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    Kickoff Day 1
    John Furrier and Dave Vellante Kickoff Day 1 of VMworld 2015. They discussed the transformation of VMware in the last six years, the cloud impact on VMware and diversifying beyond the hypervisor. They also shared thoughts on managing risk and lightweight cloud, end-to-end solution strategy and covering the startup ecosystem.
     
    Kickoff Day 1: Part 2
    John Furrier and Dave Vellante Kickoff Day 1 of VMworld 2015. They discussed acquisitions and expanding the TAM and investors and stock valuation.
     
    Director Set Wrap Up Day 1
    Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely Wrap Up day 1 of VMworld 2015. They shared their first impressions, hyper-converge and STDC, the hybrid cloud messaging and the growth rates for public cloud revenues. They also discussed how hyper-converge helps with DevOps, what’s going on with VMware and the seismic shifts on the hardware side.
     
    Wrap Up Day 1
    John Furrier and Dave Vellante Wrap Up day 1 of VMworld 2015. They talked about the first VMworld with high stakes, how the public cloud is a blind spot and the conflict within VMware. They also discussed the vision of the hybrid cloud, what will happen if companies take APIs too far and whether EMC is getting thrown under the bus.
     
    Wrap Up Day 2
    John Furrier, Dave Vellante, Stu Miniman, & Brian Gracely wrap up day 2 of VMworld 2015. They discussed how Pat Gelsinger is laying out the vision for the future, the phenomenal with the public cloud and going into uncharted waters. They also talked about the trends that infrastructure developers need to be aware of, whether Pat Gelsinger wants more freedom and John Furrier’s individual segments with VCs.
     
    Kickoff Day 3 Director Set
    Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely kickoff day 3 of VMworld 2015. They discussed what’s happening in the developer community, structured vs. unstructured platforms and how containers plus virtualization is a reality. They also talked about Pat Gelsinger’s 30-year vision and how to leverage the content from a show as large as VMworld.
     
    Kickoff Day 3
    John Furrier, Dave Vellante, and George Gilbert kickoff Day 3 of VMworld 2015. They shared the highlights from previous night, George Gilbert’s take on the stages of big data and how Spark fits into the picture. They also discussed the foundation of the next generation of data centers and who is winning: Spark or Hadoop.
     
    Final Wrap Up
    John Furrier, Dave Vellante, Stu Miniman, and Brian Gracely provide a final wrap up of VMworld 2015. They discussed what’s happening with VMware in building an ecosystem, whether VMware can scale and how VMware is moving into the developer space. They also chatted about if VMware will buy EMC, new opportunities from VMworld and how big of a force Amazon Web Services has become.
     

    *Scheduled Guests

    Yogesh Agrawal
    VP Solutions, Alliances & Tech Marketing, HP Storage

    Yogesh_Agrawal

    Interview Overview
    Yogesh Agrawal stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the strategy of HP Storage, including within the system defined design center and the Software Defined element to the design center. He provided insight into the disruption happening within the storage industry.
     
    This was Yogesh’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Randy Arseneau
    CMO, Infinidat

    Randy_Arseneau

    Interview Overview
    Randy Arseneau and Brian Carmody stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the growth of Infinidat and what they focus on. They provided insight into how they build on foundational technologies and deliver to a broad customer base.
     
    Randy stopped by theCUBE at IBM Edge 2013.

    Eric Bassier
    Marketing Director, Quantum

    Eric_Bassier

    Interview Overview
    Eric Bassier stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the Quantum focuses on storage for demanding workflows, how they are showcasing virtualization storage solutions and implementing unique real-time tiering. He also provided insight on Quantum’s partnership with Veeam, archiving unstructured data and the workflow approach to storage.
     
    This was Eric’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Jay Benson
    Manager, IT Architecture, eHealth Saskatchewan

    Jay_Benson

    Interview Overview
    Jay Benson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the medical data that eHealth Saskatchewan is managing. He provided insight into the drivers and pressures around government funded health care to drive down costs and ensure better quality of care for patients and the technology involved to do this.

