Virtually Speaking

The Virtually Speaking Podcast is a weekly technical podcast dedicated to discussing VMware topics related to storage and availability. Each week Pete Flecha and John Nicholson bring in various subject matter experts from VMware and within the industry to discuss their respective areas of expertise.

VMware Ransomware Recovery for VMware Cloud DR

This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome Mike McLaughlin and Belu De Arbelaiz to discuss VMware Ransomware Recovery for VMware Cloud DR.

Introducing vSphere+ Standard Edition

This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware Director of Product Marketing, Himanshu Singh to discuss the details of vSphere+ and vSphere+ Standard Edition.  Read more

VMware Explore: Kelsey Hightower

This year at VMware Explore the Virtually Speaking Podcast caught up with Google Distinguished Engineer Kelsey Hightower. Kelsey discusses the secure software supply chain, service oriented networking, and the role of the virtual machine in the context of containers and serverless. Read more

IDC on VMware Blockchain

Last week at VMware Explore Europe, the Virtually Speaking Podcast caught up with IDC Research Director Phillip Silitschanu who shares his take on the rising adoption of Blockchain. Read more

VMware Explore Europe Recap

It's been a great week at VMware Explore Europe filled with announcements, jam packed sessions, technical discussions and reuniting with the Vmware community. On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John recap the week with Pete Koeher and VMware CTO Kit Colbert. Read more

VMware Explore - Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman

VMware Explore Europe is upon us. On this episode of The Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete caught up with Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman at Explore US to discuss the latest VMware announcements and their latest venture into the world of podcasting. 

VMware Explore - PODS

This year at VMware Explore The Virtually Speaking Podcast had a chance to speak to Engineer IV Chrys Bundy about how PODS (a company that moves containers) is moving to containers.  

vSphere 8 Homelab Edition

On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John welcome VMware Sr Staff Solution Architect and prolific blogger William Lam to discuss homelab recommendations for vSphere 8. Read more

Introducing VMware Aria

On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast, VMware Technology Director Jad El-Zein explains how VMware Aria helps power your cloud operating model and unify your multi-cloud management. Read more

Purdue University and VMware Greenplum

This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast, Lead Data Scientist, Ian Pytlarz shares how Purdue University developed a system to help contain the spread of COVID-19, allowing them to continue operations in person from fall 2020 onward. This data-driven decision making system was built on VMware Greenplum. Read more

ASX and VMware Blockchain

On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John talk to ASX CIO Dan Chesterman about their DLT-as-a-service offering built on the VMware Blockchain platform, to help organizations accelerate development of new DLT apps across many industry use cases while reducing cost and complexity of deploying their own blockchain environment. Read more

Introducing VMware vSphere 8

VMware vSphere 8, the enterprise workload platform, brings the benefits of cloud to on-premises workloads, supercharges performance through DPUs and GPUs, and accelerates innovation with an enterprise-ready integrated Kubernetes runtime. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John welcome Féidhlim O'Leary to discuss the details of this release. Read more

VMware Explore 2022 - VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram

On this episode of the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John sit down with VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram to discuss the Multi-Cloud journey, VMware's transition to a SAAS model and much more. Read more

VMware Explore 2022 Recap with Kit Colbert

VMware Explore 2022 is in the books and what a week it was. Pete and John captured dozens of interviews with VMware SMEs, execs, partners and customers and will be releasing them throughout the coming weeks.This week on The Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware CTO Kit Kolbert to discuss VMware's Multi-Cloud story, the latest innovations, much more. Read more

Introducing vSAN 8 - Express Storage Architecture

Since its debut in March of 2014, VMware has a long and consistent history of turning innovative ideas into product features in vSAN.  But nothing may be bigger than what is introduced with vSAN 8.  The announcement of the VMware vSAN Express Storage Architecture™ or ESA for short, represents a massive step forward in the capabilities of the solution, and the benefits to VMware customers.  This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John welcome Staff Technical Marketing Architect Pete Koehler to discuss the new ESA and other new features in vSAN 8. Read more

Introducing VMware vSphere+

VMware’s new vSphere offering is an industry-leading workload platform, that allows current and new on-premises infrastructures to be cloud connected while shifting to an OpEx-based consumption model with pay-as-you-grow subscription. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John welcome Ken Werneburg and Dave Morera to discuss the details of this new offering. Read more 

VMware Blockchain with Joshua Lory

This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast Pete and John welcome Joshua Lory to discuss the details of VMware Blockchain. Read more 

VMware Cloud Migration Stories

More organizations are embracing the cloud as a cost-effective business solution that provides many competitive advantages such as revenue growth and faster data recovery. While these advantages are compelling, it's important to asses all aspects of the migration. Companies like House of Brick focus on helping clients find cost effective ways to handle both the technical and licensing challenges of migrating application stacks backed by commercial database engines, such as Oracle or MS SQL Server, into AWS. This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome House of Brick's Nick Walter to discuss some of the details of his many migrations to VMware Cloud. Read more

Cloud Storage with Sazzala Reddy

This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware Data Cloud CTO Sazzala Redding to discuss cloud storage, file systems, and much more. Read more