vSoup One Man Parties #15

Episode 15 of vSoup comes to you just before the VMware community avalanche that is VMworld hits your tweet stream. Featuring two guest who not only share the same name, but neither of them are actually going. Simon Long and Simon Seagrave join us for a chat about the vbeers tweetup initiative, building out labs and the dangers of relying on hotel/conference wifi!

vSoup Lets go Bowling #14

Stephen FoskettMatt SimmonsBob Plankers
Three hosts, three guests. What could possibly go wrong?

Stephen Foskett and Matt Simmons from Tech Field Day join us for the first time, and by popular demand we welcome back Bob Plankers! Naturally most of the talk revolves around Tech Field Day #7 which is right around the corner, but we manage to squeeze in some vSphere 5 as well.

Competition Winner

It’s been a while, but back in vSoup Visio is for Girls #12 we ran a little competition. We are pleased to announce that Pat McCloud has won a physical copy of Cloud Computing with VMware vCloud Director by John Arrasjid, Duncan Epping, Steve Kaplan Ben Lin, Michael Haines and Raman Veeramraju. Pat, Christian will be in touch to get the prize sent your way!

vSoup A Man After Midnight #13

Mike Laverick

Mike Laverick, the SRM guru, is our guest and we get into all sorts of goodness: VMUG’s, SRM, VMworld bands, some vRAM semi-speculation and vBeers get some attention too! What is an unconference? Are we commoditized yet?

Linkware:

vSoup Special Edition #4 : vSphere 5 launch day

 

Lukewarm on the heals of the “Raising the bar , Part 5” webcast held by VMware today , Ed and Chris Deputize David Owen ( to sit in for Christian , who is currently sunning himself ) for a special reaction chat to the biggest VMware software launch yet. In our own vSoup way we talk about the pro’s and cons of the new features  – will the additional licencing cost be worth it ? will it affect our choices of hardware ? why no Microsoft “Me too” announcement ?

Normal vSoup service will be returned once we’ve thawed Christian back out.

vSoup Visio is for Girls #12

Simon Long

Simon Long (you know, the guy with a massive slog) is our guest this time around, recorded from a dodgy hotel room in Leeds. Luckily Simon was able to see his car from the hotel room window, making sure no-one stole it during recording.

Even if Simon is “one of them” (read: vendor) we can’t exclude him, especially now that we have “one of them” in our own midst as well.

Semi-random images related to the podcast:

Short and Dumpy

Reverse Limbo DC temperature scale

Linkware

 

Competition Time

We’re back with a new competition! This time you can win a copy of Cloud Computing with VMware vCloud Director by John Arrasjid, Duncan Epping, Steve Kaplan Ben Lin, Michael Haines and Raman Veeramraju.

All we ask is for you to tell us, either via Twitter, a comment or an email:
how many times does Chris mention Veeam in this podcast?“.

And, we know it’s a way overdue, we have drawn a winner of our last competition. We are very happy to announce that Guy West-McDonald is the winner of a copy of vSphere for Dummies. Chris will be sending you your prize as soon as possible!

Remember to follow @vsoup_podcast on Twitter and to subscribe via iTunes, RSS or Stitcher!

vSoup Special Edition #3 – Tech Field Day Soundbites

We couldn’t let the opportunity of getting some of these great Tech Field Day people to talk with is, while recording, so here it is:

Soundbites from Tech Field Day #6

vSoup Tech Field Day / BPaaS Soundbites with Mike Laverick and the happiest man in virtualization Tom Howarth.Mike Laverick talks about VMware SRM (surprise!) and virtualization management products.

Tom talks about Tech Field Day itself and current status and the possible future of VMware MVP.

At the end, we even have our first vendor on, with VKernel’s Brian Semple (what’s up with that twitter account Brian?) appearing explaining why VKernel presents at Tech Field Day.

Linkware:

Chinwag with Mike… and Chris Dearden [Episode 01]
VMware SRM
Nimble Storage
VKernel
Hyper-9/Virtualization Manager
VMware MVP (Mobile Virtualization Platform)

vSoup Special Edition #2 : Tech Field Day “Roundbus”

vSoup vBus recordingFollowing on from the great event hosted by VMunderground and Tech field day at Boston’s Famous Fenway Park, Chris, Ed and Christian kicked off a recording on the bus on the way to the Friday’s presentations. We’ve decided to call this groundbreaking format for social media “a Roundbus” 🙂

We talk about the upcoming days presentations from Zerto, a startup coming out of stealth mode any day now, Symantec, Embotics and NetApp. At this stage we didn’t know what exactly some of the vendors were going to present, so a few idea were knocked around.  We also discuss VMsafe and how it will make it off the power point and into your infrastructure. Where does Embotics fit into things? Are NetApp more than just a storage vendor? What is Rounders? Listen in and find out!

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vSoup Special Edition #1: vExpert Lowdown

During the Tech Field Day / VMunderground Beantown Party as a Service event at Fenway park, Chris , Ed and Christian tempted John Troyer to a quiet corner with a cool frosty beer.

We wouldn’t let him leave until we got the skinny on the vExpert program.

The following is a true and accurate account of the event…

note: no wookies where hurt while recording.

vSoup Split-Brain Hypervisors? #11

Scott Merrill

Would you run other hypervisors than VMware ESX/ESXi? If so, why, and even better, why would you want to run more than one? This weeks guests is Scott Merrill who’s employer recently decided to move from VMware based virtualization to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as well as Microsoft Hyper-V.

That’s right, this episode of vSoup mainly focuses on non-VMware virtualization. And they all called us a one trick pony, guess that’s not the case after all!

Linkware

vSoup Raw #10

Stuart Radnidge

This time around, Stuart Radnidge is our guest, which somehow has prompted us to do a “RAW” recording. Minimal edits have been done, and we might just be a little more incoherent than usual.

Linkware

London VMUG Session
Rise of the Stupid Network
High Scalability
Evernote Architectural Digest
vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide: Shortcuts down the path of Virtualization
Internet censorship and you
Controversial Data Storage Directive Accepted

Competition Time !

If you would like to get your hands on a copy of “vSphere for Dummies” as reviewed by Chris recently here

“What books has Stuart been recently involved with?”

 

Winners will be announced when the next episode is released.