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.

VMware announced that VMworld 2019 US will be held Aug. 25-29 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. Later this year, VMworld 2019 Europe will return to Fira Barcelona Gran Via from Nov. 4-7 in Barcelona.

This year's theme "Make Your Mark," empowers VMworld 2019 attendees to learn, connect and innovate in the world of IT and business. Comprised of IT technical professionals and business decision makers, ecosystem partners and industry leaders, attendees can find the knowledge, peer network, technologies and conversations they need to enable their companies' digital transformation.

Are you attending VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA?  If so, I invite you to add Zadara 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?  The team from VMblog is looking forward to catching up with Zadara this year.  Storage is becoming top of mind for companies, and Zadara has a really great story to tell.  They offer a fully-managed, enterprise storage-as-a-service (STaaS) solution, available on premises or in the cloud.  This is definitely a booth worth visiting. 

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Greg Newman, VP of Marketing at Zadara, to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2019 event.

Are you attending VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA?  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 as their product has grown and matured.  And they have been a fantastic partner and sponsor to the VMware community.  I cannot wait to see their latest backup, recovery, and replication solution up close and in action during VMworld. 

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Nagarajan, VP Product Management at Vembu, to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2019 event.

Are you attending VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA?  If so, I invite you to add Liquidware 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 each year is Liquidware.  We've been following them since the beginning, and their technologies have helped to build the EUC market.  With technologies like Stratusphere, ProfileUnity and FlexApp, they help organizations fulfill their VDI and DaaS journey.  Watch this recent video interview we did with Kevin Cooke doing a deep dive into Stratusphere SpotCheck.  

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Tyler Rohrer, co-founder and head of Strategic Alliances at Liquidware to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2019 event.

VMworld 2019 is a few weeks away, taking place August 25th to the 29th, 2019 in San Francisco, CA at the Moscone Center.  And once again, VMware and the show sponsors are really bringing the party to VMworld.  

There's so much more to VMworld than just breakout sessions and keynotes.  The social and networking side of the event is just as huge!  VMworld attendees have become accustomed to having a good time after the sessions have ended.  And so far, things are starting to take shape on that 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?  VMworld 2019 is moving...  For the last couple of years, the event has taken place in Las Vegas.  But now that the Moscone Center is finished with its renovation work, VMware is moving VMworld back to the city of San Francisco for 2019.  

The event takes place August 25th to the 29th, which might seem far off into the future; but honestly, it is right around the corner.  And creeping up on us each and every day.

If you haven't already started your planning efforts, consider yourself behind!  You've missed the early bird registration which ended June 21st.  And you've missed out on some of the closer in hotels (in relation to the Moscone Center) which have already been booked up.  But, don't let those things discourage you.  If you act soon, there's still plenty of time to get registered, scheduled, and be ready to go!

Still not sure if you're going to attend this year or not?  Well, here's 10 reasons why you should go to VMworld 2019.

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.

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