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.
VMworld 2018 is a few weeks away, taking place August 26th-30th, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV at the Mandalay Bay. And once again, VMware and the show sponsors are really bringing the party to VMworld.
VMworld is more than just breakout sessions and keynotes. The social and networking side of the event is just as huge! And when in Las Vegas, the party scene associated with VMworld takes a back seat to nobody. VMworldattendees have become accustomed to having a good time after the sessions have ended. And so far, things are starting to take shape on the front, as the opportunities from various vendors are making their way to reality.
NOTE: Most events will require you to take some type of signup action in order to attend. Yes, even if the event is free. They need to do that in order to take a proper head count or know when to shut things down if the list grows too big. These things are generally first come, first served. So if you are interested, I suggest you sign up if you are available before it is too late.
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Did you hear the news? After months of submissions and voting, VMware has narrowed down the list and created the content catalog for the upcoming VMworld US 2018 event.
Are you attending the event this year? If so, this is your chance to start planning. The content catalog contains a complete listing of all the sessions, including abstracts, speaker information, and (when available) details on session times and locations. There are 600+ breakout sessions, panels, labs, quick talks and group discussions, and this is your opportunity to map out your conference experience to maximize your learning!
DockerCon 2018 is quickly approaching, June 12-15, and takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. One of the vendors exhibiting this year is NeuVector, and you are definitely going to want to visit them at their booth to learn more! NeuVector is the leader in Kubernetes security and delivers the first and only multi-vector container firewall. Get them on your must see list at the show.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview with NeuVector to learn what they have planned for the upcoming DockerCon 2018 event.
Docker recently announced the agenda for DockerCon 2018, scheduled for June 12-15, 2018 at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, Calif. DockerCon is expected to draw more than 6,000 IT leaders, developers, architects and sysadmins from all over the world and will feature more than 120 sessions from Docker, its enterprise customers as well as users and partners across the ecosystem. Attendees will have the option to attend sessions tailored to where they are in their containerization journey, whether it is an introductory tutorial on Docker or a Black Belt session for advanced Docker users.
It's hard to believe that next week, thousands of people will make their way to the city of Chicago to discuss the latest in data center modernization using virtualization, storage and cloud technologies. The event that's bringing everyone together is called VeeamON.
There's a new expectation of data today. In a world where data is pouring in from every click, transaction and Internet of Things (IoT) device, it's not enough to collect, store and protect it all. Today's business demands data that is active, intelligent and Always-On.
Hyper-Availability is a new state of intelligence, where data delivers actionable insights that fuel increased productivity and faster innovation, while delivering better customer experiences that improve how we live and work.
VeeamON officially kicks off to the public May 14th and ends on May 16th. To find out more about the event, I spoke with Veeam ahead of the show.
[ Watch coverage of VeeamON 2018 from VMblog at our Events page ]
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? One of the companies on VMblog's list this year is Stratodesk. The company is redefining endpoint computing by delivering the world's only software able to power and manage x86, ARM and Raspberry Pi devices for VDI and IoT in one single pane of glass.Today's enterprises are moving beyond virtual apps and desktops towards smart workplaces but are constrained by hardware and infrastructure while realizing the need to manage a vastly growing and increasingly complex network of endpoint devices. Stratodesk's cutting edge linux-based endpoint OS and management suite, NoTouch, is a next generation, hardware-agnostic solution that enables companies to cost-effectively scale and manage their network of VDI and IoT endpoints. NoTouch increases endpoint security, simplifies user experience and allows customers to maximize the benefits of existing desktop hardware through PC Repurposing.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Stratodesk to learn what they have planned for the upcoming Synergy 2018 event.
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? One of the companies on VMblog's list this year is Bitdefender. VMblog recently conducted a video interview with the company ahead of the 2018 RSA Conference. Citrix Synergy attendees are going to want to see and learn more about GravityZone Datacenter Security while at Synergy.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Bitdefender to learn what they have planned for the upcoming Synergy 2018 event.
With so many vendors exhibiting at Citrix Synergy this year, how do you know which booths to visit and who to g et on your busy schedule? One of the companies on VMblog's list this year is StorMagic. StorMagic makes virtual SANs simple for edge computing. StorMagic SvSAN removes the need for a physical SAN in some of the world's most demanding environments by converting the disk, flash and memory of two servers into a virtual SAN.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and StorMagic to learn what they have planned for the upcoming Synergy 2018 event.
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? One of the companies on VMblog's MUST SEE list this year is NComputing. The company has a mission to provide affordable and powerful thin client solutions to enterprise customers. They've been around the desktop virtualization industry since 2003, helping to remove the barriers through a unique formula of simplicity, performance and value.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview with NComputing to learn what they have planned for the upcoming Synergy 2018 event.
Are you attending the upcoming VeeamON 2018 event in Chicago? The show is coming up fast, taking place May 14 - 16, 2018 at the McCormick Place. Ahead of the show, VMblog spoke with Senior Global Solutions Engineer, Clint Wyckoff of 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.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Datrium to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VeeamON 2018 event.