Brian Ducharme

Brian Ducharme

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 speaks with Doug Brown during the IGEL Disrupt 2019 event in San Jose, CA.

Doug Brown is well known in the EUC, Citrix and virtualization space, and he has created quite a following over many years with DABCC. With his job as a technology evangelist at IGEL, Doug has been tasked with creating a community, which is no simple thing to do. Doug talks about the lessons learned along the way, but also celebrates the success he has had with building out the latest IGEL community on Slack. IGEL has happy employees, happy customers and happy partners. And now, they have happy community members who can be active and engaging or maybe just look around for answers to help solve one of their work challenges. Either way, it is free to become a member.

Sign up at: http://join.igelcommunity.com

VMblog speaks with Tricerat’s CTO Andrew Parlette during IGEL Disrupt 2019 in San Jose, CA.

During the conversation, we cover Tricerat's distinct value adds, how the company partners with and works with IGEL, as well as the evolution of their printing solutions.

Learn how Tricerat eases management of printer drivers for desktops and workstations as well as the best scenarios for adopting a server-less solution (“eliminate print servers”).

VMblog speaks with Parallels during the IGEL Disrupt 2019 event in San Jose, CA to learn more about their VDI and RAS solution and find out how they are partnering with IGEL Technologies.

Parallels RAS is a cost-effective application delivery and VDI solution, that allows clients to access and use applications, desktops and data from any device.

It supports Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, and hyperconverged infrastructure such as Nutanix Acropolis, HPE, and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM).

Give it a try: https://www.parallels.com/products/ras/download/choose-trial/

VMblog speaks with Ruben Spruijt, Sr. Technologist at Nutanix, during the IGEL Disrupt 2019 event in San Jose, CA.

Nutanix is best known for its hyperconverged or HCI solution, but about 6 months ago, they acquired a company called Frame, which is all about end user computing made simple. And that's also where the partnership with IGEL Technology comes into play.

Watch and learn more! And take a test drive of Frame: https://fra.me/test-drive

VMblog speaks with Login VSI during the IGEL Disrupt 2019 event in San Jose, CA.

Login VSI offers software solutions to test and actively monitor the performance and availability of virtual desktop environments (VDI and DaaS/SaaS). Their customers are enterprises with virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) and business critical applications running in VDI and Cloud such as AWS and Azure. Login VSI is also extensively used by all IT vendors active in providing infrastructure solutions for VDI.

IGEL and Login VSI have partnered to deliver Login PI active monitoring functionality via the IGEL OS. Through the combined IGEL and Login VSI solution, organizations can gain valuable insights on the status of the network and their entire VDI configuration.

VMblog speaks with PrinterLogic during the IGEL Disrupt 2019 event in San Jose, CA.

PrinterLogic helps IT professionals eliminate all print servers and deliver a highly available serverless print infrastructure. With PrinterLogic’s centrally managed direct IP printing platform, customers empower their end users with mobile printing, secure release printing, and many advanced features that legacy print management applications can’t provide. PrinterLogic’s enterprise print management software allows users to install centrally managed direct IP printers on IGEL users' endpoint devices.

PrinterLogic's centrally managed direct IP printing solution can be configured on any IGEL OS-powered endpoint. This capability enables print jobs to be sent directly from the endpoint device to the printer, easing overall printer management in addition to increasing end-user productivity.

VMblog speaks with Tehama during the IGEL Disrupt 2019 event in San Jose, CA.

Tehama is a SaaS-based solution that leverages controls, policies and secure vaults to provide geographically-dispersed employees, contractors and other third-parties with controlled and monitored virtual workspaces with access to corporate assets.

Tehama and IGEL are teaming together to deliver Amazon (AWS) Workspaces to end-users via the industry-leading Teradici PCoIP Software Client for Linux.

VMblog speaks with Teradici during the IGEL Disrupt 2019 event in San Jose, CA.

Teradici talks about their recent technology partnership with IGEL. Teradici will extend its PCoIP Software Client for Linux to the IGEL family of thin clients. IGEL thin client users will be able to connect to Teradici Cloud Access Software and to Amazon Workspaces, a cloud desktop service that uses PCoIP protocol technology. With Teradici Cloud Access, IGEL customers will be able to connect to virtual workstations on any private, public, or hybrid cloud and visualize remotely hosted applications with the security and performance benefits of PCoIP technology. IGEL is also becoming a reseller of the Teradici Cloud Access Software to become a distribution partner.

And we learn how the EUC market growth is affecting Teradici.

VMblog spoke with Pete Downing of XenTegra while at the IGEL Technology #DISRUPTEUC 2019 event in Silicon Valley. Downing shared his expertise on the evolution of thin clients and VDI, how Linux is becoming more accepted and a great way to connect to Citrix or SaaS to minimize management overhead, and how his company is partnering with companies like IGEL Technology and Citrix. XenTegra is an expert provider of integrated digital workspace consulting, managed services, hosting and education.

VMblog speaks with NVIDIA during the IGEL Disrupt 2019 event in San Jose, CA.

NVIDIA has been working with VMware for many years offering their virtualization graphics technology. And now, NVIDIA is working with IGEL to help their users have the best experience possible and handle graphic intensive applications.

The partnership between IGEL and NVIDIA is going to really drive the VDI and internet of things market. Recent collaboration puts the IGEL OS on a 64-bit ARM-based NVIDIA Jetson platform.

Watch their demo that showcases the difference between a machine with and without a NVIDIA VGPU.

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