Brian Ducharme

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and has been with vmblog since 2011. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group. 


Ahead of VMworld 2020, VMblog visited with Ben Murphy, senior director of product management at Lakeside Software, a leader in digital experience monitoring.

In this video, we discuss trade shows like VMworld becoming digital events and what that means, how companies have moved to a work from home lifestyle, and how Lakeside Software operates with VMware as a partner. Watch and learn as Ben Murphy explains more about the company's technology, and offers a view into the product.

Lakeside Software develops software that provides the visibility IT teams need to design and support productive digital workplaces. Customers use Lakeside Software technology to perform workplace analytics, IT asset optimization, remote work management, and AIOps. SysTrack is a digital experience monitoring solution that gathers and analyzes data on everything that may impact end-user experience and business productivity. It captures data such as CPU, disk, memory, and other 10,000+ data points. These are then analyzed by SysTrack and used by IT in countless ways that lower costs and optimize operations including: lowering the amount of help desk tickets, identifying over and under-provisioning, reducing time to resolution, tracking SLA performance, measuring the performance of rollouts, and more.

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Watch as VMblog visits with Sam Woodcock, Senior Director of Cloud Strategy at iland, ahead of VMworld 2020.  iland is a leading VMware-based cloud services provider for application hosting, data protection and disaster recovery.

In this video, we discuss trade shows like VMworld becoming digital events and what that means, how companies have moved to a work from home lifestyle, and how iland operates with VMware as a partner.  Watch and learn as Sam Woodcock explains more about the company's technology, and then, dives into a demo of the solution.

iland is a global cloud service provider of secure and compliant hosting for infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS), and backup as a service (BaaS). 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.

Learn more about iland by visiting:

September 22, 2020


Qualys, Inc. is a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions with over 15,700 active customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organizations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings.

The native Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver 360-degree visibility across on premises, endpoints, cloud, containers, and mobile environments. The platform delivers the visibility businesses need to assess critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance, and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has built a large, impressive customer base and established strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, as well as preeminent managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The Company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance.

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Press Release: Qualys Adds Malware Detection to its Free 60-day Remote Endpoint Protection Offer


Watch as VMblog visits with Andrew Parlette, CTO at Tricerat, ahead of VMworld 2020.  Tricerat is a company that provides world class printing and scanning software for even the most complex IT environments.  The company’s software, ScrewDrivers, enables end users to print from any device, in any location, to any printer.

In this video, we discuss trade shows like VMworld becoming digital and what that means, how companies have moved to a work from home lifestyle, and how Tricerat operates with VMware as a partner.  Watch and learn more as Parlette explains how his company's offering is unique.  And watch as he dives into a demo explanation of their solution. Tricerat's ScrewDrivers is delivered in three tiers - Essential, Pro, and Enterprise.

ScrewDrivers is an expert solution for eliminating printing and scanning issues in Citrix, VMware, Microsoft WVD and RDS, workstation and server-free printing environments.  It ensures consistency in the end user experience without crashes, lost and/or slow print jobs, all while delivering an easy to use, drag and drop console to manage all enterprise printing and scanning.  Not only do they eliminate these common issues altogether, but they also empower IT teams with features like cloud printing, mobile printing, and more.

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Watch this latest video interview as VMblog visits with Joe Ferguson, a cloud expert and cloud sales engineer at Clumio, ahead of VMworld 2020

Clumio is an innovator of authentic SaaS for enterprise backup.  Using their secure service, organizations eliminate hardware and software for on-premise backup and avoid the complexity and cost of running third-party backup software in the cloud.  As enterprises move aggressively to cloud, they can use Clumio to protect workloads like VMware Cloud on AWS and AWS native services. 

In this video, we discuss trade shows like VMworld becoming digital events and what that means, how companies have moved to a work from home lifestyle, and how Clumio operates with VMware as a partner.  Watch and learn more as Ferguson explains the company's technology, and then, dives into a demo of the solution.

Clumio's Enterprise Backup as a Service offering protects private cloud, public cloud, and SaaS with the same single, secure platform.  The same uniform policies can protect VMs in VMware on-prem and VMware Cloud on AWS, greatly reducing operational complexity.  Clumio's architecture gives customers a way to recover from ransomware or data loss by defining an air gap where data is safely stored outside of production, under separate credentials, fully encrypted, and in an immutable format.  Their rapid recovery capability delivers cloud recovery performance that's faster than traditional hardware appliances and legacy tools - because only changed blocks are restored with their reverse change block tracking feature.  They offer per VM pricing, with no egress charges resulting in robust data protection with predictable costs.

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VMblog visited with Anton Shelepchuk, VP of Sales at NAKIVO, ahead of VMworld 2020.  NAKIVO is a fast-growing software company dedicated to protecting virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments.

In this video, we discuss trade shows like VMworld becoming digital or online events and what that means, how companies have moved to a work from home lifestyle, and how NAKIVO partners with and works with VMware.  Watch and learn more as Shelepchuk provides a deeper dive into their product offering. 

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides customers all the powerful functionality offered by top-end backup and recovery solutions for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments.  Customers can send incremental backups to storage devices and cloud storage; perform a range of full, instant and granular recoveries; and simplify data protection with automation and integration tools.  NAKIVO says its Backup & Replication sets itself apart from the field, however, by combining thorough protection with a customer-first approach.  Plans are intentionally priced to be affordable for businesses of any size; the technical support team is available 24/7; and product development is driven by customer recommendations and needs. 

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In this video interview, VMblog visits with Jason Smith, VP Products and Solutions at Liquidware, ahead of VMworld 2020.  Liquidware is a leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows desktops.  The company's products encompass all facets of management to ensure the ultimate user experience across all workspaces - physical, virtual, DaaS or in the cloud.

In this video, we discuss trade shows like VMworld becoming digital or online events and what that means, how companies have moved to a work from home lifestyle, and how Liquidware operates with VMware as a partner.

Watch and learn more as Smith dives into each of the product solutions that Liquidware currently offer as they focus on providing adaptive workspace management solutions.  With the rise of remote working in the past few months, their innovative use of cloud-based storage has enabled their customers to rapidly scale up a remote working environment for their employees.  They support all of the major platforms: Amazon WorkSpaces, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft WVD, Nutanix Xi Frame, and VMware Horizon.  And they also work closely with AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. 

Learn more about Liquidware by visiting:


September 13, 2020


Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, backup and cloud are managed. At enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 8,000 customers globally and is powering resilience offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, and more than 400 cloud services providers.

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September 11, 2020


With over 20 years of experience in application and data protection services, iland takes a fundamentally different approach to delivering cloud services. iland is a global cloud provider focused on transforming and protecting customer IT environments by simplifying the planning, migration, hosting, management, and support of mission-critical workloads in the cloud. Through a proven and familiar VMware-based platform, iland delivers a consistent application and data protection experience focused on performance, availability, and security. The iland enterprise-grade platform is managed by the fully-integrated Secure Cloud Console that includes seamless control, visibility, and full utilization of the capabilities provided by leading software providers such as VMware, Veeam and Zerto.

September 08, 2020

Login VSI

Login VSI is the only solution in the market guaranteed to maximize the end-user experience for digital workspaces. We reduce risk and ensure business continuity by safeguarding application and desktop performance. We do this using synthetic users to automatically test and validate the impact of change in physical, virtual, and cloud-based workspaces.

Our flagship product, Login Enterprise integrates application compatibility testing, load testing, as well as performance & availability testing into a single platform. Login Enterprise also includes standard “out-of-the-box” application template workloads. Login VSI has over 400 customers in 50 countries. For more information, visit

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