Brian is an event reporter for VMBlog.com and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies. In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives. Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year. Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.
Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and the past 6 years with vmblog. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group.
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 speaks with Vembu Technologies at their booth during VMworld 2016 to learn more and get a demo of their latest solution.
VMBlog speaks with Rick Vanover of Veeam at their booth during vmworld 2016. Rick gave us a demo of a new feature that reduced the backup time from 36 minutes down to 58 seconds.
VMBlog stops by the DataCore booth at vmworld 2016 and gets a look at their SANsymphony product.
VMBlog stops by the StratoDesk booth during vmworld 2016 and gets a demo of their "NoTouch" VDI Endpoint solution.
VMBlog stops by the Lakeside booth during vmworld 2016 and gets a demo of their new "Ask SysTrack" feature that allows users to ask plain language questions to find metrics and data in SysTrack.
VMBlog visits the commvault booth at vmworld 2016.
VMBlog stops by the solarwinds booth during vmworld 2016 and gets a demo of their virtualization manager product.