Brian Ducharme

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for VMBlog.com 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. 

 

VMblog speaks with Mike Walsh of CloudJumper during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

CloudJumper has a long history of success in the application and desktop virtualization technology space serving thousands of businesses and 10s of thousands of applications. Their software solution is called Cloud Workspace Management Suite (CWMS). CWMS is a VDI & RDS orchestration and management alternative.

CloudJumper's Cloud Workstation Management Suite (CWMS) and Universal Management Suite (UMS) are complementary control planes. CWMS handles the provisioning and management of Windows Virtual Desktop, while UMS handles the provisioning and management of IGEL endpoints.

VMblog speaks with Bruce Schneider of QUMU during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Qumu provides a best-in-class platform to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of live and on demand video for the intelligent enterprise. The Qumu platform enables global organizations to drive employee engagement, increase access to video, and modernize the workplace by providing a more efficient and effective way to share knowledge. QUMU has been partnering with IGEL for many years, helping to solve numerous video issues for end user clients.

VMblog speaks with Stephen Turnbull of AMD during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

AMD is most famous for their PC processors, high performance graphic cards, and their server processors. But they also work with IGEL, providing them with very high performance compute and low power, to help maintain a good balance for IGEL customers. And they also provide multi-screen high resolution graphics natively on the chip.

VMblog speaks with Nabeel Youakim of Citrix during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Citrix has been around for more than 30 years, helping to define the end user computing space. Nabeel talks about Citrix and their partnership with IGEL who have their own set of supported thin client devices and management software. Citrix has also been partnering with and working with Microsoft for a very long time, from Terminal Services to Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), and working to improve end user productivity.

Nabeel continues the discussion by talking about Citrix Workspace and the new Intellience for Citrix Workspace.

VMblog speaks with Geoff Hixon of Lakeside Software during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Geoff talked about the latest version of their product, SysTrack 9.0, which provides powerful new ways to leverage SysTrack's data collection including new AIOps features like predictive analytics, self-healing, and Windows Evergreen analytics.

Their partnership with IGEL is twofold. For customers interested in thin clients, they've developed a joint report that shows you the current composition of your environment and identifies users whose requirements would be well-suited to thin client devices. Additionally, the SysTrack agent is baked in to IGEL OS, enabling customers to see what is happening within these endpoints including information on key metrics like CPU, memory, disk usage, latency, and more.

VMblog speaks with Andrew Parlette of Tricerat during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Tricerat's printing technology adapts to a wide variety of environments including remote desktop, physical desktop, cloud applications, print server printing, direct printing, client printing, mobile, and more. ScrewDrivers solves time-consuming challenges for administrators through the simple management console and delivers high performance and consistent printing to end users. The ability to dynamically build the right printer based on user and device gives the best possible user experience and reduces print waste.

Combining Tricerat's printing solutions with IGEL's centralization of endpoint management, admins can effectively manage all aspects of the user environment. Tricerat manages printing in all EUC environments including VDI and WVD, and user printing can be managed in the remote desktop for network printers or utilize local printers connected to an IGEL client using the ScrewDrivers Linux Client. For dynamic printer assignments, printers can be assigned to users based on the IGEL client in use along with the group memberships for the user.

VMblog speaks with Jed Ayres of IGEL during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Jed Ayres, co-CEO of IGEL, talks to VMblog about the growth of the company over the last four years, growing from 60M in revenue to more than 150M this year. Jed also talks about the shift in the market and the naming of the event, intead of speaking in terms of end user computing, now talking about things in terms of cloud workspaces. Jed also talks about the power of Windows Virtual Desktops (WVD) and how IGEL is working with partners like Microsoft, Citrix, Amazon and VMware. Jed covers so much more, and describes what's coming next in Germany as they bring DISRUPT to Munich in the coming days.

VMblog speaks with Jason Smith of Liquidware during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Jason Smith talks about the path that Liquidware has taken to help its customers onboard their next generation desktop. That has evolved from VDI to cloud based desktops and native Windows Virtual Desktops (WVD). They help with assessment, move user profiles or user personas over, and deliver applications with a zero downtime migration.

Jason also talks about how Liquidware partners and works with IGEL. Liquidware's agent is now fully integrated into the IGEL firmware, which allows them to see the last mile of the end point.

VMblog speaks with Stacy Leidwinger of Goliath Technologies during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Goliath Technologies helps organizations around the globe anticipate, troubleshoot and prevent end-user experience issues regardless of where their IT workloads or users are located.

They have transformed their customer IT teams from being reactive to proactive by anticipating performance issues before end users are ever impacted. And they offer purpose-built modules for EHR applications (Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, and MEDITECH) and can isolate the root cause of poor performance for clinicians regardless if the issue resides in the underlying IT delivery stack, EHR application, or end-user behavior.

VMblog speaks with Brian Lowe of Teradici during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Teradici is the protocol communication choice for VMware, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon Workspaces, etc. And because they were designed for a workstation environment, they are able to get massive amounts of data into the cloud, especially for applications in media and entertainment and the federal government where there are a lot of graphics involved. They are vendor neutral, so customers can move in the multi-cloud environment from one application or one cloud to another, or even on premises. Watch and learn more about how they are partnering and working with IGEL.

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