    Brian Biles
    CEO/Co-Founder, Datrium

    Brian_Biles

    Interview Overview
    Brian Biles stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about how Datrium is fundamentally different from other storage solutions. He provided insight into the market gap on scalable storage for VM’s.
     
    This was Brian’s first time stopping by theCUBE.

    Peter Bookman
    Global Strategist, Sphere3D

    Peter_Bookman

    Interview Overview
    Peter Bookman stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about focusing on individual workloads and how the team has filled out at Sphere3D. He provided insight into why hyperconverged solutions are really for generalized workloads and the appliances they have for the education industry.

    Brian Carmody
    CTO, Infinidat

    Brian_Carmody

    Interview Overview
    Brian Carmody and Randy Arseneau stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the growth of Infinidat and what they focus on. They provided insight into how they build on foundational technologies and deliver to a broad customer base.
     
    This was Brian’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Sheryl Chamberlain
    Group VP, Global Partner Executive, Capgemini

    Sheryl_Chamberlain

    Interview Overview
    Sheryl Chamberlain and Paul Strong stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about Vm Women’s Leadership Program, the state of the conversation about woman leadership and the diversity project. They provided insight into the cultural shift, migration between careers and what they would change in elementary schools.

    Patrick Chanezon
    Member of Technical Staff, Docker

    Patrick_Chanezon

    Interview Overview
    Patrick Chanezon stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely about the recent announcements about Docker, including how images and containers will be created within Docker. He provided insight into where Docker sits within VMware.

    Sakthi Chandra
    Director of Solutions Marketing, EMC XtremIO

    Sakthi_Chandra

    Interview Overview
    Sakthi Chandra and Pablo Roesch stopped by theCUBe and chatted with Dave Vellante about the performance labs that allow conference attendees use their products. They provided insight into the infrastructure to run the labs and what EMC XtremIO is working on next.

    Jerry Chen
    Partner, Greylock

    Jerry_Chen

    Interview Overview
    Jerry Chen stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about how Docker is pioneering a new way to think about application deployment, what cloud native really means and why hybrid cloud is what you want the cloud to be. He also provided insight into his involvement in security, enterprise app and Cloudera, investment opportunities within the VMware ecosystem and decreasing the cost of building a data center cloud at scale.
     
    Jerry previously visited theCUBE at DockerCon 2015, AWS Re:Invent 2013, VMworld 2014 with Pete Sonsini, and AWS Re:Invent 2014.

    Jay Chitnis
    Director of Mobility & End User Solutions, EMC

    Jay_Chitnis

    Interview Overview
    Jay Chitnis stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about end user computing and deploying consistently. He provided insight into what EMC’s stack looks like and how they have optimized it around performance and taken a holistic view.
     
    This was Jay’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Tom Cook
    CEO, Permabit

    Tom_Cook

    Interview Overview
    Tom Cook stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about what Permabit is currently working on and the many leaders they are working with. He provided insight into how Flash has become significant and why products that focus on data reduction are winning in the market place.
     
    Tom last stopped by theCUBE at IBM InterConnect 2015, IBM Edge 2015, VMworld 2014, IBM Edge 2014,

    Terry Cunningham
    CEO, Springpath

    Terry_Cunningham

    Interview Overview
    Terry Cunningham stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely about what SpringPath does and how it’s solving storage problems. He provided insight into why software is changing how your approach storage and the first movers.
     
    This was Terry’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Peter Cutts
    Vice President, EMC Cloud Solutions

    Peter_Cutts

    Interview Overview
    Peter Cutts stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about how many solutions are tying in with EMC Cloud Solutions and why they have invested more in the Federation. He provided insight into the many times they see customers saving thousands of dollars by working with the solutions within the Federation and fit the security models for customers to execute on quickly.
     
    Peter has stopped by theCUBE before at VMworld 2014 and EMC World 2014.

    David Davis
    Co-Founder, ActualTech Media

    David_Davis

    Interview Overview
    David Davis and Scott Lowe stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about Scott’s new book The Gorilla Guide, what ActualTech Media is doing within the market and how they are educating people about what they see in the industry. They provided insight into how people have changed roles within companies and conversations about hyperconverged solutions.
     
