications, Kubernetes, end-user computing, storage, business continuity, and important (VMware-based) emerging technologies.

#023 - Introducing Oracle Cloud VMware Solution with Richard Garsthagen

In episode 023 we talk to Richard Garsthagen, Director Cloud Business Development at Oracle. Our discussion was all about Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. What is unique about Oracle Cloud VMware Solution compared to other solutions? Why does Richard believe this is a platform everyone should consider when you are exploring public cloud offerings.

Make sure to follow Richard on Twitter, and check his blog for regular articles on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. Also, check the following resources Richard mentioned during the episode:

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#022 - VMware Fusion and Workstation Tech Preview with Michael Roy!

In episode 022 we talk to Michael Roy, Product Management at VMware responsible for VMware Workstation and Fusion. We discussed the history of VMware's desktop products, what was released over the past years, and more importantly, what will be released in the near future!

Make sure to follow Michael on Twitter, and check the Workstation Blog or the Fusion Blog regularly as they often have great discounts and provide great insights into what has or will be released and will contain details on the Tech Preview shortly!

These are the links to the demo and the keynote where Kelsey Hightower uses Fusion and hits the issues mentioned/discusses them:

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#021 - VMware core storage update with Jason Massae!

In episode 021 we talk to Jason Massae, Tech Marketing Architect at VMware responsible for core storage (vVols, VMFS, NFS etc). We talk about the various features introduced in vSphere 7, like NVMe over Fabrics, vVols enhancements, and much more!

Make sure to follow Jason on Twitter, and make sure to read his material on NVMeOF and vVols, also make sure to check his podcast with Cody Hostermann on all things storage!

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#020 - Newsflash - VMware announces vSphere+ and vSAN+

We have a very special episode today as VMware just announced vSphere+ and vSAN+, formerly known as Project Arctic. We invited Himanshu Singh to the podcast to give us a quick introduction and go over the most important aspects of this announcement. Himanshu discusses why vSphere+ is should be interesting for all customers from an operational perspective, how it brings cloud and developer services on-prem, and also how it will help with things like vCenter Server upgrades. Last but not least, there's of course also the capex/opex part of the announcement, which we are sure many folks will appreciate! Read more about vSphere+ and vSAN+ in the links below.

#019 - NUMA NUMA NUMA with Richard Lu

In episode 019 we talk to Xunjia "Richard" Lu, Senior Staff Engineer at VMware responsible for the CPU and Memory scheduler. We talk about what NUMA is, why it is important for customers to understand the architecture, and what you need to take into consideration when deploying your workloads!

Links to topics discussed and projects Richard worked on.

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#018 - Not just artificially intelligent featuring Mazhar Memon

In episode 018 we talk to Mazhar Memon, co-founder of Bitfusion and now Director R&D at VMware. We talk about why Mazhar decided to start a company (Bitfusion), what problems he was looking to solve, and how he is taking this to the next level at VMware with Project Radium.

Links and topics discussed during the episode:

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#017 - A day in the life of a CTO with Joe Baguley

In episode 017 we talk to VMware CTO Joe Baguley. We talk about various topics like how Joe became the CTO of VMware, what the McLaren announcement means, why Joe is passionate about ESG, and much much more.

Links, projects, and announcements mentioned during the episode:

Make sure to follow Joe on Twitter (https://twitter.com/JoeBaguley) to keep up to date with his adventures!

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#016 - Introducing Google Cloud VMware Engine, featuring Dr. Wade Holmes!

In episode 016 we talk to Dr. Wade Holmes,  Security Solutions Global Lead at Google. Wade introduces Google Cloud VMware Engine and discusses various use cases with us, and highlights some of the operational differences between on-prem only and multi-cloud.
 
Make sure to follow Wade on Twitter (https://twitter.com/wholmes) to keep up to date with his adventures!

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#015 - Battling the developer crisis with VMware Tanzu, featuring Keith Lee

In episode 015 we talk to Keith Lee, Staff Technical Marketing Architect at VMware for Tanzu. Keith explains why customers are embarking on an application modernization journey, and we explore the VMware Tanzu portfolio with a focus on VMware Tanzu Application Platform.

Make sure to follow Keith on Twitter (https://twitter.com/KeithRichardLee) to keep up to date with his adventures!

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#014 - Using ML accelerators efficiently with Justin Murray

In episode 014 we talk to Justin Murray, Technical Marketing Architect at VMware for AI and ML. Justin explains how VMware and NVIDIA are providing the tools necessary for a successful AI/ML implementation. He goes over the different processes and tools, and of course, also discusses GPU virtualization.

Make sure to follow Justin on Twitter (https://twitter.com/johjustinmurray) to keep up to date with his adventures! Also, read his articles for more in-depth details around AI/ML and GPU technology. (https://core.vmware.com/users/justin-murray and https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/author/jmurray)

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#013 - Exploring VMware Cloud on AWS with Adrian Roberts

In episode 013 we talk to Adrian Roberts, Head of EMEA Solution Architecture for VMware  Cloud on AWS at AWS. Adrian discusses the various reasons customers are looking to utilize VMware Cloud on AWS, discusses some of the challenges, and of course the opportunities that arise when you have your VMware workloads close to native AWS services.

