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. 

 

Community reaches significant milestone as cloud native adoption continues to grow

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 14, 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that its End User Community has grown to 100 members. The CNCF End User Community consists of enterprises and startups that are committed to accelerating the adoption of cloud native technologies and improving the deployment experience.

August 15, 2019

Solarwinds

SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI) is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software. Our products give organizations worldwide, regardless of type, size, or IT infrastructure complexity, the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid models. We continuously engage with all types of technology professionals—IT operations professionals, DevOps professionals, and managed service providers (MSPs)—to understand the challenges they face maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures. The insights we gain from engaging with them, in places like our THWACK online community, allow us to build products that solve well-understood IT management challenges in ways that technology professionals want them solved. This focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in network management software and MSP solutions. Learn more today at www.solarwinds.com.

https://www.solarwinds.com/virtualization-manager

https://www.solarwinds.com/server-application-monitor

https://www.solarwinds.com/solutions/it-operations-management-solutions

August 13, 2019

FireMon

FireMon solutions deliver persistent network security, insight, automation and compliance for enterprise networks. With FireMon, enterprises can dramatically improve effectiveness of network defenses, optimize investments and speed response to changing business demands. Built for scale on a distributed data architecture, FireMon Security Manager, Global Policy Controller (GPC), Lumeta, Policy Planner, Policy Optimizer and Risk Analyzer empowers enterprises with a closed loop approach to security infrastructure management.

Security Manager, the foundation of the FireMon platform, offers practitioners in-depth visibility into firewall configurations – from single devices to large, multi-vendor environments – to eliminate overly permissive access and resulting gaps in security. With a dashboard that automatically displays a range of key performance indicators, Security Manager arms users with the intelligence to effectively tailor network enforcement to changing requirements.

GPC is the industry’s first solution to deliver persistent network policy enforcement across dynamic virtual, multi-cloud and multi-platform environments. GPC provides an approach to automation for complex, virtualized network environments and allows network administrators to manage infrastructure with speed and agility.

Lumeta is comprehensive network and endpoint discovery. Lumeta insight includes anomaly detection and provides real-time infrastructure visibility, change monitoring and leak-path detection for hybrid enterprises.

Policy Planner and Policy Optimizer provide detailed contextual information for efficient security policy implementation - automated change workflow and compliance assessment, rule recertification and removal, and standards-based ticketing systems integration. With Risk Analyzer, user can prioritize and mitigate known vulnerabilities based on real-world access exposure, preserving critical resources and reducing the attack surface.

For more information visit http://www.firemon.com.

Global Policy Controller: https://www.firemon.com/products/global-policy-controller/

FireMon Lumenta: https://www.firemon.com/products/lumeta/

Security Automation Strategy: https://www.firemon.com/security-automation-strategy/

August 08, 2019

LG Business Solutions

LG Electronics USA Business Solutions provides an innovative IT commercial portfolio, including premium 4K UHD, In-Plane Switching, UltraWide, Zero Client cloud endpoints, Thin Clients and LED Desktop Monitors and LG’s Medical Monitors. LG’s IT products deliver uncompromised display quality with outstanding resolution, professional functionality powered by a superior IPS panel and additional technologies designed to meet the needs across diverse businesses.

LG’s superior IT commercial portfolio provides organizations and businesses with the power to harness speed, efficiency, security and performance with simplicity and ease. Booth #1557.

https://www.lg.com/us/business/thin-client

https://www.lg.com/us/business/zero-client

https://www.lg.com/us/business/it-products

 

VMworld is the premiere virtualization and cloud computing event held every year by VMware going back to 2004 when it kicked things off in San Diego.  This year, the show returns to San Francisco after a three year run in Las Vegas.

Come along as VMblog takes you on a tour of VMworld through the years, rock and roll style.  View the City and Attendance play bill.  View the VMworld Set List.  Find out how many Keynotes were hosted by which CEO.  What about the bands who have played over the years?  Check out the key updates made during each VMworld event and the tag lines used over the years.  And find out which vendors you should be adding to your must see list at VMworld 2019.

If you enjoy our Infographic as much as we do, please consider sharing it via Social Media or by embedding it on your blog (using the embed code below and linking back to us).

Enjoy!  See you there.

August 05, 2019

Bitdefender

Bitdefender is led by a vision to be the most trusted cybersecurity technology provider in the world, which means constantly anticipating, innovating and going the extra mile.

We deliver robust security you can rely on. With a global security delivery infrastructure protecting half a billion users, visionary solutions, and a wealth of award-winning business and consumer security technology, we have been a trusted security provider since 2001.

Bitdefender works with government organizations, large enterprises, and private individuals across more than 150 countries. We are dedicated to providing solutions to each of their challenges and needs – and our dedication proves to be successful.

With over 1,600 employees, and a team of 800+ engineers and researchers, Bitdefender is one of the most innovative IT security software vendors in the world today, and is a provider of choice in both hybrid infrastructure security and endpoint protection.

