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. 

 

June 17, 2020

Stratodesk

Stratodesk is redefining end user computing by delivering a single endpoint solution for the VDI, DaaS and IoT markets. Today, enterprises are moving beyond traditional desktops towards smart workplaces where the diverse network of endpoint devices will create interoperability and compatibility issues without a single unified endpoint solution.

Stratodesk’s next-evolution, Linux-based endpoint OS and management suite, NoTouch, is a next generation, hardware-agnostic solution that enables companies to cost-effectively manage their endpoints. Our solution works seamlessly across x86 and ARM based hardware products (including the Raspberry Pi) to provide a unified platform for your entire endpoint fleet. It also increases security, simplifies user experience and allows customers to maximize the benefits of existing desktop hardware (Laptops, Thin Clients, PCs and ARM devices) through PC Conversion.

Founded in 2010, Stratodesk has rapidly grown to over 4000 customers and maintains strong relationships with many distribution and reseller partners across the globe. We are certified by and have long standing technology partnerships with industry leaders such as Citrix, VMware, Imprivata and LG that ensure the highest product standards, innovative new features and complete and up to date integration of third party products. 

Our customers include government and healthcare organizations, banks, armed forces, small/medium sized businesses and large enterprises in North America and around the world. Stratodesk is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Klagenfurt and Vienna, Austria.

Follow Stratodesk

Twitter – https://twitter.com/stratodesk

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/stratodesk/

Facebook – https://facebook.com/stratodesk/

Resources

 
 

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ylVfvPDFT4pfMfJi6M-5A

As a company that enables organizations to facilitate a work from home strategy, Liquidware is a champion of remote working. As an industry expert in the end user computing and desktop virtualization field, Jason Smith provides answers to a number of important questions in this modern #WorkFromHome situation that many companies woke up one day to find themselves in without a lot of planning or preparation in most cases.

Goliath Technologies offers end-user experience monitoring and troubleshooting software for organizations using desktop virtualization from Citrix or VMware. Our technology is like adding two experts to your staff that are dedicated to delivering a great end-user experience. We automatically discover your Citrix or VMware Environment and identify what to monitor, the thresholds to set, and then alert when thresholds are exceeded for all potential events, conditions, and failure points regarding end-user performance.

We do this across all industries, but we are known as the Health IT Standard because we understand the unique challenges facing healthcare IT professionals and have unique capabilities to solve those challenges. Goliath offers purpose-built modules for all major EHR systems (Epic, MEDITECH, Allscripts, and Cerner). We integrate performance metrics from the EHR application, end-user experience, and the IT delivery infrastructure into one console to anticipate, troubleshoot, and document end-user experience issues more effectively.

At Goliath, we are passionate about helping IT professionals reduce the professional pain associated with managing hybrid IT environments along with end-user performance expectations. We enable organizations to successfully launch new initiatives like remote worker programs, BYOD, and moves to the cloud by ensuring that the end-user experience is seamless and uninterrupted regardless of device, location, or individual behavior.  We do this by helping quickly isolate root cause, resolve, and then prevent performance issues such as: logon failures, slow logons, and poor session performance.

Follow Goliath:

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/goliath-technologies-llc/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/GoliathSolution

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/GoliathTech/featured

Resources:

Penn National: 5 Minute Webinar: How to Troubleshoot Remote Worker Performance Issues

Blog: How to Report on Remote Worker Activity and KPIs 

Success Story: Empire Office Gains Critical Insights into Remote Worker Trends with End-User Productivity Reports 

 

June 10, 2020

IGEL

IGEL provides the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company’s world-leading software products include IGEL OS™, IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86 device. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered endpoint solutions deliver the industry’s best hardware warranty (5 years), software maintenance (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.

June 10, 2020

LoginVSI

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 www.loginvsi.com.

