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    vmworld 2016

    Join us as we bring you live coverage from vmworld 2016. Aug 28 - Sept 1 | Mandalay Bay | Las Vegas Read More
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    DockerCon 2016

    Check out our recent coverage from DockerCon June 19-21, 2016 | Seattle Read More
  • Citrix Synergy 2016

    Citrix Synergy 2016

    Check out our recent coverage of Citrix Synergy from Las Vegas, NV | May 24-26, 2016 Read More
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    VeeamOn 2015

    The second annual VeeamOn Datacenter Availability conference
    Oct 26 - 29 | Aria Resort hotel | Las Vegas, NV Read More
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July 26, 2016

Zadara Storage closes the gap between Cloud Block Storage and Enterprise IT by providing a high performance, high availability, primary elastic block storage service at Public Cloud providers (Amazon, Rackspace, and OpSource). By providing cloud block storage for databases, e-commerce platforms and other block-based applications without requiring application re-architecture, our solution enables Enterprises, SaaS providers and Government entities to take full advantage of the Cloud.


July 26, 2016

SysTrack, Lakeside Software’s End User Computing Success Platform, enables IT to continuously understand the state and optimize the performance of EUC environments, both physical and virtual. SysTrack empowers IT to maximize visibility, minimize costs, automate support, and make evidence-based decisions.


July 26, 2016

Is your backup and disaster recovery software expensive and complicated? It shouldn't be. Vembu BDR can solve your backup and recovery needs at a fraction of the price you are paying now and even offers free desktop and laptop backups. Try it free today!


July 26, 2016

This video describes how Liquidware Labs develops their solutions aligned to a proprietary methodology that takes all the guesswork out of POCs and pilots speeding you to the new desktop environment quickly. Then Liquidware Labs solutions continue to reap benefit by reducing cost and complexity of production environments, extending your investment and payback as you grow and scale your next generation desktop environment.

July 21, 2016

In a few short weeks, somewhere north of 23,000 virtualization users are expected to converge on the streets of Sin City to take part in the annual virtualization reunion known as VMworld.

Yes, that's right.  VMworld 2016 has pulled up stakes from its traditional venue of San Francisco (thanks to renovation work being done at the Moscone Center -- literally, thank you, it's sort of time for a change of venue don't you think?), this year moving the convention to the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, August 28th - September 1st.

With the show fast approaching, I figured it was time to once again send out a sort of "survival guide" for those first time attendees or for those folks who might just want a refresher.  So here are a few tips and tricks to help make your VMworld event that much more successful if possible.  For those VMworld vets out there, keep me honest.  If I'm missing anything, please chime in or shoot me a note.

I've been to 13 VMworld events so far, yet each time I walk into the registration hall for the first time, it's like the very first time (only with 20,000 more people).

Let's begin!

July 18, 2016

As part of VMblog's live VMworld 2016 coverage coming up next month, we're in the process of working up our schedules to make sure we can see and learn as much as possible when the show kicks off.  VMworld is the leading virtualization event, and there is no shortage of great information coming out of the keynotes, the breakout sessions, the networking and more.  But every year, one of the key places to learn a lot in a short amount of time is the Solutions Expo where valuable vendors from the VMware ecosystem and beyond setup shop to display their wares. 

Over the years, VMworld has always had a large turnout of vendors sponsoring the event.  And the expo floor always seems massive!  With so many vendors exhibiting, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your schedule?

Over the last couple of years, I've had the pleasure of interacting with the Vembu Technologies team at different conferences like the local and regional VMUGs.  This year, I plan to meet with them at VMworld to find out the latest.  Not only do they have a great product, but they have a great personal story to go along with it.  And even more exciting, they are going to be launching something new as part of their Vembu BDR Suite that you'll want to check out at their booth.  

Vembu is a leading provider of a portfolio of software products and cloud services to small and medium businesses for more than a decade. Vembu’s vision is to make software and cloud services very affordable for the hundreds of thousands of small and medium businesses worldwide.  Their flagship offering is the BDR Suite of products meant for on-premises, offsite, cloud backup and disaster recovery across diverse IT environments including physical, virtual, applications and endpoints.  Since 2004, Vembu’s industry-recognized data protection solutions have delivered tangible value to more than 60,000 businesses worldwide through a network of 4000+ partners (MSPs/VARs & Resellers).  

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Vembu to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2016 event.

June 23, 2016

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.


June 23, 2016

VMBlog visits the twistlock booth during DockerCon 2016 in Seattle, WA.


June 23, 2016

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.


June 23, 2016

VMBlog visits the Signal fx booth during DockerCon 2016 in Seattle, WA.


June 23, 2016

VMBlog visits the navops booth during DockerCon 2016 in Seattle, WA.


June 23, 2016

VMBlog visits the PortWorx booth during DockerCon 2016 in Seattle, WA.


June 06, 2016

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.

June 06, 2016

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.

June 06, 2016

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.

May 30, 2016

VMBlog visits the Login VSI Booth during Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas.


May 30, 2016

VMBlog visits the Imprivata Booth during Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas.


May 30, 2016

VMBlog visits the Thin Scale booth during Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas.


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