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 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.
VMblog visits the Virtustream booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased the modernization of mission-critical applications in a multi-cloud world.
Virtustream and VMware are both part of the Dell Technologies family of businesses and tightly align to meet customer needs. Here are just a few of the ways that they collaborate and drive innovation into their solutions: Virtustream is currently one of only two cloud partners who can sell and manage the Azure VMware Solution (the Azure VMware Solution by Virtustream will be available later in 2019); and Virtustream's Enterprise Cloud is built on the full VMware SDDC stack and is a VMware Cloud Verified solution (of more than 4,200 cloud partners in VMware's ecosystem, only 50 vendors have earned this elite classification around the world).
VMblog visits the ExtraHop booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their Hybrid Security Solution from Core to Edge to Cloud.
With ExtraHop Reveal(x) Cloud, enterprise organizations can adopt a cloud-first approach to protecting their hybrid attack surface, enabling Sec Ops teams to track rogue instances and eliminate risks created by misconfigurations, insecure APIs, and unauthorized access. The SaaS-based solution leverages Amazon VPC traffic mirroring to passively analyze network traffic and deploys instantly and without agents, delivering immediate asset discovery, real-time threat detection, and ML-powered response. Native integration with AWS tools, orchestration systems, and ticketing platforms allows users to limit tool sprawl while automating hybrid security settings and response workflows.
VMblog visits the Pivot3 booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their Intelligent Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
At the core of Pivot3's Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) systems is an Intelligence Engine that automates management of performance, security, data protection, and data management. It makes it simpler to achieve your application SLAs when you have multiple,their use of a NVME optimized datapath, patented erasure coding for data protection, and more flexible/granular ways to scale results in lower costs and better business results.
VMblog visits the Morpheus booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their award winning Unified Orchestration Platform.
The Morpheus unified orchestration platform provides a systematic approach to cloud optimization, multi-cloud governance, DevOps automation, and application modernization. They provide IT Operations and Developers with fully self-service and automated provisioning of bare metal, VM, and containerized applications running on-premises or in the public cloud. And with their massive amount of built-in integrations and native functionality offered in their platform, customers can standardize workflows and reduce tool sprawl while orchestrating existing tools to protect investments. You have to truly see it to believe it.
VMblog visits the Firemon booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their Global Policy Controller (GPC) and Security Process Automation for VMware NSX.
FireMon removes complexity for security professionals in the trenches. With visibility across virtual and traditional distributed firewalls, FireMon ensures that enterprises get the full benefit of the private cloud. With a consistent operating model built to manage changes and risk, FireMon perfectly complements and extends the security capabilities of VMware NSX across your entire environment.
VMblog visits the Bitdefender booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased GravityZone SVE for VMware NSX-T.
Bitdefender's GravityZone is an award-winning, VMware Ready cloud-workload security platform. At VMworld, they talked about two major innovations designed specifically for VMware customers: next-generation agentless security for NSX-T Data Center and security for VMware Cloud on AWS.
Bitdefender and VMware have been closely collaborating over the years to provide security capabilities to a variety of VMware environments-from vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS to Horizon and NSX-T-while fostering management integration with the underlying platforms to drastically simplify security administration. GravityZone offers VMware customers a single point of security management for their entire hybrid-cloud estate, providing single-pane-of-glass visibility and ensuring security policy consistency across clouds. GravityZone helps VMware users solve the security vs. operational efficiency and infrastructure performance dilemma by maximizing protection, automating security management, and increasing ROI on VMware infrastructure.
VMblog visits the Vembu booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their powerful and affordable Data Protection and BCDR solution.
Vembu shares exciting pieces of information about their latest release of Vembu BDR Suite v4.0.1. And we got a chance to see it in action!
With data threats becoming rampant, every business needs a data protection plan, and Vembu experts can help you in saving your businesses' time and money through Vembu BDR Suite.
VMblog visits the Zadara Storage booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their Hybrid, Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) solution.
Zadara complements VMware by providing advanced storage options that allow VMware users to streamline operations. They work best in hybrid environments where data resides in multiple locations, including on premises, at private data centers, and in public clouds. Zadara can be a single-source storage provider that allows for seamless data flow, total security, and reduced costs.
Learn about their partnerships with VMware, Veeam, and others. They are also introducing solutions around NVMe-oF, streamlined multi-tier backup, and more.
VMblog visits the SolarWinds booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their performance monitoring and IT Operations Management portfolio of products.
Thomas LaRock gives a deeper dive into SolarWinds Virtualization Manager. It provides a unique and feature rich way to manage your VMware environment.
Beyond that, SolarWinds recently announced enhancements to its web performance monitoring products, including updates to WPM and Pingdom solutions. At VMworld, attendees could demo these new solutions alongside SolarWinds Head Geeks and others, sharing expert insight on web performance monitoring and demonstrated how SolarWinds' full IT operations management portfolio can help monitor and manage apps and infrastructure across all types of tech environments.