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 VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Datrium to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

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 MUST SEE list this year is Datrium.  The company is a leader in Open Converged Infrastructure for hybrid cloud, converging Tier 1 HCI, scale-out backup and cloud disaster recovery for vastly simpler administration, protection of hybrid cloud infrastructure, and higher IO performance than available with traditional alternatives.  And I'm really looking forward to seeing a demo of their new CloudShift DR orchestration service.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Datrium to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2018 event and why you need to make sure to visit their booth.

Are you attending VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Quali to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

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 MUST SEE list this year is Quali.  They are a leading provider of enterprise sandbox software for cloud and DevOps automation delivering environments-as-a-service.  With its flagship CloudShell platform and blueprint-based approach, Quali gives Dev/Test teams, sales and support professionals, as well as architects, access to on-demand, self-service replicas of complex production environments that work on private, public and hybrid cloud deployments.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Shashi Kiran, CMO of Quali, to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2018 event and why you need to make sure to visit them.

Pivot3 today announced that it experienced another quarter of significant growth, with a more than 60-percent increase in bookings in Q1 2018 compared to Q1 2017, and large enterprise and Fortune 1000 customers representing 67 percent of its Q1 sales. Additionally, after bringing its advanced policy-based and priority-aware intelligence engine to market in 2017, Pivot3 saw a 56-percent increase in customers using its HCI to support multiple mixed-application workloads from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.

Are you attending VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Densify to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

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 MUST SEE list this year is Densify.  They are delivering a next-generation cloud optimization service that automatically matches application demands with the right cloud resources in real time using a patented machine learning analytics engine.  This stuff is cool.  They can find the optimal cloud resource for each application by continuously learning your applications’ usage patterns and analyzing this data against complete understanding of cloud service offerings and pricing across all major cloud providers.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Densify to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2018 event.

Are you attending VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Morpheus Data to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

With so many vendors exhibiting at VMworld, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule?  This year, VMblog is excited to check out Morpheus Data and get a deeper dive into the companies powerful cloud management platform.  With over 75 third party integrations shipped 'out-of-the-box,' Morpheus Data can connect into virtually every cloud, platform, and app lifecycle tool currently found in enterprise IT shops.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Brad Parks of Morpheus Data to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2018 event.

Are you attending VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add ThinPrint to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

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 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.  And after viewing their technology, you'll understand why ThinPrint was chosen to be the exclusive supplier of print technology to VMware.  Visit them to find out how ThinPrint optimizes printing and lowers costs, and allows 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 VMworld 2018 event.

Are you attending VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Runecast to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

With so many vendors exhibiting at VMworld, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule?  For me, I'm particularly excited to be checking out Runecast this year.  The company is going to be showing off a brand new version of Runecast Analyzer 2.0 - its predictive analytics and KB work really make it a must have for any VMware administrator.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Runecast to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2018 event.

If you are planning on attending VMworld US 2018 or happen to be in the Las Vegas area during August 26-28th, you might want to leave room on your dance card to stop by and participate in the IGEL DISRUPT EUC event that is taking place at the Border Grill restaurant in the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino.

Earlier this year, IGEL brought the DISRUPT EUC event to Bremen, Germany; Austin, Texas; and, Melbourne, Australia.  I had the pleasure of attending the Austin event, and I learned a ton of information.  Now, IGEL is bringing some of that magic from the larger DISRUPT EUC events to Vegas, along with Happy Hours, Tech Boot Camps, Customer and Partner Lunches, Parties and so much more.  To find out all the details, I spoke with Jed Ayres, IGEL's president and CEO of North America and Global CMO. 

The world's largest virtualization event, VMworld, is right around the corner, taking place August 26th-30th, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center.  The event is always jam packed with incredible information coming out of the keynote presentations, from the large number of breakout sessions, to the expo hall which is filled with awesome vendors and solution experts from around the world.  And we can't forget about the fan favorite -- the VMworld Hands-On Labs.  

To find out more ahead of the show, I reached out to the folks at VMware. 

Are you attending VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Vembu Technologies to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

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 these last few years has been Vembu Technologies.  For some time now, I've had the pleasure of closely following and working with the team at Vembu Technologies as their product has grown and matured.  And next month, I look forward to meeting with them face-to-face once again at VMworld to find out what's new and see their backup, recovery, and replication solution up close and in action.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Vembu to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2018 event.

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