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 Bitdefender booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn more about GravityZone and their tunable machine learning to protect NSX and security for VMware Cloud on AWS.
GravityZone is a VMware Ready solution that delivers layered next-generation security for VMware workloads - on-premises and in VMware Cloud on AWS. GravityZone natively integrates with vSphere, enabling rapid security roll-out, workflow automation and simplified administration in agentless deployments with VMware NSX, in VMware Cloud on AWS and in multi-hypervisor environments.
VMblog visits the Paessler booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to check out their award-winning network monitoring solution.
Paessler's PRTG purpose-built sensors are designed to monitor VMware servers and virtual machines, connected devices and help IT administrators track information that is critical to operating and maintaining networks.
PRTG is extremely lightweight, easy to use and requires no SQL database. Also, the software is very intuitive and self-explaining; there is no need for training or scripting. Users can start right away. Another benefit is their all-in-one licensing model.
VMblog visits the ThinPrint booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to see their comprehensive portfolio of private and public cloud print solutions.
Their print solutions support centralized printing as well as server-less printing, connects remote site printing without VPNs, enables SaaS and DaaS companies to achieve faster growth and better margins, and enables companies innovate more easily.
VMblog visits the Big Switch Networks booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn about Big Cloud Fabric-Enterprise Cloud (BCF-EC) with VMware's NSX-T and vSAN.
They had fantastic demos that showcased the solutions: Big Cloud Fabric-Enterprise Cloud (BCF-EC) integration with VMware's NSX-T and vSAN, as well as integration with vSphere 6.7 for both BCF-EC and Big Monitoring Fabric-Enterprise Cloud (BMF-EC). The company will also be demoing ERSpan and SPAN traffic steering with BMF-EC via a one-click GUI.
VMblog visits the Hitachi Vantara booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn about Hybrid-Cloud, Data Center Automation, Next Gen #Hyperconvergence and #DataProtection solutions.
Hitachi Vantara showcased eight demos on managed private cloud, rack-scale hybrid cloud, NVMe, VVols, VM data protection, Horizon VDI and of course Hitachi's deep integration with VMware technologies allowing customers to do more with less.
VMblog visits the Datrium booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn about Cloud DR with CloudShift and VMware Cloud on AWS.
CloudShift is a SaaS-based DR orchestration service for VMware that combines radically simple operation, low recovery point objectives (RPO), low AWS cloud cost, and end-to-end readiness assurance. The combination of Datrium's single data stack design, which is inclusive of both primary and #backup data, together with its SaaS platform for hybrid clouds, ensures enterprises can finally handle the challenge plaguing most real or tested disaster recovery (DR) events: predictable success.
VMblog visits the Liquidware booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn more about new features in FlexApp, ProfileUnity and Stratusphere.
ProfileUnity, is designed for all Windows workspaces - physical, virtual, cloud, and RDSH - with policy, profile and security management in one solution. The FlexApp application layering solution (which is also available as a standalone solution) is integrated, delivering applications instantly.
Finally, their in the guest user experience monitoring and visibility solution, Stratusphere UX, has been deployed in many enterprises as its metrics supports image and infrastructure design for optimum desktop environment performance.
VMblog visits the Pivot3 booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas to learn about its Intelligence Engine and Hyperconverged solutions.
Pivot3 is a unique player in the market, with industry-leading performance and technology as the backbone of hybrid cloud, Internet of Things and smart city initiatives. Its Intelligence Engine with priority and policy-based management is unlike anything else available in the market, and compared to other hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, Pivot3 provides 9X performance, 3X VM density, 25% less hardware and 62% lower latency.
VMblog visits the Densify booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas. Densify solves a cloud management challenge which is the inability to automate the process of quickly and correctly identifying the right resources for their applications. Densify makes applications self-aware of their exact resource requirements, enabling them to automatically optimize themselves 24/7, both on-premises and in the cloud. This could be considered a ‘next-generation' cloud optimization service.
VMblog visits the Vembu Technologies booth during VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas.
Vembu has been delivering simplified and powerful backup and cloud services through its portfolio of products to SMBs. Its flagship offering - Vembu BDR Suite - is an all-in-one solution that addresses the various backup, recovery, replication and DR needs of a diverse IT environment. At VMworld they introduced Vembu Business Essentials exclusively for SMBs having 6 Physical CPU Sockets or lesser in their VMware or Hyper-V hosts. They also did a sneak peek at their upcoming 4.0 release.