We are living in an age of increasing pressures on the environment and numerous social and economic challenges. Everyone is talking about sustainability, reducing emissions, recycling, re-using and becoming carbon neutral. But what does all this mean in the world of IT and the tech sector?We caught up with Joe Baguley, VMware CTO and Andy Gomarsall MBE, Director at N2S (and former England rugby international) to discuss the environmental impact and sustainability in IT.Listen to the podcast to find out more about:What sustainability means in the world of IT and from the point of view of software and hardwareThe impact of cloud computing and virtualisation on the environmentThe savings and environmental impact of re-using, recycling and re-purposing hardware and componentsHow to find efficiencies in data centresThe issues around re-use versus recycling for hardwareVMware’s commitment and sustainability initiativesWhy we should be celebrating sustainability and key tips for getting started on this journey
VMware Cloud on AWS
This podcast takes a closer look at VMware Cloud on AWS from a consultants point of view.Having rolled up his sleeves and got under the bonnet of VMware Cloud on AWS, Xtravirt consultant, James Kilby, explains how his own views and opinions of VMware Cloud on AWS have changed since it first emerged on the hybrid cloud scene.Take a listen if you are keen to:Learn more about possible use cases for VMware Cloud on AWS (from being a popular choice for businesses looking to meet temporary bursts in demand, to its more obscure disaster avoidance as-a-service capabilities)Understand the true cost of VMware Cloud on AWS and decide for yourself whether it’s expensive or a great investmentGet an independent point of view on the speed of deploying VMware Cloud on AWSKnow more about VMware Cloud on AWS pricing – the pricing options available and how to make them work for your businessLearn more about some of the native AWS services and benefits they can bring, e.g. Amazon Route 53, Amazon Elastic Beanstalk and AWS LambdaKnow what you need to consider before getting started with VMware Cloud on AWSTo find out more about VMware Cloud on AWS go to https://xtravirt.com/vmc-aws
Application transformation, containers, Docker, Kubernetes – how are these enabling busineses?In this episode, Elton Stoneman (Docker architect, Pluralsight author, Microsoft MVP) takes us on a journey of understanding on what application transformation and containers are, how Docker is enabling containerisation. the key use cases and tips on getting started.Special OfferWant to learn more about Docker? Elton is the author of ‘Learn Docker in a Month of Lunches’ published by Manning Publications under the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP). Cloud Insiders listeners can get a 40% on the book by using the discount code PODCLINS19. Click here to purchase the book.Handy resourcesBook: Learn Docker in a Month of LunchesPodcast: Tech Focus on DockerBlog: Introduction to ContainersBlog: Containers: The death of Virtual Machines?
VMware vRealize Automation 8
Season 1, Ep. 8
Automation has come a long way from the days of pen and paper, flowcharts, code and scripts, and now with the release of VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) 8 it’s moved to another level. Easy to deploy, streamlined, user friendly and faster – in this podcast, Xtravirt Cloud Automation consultant Sam Perrin discusses what vRA 8 is all aboutand why it’s re-ignited his excitement and passion for automation.
VMware Service-Defined Firewall
Season 1, Ep. 7
In February 2019 at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco,VMware announced the launch of a new solutionbased on VMware’s NSX andAppDefenseproducts called“VMware Service-Defined Firewall”.We’re joined in this podcast by Xtravirt Lead Consultant, Steve Wood, to discuss Software-Defined Firewall and the challenges it is addressing. Steve also explains the 7 layers of networking and how Service-Defined Firewall is boosting the power of micro-segmentation and protecting the network.
The Rise of NSX
The networking and security challenges of the modern enterprise are evolving fast, but are enterprises keeping on top of the threats?How can solutions like VMware NSX help enterprises to protect their networks?Looking ahead, what do those at the forefront of the IT industry think the future has in store for networking and security?These points and more are covered in this podcast, featuring Xtravirt CEO Gavin Jolliffe and VMware Director of Sales, Networking and Security (UK&I) Ian Jenkins.01:33 - The VMware NSX journey03:33 - Challenges and opportunities of NSX05:20 - How are businesses adapting to new security tools?07:58 - Understanding the perimeter09:00 - Hardening the interior – hotel or castle?11:28 - The move from NSX-V to NSX-T14:18 - Is NSX the universal ubiquitous aggregator?15:25 - Balancing progress with the traditional16:54 - Adapting the organisational structure19:00 - Where next for NSX?22:04 - Impact of NSX on cloud-native applications24:10 - Market adoption of NSX27:57 - Applying NSX and achieving the benefits
Season 1, Ep. 6
Break out of the data centre and into the cloud with VMware's latest Network Virtualisation offering NSX-T. Also known as VMware NSX Data Center, NSX-T delivers virtualised networking and security entirely in software making it a key pillar of the SDDC.In this Tech Focus episode, Cloud Insiders host Stuart Robinson and Xtravirt Senior Consultant Graham Smith discuss what NSX-T is, the key use cases and what it means for the future of the data centre.