Brian Ducharme

Brian Ducharme

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. 

 

In this video interview, VMblog speaks with Carisa Stringer, senior director of product marketing for the Citrix virtual apps and desktop products, while at Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta, GA.

Carisa Stringer provides a deeper look at some of the Citrix Workspace announcements made at Citrix Synergy. Citrix has added a layer of intelligence into Workspace to take things to the next level. They have also added a new micro app builder into the product to more easily allow users to integrate their applications into the Citrix Workspace environment. Stringer also talks about their work with Microsoft on Office integration, optimizing Teams in a virtual environment, and synchronizing the intelligence to quickly work between the various interfaces, and finally, extending support and benefits to Citrix Workspace with Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities. And Stringer also dives deeper into the explanation of performance analytics now added into Workspace.

While at Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta, GA, VMblog spoke with Sridhar Mullapudi, SVP of products, managing Workspace services and the Apps team at Citrix.

Watch as Sridhar Mullapudi provides more detail into the Workspace platform. One of the interesting things announced was building intelligence into Workspace, and building a platform of work. The product comes with a host of micro-apps, but Citrix has built in support for partners and application providers to build their vertical specific needs and apps themselves. And what is going to be happening over the next 6 months. Mullapudi also goes into more detail as to what Citrix is doing within the security space such as the new keylogger blocking technology, as well as what they are doing within networking and multi-cloud.

In this video interview, VMblog speaks with PJ Hough, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Citrix, while at Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta, GA.

PJ Hough provides more details around a number of different announcements made at Citrix Synergy. Hough starts off with one of the major announcements at the show, Citrix Workspace, describing a whole new set of capabilities in Workspace, and a new set of intelligent experiences. He also details several big announcements made around networking. And finally, concludes with a discussion around cloud, providing insight into what Citrix is doing with Microsoft and Azure, Google Cloud, and more.

In this video interview, VMblog speaks with Tim Minahan, Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer at Citrix, while at Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta, GA.

Minahan covers a number of items discussed throughout the course of Citrix Synergy, specifically: the shifting focus from IT management to the employee experience, presenting employees with a digital workspace that gives them everything they need to be productive in one unified experience; securing the individual user rather than just the environment with new key logging security and screen capture protection; and finally, better supporting the cloud journey by supporting customer's hybrid and multi-cloud strategies.

Watch and learn more as VMblog and Minahan dive into each of these three areas.

VMblog visits the Flexxible IT booth during #CitrixSynergy 2019 to learn more about their new approach to the adoption of digital workspaces.

If you're looking to break free from the traditional way of delivering apps to users; if you're looking for complete visibility of the adoption of digital workspaces in your organization, then you need to watch and learn!

VMblog visits the Pivot3 booth during Citrix Synergy 2019 to learn more about their #HCI Platform and Policy-based Intelligence Engine and how they help VDI.

Learn about Pivot3's NVMe flash optimized multi-tier architecture works, how their policy-based Intelligence Engine eliminates performance tuning, and how a wide selection of scaling form factors coupled with their distributed architecture simplify growth planning. They recently published a #Citrix reference architecture with Windows10 that showcases market leading densities.

VMblog visits the LG booth during Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, and checks out the newest suite of cloud monitor solutions, including Zero Client and Thin Client displays, designed with the IT professional in mind.

LG was promoting their NEW 24-inch and 38-inch AIO Thin Client endpoint devices and Thin Client boxes. Every LG Thin Client provides a secure, reliable and cost-efficient virtual desktop experience that's easy to implement and manage.

VMblog visits the IGEL booth during #CitrixSynergy 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia to learn more about their software-defined endpoint optimization and control solutions.

During Citrix Synergy 2019, IGEL is demonstrating its world-leading software products including the very latest version of IGEL OSTM - IGEL OS 11, IGEL UD Pocket (UDP) and Universal Management Suite (UMS). And introducing their newest endpoint device, the IGEL UD2.

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VMblog speaks with Forward Networks during Citrix Synergy 2019 about their Intent Based Networking and Network Verification solution.

Forward Networks is a software model of the network, and they are completely non-intrusive or non-disruptive to the live network or live traffic. It's really easy to install, collect a copy of your network device configurations and start analyzing. Most customers are up and running in a couple hours, making it real easy to take advantage of our 90-day free trial.

VMblog visits the Stratodesk booth during Citrix Synergy 2019 and talks with Hernan Contreras, Sales Director for US and LATAM as well as members of their partner community.

They showcased NoTouch Desktop at their booth including: NoTouch OS, the secure, Linux based, HDX ready operating system that connects to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops as well as other leading VDI environments, and NoTouch Center, the enterprise grade, browser based administration software that helps IT administrators control, manage, configure and update their endpoints from one central location.

In addition to NoTouch Desktop, they also showcased Citrix Ready workspace hub -the Raspberry Pi based endpoint, in action. Powered and centrally managed by Stratodesk's software, the Citrix Ready workspace hub is the next generation endpoint for Citrix VDI and Workspace IoT.

They also had the LG Thin Client Monitor on display at their booth, and educated customers on the new Liquidware/Stratodesk integration.

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