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VMworld 2016: (Las Vegas, NV)

VMworld 2016

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Special Features
Day One Kickoff
John Furrier and Stu Miniman kicked off VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, CA.
 
VMworld 2016 Day 1 Keynotes
Keynote addresses from day one at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, CA.
 
Day One Wrap Up
Hosts John Furrier, Stu Miniman, John Walls and Marc Farley wrap Up day one of coverage at VMworld 2016 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
Day Two Kickoff
John Furrier and Stu Miniman kick off day two of coverage from VMworld 2016 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
Day Two Keynotes
Keynote addresses on Tuesday, August 30th 2016 from VMworld 2016 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
Day Two Wrap Up
Hosts John Furrier, Stu Miniman, Keith Townsend, and Peter Burris wrap up day two of coverage from VMworld 2016 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.
 
Day Three Kick Off
John Furrier, Stu Miniman, Peter Burris, and David Floyer kick off day three of VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.
 
Day Three Wrap Up
Stu Miniman wraps up coverage from VMworld 2016 with hosts Marc Farley, Keith Townsend & John Troyer.
 

Featured Interviews

Michael Dell
Founder & CEO, Dell

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Interview Overview
Michael Dell stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about what’s happening with the merger between Dell and EMC. He also provided insight into what the ecosystem means in this new era, where VMware is in this evolving multi-cloud ecosystem, and where disruption is coming from.
 
Michael Dell has visited theCUBE many times, including EMC World 2016, DellWorld 2015, and Dell World 2014.
 

Pat Gelsinger
CEO, VMware

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Interview Overview
Pat Gelsinger stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the highlights from his keynote address and the big announcement. He also provided insight into other clouds coming into the field, Amazon going after the enterprise, and the biggest disruption he is watching.
 
Pat Gelsinger has visited theCUBE many times, including VMworld 2015, EMC World 2014, VMworld 2014, and EMC World 2015.
 

Guests Interviewed

Stephen Aldous
Product Manager, HPE

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Interview Overview
Stephen Aldous and Gagan Bhatia stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about HPE’s presence at VMworld and the HPE Software offerings. They also provided insight into fitting composable into the VMware ecosystem, hot features from HPE Storage and Software, multiple environment support possibilities, and much more.
 
This was Stephen’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Michael Anderson
Director of IT PGA TOUR Superstore

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Interview Overview
Michael Anderson and Michael Boone stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the IT make up if CompliancePoint. They also provided insight into the challenges they are facing, customer expectations, and how the changes they have implemented have affected the buying experience.
 

Randy Arseneau
CMO, INFINIDAT

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Interview Overview
Randy Arseneau and Steve Kenniston stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about INFINIDAT’s different take on Flash. They also provided insight into fitting composable into the predictions of spinning disc and the reality of it, all-Flash array performance in a mainframe reliable solution, applying cloud to INFINIDAT’s customer engagements, and much more.
 

Josh Atwell
Developer Advocate, NetApp SolidFire

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Interview Overview
John Atwell and Tim Carr stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the journey to get where they are. They also provided insight into people on the DevOps track, how they approach their customers, and advice for others.
 

Ken Barth
CEO, Catalogic Software

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Interview Overview
Ken Barth and Vaughn Stewart stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about what Pure Storage does and what led to incredibly fast growth. They also provided insight into the gap they are filling, how their solution is going to be delivered, and what the perfect customer is.
 
This was Ken’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Gagan Bhatia
Operations Project Manager, HPE

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Interview Overview
Gagan Bhatia and Stephen Aldous stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about HPE’s presence at VMworld and the HPE Software offerings. They also provided insight into fitting composable into the VMware ecosystem, hot features from HPE Storage and Software, multiple environment support possibilities, and much more.
 
This was Gagan’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Brian Biles
CEO, Datrium

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Interview Overview
Brian Biles and Benjamin Craig stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Marc Farley about the technology Northrim Bank is using and how they selected Datrium. They also provided insight into the approach Datrium is taking, how the storage is provisioned, and how VMware is meeting their needs.
 

