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. 

 

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Join us for a special VMblog spotlight video ahead of AWS re:Invent 2023, with five innovative companies that are leading the way in cloud computing. These companies are at the forefront of developing new technologies and solutions that will help transform your company.

In this video, you will learn about:

Dynatrace: Dynatrace exists to make the world’s software work perfectly. Their unified platform combines broad and deep observability and continuous runtime application security with the most advanced AIOps to provide answers and intelligent automation from data at an enormous scale. This enables innovators to modernize and automate cloud operations, deliver software faster and more securely, and ensure flawless digital experiences.

HYCU: HYCU is the fastest-growing leader in the multi-cloud and SaaS data protection as a service industry. By bringing true SaaS-based data backup and recovery to on-premises, cloud-native and SaaS environments, the company provides unparalleled data protection, migration, disaster recovery, and ransomware protection to thousands of companies worldwide. As an award-winning and recognized visionary in the industry, HYCU solutions eliminate complexity, risk, and the high cost of legacy-based solutions, providing data protection simplicity to make the world safer.

Quali: Quali provides the leading platform for Environments as a Service. Global 2000 enterprises rely on Quali’s infrastructure automation and control plane platform to support the continuous delivery of application software at scale. Quali delivers greater control and visibility over infrastructure, so businesses can increase engineering productivity and velocity, understand and manage cloud costs, optimize infrastructure utilization and mitigate risk.

Sumo Logic: Sumo Logic, Inc. turns insights into action by enabling customers to deliver reliable and secure cloud-native applications through its Sumo Logic SaaS Log Analytics Platform. By analyzing logs and other data sources, including events, metrics and traces at scale through one, unified self-managed platform, Sumo Logic enables developers, operations and security teams to ensure application reliability, secure and protect against modern security threats, and gain insights into their cloud infrastructures. Customers worldwide rely on Sumo Logic to get powerful real-time analytics and insights across observability and security solutions for their cloud-native applications.

Sysdig: In the cloud, every second counts. Attacks move at warp speed, and security teams must protect the business without slowing it down. Sysdig stops cloud attacks in real time, instantly detecting changes in risk with runtime insights and open source Falco. Sysdig correlates signals across cloud workloads, identities, and services to uncover hidden attack paths and prioritize real risk. From prevention to defense, Sysdig helps enterprises focus on what matters: innovation.

This video is a must-watch for anyone who is interested in learning more about the latest innovations in cloud computing. After watching, you'll want to connect with these industry leading companies at their booth, at the event, to explore their latest technologies and to network with their subject matter experts and thought leaders.

At its core, re:Invent is about learning-but that's just the start. It's a week-long immersion among people with a shared passion, including skilled AWS leaders who are excited to share their expertise. You'll efficiently gain practical skills for building more innovative solutions and expand your cloud-tech circle.

Join us for a special VMblog spotlight video ahead of AWS re:Invent 2023, with four innovative companies that are leading the way in cloud computing. These companies are at the forefront of developing new technologies and solutions that will help transform your company.

In this video, you will learn about:

SingleStore: The world's leading brands rely on data - to make the right business decisions, to deliver exceptional customer experiences and to stay ahead of the competition. This reliance on data brings with it a need for simplicity, speed and scale. SingleStore delivers the world's fastest distributed SQL database for real-time applications, SingleStoreDB. By combining transactional and analytical workloads, SingleStore eliminates performance bottlenecks and unnecessary data movement to support constantly growing, demanding workloads. Digital giants like Hulu and Comcast, and many more of the world's leading SaaS providers, choose SingleStore to unleash the power of their data - supercharging exceptional, real-time data experiences for their customers.

vFunction: vFunction is the first and only AI-driven Continuous Modernization Platform for architects that provides Architectural Observability and Automation to manage technical debt and enable iterative application modernization, from basic refactoring to full rewriting and microservices extraction.

Mirantis: Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds, increasing developer productivity by removing the stress of managing infrastructure. The company combines intelligent automation and cloud native expertise to provide a ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments. Mirantis delivers a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from the data center to the edge, with one cohesive cloud experience for complete app and DevOps portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management, all based on open source.

Cohesity: Cohesity is a leader in AI-powered data security and management. Aided by an extensive ecosystem of partners, Cohesity makes it easy to secure, protect, manage, and get value from data - across the data center, edge, and cloud. Cohesity helps organizations defend against cybersecurity threats with comprehensive data security and management capabilities, including immutable backup snapshots, AI-based threat detection, monitoring for malicious behavior, and rapid recovery at scale. Cohesity solutions can be delivered as a service, self-managed, or provided by a Cohesity-powered partner. Cohesity is headquartered in San Jose, CA and is trusted by the world's largest enterprises, including six of the Fortune 10 and 42 of the Fortune 100.

This video is a must-watch for anyone who is interested in learning more about the latest innovations in cloud computing. After watching, you'll want to connect with these industry leading companies at their booth, at the event, to explore their latest technologies and to network with their subject matter experts and thought leaders.

At its core, re:Invent is about learning-but that's just the start. It's a week-long immersion among people with a shared passion, including skilled AWS leaders who are excited to share their expertise. You'll efficiently gain practical skills for building more innovative solutions and expand your cloud-tech circle.

