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.

Big news out of Citrix Synergy this year!  Citrix wants to make the 'everyday employee' user experience better.

At Citrix Synergy, the Citrix annual user conference which took place last week at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Citrix made several announcements over the course of the three day event.  But, the company aimed to make it quite clear that Citrix products should be an ideal option for all users, not just the power users or those in IT.  By the end of day one, it was also clear that Citrix was placing a major focus around the Citrix Workspace product.  If you haven’t seen it before, Workspace essentially provides an organized view of your available applications, documents, messaging, tasks and more; and provides users with secure access to their Web, SaaS, Windows, Linux and mobile apps. 

IGEL, provider of a next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, and ControlUp, the leading IT management and IT monitoring solution, today announced a strategic partnership in which IGEL will integrate with ControlUp's real-time monitoring and analytics capabilities via the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS).  As a result, users of IGEL OS and IGEL UMS will have fingertip access to the health of their virtual and physical endpoints to improve user experience and productivity.

ThinPrint today announced it will showcase its ezeep product line for Windows Virtual Desktop at Citrix Synergy 2019.The ezeep solutions ensure that the advanced networking capabilities, robust management tools, and high-definition user experience optimizations provided by Citrix are complemented by a comprehensive, enterprise-grade print experience.  

Flexxible IT, a leader in digital workspace solutions, announces today the availability of Apps2Digital via the Azure Marketplace.

Applications are the life-blood of an organization and the ability to seamlessly incorporate them into modern digital workspaces is vital to realizing the full potential of digital transformation. Today that just got a lot easier thanks to Flexxible IT and the release of Apps2Digital.  An Azure cloud hosted service, Apps2Digital leverages Citrix Cloud services and gathers extensive insights to an organization's end user computing environment, it uses this intelligence to rapidly transition and automate delivery of applications to virtual environments. The service simplifies app life-cycle management and enables organizations to drive the vast majority of users to adopt new digital workspace environments within three months.

Are you attending Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta?  If so, I invite you to add Bitdefender to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

With so many vendors exhibiting at Citrix Synergy this year, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule?  VMblog has been following Bitdefender for many years now, visiting with them at trade shows like Citrix Synergy and VMworld, and always walking away impressed after learning something new.  The company is a global cybersecurity leader, protecting over 500 million systems across 150 countries.  And you are going to want to visit them and check out their Hypervisor Introspection and GravityZone Security technologies, but VMblog is also very interested to see what they are doing with Bitdefender Browser Isolation this year. 

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Bitdefender to learn what the company has planned for the upcoming Synergy 2019 event.

Stratodesk, a leader in end user computing solutions for VDI, DaaS and IoT, announced today its complete integration with the NVIDIA Jetson platform. This solution will complement Stratodesk's already well received Raspberry Pi offerings for VDI and IoT. The Jetson Nano, powered by Stratodesk NoTouch OS, will be on display at this year's Citrix Synergy in Atlanta, GA (May 21-23), further proving Stratodesk's place at the zenith of EUC and IoT innovation. It also designates Stratodesk as the first ever EUC vendor to present a Linux based "thin" OS for the Jetson Nano.

IGEL, provider of a next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, today announced the launch of the new IGEL UD2. Part of IGEL's family of Universal Desktop endpoint solutions, the compact IGEL UD2 is a fast, cost-effective and secure endpoint device designed to meet the needs of the "future of work" that includes more secure, more agile environments built on Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and other cloud-enabled technologies. 

IGEL, provider of a next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, will be demonstrating how it is teaming with its ecosystem partners, channel partners and customers to disrupt the end user computing (EUC) space in Booth #204 at Citrix Synergy 2019, taking place May 21-23 in Atlanta.

"At this year's Citrix Synergy, IGEL is looking forward showcasing our next gen OS for cloud workspaces," said Jed Ayres, President and CEO, IGEL North America. "Available on any device, any cloud and anywhere, IGEL has unprecendented visibility in the EUC space with this next gen OS that helps our partners and their customers solve many challenges including the migration to Windows 10." 

IGEL, provider of a next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, today announced that it will be sponsoring 14 channel partner events to be held throughout Citrix Synergy 2019, taking place next week, May 21-23, in Atlanta. The unprecedented partner sponsorship underscores IGEL's mission to support its partners as they highlight the benefits of IGEL's innovative, software-defined solutions which deliver powerful endpoint optimization, security and control, for any device, any cloud, anywhere.

Stratodesk, a leader in end user computing solutions, is excited to announce Gaston County's success thanks to the Stratodesk/ViewSonic SC-T25 Citrix Ready workspace hub. Gaston County has taken advantage of the advanced capabilities and low price point of the joint solution in order to deliver advanced endpoint computing to their entire VDI. With the solution now in place, Gaston County reduces the average 20 user department PC/Endpoint refresh implementation from what used to take approximately 4 business weeks to 4 business days and reduces basic PC costs from approximately $800-$1000 per workstation to $100 per workspace hub.

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