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 interviews HotLink at Citrix Synergy 2012 

VMBlog speaks with David Greschler about PaperShare, the social network for business. 

Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced continuing customer momentum of the adoption of Wyse thin clients and virtualization software alongside desktop virtualization solutions from Citrix. Wyse is currently exhibiting their line of hardware and virtualization software as a Custom Platinum sponsor at Citrix Synergy 2011, held May 25-27 in San Francisco. Wyse can be found at Booth #200.

These finalists will present the case for their product live to a panel of judges the afternoon of May 9 during the Startup.Synergy track at Citrix Synergy.

San Francisco, CA » 5/8/2012 » Citrix Startup Accelerator, the company’s corporate incubator focused on providing seed investments to start-ups from around the world, has named the five finalists of its Startup.Synergy Challenge.  These finalists will present the case for their product live to a panel of judges the afternoon of May 9 during the Startup.Synergy track at Citrix Synergy, the conference where mobile workstyles and cloud services meet. An esteemed panel of judges from Citrix and the Silicon Valley venture capital community will select the winner of the $100,000 investment from Citrix, and inclusion in the Startup Accelerator 2012 class.  The finalists chosen to compete include:

Citrix unveils the next phase of its strategy to enable the mobile enterprise

San Francisco, CA » 5/9/2012 » Today at Citrix Synergy™, the conference where mobile workstyles and cloud services meet, Citrix unveiled the next phase of its strategy to enable the mobile enterprise. With the advent of the Cloud Era, an increasingly mobile workforce is looking for easier ways to work the way they want – with anyone, from any location, on any device. Citrix is enabling these mobile workstyles with an expanding portfolio of personal cloud solutions that give employees the freedom and flexibility they want, combined with the security and control businesses need.

Market leader in remote support expands its mobile app offerings, integrates with Citrix Receiver and social communities

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. » 5/9/2012 »

Today at Citrix Synergy 2012, the conference where mobile workstyles and cloud services meet, Citrixannounced significant enhancements to its market-leading remote support solution, GoToAssist. New capabilities include additional mobile app offerings, integration to mobile and social worlds through customer-initiated support, as well as integration with Citrix Receiver clients. As GoToAssist marks 10+ years in the cloud, it continues to deliver the easiest-to-use set of cloud-based tools for IT professionals, enabling them to meet the growing demands of a new mobile and social world.

First to Support All Major Cloud-Based File Sharing Services; Enables Teams to Work the Way They Want

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. » 5/9/2012 »

Today at Citrix Synergy 2012, the conference where mobile workstyles and cloud services meet, Citrixunveiled its easy-to-use, powerful team-based collaboration platform, Citrix Podio. This follows the company’s recent acquisition of Podio, a freemium cloud service that supports people and teams getting work done the way they want to in a social setting, through a unique apps concept that adds structure and activity streams to any type of work and collaboration.

Innovative StorageZones Technology Offers Businesses New On Premise Data Storage Option

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. » 5/9/2012 »

Today at Synergy 2012Citrix unveiled ShareFile StorageZones, providing IT the ability to choose optimal locations for storing corporate data – on premise within their private cloud, in secure Citrix ShareFile-managed cloud storage options in multiple user-specified locations worldwide, or a hybrid of the two. With this new feature, businesses can ensure that they are meeting their specific compliance and performance requirements while taking advantage of the economic benefits that a cloud-based data-sharing service offers. The company also announced several new enterprise-class enhancements to ShareFile. These enhancements are aimed at addressing the mobility, data sharing and collaboration requirements of the workforce while providing additional management and security features that businesses expect.

New XenDesktop, VDI-in-a-Box & AppDNA capabilities drive adoption

San Francisco, CA » 5/9/2012 » Today, at Citrix Synergy™, the conference where mobile workstyles and cloud services meet, Citrix announced a set of new innovations that help organizations transform their Windows desktops and apps into a cloud-like service that can be managed centrally and delivered to any device in any location. New releases of Citrix desktop virtualization products and new game-changing Citrix HDX Ready SoC-based endpoint devices from key partners are helping to ease the transition to virtual desktops, drive down the acquisition costs and provide expanded capabilities targeting broad use cases from the call center, to high-end engineering and mobile workers in enterprises, the public sector and SMBs, enabling organizations of all sizes to deliver anywhere, anytime access to desktops, applications and data to users.

New Offering Combines Power of XenClient Hypervisor with Enterprise-Class Management of Virtual Computer

San Francisco, CA » 5/9/2012 » Today, at Citrix Synergy™, the conference where mobile workstyles and cloud services meet, Citrix announced the acquisition of Virtual Computer, provider of enterprise-scale management solutions for client-side virtualization. Citrix will combine the newly-acquired Virtual Computer technology with its market-leading XenClient® hypervisor to create the new Citrix XenClient Enterprise edition. The new XenClient Enterprise will combine all the power of the XenClient hypervisor with a rich set of management functionality designed to help enterprise customers manage large fleets of corporate laptops across a distributed enterprise. The combined solution will give corporate laptop users the power of virtual desktops “to go”, while making it far more secure and cost-effective for IT to manage thousands of corporate laptops across today’s increasingly mobile enterprise.

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