Episode 67 - Interview with John Nicholson at VeeamON 2017

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In this episode MVP Allan Rafuse @AllanRafuse and myself MVP Dave Kawula @DaveKawula sat down with fellow Veeam Vanguard John Nicholson from VMWare. 
John is with VMWare Storage and Availability Technical Marketing Architect focusing on VSAN.  We had an amazing chat about HyperConverged infrastructure and it was really nice to get John's take on the industry in General.   We learned the VMWare VSAN has an annual run rate of 300/mil and is really proving the HyperConvergence is here to stay.  We are seeing Secondary Storage declining and 85 % of customer use cases at Dell/EMC are a good target for HyperConverged Infrastructure. 
We learned what some of the top target verticals are for VSAN.
He also answered a key question and that was what Workloads should not be run on HyperConverged Infrastructure. 
Lastly we chatted about NVME and how it will take over the Modern DataCenter. 
Here is a little bit more information on John:
John Nicholson
vExpert 2013-2015. Enjoys syslog deep dives, and can telepathically sense slow and undersized storage.
He actively blogs at:


HyperV, VMWare



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