At VMware Explore I was very intrigued by the sessions on vSphere Distributed Services Engine. After the session I briefly was in touch with Parag Chakraborty, Senior Product Line Manager for vSphere Distributed Services Engine (Project Monterey), and asked him if he wanted to join our podcast. Parag was enthusiastic and that is noticeable in this recording if you ask me. In this episode, he explains what is introduced in vSphere 8.0 by VMware with the vSphere Distributed Services Engine, why VMware is building a solution for SmartNICs/DPUs, what the benefits and use cases are, and goes over some operational considerations when adopting this new technology. It does make me wonder what datacenter infrastructure will look like in 10 years! Listen now via Spotify (spoti.fi/3S5NH3o), Apple (apple.co/3TqeRTr), or below via the embedded player.