    This was David’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Kevin Deierling
    VP of Marketing, Mellanox

    Kevin_Deierling

    Interview Overview
    Kevin Deierling stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman about how Mellanox moves data quickly. He provided insight into high performance computing, the storage involved and what happens when you run out of CPU.
     
    This was Kevin’s first time on theCUBE!

    Dom Delfino
    SVP, WW Systems Engineers, VMware NSBU

    Dom_Delfino

    Interview Overview
    Dom Delfino stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Brian Graceley about why networking is so important with VMware. He provided insight into the benefits of networking at the host level and the announcement of 6.2.
     
    Dom has stopped by theCUBE before at VMworld 2012 and EMCworld 2012.

    Chris Drake
    CEO, Armor

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    Interview Overview
    Chris Drake stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely about what he learned about security through building some of the world’s first big websites. He provided insight into the security measures they build in websites and what network virtualization does to drive security.
     
    This was Chris’ first time visiting theCUBE.

    Bob Dussault
    Information Security Officer, Hallmark Business Connection

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    Interview Overview
    Bob Dussault and Greg Smith stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about infrastructure challanges at Hallmark before Nutanix, how they transitioned to Nutanix and the reason for hyper converged. They provided insight into what to consider when going through this type of transition, changes in security and the DevOps story from Nutanix.
     
    This was Bob’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Carl Eschenbach
    President and COO, VMware

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    Interview Overview
    Carl Eschenbach stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about his opening keynote address. He provided insight into how VMware is taking their vision to customers and the multiple audiences they are talking with, including networking and security teams.
     
    Carl has stopped by theCUBE before at VMworld 2014 and VMworld 2013.

    Charles Fan
    SVP/GM Storage and Availability, VMware

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    Interview Overview: Charles Fan and Ed Walsh
    Charles Fan and Ed Walsh stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the keynote addresses, the relationship between cataloging and developing and simplyfying the work flows. They provided insight into the state of automated management, how Catalogic fits into VMware’s storage strategy and the amount of data about data.
     
    Interview Overview
    Charles Fan stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely about VMware’s Storage Business Unit. He provided insight into how they are solely focused on software engineering and the products they have created.
     
    This was Charles’ first time visiting theCUBE.

    Dustin Fennell
    Former Vice President & CIO, Mission Community Hospital

    Dustin_Fennell

    Interview Overview
    Dustin Fennell and George Teixeira stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the CIO perspective, the evolution of architecture and why Dustin moved to DataCore. They provided insight into the current trends in hyperconvergence, where VMware VSAN stands and how having fewer resources changes an environment.
     
    This was Dustin’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    David Flynn
    CTO, Primary Data

    David_Flynn

    Interview Overview
    David Flynn stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman about the success of Primary Data and what they are doing. He provided insight into how they are solving data management issues within the cloud and why the data silo has come to an end.

    Pat Gelsinger
    CEO, VMware

    Pat_Gelsinger

    Interview Overview
    Pat Gelsinger stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the visionary nature of his keynote address, why hybrid cloud is a culmination of capabilities, how Moore’s Law applies to the cloud and steps to creating the next phase of innovation. He provided insight into why they are committed to a heterogeneous management strategy, VMware’s role in powering consumer technologies and bringing together development and operations.
     
    Pat has stopped by theCUBE before, including most recently at EMC World 2015, and also VMworld 2014, EMC World 2014, VMworld 2013, VMworld 2012, EMC World 2012, and VMworld 2011.

    Bina Hallman
    Vice President, IBM Storage and Software Defined Systems

    Bina_Hallman

    Interview Overview
    Bina Hallman and Ed Walsh stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about what IBM and Catalogic Software have brought to the conference. They provided insight into the conversations with customers and the problems they are helping to solve and what Catalogic Software and IBM are doing together.
     
    This was Bina’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Steve Herrod
    Managing Director, General Catalyst

    Steve_Herrod

    Interview Overview
    Steve Herrod stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the DevOps focusing and the new opportunities for developers. He provided insight into the concept of infrastructure as code and his report card for how VMware is doing.
     
    Steve has stopped by theCUBE before at VMworld 2014 and VMworld 2011.