Ensure Your Business Continuity - Validate your ability to support a remote workforce
https://www.loginvsi.com/validate-your-remote-infrastructure-scale

For Healthcare: 
https://www.loginvsi.com/validate-your-remote-infrastructure-scale-healthcare

On Demand Webinar: How to Support the New “Work From Home” Model
https://www.loginvsi.com/webinar-how-to-support-new-work-from-home-model

Blog: Enabling Your Remote Workforce
https://www.loginvsi.com/login-vsi-blog/1075-enabling-your-remote-workforce

June 10, 2020

Tehama

Tehama is the fastest, easiest, most secure way to deploy a virtual workforce. With our Virtual Office as a Service platform, enterprises can create cloud-based virtual offices, rooms, and desktops anywhere in the world. No other solution on the market today connects remote workers with mission-critical and data-sensitive systems, with the speed, agility, unparalleled security, and comprehensive audit trail via built-in SOC 2 controls, real-time activity feeds and session recordings that Tehama offers.

June 10, 2020

Liquidware

Liquidware is the market leader in 3rd party, platform agnostic desktop transformation solutions for next-generation Windows desktops, across physical, virtual (VMware, Citrix), RDSH, DaaS (Amazon WorkSpaces) and cloud desktop delivery platforms.  Liquidware provides an end-to-end lifecycle methodology, supported by a complete software suite, to take organizations from planning stages to ongoing optimization of production desktop environments. Liquidware’s offerings include the following:

  • ProfileUnity provides automated migrations to the latest Windows OS, as well as robust, scalable user environment management to enhance desktop productivity and security. 
  • Stratusphere UX provides independent data collection and detailed metrics to support assessment, onboarding, monitoring and diagnostics of desktop environments, computing resources and user experience.  Visibility provided by Stratusphere UX allows organizations to optimize their environments as well as proactively prevent unplanned downtime.
  • FlexApp provides cutting-edge application layering technology that allows organizations to develop application delivery strategies that reduce the complexity of managing desktop images while enhancing security and ease of delivery to end users.

For more information, visit www.liquidware.com.

Follow:

Liquidware on Twitter: https://twitter.com/liquidware

Liquidware on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liquidware-Labs/161358223882646

Liquidware on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/liquidware-labs

Liquidware on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCndZOHqR0grqULYDkSXS19A

Learn More: 

Work From Home Workspace Strategies Whitepaper: 
https://info.liquidware.com/New-WFH-Whitepaper_Whitepaper-Landing-Page.html

Work From Home Solutions Page: 
https://www.liquidware.com/solutions/desktop-disaster-recovery/wfh

Speed The Adoption of Work From Home On-Demand Webinar: 
https://www.liquidware.com/videos/webinar-archive/speed-adoption-work-home-practices a

VMblog speaks with Trentent Tye of ControlUp during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

ControlUp is an ITOps analytics and management platform that helps ITOps teams to monitor, analyze and directly remediate problems in their on-premise, hybrid cloud and cloud infrastructures. ControlUp gives you deep visibility into the back end environment - Citrix/RDS/VMware servers or VDI. This capability provides a lot of information on how an environment is performing on the back end. They can even measure performance down to the application level.

ControlUp integrates into IGEL, providing visibility into the endpoint. This provides the capability to see how the endpoint itself is performing.

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

LoginVSI and IGEL have partnered and integrated their two products. Login Enterprise (formerly Login PI) is now fully integrated into IGEL OS 11.03.

This integration gives IGEL customers the ability to test from the same hardware and locations of their remote users. Doing this “end-to-end testing” without breaking the chain of trust, will maximize the performance and availability on all IGEL OS-powered endpoints, ensuring application and desktop performance.

January 30, 2020

LG at IGEL DISRUPT 2020

VMblog speaks with Phillip Johnson of LG during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

LG showed off and discussed their newest suite of cloud monitor solutions, including Zero Client and Thin Client displays, designed with the IT professional in mind. They have a NEW 24-inch and 38-inch AIO Thin Client endpoint devices and a Thin Client Box. Every LG Thin Client provides a secure, reliable and cost-efficient virtual desktop experience that's easy to implement and manage.

LG is also partnering with IGEL, showing their products which complements IGEL's OS solution. The IGEL operating system resides on the LG end point devices which they sell to the channel. And they also have a new integrated technology to help with the Healthcare industry.

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