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.

Inc. magazine today revealed that Zerto is No. 1567 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This ranking places Zerto within the top third of the most successful companies in the United States, representing the American economy's most dynamic segment-its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Today, VMware announced the upcoming update to vSAN 6.7, update 3.  The latest update will deliver container-ready infrastructure to VMware vSAN.  The virtualization giant also announced the upcoming release of vSAN Enterprise Plus Edition, a bundle of vSAN Enterprise and vRealize Operations Advanced licenses. 

Are you attending VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA?  If so, I invite you to add LG 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?  VMblog is eager to check out the LG booth this year.  LG has launched an all new thin client portfolio, and the new lineup offers streamlined cloud computing solutions that are easier to secure and manage than traditional PCs.  They will also be showing off their cloud monitor and Zero client displays, designed for the IT professional.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with LG 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 iland 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 really looking forward to meeting the team from iland this year.  iland is a global cloud service provider of secure and compliant hosting for infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS), and backup as a service (BaaS).  The award-winning iland Secure Cloud Console natively combines deep layered security, predictive analytics, and compliance to deliver unmatched visibility and ease of management for all of iland's cloud services.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Justin Augat, iland vice president of product marketing, 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 Morpheus Data 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?  Start with last year's 'Best of VMworld' winner for Automation.  The Morpheus unified orchestration platform provides a systematic approach to cloud optimization, multi-cloud governance, DevOps automation, and application modernization.  They provide IT Operations and Developers with fully self-service and automated provisioning of bare metal, VM, and containerized applications running on-premises or in the public cloud.  And with their massive amount of built-in integrations and native functionality offered in their platform, customers can standardize workflows and reduce tool sprawl while orchestrating existing tools to protect investments.  You have to truly see it to believe it.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Brad Parks, VP of marketing and business development at Morpheus Data, 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 FireMon 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?  Are you a VMware NSX user?  Make sure to add FireMon.  The company offers a highly regarded network security management solution for hybrid cloud. And they deliver continuous security for multi-cloud enterprise environments through a powerful fusion of vulnerability management, compliance and orchestration.  Since creating their network security policy management solution, FireMon has continued to deliver real-time visibility into and control over complex network security infrastructures, policies and risk postures.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with FireMon 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 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?  Well, definitely ThinPrint.  VMblog has been following ThinPrint for many years, and they never disappoint with what they show off at these events.  We met with ThinPrint a few months ago at Citrix Synergy 2019, and it was time well spent.  At VMworld, they promise to bring out the technology!  One of them being ezeep – ThinPrint’s printing solution for Azure-hosted Windows 10 multi-session desktops – it ensures secure and easy connectivity to existing print environments and smooth printing from any device. 

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Henning Volkmer of ThinPrint to learn what the company has planned for the upcoming VMworld 2019 event.

The world's largest combined virtualization and cloud computing event, VMworld, is coming up fast!  The event takes place August 25th-29th, 2019 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.  The event is always jam packed with incredible information coming out of the keynote presentations, from the large number of breakout sessions, to the Solutions Expo which is filled with awesome vendors and solution experts from around the world.  And, we can't say enough about the fan favorite -- the VMworld Hands-On Labs.  

To find out more ahead of the show, VMblog spoke with VMware to dig in a little deeper as we prepare for VMware's premiere convention. 

Are you attending VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA?  If so, I invite you to add Veeam 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 us, that's simple... Veeam.  VMblog has been following Veeam for over a decade.  Their Hyper-Availability Platform is one of the most complete solutions around that helps customers on the journey to automating data management and ensuring the Hyper-Availability of data.  Just ask their more than 355,000 customers worldwide!

Read this exclusive pre-show interview with Veeam to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2019 event.

Key Tips for Surviving and Thriving at VMworld 2019

In only a few short weeks from now, 21k+ virtualization and cloud users will embark on their annual pilgrimage to what has become known as a reunion of friends and fellow virtualization geeks, an event called VMworld.

VMworld US 2019 begins on Aug. 25th, 2019 and continues through August 29th.  The event will feature hundreds of unique breakout sessions from VMware and its community of partners, customers and industry experts; and the Solutions Exchange will be packed by more than 230 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 on some of what's to come.  Here are a few tips and tricks to help make your VMworld 2019 event a little bit more successful or enjoyable.  

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Let's begin!

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