    Eric Herzog
    VP Marketing – Storage & Software Defined Infrastructure, IBM

    Eric_Herzog

    Interview Overview
    Eric Herzog stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about IBM’s partnership with Cisco, whether the SAN volume controller was gold standard and how TSM storage capability helped you go to market. He provided insight into talk about the cloud, latency storage and capacity storage and how IBM has all the pieces.
     
    Interview Overview: Eric Herzog and Mike Kuhn
    Eric Herzog and Mike Kuhn stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about expanding the Flash porfolio and integrating by design, charging a fair price for Flash and delivering hybrid and all-Flash solutions. They provided insight on the enterprise-ready software stack, how IBM is all about the right tool for the job and the relationship with Catalogic.
     
    Eric has stopped by theCUBE numerous times, including most recently at IBM Edge 2015 and IBM InterConnect 2015 and also at Flash Memory Summit 2014, Oracle Open World 2014, VMworld 2014, Oracle Open World 2013, and VMworld 2012.

    Bask Iyer
    SVP and CIO, VMware

    Bask_Iyer

    Interview Overview
    Bask Iyer stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about why he started working at VMware. He provided insight into balancing the needs, trying to develop fast and being aware of the fads and trends and the companies who are riding the cloud and mobile waves.
     
    This was Bask’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Christos Karamanolis
    CTO and Principal Engineer, VMware Storage

    Christos_Karamanolis

    Interview Overview
    Christos Karamanolis stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about being one of the original architects of VMware Virtual San. He provided insight into the transition to Virtual San, fundamental changes that started years ago and deciding to drive the industry.
     
    This will be Christos’ first time visiting theCUBE.

    Shashi Kiran
    Senior Director and Head of WW Marketing for Data Center & Cloud, Cisco

    Shashi_Kiran

    Interview Overview
    Shashi Kiran stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about policy-based programmable networks and what’s happening with SDN. He provided insight into the central theme of networks with customers, how Cisco chose an approach to address the needs within the industry a few years ago and the concept of Cisco ACI.

    Michael Kuhn
    Vice President and Business Line Executive, IBM

    Michael_Kuhn

    Interview Overview: Mike Kuhn and Eric Herzog
    Mike Kuhn and Eric Herzog stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about expanding the Flash porfolio and integrating by design, charging a fair price for Flash and delivering hybrid and all-Flash solutions. They provided insight on the enterprise-ready software stack, how IBM is all about the right tool for the job and the relationship with Catalogic.
     
    Mike last visited theCUBE at IBM Edge 2014.

    Mark Lewis
    CEO, Formation Data

    Mark_Lewis

    Interview Overview
    Mark Lewis stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about his startup Formation Data and what’s happening within the ecosystem. He provided insight into the mega trends and how enterprise IT is stuck in old legacy models.
     
    Mark last stopped by theCUBE at IBM Edge 2015 with Jeanine Graham-Bellamy/a>, AWS Re:Invent 2014, Flash Memory Summit, and IBM Edge 2013.

    Ping Li
    General Partner, Accel Partners

    Ping_Li

    Interview Overview
    Ping Li stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about the many trends starting to come together. He provided insight into how many different types of technologies are merging together, a new breed of startups within the marketplace and what the market looked like five years ago.

    Paula Long
    Co-Founder & CEO, DataGravity

    Paula_Long

    Interview Overview
    Paula Long stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about the trends she has noticed over the past year. She provided insight on what happens when you try to work with data and three things that prevent companies from going to the cloud, including performance, security and costs and how ClearSky Data is addressing these.

    Scott Lowe
    Co-Founder, ActualTech Media

    Scott_Lowe

    Interview Overview
    Scott Lowe and David Davis stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about Scott’s new book The Gorilla Guide, what ActualTech Media is doing within the market and how they are educating people about what they see in the industry. They provided insight into how people have changed roles within companies and conversations about hyperconverged solutions.

    Lori Nishiura Mackenzie
    Executive Director at Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University

    Lori_Nishiura_Mackenzie

    Interview Overview
    Lori Nishiura Mackenzie stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick about the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and how to block gender biases. She provided insight into how women are often described through their personalities and man are described through their accomplishments.