Peter Bookman
Global Strategist, Sphere 3D

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Interview Overview
Peter Bookman, Denny Phillips, and David Oscher stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the energy and ecosystem of partners at VMware. They also provided insight into whether legacy applications can be married to new technology, virtualizing graphics and what the channel brings, looking at channel partners to uplevel their skills, and much more.
 

Michael Boone
Vice President and General Manager of IT Services Division, CompliancePoint

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Interview Overview
Michael Boone and Michael Anderson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the IT make up if CompliancePoint. They also provided insight into the challenges they are facing, customer expectations, and how the changes they have implemented have affected the buying experience.
 
This was Michael’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Michele Borovac
VP Marketing, Velostrata

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Interview Overview
Michele Borovac and Sash Sunkara stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the background of Velostrata and Rackware. They also provided insight into what’s really being done in the enterprise today with cloud, where cloud adoption with the customer base is at, and much more.
 
This was Michele’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Justin Brooks
Systems Engineer, Pitt Ohio

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Interview Overview
Justin Brooks and Steven Senecal stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the difficulty of transitioning from UCS to Simplivity. They also provided insight into Travelport’s experience with Simplivity, experiencing the new reduced latency in operations, and much more.
 
This was Justin’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Steve Bunch
Manager, Server and Storage, Wabash National

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Interview Overview
Steve Bunch and Sachin Chheda stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the evolution of IT at Wabash National and how they came to Nutanix. They also provided insight into the first piece in bringing Wabash to hyper-converged solutions, the Nutanix rollout and recent expantion, and much more.
 

Brian Carmody
CTO, INFINIDAT

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Interview Overview
Brian Carmody and Matt Rademacher stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the relationship of INFINIDAT and DSW. They also provided insight into choosing INFINIDAT amoung other competitors, moving through the process of deployment and migration, and much more.
 

Tim Carr
Senior Solutions Architect, AHEAD

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Interview Overview
Tim Carr and John Atwell stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the journey to get where they are. They also provided insight into people on the DevOps track, how they approach their customers, and advice for others.
 

Lee Caswell
VP of Products, VMware Storage & Availability BU

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Interview Overview
Lee Caswell and David Convery stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and Peter Burris about how far virtualization has come. They also provided insight into whether customers want to pay more attention to business and less to how the IT works, if it’s what the application needs, and the amount of time that is saved by talking to developers.
 

Sachin Chheda
Solutions Marketing, Nutanix

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Interview Overview
Sachin Chheda and Steve Bunch stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the evolution of IT at Wabash National and how they came to Nutanix. They also provided insight into the first piece in bringing Wabash to hyper-converged solutions, the Nutanix rollout and recent expantion, and much more.
 

Rob Commins
VP of Marketing, Tegile Solutions

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Interview Overview
Rob Commins stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and Stu Miniman about what the tipping point with Flash has been. He also provided insight into some of the performance use cases, the biggest challenges with customers, whether customers are asking for operational changes, and much more!
 

Tim Conley
Principal, ATS Group

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Interview Overview
Tim Conley and Mark Ward stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and Stu Miniman about the background of Cobalt Iron and the ATS Group. They also provided insight into data protection changes in the last two to three years, solving complexity issues in dealing with multiple stacks, and much more!
 

David Convery
Principal Data Center Architect, CDW

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Interview Overview
David Convery and Lee Caswell stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and Peter Burris about how far virtualization has come. They also provided insight into whether customers want to pay more attention to business and less to how the IT works, if it’s what the application needs, and the amount of time that is saved by talking to developers.
 

Aaron Coody
System Administrator, Scott Equipment

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Interview Overview
Aaron Coody and Clint Parrish stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and Stu Miniman about the technology solutions that Scott Equipment has adopted. They also provided insight into addressing needs to move forward in technology, using VersaStack for the small business, meeting the IoT demands of the heavy equipment industry, and much more!
 

