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  1. #VMworld 2016 Interview With Tintri Storage (@Tintri)

    Tintri's (@Tintri) hybrid and all-flash storage is built specifically for virtualized and cloud environments. The company calls it "VM-aware" storage, promising performance optimization and benefits that traditional storage just can’t deliver. But do you really need all-flash storage? That’s the question we posed to Don Shake, Partner Sales Manager at Tintri. Shake explains how Tintri appr… Read More

  2. #VMworld 2016 Interview With Platform9 (@Platform9Sys)

    Simplifying the journey to the cloud is the mission of a lot of vendors these days. Today, you’ll find a wide range of solutions that target customers moving to the cloud in a number of different ways. Platform9 (@Platform9Sys) focuses on private cloud services that leverage open standards, like OpenStack and Kubernetes, delivering a SaaS-based management platform for vSphere, KVM and Docker use… Read More

  3. #VMworld 2016 Day 2: Unified Endpoint Management, VMware Integrated OpenStack 3 & vSphere Integrated Containers

    VMware's GM of End-User Computing, Sanjay Poonen (@spoonen), and CTO, Ray O'Farrell (@ray_ofarrell), took to the stage on day two of VMworld 2016 to share some key announcements around the company's products and strategy that focus on improving the user experience, both from an admin and end-user perspectives. “It’s all about users,” said O’Farrell, as he discussed some of the main… Read More

  4. #VMworld 2016 Interview With Login VSI (@LoginVSI)

    Although many VMworld goers might already be familiar with Login VSI's (@LoginVSI) desktop testing products, specifically for VDI environments, what many might not have heard about is Login AM, the company's automation piece. We interviewed Login VSI's CEO, Eric-Jan (EJ) Van Leeuwen, about this cool product that is finally making its way to the U.S. market. Login AM can predict and validate perfor… Read More

  5. #VMworld 2016 Interview with Thycotic (@Thycotic)

    Security continues to be massively problematic in organizations of all shapes and sizes, and particularly in the enterprise. Thycotic (@thycotic) is helping to solve some of the main issues around password management and privileged accounts through unique and powerful techniques. Chris Widstrom, Technical Support Engineer at Thycotic, shares some of the cool new features and capabilities in the up… Read More

  6. #VMworld 2016 Interview With CloudPhysics (@CloudPhysics)

    CloudPhysics (@CloudPhysics) stole the hearts and minds of VMworld attendees back in 2012, creating a lot of buzz around its SaaS-based virtualization and data center management solution. Four years later, the CloudPhysics platform is able to leverage big data to provide organizations with predictive insights on things like performance optimization, infrastructure planning, storage, health and ris… Read More

  7. #VMworld 2016 Interview With Velostrata (@Velostrata)

    Moving to public cloud environments is typically a challenging endeavor, especially when it comes to migrating data. The team at Velostrata (@Velostrata) is helping to resolve this problem with an elegant solution that moves compute workloads to the cloud in minutes, giving customers total control over where the associated storage resides. As you’ll hear Ady Degany, Chief Product Officer at Velo… Read More

  8. #VMworld 2016 Interview With NooBaa (@NooBaaStorage)

    Storage continues to take center stage at VMworld 2016 with plenty of intriguing innovations covering the whole gamut of the storage arena. In the area of unstructured data storage one company in particular caught our attention and so we spoke with Yuval Dimnik, CEO of NooBaa (@NooBaaStorage), to learn more. Object storage cab be tricky and NooBaa is doing some unique things to make it simple, fle… Read More

  9. #VMworld 2016 Interview With David Klee

    David Klee, Founder and Chief Architect at Heraflux Technologies, chatted with us this week at VMworld 2016 about optimizing SQL Server licensing and specifically, how to avoid CPU scheduling issues in virtual environments. David does a lot of work with SQL databases helping customers optimize their architecture for both cost and performance and in this video shares his insights on achieving virtu… Read More

