In this special VMworld Europe recording, we are joined by Craig Waters from the APAC Virtualization Podcast and our usual VMworld stand-in, Ed Griegson. For once, Christian managed leave Norway and join the party, but this time Ed is missing.
This is decidedly the most ghetto recording we have done; Recorded on Craig’s iPhone connected to Christian’s microphone via Bluetooth with the same microphone connected to Ed G’s Macbook for power. Ed talks via a Skype connection on Christian’s iPhone which in turn is connected to an external speaker. Simple, right?
All of this just because the vBrownbag Crew packed their things together on wednesday. Slackers.
Oh well, enjoy this weird (yes, it’s back) roundtable discussion of all things VMworld, and a few things that are not. Oh wait, why did we need a stand in? Turns out we did not need one, but Ed G is always good fun.
Just like his Twitter stream, this one is a constant barrage of fun, knowledge and insight (and some random things, after all this guy has tweeted over 80k times).
Grab a Hoffacc[h]ino from your favorite caffeine dealer, try to sit still and have a listen!
- Why has Hoff been quiet on twitter and does Twitter in fact cause rage?
- Infosec career evolution
- SDDC and changes in attack surfaces
- Security bolted on vs. baked in
- Onion shaped security model: Just add parsley or cut the onion differently?
- Are people the weakest security link?
- NSA, Prism and snooping
Lets all hope we are able to release a new one after this, who knows.
I always feel like somebody’s watching me.
And I have no privacy.
Woh, I always feel like somebody’s watching me.
Who’s playing tricks on me?
Naturally we get into Podcasting for Cancer, which so far has had way more donations than anyone would have thought when it started. Other than that, well it´s mixed bag of topics really.
Go on then, have a nibble.
No guests. Yes, Seriously, no guests.
Just the three of us. Naked. Imagine that, or wait, perhaps not.
Anyway, here it is – Enjoy it if you got that mental image out of your head. If not, things might just get a bit weird.
- VMworld – Observations from people who were not present
- Hands-on Meth-Labs? Did Eric Sloof visit?
Obligatory vSphere 5.5 and new features discussion
Frozen Custard, really?
vCloud Director unofficial news (Since official-ish)
Should SDDC really be called vSoup? (We vote yes, surprisingly enough)
Cloud Standards Customer Council
everything else standardizes why not cloud?
APIs for fun, ?????, and profit
Halo Marketing – why stick with the same brand?
We are joined by Gurusimran Khalsa (vbrowncoat), “GS”, this time around. We´re not sure if it´s the summer holiday mode, or perhaps just general delirium, but for some reason this one goes off on a bit of a tangent.
Dutch Caravans? Really?
- VCDX Designs
- Troubleshooting difficult problems
- Is PernixData chocolate ice cream?
- VMworld 2013 – whats happening
- Chromecast, AppleTV and possible nefarious images.
- Idea to make your presenter life easier on the road by @BasRaayman
- DevOPs and The Phoenix Project
- VMworld 2013 speculations
- vCloud automation, Dynamic Ops and Openstack
And there it is. 35 minutes of mostly weird, geek laughter.
Two thirds of the Geek Whisperers Podcast join is for a decidedly non-techie serving of vSoup.
Naturally we get into a social media, the good, the bad and the ugly.
- Using social media correctly and incorrectly
- Is Community Social 2.0
- Getting weird IT guys to be extroverts
- BBS Systems the first Twitter type Platform?
- How Social Media created vSoup
- Is Social Media being used for any other professions than IT?
- Social media usage and challenges on the horizon
So there it is, a podcast with another podcast crew talking social media. Meta much?
Guess who´s back? Yes, yet again we get to philosophize with Mike Laverick.
Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K, and perhaps we´re all suffering from a mild form of hysteria, but this is a fun one!
Listen to this dude Rufus, he knows what he’s talking about.
Our most excellent list of topics include:
- “Mike’s Epic Journey to the vCloud“
- Mike’s new Role at VMware
- Can you turn a blog into a book?
- Evolution of vCloud director thru versions
- Other cloud automation tools
- VMware and Puppet
- Does 68+ posts on vCloud director make it too complicated? (or even 71 as it is at the time of writing)
- Usage cases for vCloud Director and other products
- 3rd party Virtualization stacks
And remember: be excellent to each other!
(ok, ok, I went overboard with the references in this one, but hey, I believe our adventure through time has taken a most serious turn.)
Nick, who blogs at nickapedia.com is as quick with his mouth as he is with his blogging, so you´re in for a real quickfire episode!
I´m sure we have missed something, but conversation items include:
- Nicks Career Transformation
- Automation – will it replace YOU?
- DevOPs and the next level of automation
- Puppet and how to make sure your underpants are on first.
- Automation with regards to the evolution of Tech
- API’s and their importance
Now, let us all hope that Chris figures out how many hats to wear, or if he remembered to put on underwear before pants. We do not want Chris going commando, trust me.
Does he succeed? We´ll leave that up to you, the vSoupheads, to decide.
- Free-Form Discussion on Hybrid Switching, OpenFlow, and SDN with Cisco
- VMware NSX Network Virtualization
An unusually short list, perhaps some links got lost in a multicast storm somewhere? We honestly do not know, all we know is that this one is worth a listen. Perhaps even two.
Maish Saidel-Keesing, you know, the don´t vote for me guy who came in at a very respectable #41 place in this years top VMware & virtualization blog vote, was voted our favorite guest for Episode #30!
- VMWorld Barcelona – Can you get a Cloud Credibility badge for punching a pickpocket?
- Gamification of vMotion?
- VMware NSX; is N the new V?
- SDN – Would you buy a car to use as an alarm clock?
- VMware Hybrid Cloud discussion
- Urban Dictionary as a marketing tool
- Christians 4.1 to 5.1 upgrade adventure
- vSphere 6 speculations
- vCenter 5.1 Pre-Install Check Script
- vCert Manager – Changing VMware SSL Certs Made Easy by Michael Webster
- Liquid Data Center tool by Massimo Re Ferrè
- Mike Laverick “My vCloud Journey“
So there it is, #30 episodes of vSoup. Does that make us grown-ups now? Have a listen, and you can decide for yourself. Me? I´m not so sure…