Benjamin Craig
CIO, Northrim Bank

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Interview Overview
Benjamin Craig and Brian Biles stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Marc Farley about the technology Northrim Bank is using and how they selected Datrium. They also provided insight into the approach Datrium is taking, how the storage is provisioned, and how VMware is meeting their needs.
 
This was Benjamin’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Peter Cutts
VP, Global Solutions, EMC Converged Platform Division

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Mike Davis
CMO, NooBaa

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Interview Overview
Mike Davis and Yuval Dimnik stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and John Walls about what NooBaa does and where the name came from. They also provided insight into what differentiates them, how virtualization fits into their story, and whether they are compatible with the API.
 

Kevin Deierling
VP of Marketing, Mellanox

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Interview Overview
Kevin Deierling stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and guest host Keith Townsend about the announcement from Mellanox offering complete inbox support and RoCE. He also provided insight into unpacking RoCE, how NVME is a step above the traditional SAAS, how Mellanox interacts with SDN and VMware’s NSX, and much more!
 

Dom Delfino
SVP, WW Systems Engineers, VMware NSBU

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Interview Overview
Dom Delfino stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and guest host Keith Townsend about his impressions of VMworld 2016. He also provided insight into looking at VMware’s road map, the level of understanding about SDN among customers, customers using NSX and what it costs, and much more!
 

Yuval Dimnik
CEO, NooBaa

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Interview Overview
Yuval Dimnik and Mike Davis stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and John Walls about what NooBaa does and where the name came from. They also provided insight into what differentiates them, how virtualization fits into their story, and whether they are compatible with the API.
 
This was Yuval’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Paul Durzan
Vice President, HPE

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Interview Overview
Paul Durzan stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and guest host Keith Townsend about the recent launch of HPE Hyper Converged. He also provided insight into hyper converged and the new HPE composable, moving to composable with HPE OneView, the road map and what to expect from HPE, and much more!
 

Josh Epstein
VP of Global Marketing, Kaminario

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Interview Overview
Josh Epstein and Dani Golan stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and guest host Keith Townsend about the storage ecosystem and Kaminario offering storage solutions since 2008. They also provided insight into Kaminario’s place in the storage competition, digital transformation and the infrastructure strategy, getting new business value out of data, and much more!
 

Mike Feld
CTO, Baystate Health

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Interview Overview
Mike Feld stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and guest host Keith Townsend about the scope of technology for Baystate Health. They also provided insight into the adoption of hyper convergence in health care, what led Baystate Health to transition to using virtual SAN, Baystate key metrics and advantages with storage costs and VSAN, and much more!
 
This was Mike’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Jim Ganthier
Vice President and General Manager, Engineered Systems, HPC, and Cloud, Dell

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Interview Overview
Jim Ganthier stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and John Troyer about where we are with engineered systems and what customers are saying. He also provided insight into how they are approaching the portfolio, whether the path is leading to more engineered systems, and where Dell adds value in both hardware and software.
 
Interview Overview: Jim and Yanbing
Jim Ganthier and Yanbing Li stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and John Troyer about the impact of new solutions and the importance of storage. They also provided insight into what’s happening with traditional storage buyers, how modern applications fit in with hyper converged, and adoption in the ecosystem by IT.
 
Jim Ganthier was previously on theCUBE at Red Hat Summit 2015, Dell World 2015, HP Discover Las Vegas 2014, and HP Discover Barcelona 2013.
 

John Gilmartin
GM & VP, Integrated Systems Business Unit, VMware

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Interview Overview
John Gilmartin stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and John Walls about the Cloud Management Suite and the components inside the Cloud Foundation. He also provided insight into what they are trying to get done, how the interconnection between different locations works, and how the IBM partnership fits into the vCloud Air Network.
 
John Gilmartin has previously visited theCUBE at EMC World 2016 and VMworld 2014.
 

