vCatchup with… Martin Casado

3 Days after being at VMworld Barcelona I found myself on the other side of the planet at vForum Sydney being on booth duty for Nutanix, I was really lucky to have the chance to interview my next guest while I was there.  This vCatchup marks 1 year since I started the podcast, due to my new role I was unable to find the time to ‘hang out’ the whole conference and just interview who was attending (I think I interviewed about 6 people last year).  Ah well, such is the <exciting> life working for a startup 🙂

My next vCatchup of 2013 is with a very special guest Martin Casado @martin_casado who is now part of the VMware after his company Nicera was acquired for just shy of $1.2 Billion. I’d just like to thank Martin for taking time out of his busy schedule and contributing to this podcast, Thanks Martin!

What is vCatchup? vCatchup is basically an interview where two people get together and chew the fat about what’s current in the industry, what’s going on in the community and where things appear to be going.  I try and set 5/6 questions to give a framework to the interview. While the 2012 vCatchup’s we a look back on what had happened in 2012, the 2013 interviews are very much about looking forward and cover topics like predictions, Software Defined Networking and VMUG commitments. With the vCatchup it is my intention to seek the opportunity to interview a wide range of people from well know international guests to locals who have already began establishing a community presence for themselves. Enjoy the conversation and please provide some feedback!

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Here’s the list of questions we covered:

1. I believe this is your first vForum Sydney event, what do you hope to get out of it and so far how as it been different to VMworld and other US based events?
2. Have you previously been involved with User Groups like VMUG, will you be making any commitments to attend/present at any events this year?
3. Tell us about what it’s been like moving to VMware and how it’s different from working for a startup?
4. Software Defined Networking (this is a big topic for 2013) – why do you think VMware invested so heavily in this area and how do you think it will change the way we architect IT?
5. Tell us about your home lab, how do you ‘get your hands on the tools’?
6. I noticed you’re still involved with Stanford, how important has university been for you?

Thanks for viewing/listening to this series of interviews, and don’t forget, please spread the good word of the vCatchup!

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