    Robin Matlock
    CMO, VMware

    Robin_Matlock

    Interview Overview
    Robin Matlock stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about how they changed VMworld from last year and what lies in the upcoming years. She provided insight into the DevOps focus and how IT needs to change to be relevant for business.
     
    Robin has stopped by theCUBE before, including most recently at EMC World 2015, OTG – VMware Influencer Event 2015 and VMworld 2014.

    Tom Matson
    Director, Software Solution Sales

    Tom_Matson

    Interview Overview
    Tom Matson and Jerry Melnick stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about how SIOS applies to big data analytics to solve problems, the SanDisk transformation and how they are working with SIOS. They provided insight into the SIOS demonstrations at VMworld, their relationship with VMware and how roles are overlapping with DevOps.

    Jim McHugh
    VP Marketing UCS, Cisco

    Jim_Mchugh

    Interview Overview
    Jim McHugh stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Brian Gracely about how Cisco is figuring out how to bring compute, network and storage together. He provided insight into what Cisco is doing with software and how solutions are not just within the data center.

    Jerry Melnick
    COO, SIOS

    Jerry_Melnick

    Interview Overview
    Jerry Melnick and Tom Matson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about how SIOS applies to big data analytics to solve problems, the SanDisk transformation and how they are working with SIOS. They provided insight into the SIOS demonstrations at VMworld, their relationship with VMware and how roles are overlapping with DevOps.
     
    Jerry stopped by for a couple of CUBEconversations last month with Dave Vellante Who Is SIOS? and SIOS IQ Announcement.

    Bob Muglia
    CEO, Snowflake Computing

    Bob_Muglia

    Interview Overview
    Bob Muglia stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and George Gilbert about
    what Snowflake Computing does. He provided insight into the new data base solution they have designed for the cloud.

    Vish Mulchand
    Sr Director of Product Marketing & Management, HP Storage

    Vish_Mulchand

    Interview Overview
    Vish Mulchand stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the journey of 3PAR becoming part of HP Storage. He provided insight into the pace of announcements with 3PAR, the modular architecture, changes in how the industry is now handling storage and and what HP Storage is doing as VMworld.
     
    Vish has stopped by theCUBE many times previously, including at HP Discover 2015 with Bruce Trevarthen, HP Discover Barcelona 2014 with Lee Pedlow, HP Discover Barcelona 2013 with Pete Robinson, and VMworld 2014.

    Nelson Nahum
    CEO, Zadara Storage

    Nelson_Nahum

    Interview Overview
    Nelson Nahum stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and David Floyer about what Zadara Storage is doing and what makes them unique. He provided insight into offering services on premise and in the cloud, the benefits of customers choosing a storage service and the pressure of delivering services.
     
    This was Nelson’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Ron Nash
    CEO, Pivot3

    Ron_Nash

    Interview Overview
    Ron Nash stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Brian Gracely about the trend of hyper-converged, what’s new with Pivot3 and how application teams are driving the industry. He provided insight into the importance of researching a new company before investing and what’s next for Pivot3 and its customers.

    Craig Nunes
    VP of Marketing, HP Storage

    Craig_Nunes

    Interview Overview
    Craig Nunes stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about why VMworld has become storage world and how 3PAR HPS1 was built for the cloud. He provided insight into how to keep pace with the changes in agility, what the container trend means to storage, the tipping point for the cost of Flash per gigabyte and whether start ups are solving point problems.
     
    Craig has stopped by theCUBE numerous time, including at HP Discover 2015 with Mike Abram, HP Discover Barcelona 2014, HP Discover Barcelona 2013, VMworld 2012 and SNW 2011.

    Dheeraj Pandey
    CEO, Nutanix

    Dheeraj_Pandey

    Interview Overview
    Dheeraj Pandey stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about how Nutanix is bringing the customer experience into the enterprise, how customers are willing to take risks and ways to make storage and virtualization invisible. He provided insight on ways the end user drives consumption, how startups can be successful in the enterprise and how he would lead VMware.
     
    Dheeraj has stopped by theCUBE numerous times, including at VMworld 2014, VMworld 2013, VMworld 2012, and Oracle Open World 2012.