Dani Golan
CEO, Kaminario

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Interview Overview
Dani Golan and Josh Epstein stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and guest host Keith Townsend about the storage ecosystem and Kaminario offering storage solutions since 2008. They also provided insight into Kaminario’s place in the storage competition, digital transformation and the infrastructure strategy, getting new business value out of data, and much more!
 
This was Dani’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Doug Hazelman
VP of Product Strategy & Chief Evangelist, Veeam

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Interview Overview
Doug Hazelman and Ratmir Timashev stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and guest host Keith Townsend about how Veeam is a disruptor and how they are navigating the VMware ecosystem. They also provided insight into Veeam’s innovations and early arrival in the virtualization world, fitting into the hybrid cloud world, the changing relationship between IT and business, and much more!
 

Dr. Steve Herrod
Managing Director, General Catalyst

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Interview Overview
Dr. Steve Herrod stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about what the VC future looks like from an investing aspect. He also provided insight into the hacking phase, how to bring the developer space to VMware, and talk about the progress on cloud management at VMware.
 

Eric Herzog
VP Marketing, IBM Storage

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Interview Overview
Eric Herzog stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about why storage matters in the cloud. He also provided insight into the three key trends in storage, diverse choices and IBM’s competitive storage strategy, how IBM regained their “mojo” in storage”, and much more!
 

George Hope
VP of Global Channels, SimpliVity

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Interview Overview
George Hope stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and John Walls about why storage matters in the cloud. He also provided insight into the three key trends in storage, diverse choices and IBM’s competitive storage strategy, how IBM regained their “mojo” in storage”, and much more!
 

Bask Iyer
SVP & Chief Information Officer, VMware

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Interview Overview
Bask Iyer stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Keith Townsend about what has changed with VMware over the year and what’s new in the change of technologies. He also provided insight into the relationship with your internal developers and your infrastructure, how customers apply what’s going on at VMworld, and how the role of STEM and Women in Tech has changed IT.
 
Bask Iyer has previously visited theCUBE at VMworld 2015.
 

Don Jones
VP of ISV Strategic Alliances, HPE

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Interview Overview
Don Jones and Chuck Smith stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about HPE’s partnership with VMware. They also provided insight into dealing with the fact that VMware wants to be independent, the trend of IOT, and where the investment is at from an innovation strategy with VMware.
 

Christos Karamanoli
Fellow & CTO, VMware Storage & Availability BU

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Interview Overview
Christos Karamanoli stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and John Walls about where VMware fits into the public cloud. He also provided insight into the VMware development process, integrating the traditional VMware with the future cloud-based world, and much more!
 
Christos Karamanoli previously visited theCUBE at VMworld 2015.
 

Bill Karpovich
GM, IBM Cloud Platform

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Interview Overview
Bill Karpovich stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and John Walls about the IBM cloud platform and VMware expanding the relationship. He also provided insight into the demand for cloud and bringing enterprise customers to IBM and VMware, the multi cloud realization and the IBM portfolio approach, and much more!
 

Rami Katz
VP Product Management, EMC XtremIO

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Interview Overview
Rami Katz stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and John Walls about EMC’s hands-on lab at VMworld 2016. He also provided insight into EMC providing a dynamic environment for the customer, EMC solving the problem of accessing storage quickly, the architectural advantage of XtremIO, and much more!
 

Steve Kenniston
VP Product Marketing, INFINIDAT

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Interview Overview
Steve Kenniston and Randy Arseneau stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about INFINIDAT’s different take on Flash. They also provided insight into fitting composable into the predictions of spinning disc and the reality of it, all-Flash array performance in a mainframe reliable solution, applying cloud to INFINIDAT’s customer engagements, and much more.
 

Amir Khan
CEO, Viptela

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Interview Overview
Amir Khan stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and Keith Townsend about what it means to be an infrastructure provider for the 21st century. He also provided insight into what to consider when optimizing your operations, how to differentiate yourself in the marketplace, and why it’s important to scale the different layers of the enterprise.
 
