David Marshall

David Marshall

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.

Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX?  If so, I invite you to add Cavirin to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

Cavirin provides continuous security assessment and remediation across physical, public, and hybrid clouds, supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware, KVM, and Docker.  The company's solutions offer continuous visibility, are agentless and multi-tenant, and scale to the largest physical and virtual infrastructures.  They offer up-to-the-minute compliance assessments, supplying audit-ready evidence as measured by every major regulatory and security best practice framework including CIS, DISA, PCI and HIPAA.  With Cavirin, companies are empowered to make the right decisions faster and de-risk their cloud migrations.   

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with VMblog and Cavirin to learn what they have planned for DockerCon 2017.

Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX next month?  If so, I invite you to add Diamanti to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

Diamanti is taking a hardware appliance approach to helping customers deploy and manage containerized workloads in production at scale. Mark Balch, VP of Products at Diamanti, last spoke to me in August 2016 about a common use case they see for customers embracing continuous integration, continuous deployment (CI/CD).

Containers bring many benefits, with huge performance benefits compared to VMs at scale. I followed up with Mark for a more general discussion about TCO of virtual machines versus containers.

To learn even more, you can visit Diamanti at DockerCon 2017 at booth S9.

Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX next month?  If so, I invite you to add Veritas to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

IT teams are adopting containers to realize agility, scale, and efficiency benefits while reducing costs. Although containers are mostly ephemeral, stateful applications using containers often require companies to maintain their data beyond the existence of the individual container. Designed to address the needs of all containerized apps, Veritas HyperScale for Containers uses a revolutionary dual-plane architecture to deliver enterprise capabilities, including integration for backup and disaster recovery.   

Read VMblog's exclusive pre-show interview with Veritas to learn more about what they have planned for the upcoming event.

Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX next month?  If so, I invite you to add Couchbase to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

Couchbase is part of the $35 billion database market and has quickly built a reputation among the Fortune 500 as the performance and scalability leader among NoSQL vendors.  They deliver NoSQL database technology for businesses focused on digital innovation.  Developers around the world build enterprise web, mobile, and IoT applications on the Couchbase data management platform to support massive data volumes in real time. The Couchbase platform includes Couchbase ServerCouchbase Lite - the first mobile NoSQL database, and Couchbase Sync Gateway.

Read VMblog's exclusive pre-show interview with Couchbase to learn what they have planned for the upcoming event. 

Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX next month?  If so, I invite you to add HPE to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is innovating across its entire data center portfolio to help customers transform and modernize their data centers to benefit from a more agile environment. Together with Docker, they are making it easier for IT to deploy and manage containers, while giving organizations solutions that optimize their investments and power a new generation of applications that are the business.  

Read VMblog's exclusive pre-show interview with HPE to learn what they have planned for the upcoming event.

Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX next month?  If so, I invite you to add Aqua to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

Aqua was founded by IT security veterans from companies including Intel Security, CA Technologies, and Imperva.  With containers being the next major disruption in datacenter and application technology, they recognized that containerized environments create new challenges in security, but also present an opportunity to reinvent application security - more effectively and more efficiently than ever.  

Read VMblog's exclusive pre-show interview with Aqua to learn what they have planned for the upcoming event.

Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX next month?  If so, I invite you to add appLariat to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

The folks from appLariat have some really amazing technology to show off.  What's even more amazing, they are just getting started!  DockerCon 2017 will become the launching pad for the company and its product offering, so you will definitely want to swing by their booth to learn more and see it in action. 

Read VMblog's exclusive pre-show interview with appLariat to learn what they have planned for the upcoming event.

Are you ready for DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX?  The event takes place April 17th-20th, 2017 at the Austin Convention Center. 

DockerCon is a community and container industry conference for makers and operators of next generation distributed apps built with containers. The three-day conference is jam packed with 100+ DockerCon speakers, 60+ breakout sessions, 11 workshops, hands on labs, and an expo hall that's filled with Docker ecosystem innovators ready to show off their wares and answer questions.

Docker announced the agenda for DockerCon 2017, scheduled for April 17 through 20, 2017 at Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. DockerCon is expected to draw more than 5,000 contributors, developers, architects, sysadmins, hackers and partners from all over the world and will feature more than 50 unique breakout sessions from Docker, its partners, users and customers. Attendees will have the option to attend sessions tailored to their level of knowledge and interest ranging from an introductory tutorial on Docker to Black Belt sessions for advanced Docker users.

And... that's a wrap!  It's been almost two weeks now, and truth be told, I'm still playing catch up from VMworld 2016.  This is my 13th VMworld event, and I always come home feeling like I am left wanting.  No, not in a bad way, it just seems like I never have enough time to accomplish everything on my TODO list.  

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