    Ajay Patel
    SVP, Product Development, VMware Cloud Services

    Dheeraj_Pandey

    Interview Overview
    Ajay Patel stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and Brian Gracely about the momentum at VMware and how it’s refreshing. He provided insight into the services that VMware Cloud Services offers, the recent announcements and the journey over the past two years.
     
    This was Ajay’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Rich Petersen
    Director of Software Marketing, SanDisk

    Rich_Petersen

    Interview Overview
    Rich Petersen stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and David Floyer about the transformation that SanDisk has gone through over the past five years. He provided insight into how they are addressing the storage latency issues at all levels and what they are doing at VMware.
     
    Rich previously stopped by theCUBE at Oracle Open World 2012.

    Sanjay Poonen
    EVP and GM, End-User Computing, VMware

    Sanjay_Poonen

    Interview Overview
    Sanjay Poonen stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about whether the key to success includes taking the complexities away and if VMware leads the mobile story. He provided insight into how they are handling the growth, what’s driving growth, the consumerization of business mobility and the enterprises that are not cloud native.
     
    Sanjay has stopped by theCUBE numerous times, including at VMworld 2014, VMworld 2013, and SAP Sapphire 2011.

    Ramesh Prabagaran
    VP of Products and Partnerships, Viptela

    Ramesh_Prabagaran

    Interview Overview
    Ramesh Prabagaran stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about optimizing your network, why enterprise network is stagnant and solving the “one size fits all” enterprise mentality. He provided insight into how Viptela is revolutionizing WAN, the speed to get up and running with Viptela and how Viptela is disrupting the market.
     
    This was Ramesh’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Pablo Roesch
    Director of Technical Marketing, VMware

    Pablo_Roesch

    Interview Overview
    Pablo Roesch and Sakthi Chandra stopped by theCUBe and chatted with Dave Vellante about the performance labs that allow conference attendees use their products. They provided insight into the infrastructure to run the labs and what EMC XtremIO is working on next.

    Rodney Rogers
    Founder/CEO, Virtustream

    Rodney_Rogers

    Interview Overview
    Rodney Rogers stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about what happened with the Virtustream acquisition, how they were able to make the transition from enterprise to cloud and how customers are looking at a multi-cloud environment. He also provided insight into how to rationalize one cloud, the developer angle and what’s coming next for Virtustream.
     
    This was Rodney’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Benny Schnaider
    Co-Founder, Chairman and President, Ravello

    Benny_Schnaider

    Interview Overview
    Benny Schnaider stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely about Ravello’s role in the hybrid cloud discussion and their relationship with WMware. He provided insight into what customers are asking for in terms of cloud, understanding the use cases of CloudBursting and how containers fit in with Ravello.
     
    This was Benny’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Greg Smith
    Sr Director, Product and Technical Marketing, Nutanix

    Greg_Smith

    Interview Overview
    Greg Smith and Bob Dussault stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about infrastructure challanges at Hallmark before Nutanix, how they transitioned to Nutanix and the reason for hyper converged. They provided insight into what to consider when going through this type of transition, changes in security and the DevOps story from Nutanix.
     
    This was Greg’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Pete Sonsini
    General Partner, NEA

    Pete_Sonsini

    Interview Overview
    Pete Sonsini stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about how he tackles deciding which opportunities to invest in. He provided insight into how technologies will become a reality, the unsuccessful trends NEA invested in, their investment with 3PAR and other current investments.

    Jonathan Stinson
    System Administrator, Hendrick Medical

    Jonathan_Stinson

    Interview Overview
    Jonathan Stinson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the hands-on experience he’s getting at VMworld and new solutions he is looking into. He provided insight into how Hendrick Medical is 80% virtualized, how they are constantly improving and what they have virtualized.

    Rob Strechay
    Director of Product Marketing & Management, HP Storage

    Rob_Strechay

    Interview Overview
    Rob Strechay stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman about what hyperconvergence is to HP Storage and what they announced a few weeks ago. He provided insight into whether virtualization of VMware is really that simple, what all the mega trends mean, HP’s relationship with EVO and VSAN, and what’s coming next for HP Storage.
     
    Rob last stopped by theCUBE at HP Discover Barcelona 2014.