This was Amir’s first time visiting theCUBE!
 

Poojan Kumar
Co-Founder and CEO, PernixData

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Interview Overview
Poojan Kumar and Sunil Potti stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about PernixData getting acquired and the motivation behind it. They also provided insight into the partnership with Cisco, thought on cloud in general, and whether performance is a situational issue.
 

Yanbing Li
SVP & GM, Storage and Availability, VMware

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Interview Overview: Yanbing and Jim
Yanbing Li and Jim Ganthier stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and John Troyer about the impact of new solutions and the importance of storage. They also provided insight into what’s happening with traditional storage buyers, how modern applications fit in with hyper converged, and adoption in the ecosystem by IT.
 
Interview Overview: Yanbing and Rawlison
Yanbing Li and Rawlinson Rivera stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about what’s new with VSAN. They also provided insight into the importance of VSAN, whether customers think all the products work well together, the relationship around VASN and all the other storage systems, and much more!
 

Robin Matlock
CMO, VMware

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Interview Overview
Robin Matlock stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about how the VMware ecosystem is evolving. She also provided insight into innovating in the cross cloud architecture, managing the logistics of VMworld, Michel’s Dell’s commitment to VMware, and much more!
 

Rod Mathews
SVP & GM, Data Protection, Barracuda

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Interview Overview
Rod Mathews stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and Peter Burris about the problem of Ransomware. He also provided insight into executive fraud and the importance of email security, data as an asset and the value of securing data, security concerns in IoT, and much more!
 

Vish Mulchand
Sr. Director Product Management & Marketing, HPE Storage

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Interview Overview
Vish Mulchand stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and John Troyer about how “all Flash all the time” is going. He also provided insight into how HPE Storage is fitting into VMware, whether the storage story changes when backing up to another Flash device, what’s next for Flash performance, and much more!
 

Nelson Nahum
CEO, Zadara Storage

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Interview Overview
Nelson Nahum stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and John Troyer about how the work Zadara Storage is doing is so relevant. He also provided insight into where Zadara Storage fits into VMware, the skills that practitioners need to learn to use Zadara, how their customers are approaching the new cloud world, and much more!
 

Julie O’Brien
VP Corporate Marketing, Nutanix

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Interview Overview
Julie O’Brien and Venugopal Pai stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about the Nutanix relationship with VMware. They also provided insight into the customers’ perspective of the interrelationship, how customers drove the Cisco news, and much more!
 

Patrick Osborne
Sr. Director Product Management & Marketing, HPE Storage

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Interview Overview
Patrick Osborne stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and John Troyer about his view on the ecosystem at HPE Storage. He also provided insight into what’s happening in the storage world and product management, the market for the appliance, how HPE Storage approaches the VMware ecosystem, and much more!
 

David Oscher
Channel Chief Sphere 3D

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Interview Overview
David Oscher, Denny Phillips, and Peter Bookman stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the energy and ecosystem of partners at VMware. They also provided insight into whether legacy applications can be married to new technology, virtualizing graphics and what the channel brings, looking at channel partners to uplevel their skills, and much more.
 

Venugopal Pai
VP of Alliances & Business Development, Nutanix

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Interview Overview
Venugopal Pai and Julie O’Brien stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about the Nutanix relationship with VMware. They also provided insight into the customers’ perspective of the interrelationship, how customers drove the Cisco news, and much more!
 

Clint Parrish
Enterprise IT Architect, VSS LLC.

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Interview Overview
Clint Parrish and Aaron Coody stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and Stu Miniman about the technology solutions that Scott Equipment has adopted. They also provided insight into addressing needs to move forward in technology, using VersaStack for the small business, meeting the IoT demands of the heavy equipment industry, and much more!
 

Ajay Patel
SVP, Product Development, VMware Cloud Services

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Interview Overview
Ajay Patel stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the new products in the VMware Business Unit for cloud. He also provided insight into what the VMware vCloud Air Network is, the comparison between the Azure Stack to the VMware Cloud Foundation, how to free up the enterprise budget for new development, and much more!
 