  10. #VMworld 2016 Day 1: Cross-Cloud Services & the New Cross-Cloud Architecture

    It's the first day of VMworld 2016 and VMware is continuing to execute on its SDDC and hybrid cloud vision with the announcement of its new Cross-Cloud Architecture. As Pat Gelsinger, the VMware's CEO, put it during the keynote address, it's a way for VMware to offer more freedom and control when working across multiple, different clouds—both private and public. The new offering has two key elem… Read More

  11. #vBrownBag Opening Acts Recap

    At VMworld for the last couple of years, the vBrownBag team has teamed up with the folks that put on VMunderground to create an event called Opening Acts. The day before VMworld officially begins, the crew organizes a handful of panel sessions (and this year, an awesome lunch!) to help IT practitioners grow and learn from each other. ActualTech Media was in attendance and following is a short r… Read More

  12. Five Key Factors That Will Define the Future of Unstructured Data Storage

    This article contains excerpts from a recently authored ActualTech Media whitepaper. The article will be updated with a link to download the full paper as soon as it's available for download! Every organization leverages data in some way. Whether that data is in the form of neatly designed databases or instead consists of files randomly strewn about the data center, the fact is that every bu… Read More

  13. What You Need to Know About VMware VSAN: #VMworld 2016 Preview

    Earlier this year, VMware introduced an awesome new VSAN version 6.2 with a lot of new features like Deduplication and Compression, Erasure Coding (RAID-5/6), Storage Quality of Service (QoS) and much more. It's time to get up to speed on what VSAN can do, just in time for VMworld 2016! VMware's Virtual SAN (VSAN) went GA in March 2014 with support for 32 hosts and 3200 VMs in a single VSAN clu… Read More

  14. 008 - Wes Higbee - Are VMs Dead?

    Consultant and Pluralsight author Wes Higbee is on the show to discuss the prognosis for Virtual Machines. In light of containerization and serverless architectures, what will become of our beloved VMs? Listen Now

  15. Turning Digital Performance into Competitive Advantage

    Time is money! In today’s hyper-digital world, website and digital performance means business performance. If you’re customer’s web experience is lacking, your revenue will suffer. Customers demand that every touchpoint with the companies they do business with will work every time, at top speed. If you drop the ball – even for a few seconds – you’ll lose business, and worse, you’ll l… Learn More

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  16. vChat Podcast - Getting Started in Coding for Infrastructure Admins with Dan Appleman (Episode 42)

    In episode #42, Simon and David talk with Dan Appleman, CTO at Full Circle Insights to find out the best ways for infrastructure admins to learn more about development. You want to get started in coding and the cloud? You want to ensure you future success in your career? Dan's got some great advice for you! WATCH NOW to see the full episode! In the podcast, Dan talks about the tremdeous oppo… Read More

  17. 007 - David Klee - To the Cloud and Back Again

    David Klee (@kleegeek) joins ActualTech Media to discuss the difficulties with moving to the cloud. David's professional services organization, Heraflux Technologies, helps customers evaluate and perform things like a cloud migration, and David has a unique perspective on what makes it work or not work, and what makes it worth it or not worth it. Listen Now

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  18. 006 - Trevor Pott on IT Conferences

    Trevor Pott (@cakeis_not_alie) is on the show to discuss the changing face of the IT conference landscape. Listen Now

  19. Solving Big Data Problems with OpenIO - Interview with CEO Laurent Denel

    The so called "big data problem" (where you have massive amounts of data is that growing uncontrollably) is no longer only the problem of the "YouTubes" of the world. Just about every enterprise out there has a big data problem, of some kind. As Scott Lowe wrote in "Your Data is Useless", IT organizations are struggling with how much data to keep and, for what they do keep, how to store it and how… Read More

  20. Your Data Is Useless

    You may have heard the phrase “A person is smart, but people overall are stupid.” This phrase is intended to demonstrate that, as individuals, people can provide brilliant insight, but as the number of opinions grows and insight ultimately becomes lost to rhetoric and groupthink, stupidity eventually ensues. The same goes for your data. Big data and data analytics are all the rage. Organizat… Read More