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. 

 

In this episode of the VMblog Mega Series, VMblog is joined by industry expert, Nabeel Youakim, Chief Development Officer at Tehama.  Watch and learn as Youakim provides a deep dive look into the topics of End User Computing and Work From Anywhere, and how his company, Tehama, approaches both.

Kicking things off, watch and listen as Youakim gives a quick background and explanation on Tehama.  And find out how Tehama defines the end user computing (EUC) space, and where his company fits within the broader EUC ecosystem.  Youakim also gives a fantastic explanation of how Tehama differs from its competitors in the space, and explains why an organization would select Tehama versus another solution in the market.  And then he continues by providing some of the key benefits for organizations that choose to engage with Tehama.

Youakim has been in this industry for quite some time, and he provides years of experience and practical knowledge across a number of subjects.  He explains how the move to the cloud has impacted the EUC space and the ways in which EUC has evolved more recently.  He also discusses some of the key challenges businesses currently face as we move into the work-from-anywhere era, and how Tehama is solving for those challenges.  And finally, he offers a number of key take-aways that businesses should be mindful of moving forward as they plan and provision their EUC infrastructures.

In this episode of the VMblog Mega Series, VMblog is joined by industry expert, Nabeel Youakim, Chief Development Officer at Tehama.  Watch and learn as Youakim provides a deep dive look into the topics of End User Computing and Work From Anywhere, and how his company, Tehama, approaches both.

Kicking things off, watch and listen as Youakim gives a quick background and explanation on Tehama.  And find out how Tehama defines the end user computing (EUC) space, and where his company fits within the broader EUC ecosystem.  Youakim also gives a fantastic explanation of how Tehama differs from its competitors in the space, and explains why an organization would select Tehama versus another solution in the market.  And then he continues by providing some of the key benefits for organizations that choose to engage with Tehama.

Youakim has been in this industry for quite some time, and he provides years of experience and practical knowledge across a number of subjects.  He explains how the move to the cloud has impacted the EUC space and the ways in which EUC has evolved more recently.  He also discusses some of the key challenges businesses currently face as we move into the work-from-anywhere era, and how Tehama is solving for those challenges.  And finally, he offers a number of key take-aways that businesses should be mindful of moving forward as they plan and provision their EUC infrastructures.

In this episode, VMblog is joined by industry expert, Allen Furmanski, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Applications and Desktops Group at Citrix.  Watch and learn as Furmanski provides a deep dive look into the topic of Work From Anywhere and how his company, Citrix, approaches it.

As part of the discussion, Furmanski kicks things off by exploring and describing Citrix's vision for Work From Anywhere.  At Citrix, work is not a place, it's what you do, what you're able to accomplish.  And Work From Anywhere is about empowering employees to do their best work regardless of circumstance with a great user experience and a strong security posture.  You'll also better understand Citrix's approach to Cloud in the context of Work From Anywhere and corporate IT imperatives.  Furmanski talks about hybrid cloud and multi-cloud, and then dives into fueling productivity with Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and VDI environments, and ends with a discussion around security.  Find out more about Citrix DaaS and VDI, what their offering consists of as well as their broader workspace offerings.  And as part of that discussion, Furmanski also walks us through two different demos: one on Citrix DaaS and the other on Citrix Workspace. 

And then, stick around after the demo, as Furmanski moves on from the current state of Work From Anywhere to offer his take on the future of where things might be headed. 

September 15, 2021

Nvidia

NVIDIA offering for AI Enterprise  is  an end-to-end, cloud-native suite of  AI and data analytics software,  optimized, certified, and supported by NVIDIA to run on VMware vSphere  with  NVIDIA-Certified  Systems.  It includes key enabling technologies  from NVIDIA for  rapid deployment, management, and scaling of AI workloads  in the modern hybrid cloud.

Resources:

Nvidia AI Enterprise

Lenovo collaborates with NVIDIA and VMware to bring AI to the Enterprise

September 10, 2021

Citrix

Citrix workspace software delivers the business technology that creates a simple, secure and better way to work from anywhere and on any device. After three decades as an industry pioneer, we’ve learned a few lessons. Like what it really takes to bridge the gap between employee productivity and innovative thinking. And how a new generation of technologies can help people quiet the noise and focus on the work that matters most. That’s why we’re committed to delivering intelligent, unified workspaces that allow individuals to take control of their work days—and empower organizations to achieve more.

