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 VMC on AWS, Xtravirt consultant, James Kilby, explains how his own views and opinions of VMC 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 VMC 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 VMC on AWS and decide for yourself whether it’s expensive or a great investmentGet an independent point of view on the speed of deploying VMC on AWSKnow more about VMC 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 VMC on AWSTo find out more about VMware Cloud on AWS email: email@example.com
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.
Data back up and protection is essential to an organisation and ensures data is always available and managed. But once backed up, how confident are you that it can be restored?In this episode we talk to Xtravirt Senior Consultant and Veeam Vanguard James Kilby about the importance of data back-up, protection and availability, why it should be high on the agenda, data legislation (GDPR) and what Veeam offer in the marketplace.
Analytics and Monitoring
IT has become an essential part of business and driving business success. In order to ensure effective IT operations and management, IT teams need to keep their finger on the pulse - this is where monitoring comes in. In this episode, Aylin Sali, CTO and Co-founder of Runecast and Xtravirt senior consultant, Simon Eady discuss why monitoring is a fundamental aspect of IT, the use cases and share tips for getting started
VMware vRealize Operations
Season 1, Ep. 5
How do you know if your infrastructure is working if you’re not monitoring it?This podcast is a Tech Focus on VMware vRealize® Operations™ - VMware’s operations management and monitoring product. In this episode, Xtravirt Senior Consultant Simon Eady. chats toCloud InsidershostStuart Robinson about IT infrastructure management and monitoring and why organisations shouldn’t underestimate it’s importance, after all it could save your bacon. Simon also talks to us about VMware vROps, what it is and how it works and how it can make a difference to effective monitoring.Links:https://vrealize.vmware.com/sample-exchange/https://marketplace.vmware.com/vsx/https://docs.vmware.com/https://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/catalog/1212https://www.youtube.com/user/vmwaretv/videosRead more about the importance of IT infrastructure monitoring in Simon's blog