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 KubeCon 2019 in San Diego in November?  If so, I invite you to add Lacework to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

KubeCon 2019 is shaping up to be a fantastic event!  And the number of sponsoring vendors at this year's show is extremely impressive as the show continues to grow in scope and size!  One of the companies that will be on VMblog's MUST SEE list this year at the event is Lacework.  Lacework delivers a complete cloud security platform for the entire IT infrastructure, from DevOps and orchestration environments to cloud and hybrid workloads. Unlike conventional security tools built for static datacenters, Lacework is designed to self-adapt to the cloud’s ever-changing configurations to provide visibility and intrusion detection that helps enterprises keep their data and resources safe. 

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Lacework to learn what they have planned for the upcoming KubeCon North America 2019 event and why you need to visit their booth.

Are you attending KubeCon 2019 in San Diego in November?  If so, I invite you to add StackRox to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

KubeCon 2019 is shaping up to be a fantastic event!  And the number of sponsoring vendors at this year's show is extremely impressive as the show continues to grow in scope and size!  One of the companies that will be on VMblog's MUST SEE list this year at the event is StackRox.  StackRox is a leader in container and Kubernetes security.  The StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform enables security and DevOps teams to enforce their security and compliance policies across the entire container life cycle, from build to deploy to runtime.  And StackRox integrates with existing DevOps and security tools, enabling teams to quickly operationalize container and Kubernetes security.  

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and StackRox to learn what they have planned for the upcoming KubeCon North America 2019 event and why you need to visit their booth.

Containous, the leading cloud-native networking company, today announced the general availability of Traefik 2.0. The major release of the open-source cloud-native edge router comes as Traefik recently crossed 1 billion software downloads from Docker Hub. This 2.0 release builds upon the wildly successful initial version of Traefik and is Containous' most significant release to date. This new release gives software development teams even more control and networking capabilities for their applications.

Lacework, the cloud security platform for enterprise innovation, today announced important funding and leadership changes that will help the company capitalize on its current momentum in delivering DevOps and workload security for cloud, container, and hybrid environments. Lacework is receiving $42 million from Sutter Hill Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures, and has hired cloud security veteran, Andy Byron, as President to run all go-to-market functions. Additionally, the company has added two new board members, Mike Speiser, partner at Sutter Hill Ventures, and John McMahon, cloud industry veteran and current Snowflake board member. 

StackRox, the leader in security for containers and Kubernetes, today announced the availability of the StackRox App for the Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Platform. The StackRox App, available in the Sumo Logic App Catalog, provides customers with critical insights into misconfigurations and security events for their container and Kubernetes environments directly within their Sumo Logic Dashboard. Security teams can view StackRox data regarding vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, runtime threats, and other policy violations within Sumo Logic and streamline their remediation efforts. 

DivvyCloud announced a new channel partner program designed to broaden the company's global footprint and help meet the demand for its solution. The program is launching with inaugural partners Trace3, Slalom, Optiv, BigCo. SmallCo., Cloud49, ThunderCat Technology, and World Wide Technology. All were selected for their digital transformation and cloud security competency, positive reputations and respectability in the IT industry, and their commitment to helping customers use cloud and container services to achieve innovation without loss of control.

Are you attending VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA?  If so, I invite you to add Bitdefender 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?  Easy -- Bitdefender.  VMblog has been following Bitdefender for many years now, visiting with them at trade shows like Citrix Synergy and VMworld, and always walking away impressed after learning something new.  The company is a global cybersecurity leader, protecting over 500 million systems across 150 countries.  And you are going to want to visit them and check out their GravityZone Security technologies for sure!     

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Bitdefender 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 SolarWinds 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 VMblog's must haves is SolarWinds.  The company is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software with products that give organizations the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid models.  We've been following the company for many years.    

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with SolarWinds and thoughts from Thomas LaRock, SolarWinds Head Geek and VMware vExpert, 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 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?  For sure, VMblog will be visiting the Pivot3 booth, as we learned a lot about their technology and offerings while at Citrix Synergy earlier this year.  The company's intelligent hybrid cloud and IoT solutions provide security, resilience and management simplicity at scale for customers' mission-critical environments.  Powered by its Intelligence Engine, Pivot3 automates the management of multiple, mixed application workloads, delivers industry-leading performance at scale, eliminates unplanned downtime and reduces the cost of traditional IT infrastructure by half or more.  

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Mike Koponen, Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances at Pivot3, to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2019 event.

Zadara Storage Inc., a pioneer in enterprise storage-as-a-service, today announced a technology partnership with Veeam Software, the leader in backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. As a Veeam Technology Alliance Partner, Zadara allows Veeam customers to create a scale-out backup repository comprised of multiple tiers of storage, optimized for performance or capacity.

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