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 visits the MacStadium booth during KubeCon 2019 in San Diego.

MacStadium is showing off Orka, a new virtualization layer built specifically for orchestrating macOS in a cloud environment using Kubernetes on genuine Apple Mac hardware.

Orka (which stands for Orchestration with Kubernetes on Apple) brings powerful containerization and orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes to iOS and Mac app developers and the DevOps teams that support them. Orka was recently launched in August 2019.

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

Blameless offers an industry leading go-to platform for SRE professionals. Blameless’s complete SRE platform enables enterprise customers to automatically analyze and optimize business risks and outcomes, resulting in the right balance between reliability and innovation.

Blameless has a uniquely strong emphasis on incident prevention. They have built a seamless SRE workflow into one easy to use product. So whether you are a VP of engineering, an SRE manager, or an SRE, Blameless can help you better prioritize your work and make your job easier.

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

At the show, StackRox showcased how their deep integration with #Kubernetes delivers the next generation in container security to address a company's most critical security needs.

StackRox is a Kubernetes-native container security platform that leverages Kubernetes' declarative data and built-in controls for richer context, native enforcement, and continuous hardening. Their focus on Kubernetes helps DevOps and Security teams operationalize security across the full container lifecycle - build, deploy, and runtime. As a result, customers can enable security that's built in, not bolted on, realizing the power of security as code.

VMblog visits the Solo.io booth during KubeCon 2019 in San Diego.

Solo.io is a software company that helps organizations adopt and operate innovative cloud native technologies like microservices, serverless and service mesh. They have open source and commercial technology like Gloo, a modern Envoy Proxy based API Gateway, Squash for debugging microservices, GlooShot for chaos engineering and Service Mesh Hub for installing, discovery and operation of any service mesh.

Solo.io wants to help other people use coud-native and distributed systems in their organizations without having to worry about lock-in or be forced to only use one vendor. They provide organizations with tools that are agnostic to application type, language, infrastructure, service mesh, because the reality is that many companies have very diverse IT portfolios and it will only grow as they add new technologies to their existing environment.

Are you attending KubeCon 2019 in San Diego in November?  If so, I invite you to add Blameless 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 Blameless.  Blameless offers an industry leading go-to platform for SRE professionals.  Blameless’s complete SRE platform enables enterprise customers to automatically analyze and optimize business risks and outcomes, resulting in the right balance between reliability and innovation.

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

At VMworld 2019, VMblog interviewed a number of different industry experts. In episode II, we spoke with iland, Platform9, SolarWinds, Liquidware, ThinPrint, Zerto and Veeam. Watch as these experts talk about their predictions and future technologies for the coming year within the IT industry.

At VMworld 2019, VMblog interviewed a number of different industry experts. In episode I, we spoke with Virtustream, Hitachi Vantara, ExtraHop, Morpheus, FireMon, Vembu, Zadara and Datrium. Watch as these experts talk about their predictions and future technologies for the coming year within the IT industry.

VMblog visits the Platform9 booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their SaaS-managed hybrid cloud solution.

Platform9 delivers fully automated day-2 operations with 99.9% SLA for Kubernetes, bare-metal, and VM-based environments running on-premises, in public clouds, or at the edge. And their Cloud Control Plane manages the infrastructure, including built-in monitoring, upgrades, disaster recovery, and more. 

August 30, 2019

Datrium - vmworld 2019

VMblog visits the Datrium booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their new breakthrough DR solution - Failproof Recovery with VMware Cloud on AWS.

Automatrix combines primary storage, backup, DR, mobility, and encryption into a single system. This is the only way to deliver failproof on-demand DR with VMware Cloud on AWS so enterprises can reduce their DR costs by 80%. Automatrix also delivers 10x better performance, built-in backup, and always on data efficiency and encryption.

VMblog visits the Hitachi Vantara booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, to learn more about the company's DataOps Enabler Solutions.

Hitachi engages with VMware to design and develop enterprise solutions that help improve business agility and reduce operational complexity. Co-engineered and co-developed software-defined data center solutions provide flexibility to align IT resources with business changes and reduce costs of IT operations. Tight integration with VMware's suite of cloud automation, provisioning and migration tools, allows joint customers to develop and deploy applications in the most suitable data center or public cloud.  

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