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. 

 

VMblog speaks with Jason Smith of Liquidware during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Jason Smith talks about the path that Liquidware has taken to help its customers onboard their next generation desktop. That has evolved from VDI to cloud based desktops and native Windows Virtual Desktops (WVD). They help with assessment, move user profiles or user personas over, and deliver applications with a zero downtime migration.

Jason also talks about how Liquidware partners and works with IGEL. Liquidware's agent is now fully integrated into the IGEL firmware, which allows them to see the last mile of the end point.

VMblog speaks with Stacy Leidwinger of Goliath Technologies during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Goliath Technologies helps organizations around the globe anticipate, troubleshoot and prevent end-user experience issues regardless of where their IT workloads or users are located.

They have transformed their customer IT teams from being reactive to proactive by anticipating performance issues before end users are ever impacted. And they offer purpose-built modules for EHR applications (Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, and MEDITECH) and can isolate the root cause of poor performance for clinicians regardless if the issue resides in the underlying IT delivery stack, EHR application, or end-user behavior.

VMblog speaks with Brian Lowe of Teradici during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Teradici is the protocol communication choice for VMware, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon Workspaces, etc. And because they were designed for a workstation environment, they are able to get massive amounts of data into the cloud, especially for applications in media and entertainment and the federal government where there are a lot of graphics involved. They are vendor neutral, so customers can move in the multi-cloud environment from one application or one cloud to another, or even on premises. Watch and learn more about how they are partnering and working with IGEL.

VMblog speaks with Nico Zieck of Liquit during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Liquit technology enables enterprises and service providers to connect to and aggregate all applications from all workspace backends (Citrix. VMWare, WVD, etc.). By doing so Liquit delivers a customized and consistent end user experience, regardless of where their applications reside. The unique smart icon decides dynamically where to start the application based upon the end user's location, device and profile rights. Liquit simplifies system administration and workspace management. Liquit accelerates the adoption of cloud by quickly connecting to an existing platform and allowing the backend to be streamlined or migrated as desired, without any impact on the end-user. The cost, complexity and connectivity inhibitors that keep you or your customers from going to the cloud are resolved.

VMblog speaks with Scott Manchester of Microsoft during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Scott talks about the work that Microsoft has done with IGEL and the rest of the industry on Windows Virtual Desktop and highlights some of the opportunities they have with the partner program for WVD. Scott provides more information around his DISRUPT keynote presentation as well as how Microsoft is partnering with IGEL and how they are embedding things into the IGEL OS, native end point devices and UD Pocket.

VMblog speaks with Simon Townsend of IGEL during the IGEL DISRUPT 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Simon Townsend of IGEL talks about his new position leading the marketing efforts globally for the company. Simon also talks about the growth of the IGEL DISRUPT event, now in its third year, both in the US and EMEA. Simon also talks about the big announcements made throughout the event. One of the biggest annoucements being the GA of the Windows virtual desktop client on IGEL OS 11, their support for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and the important relationships they've created with their partners to make that happen.

VMblog speaks with Tehama during the IGEL Disrupt 2020 event in Nashville, TN.

Tehama provides compliant and secure virtual desktops on the cloud, enabling enterprises to quickly onboard, scale, manage, and audit a global workforce. Tehama is a cloud-based SaaS solution that provides all the IT infrastructure needed for enterprises to connect, leverage, and grow global teams securely. With Tehama, enterprises quickly connect with increased security through virtual and secured perimeters that extend zero-trust network access to global employees and 3rd-party IT services providers. The Tehama platform reduces the risk of malware intrusion into corporate networks from remote devices.

IGEL Technology has created a much needed End User Computing event called DISRUPT.  This year, the event will take place in Nashville for its North America event (January 27-29th, 2020) and in Munich for its EMEA event (February 4-6, 2020).

In this video interview, Simon Townsend, IGEL's CMO, gives viewers a nice background on the DISRUPT event, and talks about this year's focus.  Watch and find out what attendees can expect to hear and learn from the events this year, get a sneak peek at some of the hot topics that will be discussed, learn about which sponsors and key speakers will be presenting at the show, and hear other reasons why you should be attending.  

Need some help to attend the show?  How about a free ticket? 

Save on the ticket price by using this promo code at checkout: VMBLOG.

But hurry, there are a limited amount of free tickets available with this code.  So don't delay!

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On January 27th, 2020, over 700 peers from the End-User community will gather in Nashville to attend North America’s largest Cloud Workspaces Forum.

Last year’s DISRUPT event laid out a vision for cloud workspaces – this year’s focus is all about education and helping you make your move!

Why should I attend?

Click on the link below and use PROMO CODE: VMBLOG to get a FREE ticket to attend (limited tickets available):

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/igel-disrupt-2020-tickets-70194610971?aff=VMBLOG

 

 

VMblog visits Morpheus during #KubeCon 2019 in San Diego.

The company is helping organizations to solve governance, policies, security, automation and self-service around multi-cloud and multi-platform environments.

Morpheus has recently added Kubernetes and Ansible support to provide a deeper, system-agnostic automation and control product for an organization’s infrastructure.

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