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 Nico Zieck of Liquit during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Liquit technology enables enterprises and service providers to connect to and aggregate all applications from all workspace backends (Citrix. VMWare, WVD, etc.). By doing so Liquit delivers a customized and consistent end user experience, regardless of where their applications reside. The unique smart icon decides dynamically where to start the application based upon the end user's location, device and profile rights. Liquit simplifies system administration and workspace management. Liquit accelerates the adoption of cloud by quickly connecting to an existing platform and allowing the backend to be streamlined or migrated as desired, without any impact on the end-user. The cost, complexity and connectivity inhibitors that keep you or your customers from going to the cloud are resolved.

VMblog speaks with Scott Manchester of Microsoft during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Scott talks about the work that Microsoft has done with IGEL and the rest of the industry on Windows Virtual Desktop and highlights some of the opportunities they have with the partner program for WVD. Scott provides more information around his DISRUPT keynote presentation as well as how Microsoft is partnering with IGEL and how they are embedding things into the IGEL OS, native end point devices and UD Pocket.

VMblog speaks with Simon Townsend of IGEL during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Simon Townsend of IGEL talks about his new position leading the marketing efforts globally for the company. Simon also talks about the growth of the IGEL DISRUPT event, now in its third year, both in the US and EMEA. Simon also talks about the big announcements made throughout the event. One of the biggest annoucements being the GA of the Windows virtual desktop client on IGEL OS 11, their support for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and the important relationships they've created with their partners to make that happen.

VMblog speaks with Tehama during the IGEL Disrupt 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Tehama provides compliant and secure virtual desktops on the cloud, enabling enterprises to quickly onboard, scale, manage, and audit a global workforce. Tehama is a cloud-based SaaS solution that provides all the IT infrastructure needed for enterprises to connect, leverage, and grow global teams securely. With Tehama, enterprises quickly connect with increased security through virtual and secured perimeters that extend zero-trust network access to global employees and 3rd-party IT services providers. The Tehama platform reduces the risk of malware intrusion into corporate networks from remote devices.

IGEL Technology has created a much needed End User Computing event called DISRUPT.  This year, the event will take place in Nashville for its North America event (January 27-29th, 2020) and in Munich for its EMEA event (February 4-6, 2020).

In this video interview, Simon Townsend, IGEL's CMO, gives viewers a nice background on the DISRUPT event, and talks about this year's focus.  Watch and find out what attendees can expect to hear and learn from the events this year, get a sneak peek at some of the hot topics that will be discussed, learn about which sponsors and key speakers will be presenting at the show, and hear other reasons why you should be attending.  

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On January 27th, 2020, over 700 peers from the End-User community will gather in Nashville to attend North America’s largest Cloud Workspaces Forum.

Last year’s DISRUPT event laid out a vision for cloud workspaces – this year’s focus is all about education and helping you make your move!

Why should I attend?

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VMblog visits Morpheus during #KubeCon 2019 in San Diego.

The company is helping organizations to solve governance, policies, security, automation and self-service around multi-cloud and multi-platform environments.

Morpheus has recently added Kubernetes and Ansible support to provide a deeper, system-agnostic automation and control product for an organization’s infrastructure.

VMblog visits the DivvyCloud booth during KubeCon 2019 in San Diego.

DivvyCloud software is designed to be agentless and standalone. You can apply it to any computing environment - public cloud or private software-defined infrastructure. The way DivvyCloud interacts with the host environment and Kubernetes is by way of their respective APIs. DivvyCloud continuously interacts with the APIs to gather information about the state of the hosts and the Kubernetes clusters of interest. These hosts can be Google Cloud, AWS, Azure, or a private data center that can expose infrastructure information via an API.

Once DivvyCloud is set up and targeted at the relevant host and Kubernetes clusters, it starts pulling down data about the environments - servers, security groups, load balancers, network-attached stores, S3 buckets, and any resource that is exposed via an API. This information is then unified into a single data model that represents the infrastructure and represents containment holistically.

VMblog visits the Weaveworks booth during KubeCon 2019 in San Diego.

As the inventors of GitOps, Weaveworks demonstrated how GitOps helps a company manage and build applications on Kubernetes. With Git at the center of the operational model, application developers and cluster operators can easily spin up and manage production ready Kubernetes across different environments.

When a cluster configuration is stored in a Git repository, you can then use GitOps to recreate clusters in a predictable way. This brings advantages for building test environments and pipelines, and for reproducing clusters across teams with the same base configuration, or in improving your disaster recovery capability.

VMblog visits the Kasten booth during KubeCon 2019 in San Diego.

Kasten is tackling Day 2 data management challenges to help enterprises confidently run applications on Kubernetes. Kasten K10, a data management platform purpose-built for Kubernetes, provides enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for backup/restore, disaster recovery, and mobility with unparalleled operational simplicity.

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