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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.

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Are you attending VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add ThinPrint 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 this year is ThinPrint.  You will want to visit with ThinPrint experts to discuss the features and benefits that ThinPrint brings to VDI, mobile, cloud and local workstation environments.  Visit them to find out how ThinPrint optimizes printing and lowers costs, allowing users to print successfully and securely every time.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with ThinPrint to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2017 event.

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Are you attending VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Pluribus Networks 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 this year is Pluribus Networks.  The company is empowering high-performance enterprise organizations to build scalable network fabric for simplifying the Software-Defined Data Center. With its simple, dynamic and secure Adaptive Cloud Fabric architecture, enabling organizations to build scalable private and public clouds that improve service velocity, performance, and reliability.  

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Pluribus Networks to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2017 event. 

In case you hadn't heard yet, another exciting event is happening at VMworld US 2017.  Two of the Godfathers of Virtualization will both be in attendance at this upcoming show.

Bromium co-founders, Ian Pratt and Simon Crosby, are both taking the virtualization pilgrimage to Las Vegas this year.  Ian and Simon are considered Godfathers of Virtualization for their extensive work done in the hypervisor world with the launching of a little project called The Xen Project which had its debut back in 2003.  Xen was originally supported by XenSource which later sold to Citrix in October of 2007.  A few years later, the pair decided to stretch their proverbial entrepreneur legs and leave Citrix to launch a new company called Bromium to address the intersection of security and virtualization. 

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Are you attending VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Pivot3 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 this year is Pivot3. Visit them at VMworld and find out more about the company's dynamic hyperconverged solutions.  Pivot3's patented solutions improve data center simplicity and economics by increasing scale-out performance, driving down complexity and cost, saving an extraordinary amount of disk and physical space and ensuring fault tolerance. With Pivot3's unique Quality of Service and Virtualization Management capabilities, customers are able to prioritize data and application performance based on business value. 

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Pivot3 to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2017 event.

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Key Tips for VMworld 2017 - A Survival Guide

In less than two weeks, somewhere north of 23,000 virtualization and cloud users are expected to converge on the streets of Sin City to take part in the annual virtualization reunion known as VMworld.

VMworld US 2017 begins on Aug. 27th, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV and the show returns to the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center.  The event will feature more than 500 unique breakout sessions from VMware and its community of partners and customers, and the expo hall will be packed by more than 200 vendor sponsors and exhibitors.  

As the show is nearly upon us, VMblog would like to send out its "survival guide" for those first time attendees or those individuals who might just want a refresher.  Here are a few tips and tricks to help make your VMworld event a little bit more successful or enjoyable.  

[ Also Read: List of Parties at VMworld 2017 | VMworld 2017 Hands-On Labs - What to Expect ]

Let's begin!

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Are you attending VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add PowWow Mobile 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 this year is PowWow Mobile. Visit them at VMworld and find out why they are a leader in enabling enterprises to simplify and extend business apps to mobile, and see first hand how they are redefining the mobile enterprise.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with PowWow Mobile to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2017 event.

PowWow Mobile, the leader in enabling enterprises to simplify and extend business apps to mobile, today announced that it will sponsor and exhibit in the Mobility Zone at VMworld 2017, taking place from August 27 - 31 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas. During the event, PowWow Mobile will showcase how its award-winning rapid mobile app platform, SmartUX, empowers organizations to accelerate the creation and delivery of secure and intelligent mobile apps to support their digital business.

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Are you attending VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Turbonomic 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 this year is Turbonomic.  This company helps organizations accelerate their adoption of virtual, cloud, and container deployments for all mission critical applications.  Here's more about the company:

Launched in 2010, Turbonomic delivers a hybrid cloud management platform that enables on-premises and public cloud to self-manage in real-time, thereby assuring performance, lowering cost, and continuously ensuring compliance. The Turbonomic patented decision engine curates workload demand to dynamically control resource supply, maintaining a perpetual desired state of application health.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Turbonomic to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2017 event.

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Are you attending VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Druva 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 this year is Druva.  You will want to see why they bill themselves as "The Next Generation of Cloud Data Protection."  Here's more about the company:

Druva provides cloud data protection and information management, leveraging the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to protect, preserve and discover information - dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's award-winning solutions intelligently collect data, and unify backup, disaster recovery, archival and governance capabilities onto a single, optimized data set.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Druva to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2017 event.

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Are you attending VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add StarWind 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 this year is StarWind.  StarWind HCA is a turn-key hyperconverged platform that unifies commodity servers, disks and flash, with multiple options for hypervisor and Software-Defined Storage into a single manageable layer.  Here's a bit more about the company:

StarWind Software is a pioneer of storage virtualization and provides a unique blend of simplicity, performance and affordability, yet with the ultimate in flexibility. Being a leader in low-entry hyper-converged appliances, StarWind also offers software-only or storage appliance variants of its product, therefore being able to adapt to any organizations data center be that entry-level or large enterprise.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with StarWind to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2017 event.

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