Denny Phillips
President, iPro

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Interview Overview
Denny Phillips, Peter Bookman, and David Oscher stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the energy and ecosystem of partners at VMware. They also provided insight into whether legacy applications can be married to new technology, virtualizing graphics and what the channel brings, looking at channel partners to uplevel their skills, and much more.
 

Sanjay Poonen
EVP & GM, End-User Computing, Head of Global Marketing and Communications, VMware

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  • Interview Overview
    Sanjay Poonen stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and John Troyer about the major announcements and highlights from the keynote addresses. He also provided insight into areas Airwatch is evolving, how the security story plays into the identity management, how to determine when the market is ready for a new service or product, and much more!
     
    Sanjay Poonen has visited theCUBE many times, including at VMworld 2015, VMworld 2014, and VMworld 2013.
     

    Sunil Potti
    Chief Product & Development Officer, Nutanix

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    Interview Overview
    Sunil Potti and Poojan Kumar stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about PernixData getting acquired and the motivation behind it. They also provided insight into the partnership with Cisco, thought on cloud in general, and whether performance is a situational issue.
     

    Matt Rademacher
    Infrastructure Architect, DSW

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    Interview Overview
    Matt Rademacher and Brian Carmody stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the relationship of INFINIDAT and DSW. They also provided insight into choosing INFINIDAT amoung other competitors, moving through the process of deployment and migration, and much more.
     
    This was Matt’s first time visiting theCUBE!
     

    Rajiv Ramaswami
    EVP & GM, Networking and Security, VMware

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    Interview Overview
    Rajiv Ramaswami stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and John Troyer about the clouds that VMware is going to be supporting. He also provided insight into security, encryption and micro segmentation; whether the blurring of the silos and automation changes the buying center; and much more!
     
    This was Rajiv’s first time visiting theCUBE!
     

    Rawlinson Rivera
    Principal Architect, Office of CTO, VMware

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    Interview Overview
    Rawlinson Rivera and Yanbing Li stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about what’s new with VSAN. They also provided insight into the importance of VSAN, whether customers think all the products work well together, the relationship around VASN and all the other storage systems, and much more!
     

    Cullen Ruegemer
    Senior Director, Project Management, HPE

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    Interview Overview
    Cullen Ruegemer stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and John Walls about the vibe of VMworld and the energy around HPE. He also provided insight into unpacking the hyper converged from a product and architectural viewpoint, the VMware component in the hyper converged solution, whether there is a prime target for hyper converged solutions, and much more!
     

    Chad Sakac
    President, EMC Converged Platform Division

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    Interview Overview
    Chad Sakac stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about whether customers will have fair access to VMware as an independent company. He also provided insight into how EMC stays relevant and plays a part in SAAS and the public cloud, the key sales pitch to the client, and much more!
     

    Calline Sanchez
    IBM VP of Storage Development

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    Interview Overview
    Calline Sanchez stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and John Walls about the engineering going into the advancement of Tape. She also provided insight into advantages of Tape over Flash, security and encryption with Tape, the physical storage needed and the necessity of hardware, and much more!
     
    This was Calline’s first time visiting theCUBE!
     

    Lawrence Schwartz
    CMO, SoftwareOne

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    Interview Overview
    Lawrence Schwartz stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about the background of SoftwareOne. He also provided insight into the Panera example of how a business moves into digital transformation, the cloud ecosystem today, VMware’s success with going beyond the base hypervisor, and much more!
     

    Steven Senecal
    Applied Structure Technologist, Travelport

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    Interview Overview
    Steven Senecal and Justin Brooks stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the difficulty of transitioning from UCS to Simplivity. They also provided insight into Travelport’s experience with Simplivity, experiencing the new reduced latency in operations, and much more.
     

