Listen and learn #VMWonAWS: VMware Cloud on AWS Unplugged Podcast Series

Our podcast series, VMware Cloud on AWS Unplugged, launched last year to a great reception. In case you missed any episodes, here’s a recap.

Last year, we launched the VMware Cloud on AWS Unplugged podcast series. And since then, we are inviting VMware experts as guest speakers to talk about a variety of topics related to VMware Cloud on AWS. As well as providing an overview of the service, our experts share key use cases, deep dive technical details on product features and capabilities, business continuity solutions, and new product announcements.

 

In this blog, I’ll recap the podcasts that have aired so far. We encourage you to listen to the episodes you might have missed: 

Episode #1: Overview of VMware Cloud on AWS

In this episode, we have covered overview of the service, key use cases, customer momentum and some of the key technical features and capabilities of VMware Cloud on AWS

Episode #2: Deep dive on Cloud Migration with VMware Cloud on AWS

In this episode, you will hear about key scenarios as to why customers want to migrate to cloud, basic challenges in cloud migration, how VMware Cloud on AWS resolves these challenges, technical details of some key features and capabilities it offers to seamlessly migrate your workloads, different workload mobility options, details around VMware HCX and how does it help in your workload migration, other tools and technologies that you can use to plan the migration etc.

Episode #3: Deep dive on Data Center Extension with VMware Cloud on AWS

In this episode, we have discussed about key scenarios wherein customers want to extend their data centers to cloud, typical challenges they face while extending their infrastructure to cloud, how VMware Cloud on AWS resolves these challenges and technical deep dive on some of the key features it provides to support hybrid operations across on-premises and cloud environment.

Episode #4: VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts Overview

In this episode, you will learn about overview of VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts, key use cases, differentiators, benefits of using cloud model on-premises in customer’s own data center, some of the hardware configurations we are offering, our Beta program and much more.

Episode #5: Business continuity with VMware Cloud on AWS

In this episode, we have talked about how VMware Cloud on AWS can help customers continue their business operations in any unplanned events where they are facing business disruptions. We have covered 3 key use cases here: Enabling remote workforce using Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS, Provide on-demand infrastructure capacity with VMware Cloud on AWS, Mitigate infrastructure risks with VMware Site Recovery on VMware Cloud on AWS- especially in case of any events when customers face physical infrastructure outage and there is not IT staff to manage the infrastructure at time of such events due to travel restrictions

Episode #6: Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Plus on VMware Cloud on AWS

Support of Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Plus on VMware Cloud on AWS helps customers deploy, scale and manage containerized workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS. In this episode, we have covered overview of TKG+ on VMware Cloud on AWS, its key capabilities, technical details of these capabilities, benefits of using this service, its support mode and much more.

Episode #7: Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS

In this episode, VMware experts have talked about how to setup Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in cloud with Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS. They have talked about key use cases, value propositions, main differentiators of this service etc. They have also covered how this solution is helping businesses continue their business operations by enabling remote workforce to work from home by setting up virtual desktops in the cloud in minutes.

Episode #8: Cloud Economics 101: VMware Cloud on AWS

In this episode, VMware’s cloud economists have talked about the basics of cloud economics and risks and blind spots that customers might miss while moving to the cloud. They have also discussed about Microsoft licensing on VMware Cloud on AWS and how VMware Cloud economists can help you build the business case and estimate the true cost of moving to the VMware Cloud on AWS.

Episode #9: Easy onboarding with customer success team

In this episode, VMware Cloud on AWS’s Customer Success team’s EMEA lead talks about how customer success team is useful to customers, how they can help customersonboard quickly on VMware Cloud on AWS and what is the secret sauce to achieving excellence in this hybrid cloud journey.

Episode #10: Modernize applications with AWS services integration

Today, businesses want to deliver modern digital experiences to their customers in order to compete in this digital transformation era. In line with that, customers want to modernize their applications after migrating those to VMware Cloud on AWS. In this episode, Aarthi Raju, Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon talks about how you can integrate your applications running in VMware Cloud on AWS with 175+ native AWS services.

Episode #11: Overview of VMware Cloud TAM program

Join experts from VMware Cloud Technical Account Management team to learn more about what is VMware Cloud TAM Program, the products/services VMware Cloud TAM covers, how they can help customers get onboarded onto the service and help them see better business outcomes and how can customers take advantage of this program.

Episode #12: Oracle on VMware Cloud on AWS

In this episode, VMware experts have talked about how VMware Cloud on AWS helps customers run their Business Critical Applications- specifically Oracle workloads in the cloud. They have also talked about the new strategic partnership with Oracle, key use cases and Oracle solutions that customers can run on VMware Cloud on AWS, licensing costs involved and much more

Episode #13: Automation on VMware Cloud on AWS

In this episode, VMware experts have talked about how you can approach Automation for VMware Cloud on AWS. They have talked about some of the key automation features and capabilities such as Infrastructure as Code, APIs, PowerCLI, SDKs, Next-gen Developer Experience and much more. They have also shared some of the great learning resources on Automation available on VMware Cloud Techzone.

Episode #14: Licensing Microsoft Products on VMware Cloud on AWS

In this episode, VMware experts have talked about key licensing changes announced by Microsoft on Oct 1 2019 and why it’s important for VMware Cloud on AWS. They have shared information about the impact of Windows Server licensing and SQL Server licensing changes on VMware Cloud on AWS, what are VMware responses to these changes, and what is the impact from the TCO standpoint.

Episode #15: vRealize Automation Cloud on VMware Cloud on AWS
As hybrid clouds are scaling, the need for a comprehensive automation framework becomes more pressing than ever. However, automation is such a broad area that can get intimidating for our VMware Cloud on AWS operators. In this podcast, Bill Roth is joined by the vRealize Automation Cloud product team to break down automation and discuss how the new “quick cloud automation setup” feature makes automation for VMware Cloud on AWS as easy as pie.

 

Every month, we are coming up with new podcast episodes. So, keep checking this blog post, listen to our podcast episodes and keep your knowledge about VMware Cloud on AWS up to date.

Meanwhile, if you would like to learn more about VMware Cloud on AWS, here are some learning resources for you and you can get started now with VMware Cloud on AWS by purchasing the service via web here.

 

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Sonali Desai

Product Line Marketing Manager at VMware

Sonali Desai is a Product Line Marketing Manager for VMware Cloud on AWS at VMware, Inc. Sonali has been working in IT industry for more than 15 years with experience ranging from Software Development, Product Management to Product Marketing. In her current role, she focuses on increasing the product awareness, launching new product features, social evangelism of the product and helping customers resolve their hybrid cloud challenges.

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