In this exclusive VMblog video interview as part of our KubeCon + CloudNativeCon US 2023 coverage, we speak with Edward Vielmetti, Developer Partner Manager at Equinix.

Watch as we learn more about Equinix and their technology offerings and what they have planned for KubeCon attendees. Hear about the problems they solve, how they are unique, and what big trends and themes they are interested in as we head into 2024.

Equinix has 250 data centers in 71 metros around the world. Historically, Equinix has been in the colo business, but since the launch of Equinix Metal back in 2020 they've been becoming more "cloudy". Think of it as wrapping APIs around our data centers so you can now provision a bare metal server (and more) in 25 of those metros in about 2 minutes!

Through their cloud on-ramps and network peering, they are partnered with all major cloud providers. Further, Kubernetes is a workload that they've seen customers run on Equinix Metal. They have tools (SDKs and IaC) to help you provision metal in a cloud-like approach with hourly and monthly billing.

You can visit their website: https://www.equinix.com/

In this exclusive VMblog video interview as part of our KubeCon + CloudNativeCon US 2023 coverage, we speak with Laurent Gil, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at CAST AI.

Watch as we learn more about CAST AI and their technology offerings and what they have planned for KubeCon attendees. Hear about the problems they solve, how they are unique, and what big trends and themes they are interested in as we head into 2024. Stick around to the end and watch a demo!

CAST AI is an all-in-one Kubernetes automation platform that analyzes your cluster and applies changes in real-time to keep your configuration optimal. The idea behind CAST AI is to deliver FinOps automation features to teams looking to control their cloud costs and simplify Kubernetes management across AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Their approach to Kubernetes automation was born out of frustration with the lack of solutions to help control and reduce cloud costs in previous companies.

You can visit their website: https://cast.ai

In this exclusive VMblog video interview as part of our KubeCon + CloudNativeCon US 2023 coverage, we speak with Kam Amir, Director of Technical Alliances at Cribl.

Watch as we learn more about Mirantis and their technology offerings and what they have planned for KubeCon attendees. Hear about the problems they solve, how they are unique, and what big trends and themes they are interested in as we head into 2024. Stick around to the end and watch a demo!

Cribl makes open observability reality for today's tech professionals. The Cribl product suite defies data gravity with radical levels of choice and control. Wherever the data comes from, wherever it needs to go, Cribl delivers the freedom and flexibility to make choices, not compromises. It's enterprise software that doesn't suck, enables tech professionals to do what they need to do, and gives them the ability to say "Yes." With Cribl, companies have the power to control their data, get more out of existing investments, and shape the observability future.

You can visit their website: https://cribl.io/

And check out: https://cribl.io/university/

AWS re:Invent offers cloud enthusiasts, experts, and practitioners an experience like no other. You get five days of opportunities to find productive solutions that will transform your company and your pick of 2,000+ learning sessions to quickly master new skills. And, the event gives you hundreds of ways to build connections that can mean the next big step for your career—or your business. 

In this exclusive VMblog video interview as part of our KubeCon + CloudNativeCon US 2023 coverage, we speak with David DeSanto, Chief Product Officer at GitLab.

Watch as we learn more about GitLab and their technology offerings and what they have planned for KubeCon attendees. Hear about the problems they solve, how they are unique, and what big trends and themes they are interested in as we head into 2024. Stick around to the end and watch a demo!

GitLab is the most comprehensive AI-powered DevSecOps platform for software innovation. Its open core software development platform enables organizations to increase developer productivity, improve operational efficiency, reduce security and compliance risk, and accelerate digital transformation.

You can visit their website: https://about.gitlab.com/

In this exclusive VMblog video interview as part of our KubeCon + CloudNativeCon US 2023 coverage, we speak with Saad Malik CTO & Co-Founder of Spectro Cloud.

Watch as we learn more about Spectro Cloud and their technology offerings and what they have planned for KubeCon attendees. Hear about the problems they solve, how they are unique, and what big trends and themes they are interested in as we head into 2024. Stick around to the end and watch a demo!

Spectro Cloud helps enterprises and government organizations get full potential from Kubernetes at scale. Their product is a management platform called Palette. It enables ops teams to build, deploy and manage the full lifecycle of Kubernetes clusters, helping support application delivery across clouds, data centers and the edge.

With Palette, ops teams have the power to enforce consistent enterprise controls, while unlocking freedom of choice for them and their application owners they serve. They automate the time consuming operations tasks that are so painful in complex multicluster Kubernetes environments.

You can visit their website: https://www.spectrocloud.com/

In this exclusive VMblog video interview as part of our KubeCon + CloudNativeCon US 2023 coverage, we speak with Tucker Callaway, Chief Executive Officer at Mezmo.

Watch as we learn more about Mezmo and their technology offerings and what they have planned for KubeCon attendees. Hear about the problems they solve, how they are unique, and what big trends and themes they are interested in as we head into 2024. Stick around to the end and watch a demo!

Mezmo helps enterprises understand and optimize their telemetry data and enables them to respond intelligently. Mezmo's Telemetry Pipeline makes it easy for SREs, developers, platform, and cloud engineers to understand the Kubernetes data using data profiling and then ingest, transform, and route telemetry data from Kubernetes, and other sources, to any observability platform for analytics or visualization. Mezmo helps manage data costs, uncover business insights, and ensure data compliance.

You can visit their website: https://www.mezmo.com/

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