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VMware vRealize Operations

Season 1, Ep. 5

How do you know if your infrastructure is working if you’re not monitoring it?

This podcast is a Tech Focus on VMware vRealize® Operations™ - VMware’s operations management and monitoring product. In this episode, Xtravirt Senior Consultant Simon Eady. chats to Cloud Insiders host Stuart Robinson about IT infrastructure management and monitoring and why organisations shouldn’t underestimate it’s importance, after all it could save your bacon. Simon also talks to us about VMware vROps, what it is and how it works and how it can make a difference to effective monitoring.


Read more about the importance of IT infrastructure monitoring in Simon's blog



Season 1, Ep. 4

In this Cloud Insiders episode, a Tech Focus on Docker - a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy and run applications by using containers. 


Find out what containers are, why organisations are using them and why Docker is the most popular platform for developers, with Cloud Insiders host Stuart Robinson and Xtravirt Senior Consultant Paul Kennard .



Season 1, Ep. 3

In this episode, Cloud Insiders host Stuart Robinson talks to Xtravirt Senior Consultant Steve Wood about VMware® AppDefense - a datacentre endpoint security product that protects applications running in virtualised environments.

Listen in to find out what AppDefense is, how it works, how it can be deployed and what it means for the security of IT infrastructure.

Steve has also put together a demo on deploying AppDefense, which you can view by going to:

This episode was recorded before the release of VMware's vSphere Platinum which as Steve alludes to in this episode now includes AppDefense.