Resources:

CVAD Service Interactive Demo

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service TEI Study infographic

Citrix Peer Paper: Making the Move to DaaS: Aligning Security with Productivity

August 30, 2021

Liquit

Liquit’s story began in the Netherlands in 2015, when its three founders recognized a glaring hole in the application management services available to businesses.

Leveraging their decades of collective application management experience, they sought to create a one-stop solution able to fulfill all of an organization’s application management needs simply and efficiently, reducing the workload for IT teams and removing pain points for end-users.

The result Liquit, an end-to-end application management platform that immediately raised the bar for what an application solution can mean to a business. Incredibly intuitive, highly flexible, and technology agnostic, Liquit provides its clients with a competitive advantage that increases productivity, reduces costs, and empowers the work-from-anywhere capabilities that have become a necessity in today’s market.

The game-changing nature of Liquit has not only made our customers happy, but also attracted accolades from business and technology leaders, including being designated as a Gartner Cool Vendor in 2018.

Today Liquit continues to expand its presence around the globe, constantly innovating to provide our clients with tomorrow’s application solutions before they even realize they need them.

Resources:

Website: www.liquit.com

Whitepaper: 8 Keys to Achieving Anywhere Operations

Liquit’s YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/liquit

In this episode, VMblog is joined by industry expert, Orest Lesyuk, solutions engineer at StarWind Software. Watch and learn as he provides a quick overview on StarWind, and then dives deep into the subject matter of data protection and data management.

Listen in to gain a better understanding of the things that companies should be looking for in a modern data protection solution. Learn how a company can recover from ransomware and why a good data protection platform is key. And find out what capabilities are important for a company to look for and require when picking a disaster recovery solution for their organization. Lesyuk explains how his company's technology helps facilitate customer resiliency. And he offers a number of key examples on how StarWind's offerings are unique and differentiated in the market.

July 30, 2021

Cloudcasa

CloudCasa is a powerful and easy to use Kubernetes and cloud database backup service for DevOps and IT Ops teams.

As a SaaS data protection solution, CloudCasa removes the complexity of managing traditional backup infrastructure, while providing the same level of application-consistent data protection and disaster recovery that traditional backup solutions provide for server-based applications.

CloudCasa is built and supported by Catalogic Software, a provider of enterprise data protection and management solutions for backup and recovery, disaster recovery, ransomware protection, and Kubernetes and cloud database backup.

Learn more, follow us here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CloudCasa

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cloudcasa/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CloudCasaio

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCip05bB3PAcmV1MmJ0IvJNA/

Resources:

https://cloudcasa.io/top-10-reasons-for-using-cloudcasa

https://cloudcasa.io/blog/

https://cloudcasa.io/resources/

Watch and learn as he provides a quick overview on Liquit, and then explores the who, what, why of working from anywhere.  Find out more about the differences between work from home and work from anywhere.  And hear what companies should be doing today to better prepare for remote work as things continue to shift. 

Chuck also explores what specific problems in the world of remote work are being solved by his solutions at Liquit.  And he also dives into some of the company's differentiators and explains why a company might choose his solution to help augment what they already have in place.  Watch the Liquit video interview below to hear how they make it easier for end-users to access their applications, no matter where they are located. 

Are you interested in learning more about topics like virtualization and cloud computing? Here's your chance to do just that. The VMblog Mega Series is the perfect series for you! As part of the Mega Series, over the next few months, you'll hear from a number of industry experts and leaders across multiple topics to help you make important decisions within your own organization.

In this episode, VMblog is joined by industry expert, Orest Lesyuk, solutions engineer at StarWind Software. Watch and learn as he provides a quick overview on StarWind, and explores the who, what, why of virtualization and cloud computing.

Listen in to learn about the affect the pandemic had on the virtualization and cloud market. Find out if on-site infrastructure is more safe and secure than the cloud. And what are the benefits and advantages to either keeping your virtualization environments on-premises in the data center versus migrating things over to the cloud.

Lesyuk also provides his stance on the public vs. private cloud debate and the benefits of selecting one over the other. And based on his experience and expertise, he talks about high availability in the public cloud, and explores how he views the workload distribution between on-premises and cloud in the next couple of years.

Watch the StarWind video interview below for your opportunity to learn more about their solution. And of course, what better way to learn more than by seeing it in action, so stick around and watch as Lesyuk shows off a demo of their solution.

Learn more about StarWind at their Website.

Gain more knowledge at the StarWind blog.

Read the Mega Series Q&A with StarWind covering virtualization and cloud computing.

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