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. 

 

Are you attending KubeCon 2019 in San Diego in November?  If so, I invite you to add Blameless to your MUST SEE list of vendors.

KubeCon 2019 is shaping up to be a fantastic event!  And the number of sponsoring vendors at this year's show is extremely impressive as the show continues to grow in scope and size!  One of the companies that will be on VMblog's MUST SEE list this year at the event is Blameless.  Blameless offers an industry leading go-to platform for SRE professionals.  Blameless’s complete SRE platform enables enterprise customers to automatically analyze and optimize business risks and outcomes, resulting in the right balance between reliability and innovation.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Blameless to learn what they have planned for the upcoming KubeCon North America 2019 event and why you need to visit their booth.

At VMworld 2019, VMblog interviewed a number of different industry experts. In episode II, we spoke with iland, Platform9, SolarWinds, Liquidware, ThinPrint, Zerto and Veeam. Watch as these experts talk about their predictions and future technologies for the coming year within the IT industry.

At VMworld 2019, VMblog interviewed a number of different industry experts. In episode I, we spoke with Virtustream, Hitachi Vantara, ExtraHop, Morpheus, FireMon, Vembu, Zadara and Datrium. Watch as these experts talk about their predictions and future technologies for the coming year within the IT industry.

VMblog visits the Platform9 booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their SaaS-managed hybrid cloud solution.

Platform9 delivers fully automated day-2 operations with 99.9% SLA for Kubernetes, bare-metal, and VM-based environments running on-premises, in public clouds, or at the edge. And their Cloud Control Plane manages the infrastructure, including built-in monitoring, upgrades, disaster recovery, and more. 

August 30, 2019

Datrium - vmworld 2019

VMblog visits the Datrium booth during VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, CA, where they showcased their new breakthrough DR solution - Failproof Recovery with VMware Cloud on AWS.

Automatrix combines primary storage, backup, DR, mobility, and encryption into a single system. This is the only way to deliver failproof on-demand DR with VMware Cloud on AWS so enterprises can reduce their DR costs by 80%. Automatrix also delivers 10x better performance, built-in backup, and always on data efficiency and encryption.

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.

August 29, 2019

Pivot3 - vmworld 2019

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.

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