    Paul Strong
    CTO Global Field, VMware

    Paul_Strong

    Interview Overview
    Paul Strong and Sheryl Chamberlain stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about Vm Women’s Leadership Program, the state of the conversation about woman leadership and the diversity project. They provided insight into the cultural shift, migration between careers and what they would change in elementary schools.
     
    This was Paul’s first time visiting theCUBE!

    George Teixeira
    President & CEO, DataCore Software

    George_Teixeira

    Interview Overview
    George Teixeira and Dustin Fennell stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the CIO perspective, the evolution of architecture and why Dustin moved to DataCore. They provided insight into the current trends in hyperconvergence, where VMware VSAN stands and how having fewer resources changes an environment.
     
    This was George’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Brad Tompkins
    CEO, VMUG

    Brad_Tompkins

    Interview Overview
    Brad Tompkins stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely about what lead him to becoming the CEO of VMUG. He provided insight into their plan to get to the next level, keeping up with everything VMware does and how VMware sees the value in VMUG.
     
    This was Brad’s first time visiting theCUBE.

    Jayshree Ullal
    President & CEO, Arista Networks

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    Interview Overview
    Jayshree Ullal stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about Arista Networks going from a private company to a public company. She provided insight into SDN in the beginning, how software drives the industry and how the focus has become about workloads and workflows.
     
    Jayshree has stopped by theCUBE before at Node Summit 2012, VMworld 2012, and VMworld 2011.

    Narayan Venkat
    CMO, Tegile

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    Interview Overview
    Narayan Venkat stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and David Floyer about what Tegile does and how they can work with all Flash and hybrid within the same system. He provided insight into looking at the performance and economics when deploying a system and how they are differentiating from other storage companies.
     
    Narayan stopped by theCUBE at Oracle Open World 2013.

    Ed Walsh
    CEO, Catalogic Software

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    Interview Overview
    Ed Walsh and Charles Fan stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the keynote addresses, the relationship between cataloging and developing and simplyfying the work flows. They provided insight into the state of automated management, how Catalogic fits into VMware’s storage strategy and the amount of data about data.
     
    Interview Overview
    Ed Walsh and Bina Hallman stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about what IBM and Catalogic Software have brought to the conference. They provided insight into the conversations with customers and the problems they are helping to solve and what Catalogic Software and IBM are doing together.
     
    Ed has stopped by theCUBE numerous times, including at IBM Edge 2015, IBM Insight 2014, IBM Edge 2013, and IBM Edge 2012.

    Shaun Walsh
    VP Corporate Marketing and NA America Sales, QLogic

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    Interview Overview
    Shaun Walsh stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely about why he moved to QLogic and the state of fibre channel. He provided insight into the status of the 25 gig ethernet, hwo the traditional OEM is changing, hyperconvergence trends and what’s going on with the open compute space.
     
    Shaun has stopped by theCUBE before at IBM Edge 2013.

    Andy Warfield
    CTO & Co-Founder, Coho Data

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    Interview Overview
    Andy Warfield stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what Coho Data is up to, the larger challenges of storage and how many customers are trusting storage to smaller companies. He provided insight into the dynamic between latency and capacity, how Coho Data addresses the question of workloads and “appliansizing” with AWS.
     
    Andy stopped by theCUBE last year at VMworld 2014.

    Howie Xu
    EIR / Investor

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    Interview Overview
    Howie Xu stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about what’s happening with hybrid cloud, the difference between resilience and agility and the impact of containers to virtualization. He provided insight into DevOps and the potential for vertical integration, why security architecture is the next big thing and the focus on business value.

    Renee Zaugg
    Vice President of Enterprise IT Infrastructure & Development, Aetna

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    Interview Overview
    Renee Zaugg stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick about the VMwomen Panel. She provided insight into unconscious bias, how change requires intention, the disruption required by leaders in the industry and working unbias practices into your daily schedule.

    vBrownBag Panel Discussion
    Alastair Cooke, vBrownBag and Cody Bunch, vBrownBag
    Host: Stu Miniman

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    Interview Overview
    Alastair Cooke and Cody Bunch of vBrownBag spoke on a panel hosted by Stu Miniman. They discussed who vBrownBag is, how open source means community generated knowledge, and how the relationship with VMware has changed. They provided insight into popular topics that vBrownBag covers, career development and how all of their content is free to consume.