Make sure to follow Adrian on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ady189) to keep up to date with his adventures!

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#012 - Exploring VMware (multi) Cloud with Jeffrey Kusters

In episode 012 we talk to Jeffrey Kusters, Field CTO at ITQ. Jeffrey discusses the various use cases that customers have for adopting a VMware based public cloud offering. Jeffrey also explains the various considerations, and challenges, when it comes to public cloud architectures. If you are interested in VMware Cloud, this is a must-listen episode!

Make sure to follow Jeffrey on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jeffreykusters) to keep up to date with his adventures! 

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#011 - Providing enterprise storage services with vSAN featuring Pete Koehler!

In episode 011 we talk to Pete Koehler, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at VMware. Pete goes over the basics of vSAN and discusses several enterprise features, like stretched clustering and HCI-Mesh, in-depth.

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: https://core.vmware.com/vsan.

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#010 - How Terraform can provide Infrastructure as Code in a multi-cloud world featuring Kyle Ruddy

In episode 010 we talk to Kyle Ruddy, Technical Marketing guru at Hashicorp. Kyle explains how Hashicorp got started, what the difference is between imperative and declarative automation, and why Terraform (and other Hashicorp products/services) should be included in every multi-cloud architecture.

Make sure to follow Kyle on Twitter (https://twitter.com/kmruddy) to keep up to date with his adventures, and give Hashicorp a follow as well (https://twitter.com/HashiCorp).

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#009 - Preventing ransomware attacks with Carbon Black featuring Kendra Kendall

In episode 009, we talk to Kendra Kendall, Technical Marketing Specialist at VMware, focused on our Carbon Black offering and prevention of ransomware attacks in general. Kendra discusses how ransomware attacks work, and how you can leverage Carbon Black to develop a defense in depth strategy.

If you are interested in Carbon Black, make sure to check out the content on the Carbon Black Techzone: https://carbonblack.vmware.com/. Or connect with Kendra on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kendrakendall/).

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#008 - Workspace ONE XR Hub and Virtual Reality with Matt Coppinger

In episode number 8, we talk to Matt Coppinger, Director of Product Management at VMware, about Workspace ONE XR Hub, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Matt goes over the different types of devices, and explains how VMware enables enterprises to adopt AR/VR devices and applications.

Make sure to follow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mcopping. Or add him to your network on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcoppinger/) If you are interested in the VR headsets, Matt primarily discussed the Quest 2 and the Pico, you can find details on those in the following article: https://bit.ly/3nEhvaP. If you are interested in Workspace ONE XR Hub, you can find information about the product and the current beta program on this blog: https://techzone.vmware.com/blog/vmware-workspace-one-xr-hub-beta-announced.

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#007 - James Bond? Cloud Native Cormac!

In this seventh episode, we talk to Cormac Hogan, Chief Technologist in the Cloud Infrastructure Business Group at VMware, about Cloud-Native Apps. Cormac talks about the VMware cloud-native portfolio and zooms in on Tanzu specifically.

Make sure to follow Cormac on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CormacJHogan. Also, make sure to bookmark his website: https://cormachogan.com/.  On top of that,  check out the project he is working on called vKubeViewer, which gives insights from Kubernetes into your vSphere environment: https://github.com/vKubeViewer/vkubeviewer.

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#006 - Event-driven automation (VEBA) with William Lam!

In this sixth episode, we talk to William Lam, Senior Staff Architect in the Cloud Infrastructure Business Group at VMware about event-driven automation. William explains what event-driven automation is, how customers are using it today, and why you should also consider trying out the VMware Event Broker Applience! (https://flings.vmware.com/vmware-event-broker-appliance)

Make sure to follow William on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lamw. Also, make sure to bookmark his website: https://williamlam.com/.  On top of that, visit the VEBA website (https://vmweventbroker.io/) for any additional details you need!

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#005 - AI Enterprise, DPUs, and NVIDIA Launchpad with Luke Wignall of NVIDIA

In this fifth episode, we talk to Luke Wignall, Director of Technical Product Marketing at NVIDIA, about some of the announcements made during the NVIDIA GTC Conference. Luke discusses NVIDIA Launchpad, AI Enterprise, and of course, we touch on DPUs aka SmartNICs.

Make sure to follow Luke on Twitter (https://twitter.com/lwignall), or connect to him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukewignall/)

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#004 - Virtual Volumes with Cody Hosterman of Pure Storage!

In this fourth episode, we talk to Cody Hosterman, Director of Product Management at Pure Storage, about Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management. Cody discusses the past, present, and future of vVols and has a nice announcement for us when it comes to vVols features.

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 great content around vVols, SPBM, and storage in general!

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