Powered by its depth of security expertise and rapid pace of research and development, Bitdefender’s long-standing mission is to deliver transformative security technologies to the world’s users and organizations. We are innovators, creating breakthrough technology that radically improves our customers’ experience with security.

From IoT to Data Centers, from endpoints to hybrid infrastructures - Bitdefender plays a transformational role in how security is best consumed, deployed, and managed. We strive to deliver products and services that radically alter the customer’s experience with security, in terms of efficacy, performance, ease of use and interoperability.

Demonstration video: GravityZone Integration with VMware NSX-T Data Center

Demonstration video: Securing VMware Cloud on AWS Workloads with Bitdefender GravityZone

Solution page: Security for the Software-Defined Datacenter

July 29, 2019

Datrium

Datrium is the pioneer of the secure multicloud data platform for the resilient enterprise that natively brings together primary storage and backup, disaster recovery orchestration, encryption, and mobility in a single powerful platform. It provides a uniform data plane for managing data on-prem and in the cloud.. Deployed as storage or hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), Datrium’s Automatrix™ platform makes information available at the speed of business, with frictionless software and data mobility between public clouds and on-premises data centers. Datrium accelerates and consolidates heterogeneous workloads, making it ideal for databases, VDI and industry-specific applications as well as growing Kubernetes, DevOps and AI use cases. Datrium Automatrix technology provides consistent data services across clouds and automates resource orchestration so IT organizations can run their applications at peak performance without worrying about managing data infrastructure. Liberating IT from compromises and duplicative costs, Datrium enables instant recovery with 100% point-in-time data and virtual machine consistency, eliminating the expense and risk of using separate tools for production data, backup, disaster recovery and encryption. Secure by design, Datrium maintains fast performance at any scale as it protects against data corruption. Trusted by global enterprises, Datrium powers complex computing with set-and-forget simplicity.

Automatrix Platform:  https://www.datrium.com/products/automatrix/

Why Datrium:  https://www.datrium.com/why-datrium/

ControlShift:  https://www.datrium.com/products/controlshift/

July 18, 2019

Veeam

Veeam® is the leader in Backup solutions that enable Cloud Data Management™. Veeam Availability Platform is the most complete back-up solution for helping customers on the journey to achieving success in the 5 Stages of Cloud Data Management. Veeam has 350,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 66% of the Global 2,000, with customer-satisfaction scores at 3.5x the industry average. Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 61,000+ channel partners; Cisco, HPE, NetApp and Lenovo as exclusive resellers; and 21,000+ cloud and service providers.

Combining Veeam and VMware provides the only Cloud Data Management solution designed to enable enterprises of all sizes with the ability to unlock value for their business. Veeam is a strong VMware ecosystem partner and the only VMware Global Strategic Technology Partner focused on backup, Availability and Cloud Data Management. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

Resources:

https://www.veeam.com/vmworld/us

https://www.veeam.com/vmware-vsphere-solutions.html

https://www.veeam.com/data-center-availability-suite.html

July 17, 2019

Liquidware

Liquidware is the leader in desktop transformation solutions for next-generation Windows physical and virtual desktops, including VMware Horizon, Citrix® XenApp and XenDesktop, as well as RDSH, DaaS (Amazon WorkSpaces) and cloud platforms. The company's innovative Stratusphere™ UX solution supports assessment, onboarding, monitoring and diagnostics of desktop environments. Liquidware’s award-winning ProfileUnity™ solution supports migration to current Windows OS and User Environment Management. FlexApp offers cutting edge application layering technology to support application delivery strategies. Liquidware’s solutions are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidware.com for further information.

Website Links:
http://www.liquidware.com/products/stratusphere-ux
http://www.liquidware.com/products/profileunity
http://www.liquidware.com/products/flexapp


SPOTCHECK INSPECTION WITH STRATUSPHERE UX
http://www.liquidware.com/company/whitepapers/spotcheck-inspection-stratusphere-ux

USING PROFILEUNITY TO MIGRATE WINDOWS 7 TO WINDOWS 10
http://www.liquidware.com/company/whitepapers/using-profileunity-migrate-windows-7-windows-10

OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE FOR OFFICE 365 AND LARGE PROFILES WITH PROFILEUNITY PROFILEDISK
http://www.liquidware.com/company/whitepapers/optimizing-performance-office-365-and-large-profiles-profileunity-profiledisk

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  • VMWorld Through the Years Tour 2004-2019 | Infographic

    VMworld is the premiere virtualization and cloud computing event held every year by VMware going back to 2004 when it kicked things off in San Diego.  This year, the show returns to San Francisco after a three year run in Las Vegas.

    Come along as VMblog takes you on a tour of VMworld through the years, rock and roll style.  View the City and Attendance play bill.  View the VMworld Set List.  Find out how many Keynotes were hosted by which CEO.  What about the bands who have played over the years?  Check out the key updates made during each VMworld event and the tag lines used over the years.  And find out which vendors you should be adding to your must see list at VMworld 2019.

    If you enjoy our Infographic as much as we do, please consider sharing it via Social Media or by embedding it on your blog (using the embed code below and linking back to us).

    Enjoy!  See you there.