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. 

 

August 28, 2019

FireMon - vmworld 2019

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.

August 28, 2019

Vembu - vmworld 2019

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.

August 28, 2019

Nakivo - vmworld 2019

VMblog visits the NAKIVO booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their Award Winning Backup and Replication solution.

If you are interested in an integrated solution that offers enterprise-grade data protection for physical, virtual, and cloud environments at the price of an SMB solution, make sure to check out NAKIVO. Their solution boasts an affordable price tag while offering great data protection value for your money. Improved performance, reduced storage space requirements, high backup reliability, and an intuitive, easy-to-use interface can tremendously simplify your data protection processes. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is built for quick and easy automation of your backup and disaster recovery operations. 

VMblog visits the LG Business Solutions booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, as they showcased their latest models of Cloud Monitor, Thin Client and Zero Client solutions.

At the show, LG promoted its 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.

Within the Thin Client series, they showcased their latest models including the 38-inch Curved UltraWide Thin Client AIO (all-in-one) features a WQHD+ resolution and curved LG IPS display for accurate color reproduction and outstanding picture quality from virtually any viewing angle, perfect for viewing data sheets or detailed images and drawings.

VMblog visits the Liquidware booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

Liquidware showed off a preview of some innovative features in both FlexApp and ProfileUnity that focus on Microsoft's new MSIX application format. With Stratusphere UX you'll see advanced agents for thin and edge OS solutions like IGEL, Stratodesk, and 10ZiG. These "last mile" agents give helpdesk and admins the data views they need to capture and diagnose complete User Experience metrics.

VMblog visits the ThinPrint booth during #VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

ThinPrint brought a whole range of innovation that they've worked on since VMworld last year. ThinPrint Hub, the easiest and most effective way to connect branch offices, doctors offices, clinics etc. to the cloud or a data center has seen massive updates especially the centralized management developed in cooperation with partner Stratodesk.

ThinPrint's ezeep for Azure has become Microsoft's chosen print solution for printing with Windows Virtual Desktops, and it integrates with VMware's solutions for WVD.

The overall ezeep platform has seen a ton of updates since last year, and it can integrate any device from laptops to Macs to mobile device and chrome books into existing print infrastructure with one easy to use cloud solution.

August 27, 2019

Zerto - vmworld 2019

VMblog visits the Zerto booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

They showcased the latest updates to their IT Resilience Platform, Zerto 7.0. The updates introduce best-of-breed technology to highly secure environments with a deeper partnership and technological integration with VMware. 

They presented a deep dive into how Zerto is delivering IT Resilience and complete data protection for these environments. 

Zerto continues to push ahead and fundamentally change the way IT organizations manage data through converged backup, DR and cloud mobility into a single easy-to-navigate platform.

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