August 26, 2022

VMware Explore 2022 Q&A: Rimo3 Will Showcase Intelligent Smoke Testing, a New Release, and Support for VMware App Volumes

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Ready for VMware Explore 2022?  Will you be in attendance?  Make sure to visit with Rimo3.

VMware Explore 2022 is right around the corner, taking place August 29 - September 1, 2022 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Get started by reading this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Josh Travers, Sr Director, WW Customer Success at Rimo3.  Rimo3 provides unattended automation to test application readiness for Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows 365, and Azure Virtual Desktop, as well as identifying MSIX and Multi-session suitability. By leveraging automation to collect application insights, Rimo3 helps IT organizations speed the time to delivery and minimize risk in deploying security updates and ongoing changes in desktop and server environments, across physical, virtual, and cloud workspaces.

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VMblog:  Can you give VMblog readers a quick overview of your company?

Josh Travers:  Rimo3 offers automated predeployement testing of applications for any Windows platform. Whether it's in the cloud, hybrid or on prem, we test your applications against your customized, enterprise images. As we all expand our technology use cases, and platforms, we need to know if our apps will work on the desired changes, especially as security requirements created more locked down environments. Rimo3 automates that modernization and day-to-day testing, packaging, and migrations of applications.

VMblog:  VMware has decided to change the name of the event this year from VMworld to VMware Explore.  With VMworld being such a part of the history, do you have any thoughts on the name change?

Travers:  Other than it being difficult to remember, and calling it VMworld every now and then, it's not a huge deal. I think, like everyone else, we prefer VMworld, but we'll adapt. Just going to take some time to get used to!

VMblog:  What are your thoughts and expectations with the event being in person again instead of just a digital / online event?  Are attendees ready for this?  Do you anticipate the crowd size of VMworld pre-pandemic?

Travers:  Every event we've been to has been different. One show that used to be quite big was about half the normal size. Another small show ended up being quite large. I expect we'll see something smaller, but that could work in our favor to have the deep conversations with partners and customers. I know I definitely prefer the in-person events to the digital. I think now that we've been remote or work from home, it's great to have the human connection.

VMblog:  How can attendees of the event find you?  What do you have planned at your booth this year?  What type of things will attendees be able to do at your booth? 

Travers:  You can find us in booth #1907, we'll be the ones with the teal-green "Test Apps, Be Cool" shirts. You can join our team to see a demo of our newest release and support for VMware App Volumes, as well as get all of the great swag we've prepped for the show.

VMblog:  What are you personally most interested in seeing or learning at VMware Explore?

Travers:  We're all anticipating some great interactions with the fellow sponsors, meeting our customers face to face, and hearing about VMware's new announcements and vision. We work closely with Jeff Ulatoski, PM for App Volumes, and are looking forward to his sessions and feedback from customers using that solution set.

VMblog:  Can you give us the high-level rundown of your company's technology offerings?  What kind of message will an attendee hear from you this year?

Travers:  Rimo3 pioneered Intelligent Smoke Testing, a patent-pending process that allows Windows applications to be tested with literally no scripting or configuration from IT. Application install packages are imported via a simple onboarding dashboard, then they're immediately ready to test against key performance and compatibility metrics critical to your organization's unique image configuration requirements. Plug in your apps, set your parameters, and then press go. Takes away the huge hassle of manually going through each app, with inconsistent results. You can see a demo of our integration and support here.

VMblog:  Talking about your product solutions, can you give readers a few examples of how your offerings are unique?  What are your differentiators?  What sets you apart from the competition?

Travers:  With Rimo3, we are automating the modernization of a growing array of application formats, and with our Intelligent Smoke Test we offer unmatched smoke testing - literally no scripting or prep required, just upload the application to our platform. We make sure that the process of testing applications is as easy as it can be, with as clean of a UI as we can make it while giving you everything you need to be successful. Test results include performance metrics, suitability for target image, multi-session capability, and more!

VMblog:  What specifically does your company offer a VMware shop or a VMware implementation?  What problems do you solve for them?

Travers:  While we have supported VMware for years, we'll be showcasing our new, automated App Volumes testing at the show!

VMblog:  VMworld has typically been a launching platform for new products.  At VMware Explore, will your company be announcing anything new?  If so, can you give us a sneak peek?

Travers:  We do have a new update release to the Rimo3 platform that will offer some big improvements and functionality on how our customers interact with VMware, so be sure to stop by booth #1907 to get the full details. Or head to our website.

VMblog:  Are you giving away any prizes at your booth or participating in any prize giveaways?

Travers:  Branded tumblers, stickers, shirts, and some other cool swag.

David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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