David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).
Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.
As part of VMblog's live VMworld 2017 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.
But with so many vendors exhibiting at VMworld, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule?
For years now, I've had the pleasure to speak with the team from Vembu Technologies on different occasions, most recently at a local VMUG. But next month, I look forward to meeting with them at VMworld to find out what's new. Not only did they recently refresh their corporate logo, but they also have a new release of their Vembu BDR Suite to talk about.
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 2002, 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 2017 event.
Had a great time at the recent #VeeamON 2017 event hosted by Veeam Software. Here's a quick video retrospective of some of the scenes and happenings that took place during the event.
And don't forget to watch VMblog's other videos filmed during VeeamON. Learn more about what StarWind Software and DataGravity are doing with Veeam. And make sure to watch our video interviews with select Veeam executives.
FSLogix is a leading innovator of solutions that reduce the amount of hardware, time and labor required to support desktop virtualization platforms. With implementations ranging from less than 1,000 to over 50,000 users, FSLogix Apps enhances the user experience while reducing support requirements for its customers.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and FSLogix to learn what they have planned for Citrix Synergy 2017.
Bitdefender is a global security technology company that delivers solutions in more than 100 countries through a network of value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies. Through R&D, alliances and partnership teams, Bitdefender has elevated the highest standards of security excellence in both its number-one-ranked technology and its strategic alliances with the world's leading virtualization and cloud technology providers.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Bitdefender to learn what they have planned for Citrix Synergy 2017.
Stratodesk is a software company that focuses on hardware agnostic thin client software and PC repurposing solutions. Stratodesk's signature product is NoTouch Desktop. Stratodesk's mission is to provide the most powerful and simple to use endpoint OS for VMware, Citrix and other VDI environments and a centralized endpoint management solution. NoTouch Desktop works on any kind of old and new dektop hardware (PCs, Laptops, Thin Client devices) and offer more security, better and easier client management, increased reliability and lower total cost of ownership to companies of all sizes.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Stratodesk to learn what they have planned for Citrix Synergy 2017.
It's hard to believe that by tomorrow, more than 3,000 people will have made their way to the city of New Orleans to discuss the latest in data center modernization using virtualization, storage and cloud technologies. The event that's bringing everyone together is called VeeamON and it is being dubbed as "the world's largest event entirely focused on Availability" by its creator and presenter, Veeam.
VeeamON officially kicks off to the public May 16th and ends on May 18th. To find out more about this week's event, I spoke with Veeam's director of technical product marketing and evangelism, Rick Vanover, who provided me with additional insight and advice for attendees ahead of the show.
NGINX is the heart of the modern web - helping the world's most innovative companies deliver their sites and applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale. The company offers an award-winning, comprehensive application delivery platform in use on more than 300 million sites worldwide.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview with VMblog and NGINX to learn what they have planned for DockerCon 2017.
Sysdig is creating a new generation of performance management solutions to deliver monitoring, alerting, and troubleshooting in a microservices-friendly architecture. The company's open source sysdig technology has attracted a community of hundreds of thousands of developers, administrators and other IT professionals looking for deep visibility into systems and containers. Sysdig Cloud is the first comprehensive, container-native monitoring solution for applications and infrastructures.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview with VMblog and Sysdig to learn what they have planned for DockerCon 2017.
Some of you may already know Austin, TX for its breakfast tacos, its world famous BBQ, the 1.5 million bats calling the city home, the more than 1,000+ food trucks scattered across the city with amazing flavors and menu items or the 250+ live music venues that make the city the live music capital of the world. But in the month of April (or more specifically between April 17-20, 2017), the city of Austin will become home to the three day Docker-centric conference organized by Docker, Inc. known as DockerCon 2017. The event takes place at the Austin Convention Center located in the heart of the downtown area.
Banyan was founded in 2015 by industry veterans from VMware, HP Labs, and Moovweb with expertise in different types of virtualization, networking, security, and PAAS technologies. Inspired by the adoption of container and microservices-based architectures, they have created a unique solution to seamlessly provide security and identity in highly networked environments.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview with VMblog and Banyan to learn what they have planned for DockerCon 2017.