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 Veeam booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn about Hyper-Availability and demo the Veeam Availability Suite.
With the hyper-growth and hyper-sprawl of today’s data, traditional data management is not enough. Data must become Hyper‑Available. Getting there requires a new approach that merges the traditional disciplines of data backup and recovery, data protection and data security. Moving from policy-based to behavior-based management to make data both intelligent, and ultimately, self-governing. And that's where Veeam comes into play.
VMblog visits the Commvault booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn more about their converged data management solutions.
Commvault is the recognized leader in data backup and recovery. Commvault’s converged data management solution redefines what backup means for the progressive enterprise through solutions that protect, manage and use their most critical asset — their data.
VMblog visits the Quali booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to find out more about DevOps Automation and CloudShell 9.0.
Quali was demonstrating the latest version of their software CloudShell 9.0. Just as you can pause a Netflix movie and resume seeing it later, they have the ability to save and restore environments which preserves state and allows tremendous efficiencies with a high re-usability factor.
Also recognizing the fact that the world is increasingly becoming multi-cloud and several enterprises have built their own private and proprietary clouds, they've made it very easy to add such cloud deployments in a seamless manner with as little or as much customization as they require. So in addition to their “out-of-the-box” cloud offerings that include VMware, OpenStack, AWS, Azure, Oracle etc., customers and partners can deploy complex applications in the cloud of their choice, offering environment-as-a-service to their developers and testers. They call these cloud provider templates.
VMblog visits the Accelstor booth during #VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas.
The company is accelerating the paradigm shift from conventional disk arrays to modern all-flash storage. And their NeoSapphire all-flash arrays, powered by FlexiRemap software technology, deliver sustained high IOPS for business-critical applications.
VMblog visits the Morpheus Data booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to see the latest enhancements to its powerful cloud management platform.
Morpheus has completely revamped the availability connections into their self-service engine and added new integrations for Zerto. They also added a SDN module so users can provision and manage Cisco ACI and VMware NSX as part of deployment workflows.
On the cloud front, they now support over 20 public and private clouds. And they can enable push-button VM and Application Stack deployments into virtually any platform and cloud.
VMblog visits the Bitdefender booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn more about GravityZone and their tunable machine learning to protect NSX and security for VMware Cloud on AWS.
GravityZone is a VMware Ready solution that delivers layered next-generation security for VMware workloads - on-premises and in VMware Cloud on AWS. GravityZone natively integrates with vSphere, enabling rapid security roll-out, workflow automation and simplified administration in agentless deployments with VMware NSX, in VMware Cloud on AWS and in multi-hypervisor environments.
VMblog visits the Paessler booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to check out their award-winning network monitoring solution.
Paessler's PRTG purpose-built sensors are designed to monitor VMware servers and virtual machines, connected devices and help IT administrators track information that is critical to operating and maintaining networks.
PRTG is extremely lightweight, easy to use and requires no SQL database. Also, the software is very intuitive and self-explaining; there is no need for training or scripting. Users can start right away. Another benefit is their all-in-one licensing model.
VMblog visits the ThinPrint booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to see their comprehensive portfolio of private and public cloud print solutions.
Their print solutions support centralized printing as well as server-less printing, connects remote site printing without VPNs, enables SaaS and DaaS companies to achieve faster growth and better margins, and enables companies innovate more easily.
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.