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.
VMblog visits the Big Switch Networks booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn about Big Cloud Fabric-Enterprise Cloud (BCF-EC) with VMware's NSX-T and vSAN.
They had fantastic demos that showcased the solutions: Big Cloud Fabric-Enterprise Cloud (BCF-EC) integration with VMware's NSX-T and vSAN, as well as integration with vSphere 6.7 for both BCF-EC and Big Monitoring Fabric-Enterprise Cloud (BMF-EC). The company will also be demoing ERSpan and SPAN traffic steering with BMF-EC via a one-click GUI.
VMblog visits the Hitachi Vantara booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn about Hybrid-Cloud, Data Center Automation, Next Gen #Hyperconvergence and #DataProtection solutions.
Hitachi Vantara showcased eight demos on managed private cloud, rack-scale hybrid cloud, NVMe, VVols, VM data protection, Horizon VDI and of course Hitachi's deep integration with VMware technologies allowing customers to do more with less.
VMblog visits the Datrium booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn about Cloud DR with CloudShift and VMware Cloud on AWS.
CloudShift is a SaaS-based DR orchestration service for VMware that combines radically simple operation, low recovery point objectives (RPO), low AWS cloud cost, and end-to-end readiness assurance. The combination of Datrium's single data stack design, which is inclusive of both primary and #backup data, together with its SaaS platform for hybrid clouds, ensures enterprises can finally handle the challenge plaguing most real or tested disaster recovery (DR) events: predictable success.
VMblog visits the Liquidware booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn more about new features in FlexApp, ProfileUnity and Stratusphere.
ProfileUnity, is designed for all Windows workspaces - physical, virtual, cloud, and RDSH - with policy, profile and security management in one solution. The FlexApp application layering solution (which is also available as a standalone solution) is integrated, delivering applications instantly.
Finally, their in the guest user experience monitoring and visibility solution, Stratusphere UX, has been deployed in many enterprises as its metrics supports image and infrastructure design for optimum desktop environment performance.
VMblog visits the Pivot3 booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn about its Intelligence Engine and Hyperconverged solutions.
Pivot3 is a unique player in the market, with industry-leading performance and technology as the backbone of hybrid cloud, Internet of Things and smart city initiatives. Its Intelligence Engine with priority and policy-based management is unlike anything else available in the market, and compared to other hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, Pivot3 provides 9X performance, 3X VM density, 25% less hardware and 62% lower latency.
VMblog visits the Densify booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas. Densify solves a cloud management challenge which is the inability to automate the process of quickly and correctly identifying the right resources for their applications. Densify makes applications self-aware of their exact resource requirements, enabling them to automatically optimize themselves 24/7, both on-premises and in the cloud. This could be considered a ‘next-generation' cloud optimization service.
VMblog visits the Vembu Technologies booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas.
Vembu has been delivering simplified and powerful backup and cloud services through its portfolio of products to SMBs. Its flagship offering - Vembu BDR Suite - is an all-in-one solution that addresses the various backup, recovery, replication and DR needs of a diverse IT environment. At VMworld they introduced Vembu Business Essentials exclusively for SMBs having 6 Physical CPU Sockets or lesser in their VMware or Hyper-V hosts. They also did a sneak peek at their upcoming 4.0 release.
VMblog visits the Veritas booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas. Visitors of the Veritas booth experienced a new simple User Experience. The new NetBackup 8.1.2 makes data protection simple with a web-based user experience to reduce common tasks to 3-4 clicks, self-service access for application and server administrators, and an extensive REST API library to power automation in #VMware environments with ServiceNow and other operations platforms. They could also learn how to expand data protection with instant access data inside VMware backup images located on #NetApp appliance storage, which includes new deployment options for either master server or #NetBackup CloudCatalyst. They could also see how to get instant business value and data protection with a simple #AWS and VMware hybrid solution, as well as simple #hyperconverged data protection for VMware with CloudPoint. They also provided demos of Veritas Resiliency Platform and how it integrates seamlessly with VMware technology to move any workload through a single-click to a secondary VMware or AWS target allowing IT to better meet customer expectations.
VMblog visits the Runecast booth during #VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas. Runecast Analyzer is the industry-first product that correlates known issues from the #VMware Knowledge Base and other sources to discover problems with your VMware environment before they happen. Runecast Analyzer analyzes #vSphere logs in real time and performs complex configuration analysis in a matter of seconds, thanks to its patent pending rules engine. It can perform hundreds of thousands of checks in less than a minute. The Runecast team uses #AI assisted internal platform to continuously update the rules based Runecast Analyzer is fully on-premises highly scalable virtual appliance with minimal footprint. It's a simple OVA that takes minutes to deploy and configure. Runecast lets you take control of your entire SDDC stack - vSphere, NSX and vSAN. A single dashboard connects to all your vCenters and NSX Managers. Watch to learn more!
VMblog visits the NanoVMs booth during #VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas. NanoVMs can produce incredibly tiny VMs - 10-20mb large. The reason they are so small is that they contain only a single application. This eliminates a lot of remote code execution attacks out of the gate by design but