Virtualizing SQL Server

It wasn’t that long ago that SQL Server was considered too resource-intensive to successfully virtualize. A new generation of hardware and advances in vSphere have made it much more common however it’s still easy to make mistakes that can result in poorly performing SQL Server VMs. This week we discuss SQL Server with Argenis Fernandez from Pure […]


Episode 60: Partner Perspectives This week we continue the Partner Perspective series with three great VMware Partners. This week we continue the Partner Perspective series with three great VMware Partners. Topics discussed Cohesity’s Rawlinson Rivera shares their solution for the recovery of a datacenter’s management stack. Veeam’s Anthony Spiteri and Michael Cade update us on Veeam Powered Network, and […]

vSpeaking says So long SoundCloud

The short version of this post is…. we moved Our new rss feed is What does this mean to you? If you subscribed on iTunes, SoundCloud, GooglePlay, or stitcher it’s business as usual. We redirected to the new rss feed. If you subscribe to a different service please use the new rss feed. Take […]

Lets do this..

OK My buddy Russ Cantwell has yet again entertained and inspired me.  This time to put together a compilation of Virtually Speaking Podcast listeners who love to rock out to our intro. Backstory: About a year ago, shortly after joining the ranks of the VMware technical marketing team I decided to start a podcast to […]

SPBM: Configuring VVol Replication

Now that vSphere 6.5 supports array-based replication (ABR), customers are starting to configure replication in their VM Storage Policies. Before you configure your policies for replication below are a few prerequisites to check. Note: Always check with your storage vendor for specific instructions on configuring your VASA Provider.  While very similar, each vendor I’ve configured is slightly different. […]

VMworld 2016 – VIVA Las VVols

I can’t even believe it is already time again for VMworld. As always I can’t wait for it to be here (and I can’t wait for it to be over)  On one hand, its the largest opportunity to unite with my fellow IT brethren and sistren from all over the world yet on the other […]

VMworld Sessions

Its that time of year again to cast your vote for the VMworld sessions you want to see this year. Like every year, there is no shortage of great sessions to choose from so let me add a few for your consideration. Full disclosure: On the majority of these sessions I am either presenting, co-presenting […]