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. 


CloudGateway Enterprise App Store Securely Delivers Any Windows, Web, SaaS or Mobile App, Along with ShareFile Follow-Me-Data to Over 2 Billion Devices

San Francisco, CA » 5/9/2012 » Today, at Citrix Synergy™, the conference where mobile workstyles and cloud services meet, Citrix announced CloudGateway 2, a powerful new update to its enterprise mobility solution that adds extensive mobile application management capabilities, including full support for native HTML 5, iOS and Android apps. The new CloudGateway release also adds integration with Citrix ShareFile™, giving customers a single unified control point for all apps and data enterprise-wide. This allows employees to be as productive on-the-go as they are in the office with access to their personalized set of applications and data when and where they need them.

Citrix Charts “Path to the Cloud” at Synergy San Francisco

San Francisco » 5/9/2012 » Today at Citrix Synergy™, the conference where mobile workstyles and cloud services meet, Citrix unveiled its strategy to help customers of all sizes deliver business-ready cloud services. With the advent of the Cloud Era, companies everywhere are looking for effective strategies to harness the benefits of cloud computing, without disrupting their current business models. Today’s announcements give customers a simple, pragmatic “Path to the Cloud,” making it easier for them to “build” new clouds, “bridge” to third-party clouds, “deliver” cloud services with the best performance, reliability and security, and “transform” existing Windows desktops and apps into true, cloud-like services.

Enterprises and Service Providers Rapidly Deploy any Windows Application or Desktop Across Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds

SAN FRANCISCO » 5/9/2012 » Today, at Citrix Synergy™, the conference where cloud computing, networking and virtualization meet, Citrix announced Project Avalon, the next phase in the evolution to transform any Windows application or desktop into a cloud service delivered across any network, to any device.  Citrix today delivers Windows apps and desktops to over 100 million users. With Project Avalon, Citrix integrates the breadth of its technologies to extend these same capabilities to the thousands of enterprise customers eager to adopt private cloud deployments that offer the same resource optimization, infrastructure agility and economics that are currently only provided by public cloud offerings such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.  Project Avalon empowers customers to rapidly deploy personalized Windows apps and desktops in a private cloud across single or multiple sites, and to utilize public clouds in a “capacity on demand” fashion in support of business initiatives such as business continuity, integrating mergers and acquisitions, or offshoring projects.

Delivers first commercially supported cloud orchestration system based on Apache CloudStack

San Francisco, CA » 5/9/2012 » Today at Citrix Synergy™, the conference where mobile workstyles and cloud services meet, the company advanced its strategy to accelerate the broad adoption of open, interoperable cloud computing by introducing Citrix CloudPlatform, the first commercially supported cloud orchestration system based on Apache CloudStack. With the new commercial release, customers can quickly and easily evolve virtualized datacenter resources to automated, elastic, self-service IT delivery models using the same technologies on which the world’s most successful clouds are built.

Tech Preview of Industry’s Most Advanced Cloud Networking Platform Now Available for the Industry’s Most Popular Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. » 5/9/2012 » Today, at Citrix Synergy™, the conference where mobile workstyles and cloud services meet, Citrix released a tech preview of NetScaler® 10 – the industry’s most advanced cloud networking platform – for Amazon Web Services. The recently unveiled NetScaler 10 with TriScale technology (see announcement) brings the elasticity, simplicity and expandability of the cloud to both enterprise and carrier networks. As mainstream IT adopts third-party Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud services, they will require a combination of the elasticity and flexibility expected of these cloud offerings, and the power and control of advanced networking services used within their enterprise cloud datacenters. This tech preview enables enterprises to bring to bear the full power of NetScaler 10 to be deployed, scaled and managed on-demand within seconds on the most popular cloud platform, with no on-premise deployment, configuration or management required. This solution also enables the massive spectrum of customers deployed on Amazon Web Services to now rapidly and cost-effectively leverage the world class application delivery capabilities of NetScaler, in a true Amazon-style solution. Making all the power of NetScaler available as an Amazon cloud service makes it easy for enterprise customers to spin up new instances of NetScaler in seconds, with no on-premise deployment, configuration or management required.

Citrix technology is powering all major components of the Synergy conference, including the Solution Expo Booth. Tech Infrastructure Manager, Fabian Wright interviews Brian Sheppard, Lead Booth Engineer who details the solutions his team provides for managing a base infrastructure required to support this complicated environment.

David Marshall and Brian Ducharme of discuss what will be announced during the opening keynotes.

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