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 has been with vmblog since 2011. 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 Stratodesk booth during Citrix Synergy 2019 and talks with Hernan Contreras, Sales Director for US and LATAM as well as members of their partner community.

They showcased NoTouch Desktop at their booth including: NoTouch OS, the secure, Linux based, HDX ready operating system that connects to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops as well as other leading VDI environments, and NoTouch Center, the enterprise grade, browser based administration software that helps IT administrators control, manage, configure and update their endpoints from one central location.

In addition to NoTouch Desktop, they also showcased Citrix Ready workspace hub -the Raspberry Pi based endpoint, in action. Powered and centrally managed by Stratodesk's software, the Citrix Ready workspace hub is the next generation endpoint for Citrix VDI and Workspace IoT.

They also had the LG Thin Client Monitor on display at their booth, and educated customers on the new Liquidware/Stratodesk integration.

VMblog visits the Liquidware booth during Citrix Synergy 2019 to take a look at the new features in FlexApp, Profile Unity and Stratusphere UX.

User experience remains a critical factor for both productivity and employee motivation. Stratusphere UX has in-depth diagnostics and monitoring to troubleshoot but also to assist helpdesks in demonstrating that a user’s new workspace is performing as it should. Due to Stratupshere's baseline capability, you can show a user what they had before and what they now have is better than their previous environment.

ProfileUnity and FlexApp are enabling many workspaces to move to the cloud. By seamlessly moving and managing your users' profiles and layered applications between physical, virtual or cloud your users don't need to know where their actual 'desktop' is, just that they can access it and their applications when they need them. FlexApp enables just in time application delivery based on context awareness, keeping base images to a minimum and saving time and money. With many companies having a 'cloud first' strategy now also means their desktops too.

ProfileUnity and FlexApp both leverage object-based storage without the use of Server Message Blocks (SMB). By saving and hosting profiles and layered applications to object-based storage we are readying organizations for seamless DaaS transitions, providing high availability built in from multi-clouds and overall lowering the cost of storage.

VMblog speaks with Henning Volkmer, President and CEO of ThinPrint during #CitrixSynergy 2019 about their #highavailability printing solution.

They showcased an exciting mix of their leading, world-class private cloud ThinPrint solutions as well as their ezeep cloud printing services to show that ThinPrint is the ideal partner for anyone who looking to solve specific challenges around printing or is looking to truly optimize their environments.

They showed their expertise in delivering the latest and greatest in private cloud printing, as well as introducing their cloud printing solution for Windows Virtual Desktops.

VMBlog speaks with Bitdefender during Citrix Synergy 2019 in Atlanta, GA.

Through its deep Citrix integration, Bitdefender Security for Virtualized Environments enables organizations to deploy consistent security throughout their entire Citrix infrastructure, onto any Windows, Linux, web and SaaS applications or full virtual desktops from any cloud-public, on premises or hybrid - all under a single management console.

Bitdefender HVI was designed to work directly with Citrix's Direct Inspect APIs, perfectly integrating Citrix XenServer to secure any and all virtual workloads. It is an ideal solution to protect XenApp and XenDesktop from threats associated with targeted attacks, while maintaining workload performance and easy management.

Bitdefender Browser Isolation is a perfect fit for Citrix XenApp customers who are publishing browsers, but have not yet found a way to secure them properly. Bitdefender secures browsers isolated via XenApp (now Citrix Virtual Apps).

The future of work is happening today. And in May, leading companies from around the world will gather for Citrix Synergy 2019 the premier digital work conference hosted by Citrix Systems, to experience and learn how they can deliver it. The event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center May 21-23.

NEWTON, Mass.--()--The editors of TechTarget Inc.’s (Nasdaq: TTGT) SearchVirtualDesktop.com™ have officially announced the opening of submissions for the Best of Citrix Synergy™ 2019 Awards. The winners will be selected from the product entrants at Citrix Synergy 2019, which takes place May 21 through May 23 in Atlanta, Georgia and is hosted by Citrix. The deadline for submissions is April 5, 2019. Products must be generally available and have shipped between June 2018 and May 2019. Products that are not generally available but will ship between May 2019 and December 2019 are eligible for the New Technology category.

Synergy 2019 sessions announced: see the full lineup

The Citrix Synergy 2019 session catalog is live! Now you can explore the more than 75 technical breakout sessions that will be offered at this year’s conference, May 21–23 in Atlanta, Georgia, to help you make the future of work your own.

Business, introductory and advanced technical breakouts will be available in six content areas, including workspace, networking, analytics, virtual apps and desktops, content collaboration and endpoint management. Each is designed to build upon the others so that you walk away with the information you need to immediately and confidently pursue your digital transformation.

February 26, 2019

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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”).

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