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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.

Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX next month?  If so, I invite you to add Couchbase to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

Couchbase is part of the $35 billion database market and has quickly built a reputation among the Fortune 500 as the performance and scalability leader among NoSQL vendors.  They deliver NoSQL database technology for businesses focused on digital innovation.  Developers around the world build enterprise web, mobile, and IoT applications on the Couchbase data management platform to support massive data volumes in real time. The Couchbase platform includes Couchbase ServerCouchbase Lite - the first mobile NoSQL database, and Couchbase Sync Gateway.

Read VMblog's exclusive pre-show interview with Couchbase to learn what they have planned for the upcoming event. 

Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX next month?  If so, I invite you to add HPE to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is innovating across its entire data center portfolio to help customers transform and modernize their data centers to benefit from a more agile environment. Together with Docker, they are making it easier for IT to deploy and manage containers, while giving organizations solutions that optimize their investments and power a new generation of applications that are the business.  

Read VMblog's exclusive pre-show interview with HPE to learn what they have planned for the upcoming event.

Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX next month?  If so, I invite you to add Aqua to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

Aqua was founded by IT security veterans from companies including Intel Security, CA Technologies, and Imperva.  With containers being the next major disruption in datacenter and application technology, they recognized that containerized environments create new challenges in security, but also present an opportunity to reinvent application security - more effectively and more efficiently than ever.  

Read VMblog's exclusive pre-show interview with Aqua to learn what they have planned for the upcoming event.

Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX next month?  If so, I invite you to add appLariat to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

The folks from appLariat have some really amazing technology to show off.  What's even more amazing, they are just getting started!  DockerCon 2017 will become the launching pad for the company and its product offering, so you will definitely want to swing by their booth to learn more and see it in action. 

Read VMblog's exclusive pre-show interview with appLariat to learn what they have planned for the upcoming event.

Are you ready for DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX?  The event takes place April 17th-20th, 2017 at the Austin Convention Center. 

DockerCon is a community and container industry conference for makers and operators of next generation distributed apps built with containers. The three-day conference is jam packed with 100+ DockerCon speakers, 60+ breakout sessions, 11 workshops, hands on labs, and an expo hall that's filled with Docker ecosystem innovators ready to show off their wares and answer questions.

Docker announced the agenda for DockerCon 2017, scheduled for April 17 through 20, 2017 at Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. DockerCon is expected to draw more than 5,000 contributors, developers, architects, sysadmins, hackers and partners from all over the world and will feature more than 50 unique breakout sessions from Docker, its partners, users and customers. Attendees will have the option to attend sessions tailored to their level of knowledge and interest ranging from an introductory tutorial on Docker to Black Belt sessions for advanced Docker users.

And... that's a wrap!  It's been almost two weeks now, and truth be told, I'm still playing catch up from VMworld 2016.  This is my 13th VMworld event, and I always come home feeling like I am left wanting.  No, not in a bad way, it just seems like I never have enough time to accomplish everything on my TODO list.  

What Does Tegile Have Planned for VMworld 2016? 

As part of VMblog's live VMworld 2016 coverage coming up next week, we're in the final stretch of finalizing our schedule.  As we do so, one thing is clear: We're extremely excited to visit the Solutions Expo this year and make it a huge part of our plans.  But with so many vendors exhibiting, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your schedule?

One of my "must see" companies is definitely Tegile.  I've watched this team innovate over the years and showcase some amazing new storage technologies while at VMworld events in the recent past.  And I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeve this time because they never disappoint.  More about the company:

Founded in 2010, Tegile Systems makes all-flash and hybrid storage arrays that help organizations eliminate storage silos, simplify storage management, and reduce costs by consolidating all of their workloads onto a single flash platform. Their enterprise storage arrays accommodate different grades of storage media-from hard disks to high-performance flash memory. Using patented IntelliFlash software architecture, data is organized and placed on the most appropriate media to deliver optimal performance with the best possible economics. Native support for both SAN and NAS protocols enables you to simplify data management by storing application data, virtual machines, and unstructured data-all on a single array.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Tegile to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2016 event.

VMworld 2016 is a few days away!  The party comes back to fabulous Las Vegas this year, which should shake things up compared to San Francisco.  Read our VMworld 2016 Survival Guide to learn more about how to prepare for the event.

In addition to all the great education and networking that will take place at VMworld, attendees have also become accustomed to having fun as well.  So far, things are shaping up nicely on that front.  While the number of parties as of yet don't seem to equal those of the last couple of years, there are still plenty of opportunities to have a good time!  And the list will hopefully continue to grow. So stay tuned and keep watch!

NOTE: Most events require you to take some signup action.  Yes, even the free events.  And watch out, because not all events are free.  

Time is of the essence.  If you're looking for a party, sign up as soon as you can, because they do have limits to the number of people.  So, first come, first served.

If I'm missing an event, drop me an email or send me a Tweet (@vmblog) and I'll get it added.  Or leave a comment below.

[ Also read VMworld 2016: Getting Started and What to Expect | VMworld 2016 Survival Guide - Tips and Takeaways | 25 VMworld 2016 Sessions that won't suck ]   

Enjoy!

What Does Turbonomic Have Planned for VMworld 2016? 

As part of VMblog's live VMworld 2016 coverage coming up next week, we're in the final stretch of finalizing our schedule.  As we do so, one thing is clear: We're extremely excited to visit the Solutions Expo this year and make it a huge part of our plans.  But with so many vendors exhibiting, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your schedule?

One of my "must see" companies is definitely Turbonomic.  No, this isn't a new company.  They have been active in the virtualization and cloud community for many years, but you might better know them as VMTurbo.  In case you missed the news a week ago, VMTurbo rebranded themselves as Turbonomic.  New name, same vision.  They've earned a place on my must see list because every year at VMworld, they find a way to outdo themselves.  And this year, they told me they are going even bigger than last year!  More about the company:

Turbonomic’s Autonomic Platform enables heterogeneous environments to self-manage to assure the performance of any application in any cloud. Turbonomic’s patented decision engine dynamically analyzes application demand and allocates shared resources in real time to maintain a continuous state of application health. Launched in 2010, Turbonomic is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the virtualization and cloud space. Turbonomic’s Autonomic Platform is trusted by thousands of enterprises to accelerate their adoption of virtual, cloud, and container deployments for all mission critical applications.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Turbonomic to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2016 event.

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