And... that's a wrap! It's been almost two weeks now, and truth be told, I'm still playing catch up from VMworld 2016. This is my 13th VMworld event, and I always come home feeling like I am left wanting. No, not in a bad way, it just seems like I never have enough time to accomplish everything on my TODO list.
As vmworld 2016 comes to a close here is a wrap up of what you missed.
Liquidware Labs Graphics and User Lifecycle Managment presentation from vmworld 2016 at the nvidia booth.
While at VMworld 2016, VMblog takes part in a great customer case study discussion between Velostrata co-founder and CEO, Issy Ben-Shaul, and Velostrata customer, Sandisk. The pair discusses how Sandisk became a customer, the business problems they were trying to solve before working with Velostrata, the short and long term business benefits Sandisk has received by using Velostrata, and more.
Founded in 2014, Velostrata provides software solutions that give enterprises cloud workload mobility. Velostrata's founders realized that many of the issues that kept enterprises from adopting public cloud for production workloads centered around the risk, cost, time, and complexity of migrating storage. So, they asked the fundamental question, "why not decouple compute from storage?"
VMBlog stops by the Quali booth during vmworld 2016 and gets a demo of Cloud Sandbox, a DevOps Automation tool.
VMBlog visits the splunk booth during DockerCon 2016 in Seattle, WA. We first speak with Bill Emmett, Director, Solutions Marketing who gives us an overview of the company and how they fit into the Docker ecosystem, then we get a product demo from Marc Chéné, Principal Product Manager.
VMBlog visits the twistlock booth during DockerCon 2016 in Seattle, WA.
VMBlog visits the Rancher booth during DockerCon 2016 in Seattle, WA. Rancher is a complete, open-source platform for managing containers. By supporting Kubernetes, Mesos, and Docker Swarm, Rancher makes it easy to run any containerized application, on any infrastructure.
VMBlog visits the Signal fx booth during DockerCon 2016 in Seattle, WA.
VMBlog visits the navops booth during DockerCon 2016 in Seattle, WA.
VMBlog speaks with Ken Oestreich, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Cloud Services at Citrix during Citrix Synergy 2016.
Ken Oestreich is senior director of product marketing for Cloud Services, a role in which he helps drive the convergence of cloud, desktops and application delivery at Citrix. For more than 20 years, he has led marketing in the converged infrastructure, cloud computing, and network identity spaces. Oestreich specializes in new product introductions and new category development.
Oestreich began his career in electrical engineering, controlling adaptive optics with Litton Industries. He was also with Sun Microsystems in various new product management capacities. Prior to Citrix, Oestreich was with EMC, where he helped develop cloud computing and IT-as-a-service strategies. Previously, Oestreich held leadership positions with Egenera Inc. and Cassatt Corp.
Oestreich holds an MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
VMBlog speaks with Calvin Hsu, Vice President, Product Marketing, Windows App Delivery at Citrix during Citrix Synergy 2016.
Calvin Hsu is responsible for the go-to-market strategy for the market-leading Citrix desktop virtualization solutions, XenDesktop and XenApp. Hsu leads the team that is evangelizing centralized desktop delivery as a primary enabler of customer initiatives, such as BYO, enterprise mobility and business continuity and is helping to drive an industry transition to delivering desktops and apps from the cloud.
Since joining Citrix in 2004, Hsu has helped the company launch major software releases of both XenDesktop and XenApp. Hsu has over 15 years of experience in software technology marketing and management, and prior to Citrix led product marketing for an enterprise storage virtualization software company. Hsu also has experience in data quality management and database requirement methodologies, and was a management consultant to federal government agencies.
Hsu holds a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
VMBlog speaks with Manoj Raisinghani, Vice President Mobility Platforms, of Citrix during Citrix Synergy 2016.
Manoj Raisinghani leads the worldwide go-to-market strategy and its execution for enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions at Citrix. This includes establishing market leadership for Citrix mobility and enabling field sales. Raisinghani’s role allows channel teams to position and sell solutions that deliver comprehensive mobility management and security of devices, apps and data.
Prior to Citrix, Raisinghani led product marketing and go-to-market strategy for the datacenter automation and cloud management group at HP. For the last 18 years, he has led teams in technology architecture, product management, strategic insight management and business development for new and mature lines of business across consumer and enterprise segments.
As an entrepreneur in the San Francisco bay area, Raisinghani created and sold an application services start-up. Over the years, Raisinghani has been part of multiple business incubations in the areas of IT operations management, SaaS and cloud solutions.
Raisinghani earned a master’s degree in computer engineering from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s degree in electronics from the University of Mumbai.
VMBlog visits the Login VSI Booth during Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas.
VMBlog visits the Imprivata Booth during Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas.