Featured on "Home Gadget Geeks" Episode #299 "Paul Braren from TinkerTry, Now With VMware- HGG299"

Posted by Paul Braren on Mar 4 2017 in
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    Jim Collison https://twitter.com/jcollison was joined by Paul Braren from https://TinkerTry.com for show #299 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.


    It's been about 9 months since I've had the opportunity to be on Jim's show, and we briefly revisit my experiences with the eero and the ecobee3. We also discuss Windows-to-Go like behavior with USB-C connections to a 2TB SSD I plucked from a laptop, along with virtualization, efficient home datacenters, and a bit about M.2 NVMe storage. We talked a bit about my career, and my month long book writing trip to Germany, and we even discussed Veeam Endpoint Backup, now called Veeam Agent for Windows, which admittedly lacks dedupe on in the free version. And we got into success with [NVMe and Optane](Technical details about Intel Optane Memory quietly announced, coming to 7th Gen Core Processors first). This was right around when I forgot to point out that a VMware vSAN (formerly known as Virtual SAN) can be thought of as a RAID of several HDDs or SSD tied together over a high-speed network, with 10GbE needed for an all flash configuration. Various types of SSDs can be used as the caching layer. Also managed to forget to say how stoked I am to actually be working at VMware now, in case you can't already tell.


    Thankfully, Xeon D servers all have 10GbE, but there will be challenges attempting this at home, if done right, with awesome performance, which is kind of my thing. There is one colleague I got to meet already who has gone and created quite the traveling demo rig already, featuring, you guessed it, Xeon D! Note also what the working title is for my upcoming March 23 2017 presentation at the New York City VMUG, How my failed tinkering with RAID SSD caching led to NVMe home lab success and a VMware vSAN job.

    Finally, see also the particularly friendly and fun chat transcript.

    Shownotes & Video


    Detailed shownotes, podcast feeds to subscribe to, and an easy way to leave desperately needed reviews, all found right over at Jim's source page:


    Learn even more about future storage

    If you're interested in learning a bit more about how vSAN and dedupe works, see this set of excellent videos recently produced by VMware's Jeff Hunter.

    Introduction to VMware vSAN, by Jeff Hunter, VMware.
    VMware vSAN Deduplication and Compression, by Jeff Hunter, VMware.

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