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.
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.
Hedvig provides software-defined storage for enterprises building private, hybrid, or multi-cloud environments. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is the only solution designed for both primary and secondary data, making it ideal for legacy, modern, and backup workloads. It consolidates block, file, and object into a single, API-driven platform that keeps pace with ever-growing data needs. Hedvig's patented Universal Data Plane technology forms a distributed, scale-out cluster that transforms commodity servers or cloud computing into a flexible foundation for bare metal, hypervisor, and container infrastructure.
Read the exclusive pre-show interview with VMblog and Hedvig to learn what they have planned for DockerCon 2017.
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.
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.
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 Server, Couchbase 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.