    VirtSecurity Podcast with Mike Foley, VMware; Hemma Prafullchandra, HyTrust; Simon Crosby, Bromium
    Host: Edward Haletky

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    Interview Overview
    Mike Foley, Hemma Prafullchandra and Simon Crosby stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Edward Haletky of The Virtualization Practice about putting security on an untrusted platform. They discussed how software has often been placed on untrusted platforms and whether this may be continued in the future. Mike pointed out that security is a practice, not an action.
     

    Panel Discussion with Kenny Wilder, Fulton County Schools; Tod Huber, Master Lock Co; and Chris Skaling, FusionStorm
    Host: Stu Miniman

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    Interview Overview
    Kenny Wilder, Tod Huber and Chris Skaling stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about why they are looking at VMware. They shared details about the size of the IT team at Master Lock Co., what IT is like in Fulton County Schools and what FusionStorm focuses on with VMware.
     

    Containers Panel with Brandon Philips, CTO/Co-Founder, CoreOS; Nick Weaver, Director, Intel SDI Cloud Platforms; Sheng Liang, Co-Founder, RancherLabs
    Host: Brian Gracely

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    Interview Overview
    Brandon Philips, Nick Weaver and Sheng Liang stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Brian Gracely about building containers. They discussed the opportunity they identified in building a new foundation for containers.

    Hyperconvergence Panel with Chris Miller, Rolta AdvizeX; Gaetan Castelein, Sr Director, Product Management, VMware; Raj Yavatkar, Fellow and Chief Architect, VMware
    Host: Stu Miniman

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    Interview Overview
    Chris Miller, Gaetan Castelein and Raj Yavatkar stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about what AdvizeX and VMware is working on. They discussed what hyperconverged means to them and their clients and the trends emerging quickly in the marketplace.

    Geek Whisperers Podcast Panel: John Troyer, Geek Whisperers; Amy Lewis, Geek Whisperers; Matt Brender, Geek Whisperers
    Host: Scott Lowe

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    Interview Overview
    John Troyer, Amy Lewis and Matt Brender stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Scott Lowe of VMware about when you knew that virtualization was the right direction. They discussed the transition to blogging, tips on making transitions and what you look for as a senior technologist.

    Cloud Native Apps Panel: Matt Stine, Product Manager, Pivotal; Kevin Fishner, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hashicorp; Radhesh Balakrishnan, GM of OpenStack, Red Hat
    Hosts: Brian Gracely

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    Interview Overview
    Matt Stine, Kevin Fishner and Radhesh Balakrishnan stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Brian Gracely about what modern day apps look like, what the new applications mean when talking about software structure and how to explain your platform to customers. They discussed the difference between opinionated versus non-opinionated platforms.

    CloudOps Panel: Shiv Agarwal, Arkin; Madhura Maskasky, Platform9; and John Blumenthal, CloudPhysics
    Hosts: Brian Gracely

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    Interview Overview
    Shiv Agarwal, Madhura Maskasky and John Blumenthal stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Brian Gracely about the types of problems they are able to solve using VMware. They discussed how customers make sense of certain solutions, working in a disruptive space and the challenges of data science.
     
     
     

    Get ready for VMworld 2015 with these theCUBE interviews from VMworld 2014

    VMworld 2014 – theCUBE Event Page
    VMworld 2014 – Wikibon Event Page
    VMworld 2014 – YouTube Archives

    VMworld 2013 – theCUBE Event Page
    VMworld 2013 – Wikibon Event Page
    VMworld 2013 – YouTube Archives

    NetApp MVP Customer Appreciation Event at VMworld 2013 – theCUBE Event Page
    NetApp MVP Customer Appreciation Event at VMworld 2013 – YouTube Archives

    VMworld 2012 – Wikibon Event Page
    VMworld 2012 – YouTube Archives

    VMworld 2011 – Wikibon Event Page
    VMworld 2011 – YouTube Archives

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