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.
With so many vendors exhibiting at Citrix Synergy this year, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule? One of the companies on VMblog's MUST SEE list this year is FSLogix. They are 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 cloud implementations.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview with FSLogix to learn what they have planned for the upcoming Synergy 2018 event.
Are you attending the upcoming VeeamON 2018 event in Chicago? The show is coming up fast, taking place May 14 - 16, 2018 at the McCormick Place. Ahead of the show, VMblog spoke with StarWind Software, a pioneer of storage virtualization and a leader in low-entry hyperconverged appliances. StarWind also offers software-only or storage appliance variants of its product, therefore being able to adapt to any organizations data center be that entry-level or large enterprise.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and StarWind Software to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VeeamON 2018 event.
With so many vendors exhibiting at Citrix Synergy this year, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule? One of the companies on VMblog's list this year is ThinPrint. You'll want to visit with ThinPrint experts to discuss the features and benefits that ThinPrint brings to VDI, mobile, cloud and local workstation environments. Visit them to find out how ThinPrint optimizes printing and lowers costs, allowing users to print successfully and securely every time.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview with ThinPrint to learn what they have planned for the upcoming Synergy 2018 event.
With so many vendors exhibiting at Citrix Synergy this year, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule? One of the companies on VMblog's list this year is IGEL. I've been following them for many years, and I had a great time being educated by them and the EUC ecosystem at the company's inaugural disruptEUC event, which I hope to attend again next year.
IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company's world-leading products include: the IGEL Universal Management Suite, IGEL Universal Desktop Converter, IGEL Cloud Gateway and IGEL UD Pocket micro client. The company also has a full line up of IGEL OS-powered Universal Desktop (UD) thin and IZ Series zero clients and all-in-one thin client solutions.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and IGEL to learn what they have planned for the upcoming Synergy 2018 event.
With so many vendors exhibiting at Citrix Synergy this year, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule? One of the companies on VMblog's list this year is Liquidware. I've been following them for many years, and I've been extremely impressed with their technologies in the VDI and EUC space.
Liquidware is a pioneer in the development of desktop virtualization solutions. They are the only 3rd party desktop solution provider with offerings that are platform-agnostic to support any Windows desktop operating on any desktop platform including physical, virtual or on cloud infrastructures, including Amazon Web Services, Amazon Workspaces, Google and Microsoft Azure. The company's Stratusphere solution delivers visibility into desktop environments and support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks) of both the desktop user experience and supporting infrastructure. ProfileUnity delivers a universal user profile that can span versions of Windows OS. And FlexApp delivers advanced Application Layering to allow admins to centrally manage applications, and deliver them to users on demand.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Liquidware to learn what they have planned for the upcoming Synergy 2018 event.
Watch VMblog's video montage taken from scenes around the IGEL disruptEUC event which took place Feb. 6-8, 2018 in Austin, TX.
There's a brand new End User Computing Forum called DISRUPT which is being launched this year across three continents: EMEA, NA and ANZ. The first event in Bremen Germany has already taken place. However, IGEL, the company putting on this fantastic show, is about to launch this inaugural event in Austin, TX in less than two weeks. To get the inside scoop ahead of the event, I spoke with Jed Ayres, President and CEO of IGEL NA and Global CMO.
Have you heard about the DISRUPT event? This is a brand new End User Computing Forum which launched this year across three continents. The first event has already taken place in Bremen Germany back on January 17th. But you still have time to participate here in the US with DISRUPT NA in Austin, TX, February 6-8 at the AMD Corporate Campus. And after that, IGEL is taking the show on the road to Melbourne Australia, March 13-14, at the RACV City Club.
The inaugural event will bring together key industry thought leaders, customers and solution providers to discuss the latest innovations in end user computing (EUC) and workspace management, including solution demonstrations and technical trainings.
"By 2020, we'll see over 50 billion connected devices and this is bringing massive transformation for the EUC market as organization face rising endpoint challenges. From the migration to Windows 10 to endpoint security demands and the need to simplify device management while lowering computing costs, end user computing is fast becoming a top IT priority," said Jed Ayres, President and CEO, IGEL North America. "Our DISRUPT event will be addressing these EUC challenges and more. Featuring top industry thought leaders, customer best practices sessions and deep dive trainings, it will be at the center of the voice for EUC disruption in 2018."
DISRUPT 2018 will feature speakers including Sumit Dhawan, Senior Vice President and General Manager for VMware; Doug Keeley, CEO & Chief Storyteller for Mark of a Leader; and Eva Helen, Founder and CEO for EQ Inspiration. It will also include presentations from EUC thought leaders Brian Madden, Independent Consultant; John Abbott, Co-Founder and VP Infrastructure at 451 Research; and Doug Brown, Global Technologist for IGEL and Editor of DABCC as well as customer presentations from leading corporations including Lockton Companies, Centene Corporation, Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc. and Strayer University. Not enough for you? Check out this fantastic list of DISRUPT speakers.
For those looking to be trained and certified to use IGEL solutions such as the IGEL UD Pocket, IGEL Cloud Gateway and the IGEL Universal Management Suite, there will also be Technical Boot Camp sessions. View the full DISRUPT agenda here.
Can't make the event? No worries. Keep your eyes on the DISRUPT Livestream from the comfort of your home or office.
Here's a few scenes from DISRUPT EUC to get your engines going.
With so many vendors exhibiting at VMworld, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule? A company I've had on my personal list for the past number of years has been Tegile. Tegile has pioneered a new generation of persistent-memory storage solutions that deliver exceptional performance and economics for a wide range of enterprise applications and virtualized and containerized environments.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Tegile to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2017 event.
With so many vendors exhibiting at VMworld, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule? One of the companies on VMblog's list this year is Bromium. The company's founders, Ian Pratt and Simon Crosby have a long and deep history of innovation in virtualization and security. Inspired by the isolation principles of traditional virtualization, Bromium created a game-changing technology called micro-virtualization which protects end users against advanced malware.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Bromium to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2017 event.