    Scott Shadley
    Principal Technologist, Micron

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    Interview Overview
    Scott Shadley stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Marc Farely about the evolution of the data center. He also provided insight into what has to be done to make VSAN a perfect fit, feedback they receive from selling through other outlets, whether security is something that’s brought up a lot, and much more!
     

    Gil Shneorson
    EMC Converged Platforms Division

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    Interview Overview
    Gil Shneorson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Keith Townsend about the momentum of hyper-converged solutions. He also provided insight into the power of VSI for managing beyond the time to value, the ceiling of a hyper-converged solution, the migration of Dell, and much more!
     
    This was Gil’s first time visiting theCUBE!
     

    Chuck Smith
    VP & GM Americas Server Business Unit, HPE

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    Interview Overview
    Chuck Smith and Don Jones stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about HPE’s partnership with VMware. They also provided insight into dealing with the fact that VMware wants to be independent, the trend of IOT, and where the investment is at from an innovation strategy with VMware.
     

    Aaditya Sood
    CEO and Co-Founder, Calm.io

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    Interview Overview
    Aaditya Sood stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about why Nutanix acquired Calm.io. He also provided insight into how to understand more deeply the complexity of system interfaces, how DevOps is going mainstream, what’s happening in the multi cloud world, and much more!
     

    Vaughn Stewart
    Enterprise Architect and Chief Evangelist, Pure Storage

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    Interview Overview
    Vaughn Stewart and Ken Barth stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about what Pure Storage does and what led to incredibly fast growth. They also provided insight into the gap they are filling, how their solution is going to be delivered, and what the perfect customer is.
     
    Vaughn Stewart previously visited theCUBE at the NetApp MVP Event at VMworld 2013.
     

    Muddu Sudhakar
    VP & GM, Splunk

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    Interview Overview
    Muddu Sudhakar stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about how the public cloud is here to stay. He also provided insight into how to run your business in an intercloud world, how VMware fits into the machine learning and IoT world, how to enable the developer, and much more!
     

    Sash Sunkara
    CEO, RackWare

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    Interview Overview
    Sash Sunkara and Michele Borovac stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about the background of Velostrata and Rackware. They also provided insight into what’s really being done in the enterprise today with cloud, where cloud adoption with the customer base is at, and much more.
     
    This was Sash’s first time visiting theCUBE!
     

    Ratmir Timashev
    Co-Founder, Veeam

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    Interview Overview
    Ratmir Timashev and Doug Hazelman stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and guest host Keith Townsend about how Veeam is a disruptor and how they are navigating the VMware ecosystem. They also provided insight into Veeam’s innovations and early arrival in the virtualization world, fitting into the hybrid cloud world, the changing relationship between IT and business, and much more!
     

    Brad Tompkins
    CEO, VMUG

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    Interview Overview
    Brad Tompkins stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and John Troyer about VMUG services and the VMUG membership. He also provided insight into the special sauce behind the success of VMUG, how to keep local VMUG user groups centered, what the future of VMUG UserCons may look like, and much more!
     

    Satyam Vaghani
    Co-Founder and CTO, PernixData

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    Interview Overview
    Satyam Vaghani stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Stu Miniman about how things have changed over the past five years. He also provided insight into his thoughts on the VMware stack, what needs to be in place for to have open cloud for the data, where we are in power of the data ecosystem, and much more!
     
    This was Satyam’s first time visiting theCUBE!
     

    Bob Wambach
    VP of Marketing, EMC Converged Platform Division

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    Interview Overview
    Bob Wambach stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Keith Townsend about dynamics of the Dell and EMC relationship. He also provided insight into where EMC fits in the VMware environment, how cloud is bringing IT connection and agility, where customers begin using the cloud, and much more!
     

    Mark Ward
    Chief Operating Officer, Cobalt Iron

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    Interview Overview
    Mark Ward and Tim Conley stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Walls and Stu Miniman about the background of Cobalt Iron and the ATS Group. They also provided insight into data protection changes in the last two to three years, solving complexity issues in dealing with multiple stacks, and much more!
     
     
     
     

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