vSoup A Most Peculiar Test Drive with Brian #48

Brian KnudtsonWe are joined by Brian Knudtson, (blog: knudt blog) for a mostly hyperconverged chat, including a car analogy. Yeah, we know you should never trust a car analogy, but we went there anyway. After all, who knows how we will deal with hyper-converged infrastructures a few years down the road (See what we did there?).

We also touch on Julian Wood’s great How Policy will drive the Software Defined Data Center blog post, and since Brian’s our guest, VMunderground and the new Opening Acts program gets a piece of the headlight action.

So, if you want something to do the next 44 minutes and 41 seconds, you know what to do.

It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses.

-Hit it.

vSoup Feeding Frenzy with Mr. Laverick #47

This time we welcome Mike Laverick back, where we  finally give him a platform to promote his Feed Forward VMUG initiative. Jokes aside, it’s worth a listen if want to know what Feed Forward is all about and how to get involved.

We also give our listeners a quick intro into how Mike works after a few G&T’s, and we discuss if more soft-skills are required by techies these days.

 

vSoup Single Glass of Pain #46

Finally, we have a guest again. David Owen joins us again, for a good 45 minutes of topic jumping and general discussion. We touch on quite a few topics, including Storage Field Day 5 (and it’s fallout/aftermath), SMBs, Mojo Stealing, FeedForward, disturbing mental images and Single Glass of Pain.

Random? Nah, not us. It’s all very well planned.

vSoup Hairy Wizards #45

 

No guests, just hairy wizards. If that doesn’t scare you, give it a listen as we ramble on about things like the Swiss Navy, VMware Airwatch, Simon Long moving to the US and adaptation rates on new technology. We even talk about tablets, and the Top vBlog Vote 2014. Thanks everyone for voting us #2 in the Podcast category!

As for the recording itself, well, some time things don’t really go according to plan, even if you don’t have a plan to begin with.

vSoup Flashdance #44

What a feeling, being’s believing!

This time we have Vaughn Stewart from Pure Storage. As since this, thankfully, is audio-only we have no idea if he was wearing leggings or not. Just like Irene Cara we have moved past that awkward third album phase, and discuss a few topics ranging from epic bus rides, all flash storage arrays (AFA) to upgrade issues. Oh, of course, the VCP recertification policy gets some airtime as well.

It clocks in at an hour, so there better be some content in there somewhere.

 

vSoup Convergsation #43

Once in a blue moon, when the stars align just right over the northern hemisphere, wonderful things happen. We don’t know if that was the case here, all we know is that we are joined by Matt Northam from Nutanix.

Naturally we talk about the pending VSAN release, converged infrastructures and Nutanix.  Has virtualisation reached the same complexity levels as it’s predecessor? Also, since Matt has a dark history in security, we touch on that too.
We also get some rare insights into Ed and how he works. Both professionally, with his current migration project, but also when he starts arguing with his own echo for some reason.

vSoup Commando Monday #42

Once again we go commando, that is without a guest. We get into the Wardrobe malfunctions and public speaking and the FeedForward VMUG initiative. Monster VMs, and 1 to 1 virtualization, is it really an option, and why?

A little storage discussion regarding RDMs, NPIV and Christian shares a story about 3Par / StoreServ reclamation and SCSI UNMAP issues.

Obligatory VCDX talk is of course obligatory.

vSoup General Purple is better than Agent Purple Any Day #40

Yay, we turned 40. Collectively that is.

For the first recording in 2014, we do it like the last time; Three guys hosting, no guests. Except for General Purple that is.

Other than that, we talk a bit about Chris’ career change, business travel, hypervisor footprints, Windows Server Clusters and filer appliances. Also, does virtual appliances add or reduce complexity?

Kendrick Coleman’s JumpSquares, his very own cloudy thing, and we might have a suggestion or two for it as well.

Oh, and some of us has found an F-ing cool tool too.

vSoup Reloaded #39

Reloaded, huh? What does that mean? Well, basically we have decided to refresh ourselves a little bit, and change a couple of things. It only took us 38 recordings over nearly three years to decide to change things up.

This episode has no guests, and that might just be how we roll in the future, unless we happen to have a guest with us. Don’t worry though, this will mean that there will be more vSoup than ever before, in fact it means that we have grown to that age where being regular is important…

Anyhow, we get into a few topics this time too, things like stacks, blades, SDS, unprofessional social media usage, the Nordic VMUG conference and yes, Christian is writing a book.  Ed hopes it is erotic fiction, but to be honest, the world is not ready for that.

Anyway, we hope you enjoy the newish format, listen in for more details.

vSoup Special Edition #6 What? No Potato?!

vSoup @ VMworldIn 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.