VMware Cloud Economics Podcast

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May 27, 2022  

VMware Cloud Economics Podcast: Google Cloud VMware Engine: What’s new, two. Ep. 011

In this episode, we talk to FOS (Friend of the Show) Ken Drachnik at Google Cloud, and VMware's own Paul Stevenson III, AKA PS3, about the latest happenings in the collaboration between VMware and Google known as Google Cloud VMware Engine(GCVE). This includes VMware Cloud Universal credits to make it easier to buy  GCVE and burn down commitments, as well as new certifications, and some crazy(good) new support offerings.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Carrefour: https://retailtechinnovationhub.com/home/2022/3/31/vmware-helps-carrefour-france-hit-2026-digital-retail-strategy-mileston

Mitel:  https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/docs/vmware-mitel-gcve-written-case-study.pdf

Innovator's Dilemma: https://www.amazon.com/Innovators-Dilemma-Revolutionary-Change-Business/dp/0062060244 

February 17, 2022  

VMware Cloud Economics Podcast: Google Cloud VMware Engine, Synack and Crowd Sourced Security, Ep. 010

In today’s show we talk to Synack, a trusted Crowdsourced Security Platform, and how they use Google Cloud VMware Engine. Our guests today are Friend of the Show, Ken Drachnik from Google, to tell us about Google Cloud VMware Engine, as well as Mark Kuhr, the CTO and Co-Founder of Synack. We discuss how Synack has used the Google Cloud service to build a distributed, crowd-sources security platform for penetration testing and digital vulnerability analysis. Mark shares how and why they decided to go with Google Cloud VMware Engine, how their deployment went, and roughly how large it was. For more information, check out this blog.

 

More info on Synack:
https://www.synack.com/
https://www.synack.com/red-team/
https://www.synack.com/were-in-synack-podcast/

 

Sr. Producer: Cheryl Young
Editor: Bill Roth

 

January 19, 2022  

VMware Cloud Economics Podcast: Google Cloud VMware Engine: What’s new? Ep. 009

In this episode, we talk to Google's Sai Gopalan VMware's Cheryl Young about the latest news and features around Google Cloud VMware Engine(GCVE). We talk about the latest features and regions in GCVE, and Sai provides several proof points via customers using the service. For more information, see Sai's blog at:

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/infrastructure-modernization/whats-new-in-google-cloud-vmware-engine

December 21, 2021  

VMware Cloud Economics: Of Partners and Models, SoftChoice Edition, Ep. 008

In this episode, we talk to Brad Beresh from VMware Partner, SoftChoice. Brad has been helping customers with VMware Solutions as well as works on Azure VMware Solution which SoftChoice uses internally. Brad has been partnering with us on Cloud Economics and has been using our partner accessible model for quite a while. Brad talks to use about the model, how he uses it, and how it helps to give customers a broader perspective on Cloud Economics. If you are a partner and would like to talk to us about the VMware Cloud Economics Model, please email us at cloud-economics@vmware.com

 

Mentioned in this episode:

  1. SoftChoice.com
  2. The VMware online TCO tool

 

October 1, 2021  

VMware Cloud Economics: The CloudHealth Episode, Ep. 007

In this episode, we talk with Marie Burke at Director of Product Marketing at CloudHealth about all things related to cloud cost management and more; including FinOps, Zombie Infrastructure, and a couple of announcements at VMworld 2021.

 

For more information check out these resources:

CloudHealth Main page: http://cloudhealthtech.com

The CloudHealth Cloud Management Maturity Assessment (cloudhealthtech.com)

CloudHealth Free Trial: Request Your Free Trial | CloudHealth by VMWare (cloudhealthtech.com)

 

 

October 1, 2021  

Effectual and VMware Cloud: The Economics of Partnering on your VMware Cloud Project, Ep. 005

This week we talk to Tom Spalding, Chief Growth Officer at VMware Partner Effectual. In this episode we talk to Tom about who Effectual is as a modernization service provider, what their superpowers are (Spoiler alert: the 3 E’s), and how they're making customers successful on VMware Cloud.

Items mentioned in the podcast:

Slides from Tom and Bill’s Webcast

Tom’s email: tspalding@effectual.com

August 4, 2021  

Power and Sustainability in Cloud Economics

This episode features Cloud Economist and sustainability expert, Craig Stanley. In this episode, we talk about how power and cooling can affect the economics of your decision to move to the cloud.

 

Craig has also released a short video on one of our topics, Power Usage Efficiency. 

 

Watch here: https://youtu.be/zegQb2pAMxs

June 30, 2021  

Datacenter Extension on VMware Cloud with David Pham, Ep. 004.

In this episode we explore how customers are using VMware Cloud and vRealize solutions to extend their data center capacity. We’ll be talking with Sr. Product Marketing Manager, David Pham, who will tell us about what our vRealize Suite can do for you, and he shares some data on the kinds of improvements we’ve seen, based on 3rd party research.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

 

June 2, 2021  

Risk: How to think about the things that will go wrong when moving to the Cloud, Ep. 003

In this episode, we discuss how to model Risk when thinking of moving to the cloud with Lead Cloud Economist and former Gartner Analyst, Craig Stanley. He discusses how to think about how decisions get made, and what are the emotional components of the decisions, in order to be aware of any biases. He also discusses how to look at time, which is one of the major success *and* risk factors.

 

Want your own cloud economics TCO analysis? You have two options:

  1. Check out http://vmctco.vmware.com for a DIY TCO
  2. Email us at vmc-econ-submission@vmware.com, and we'll assign you an Economist after we collect some data.

 

Also mentioned in this podcast:

 

Fundamentals of Risk in Decisions – Part 1: https://cloud.vmware.com/community/2019/03/25/fundamentals-risk-decisions-part-1/

 

This episode was sponsored by vRealize Cloud Management:

Need to Speed up delivery of your infrastructure & app services, optimize your cloud costs by simplifying financial management, or  reduce risks by strengthening security & compliance… in your VMware Cloud?  Look no further than vRealize Cloud Management. For more info, go to: http://vmware.com/products/vrealize-cloud-management.html  today!

May 26, 2021  

Things to watch for when moving to the cloud: Microsoft Edition, Ep. 002

This episode will feature VMware's Microsoft Licensing expert, Nicole Palko discussing things you should consider if you are moving Microsoft products from your data center to the cloud. She also outlines what Microsoft licensing documents you should review, and where you can get guidance.

 

Note: Nothing in this episode should be considered legal or licensing advice. Please consult your lawyer or Microsoft licensing specialist to assess your particular situation.

 

Resources mentions in this podcast:

Microsoft Licensing on VMware Cloud: Microsoft Licensing for VMware Cloud on AWS

Have questions? Email us at: vmc-microsoft-ext@vmware.com

Shoutouts in this podcast: Oleg Ulyanov

 

This episode was sponsored by vRealize Cloud Management:

Need to Speed up delivery of your infrastructure & app services, optimize your cloud costs by simplifying financial management, or  reduce risks by strengthening security & compliance… in your VMware Cloud?  Look no further than vRealize Cloud Management. For more info, go to: http://vmware.com/products/vrealize-cloud-management.html  today!

 

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