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. 

 

As part of our VMware Explore 2022 coverage, VMblog visits with Jason Smith, VP of Alliances and Product Marketing at Liquidware.

Liquidware is a leader in digital workspace management solutions for Windows desktops. The company's products encompass all facets of management to ensure the ultimate user experience across all workspaces - physical, virtual, DaaS or in the cloud. Enterprises across the globe utilize Liquidware solutions to dramatically decrease time spent managing desktops, while delivering increased security, flexibility and scalability. Supported platforms include Microsoft physical, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), and RDS desktops, Citrix Desktops, VMware Horizon, Amazon WorkSpaces, and Nutanix Frame. 

In this video, Smith provides a quick overview of the company, and then goes into more detail on how they partner with VMware and its ecosystem. Find out what they specifically provide a VMware shop or VMware implementation, and what problems they solve for them.

Watch and learn as Smith offers a great rundown of the company's technology, what they do, and what makes them unique and different in an otherwise crowded market. And find out what big trends and themes they see playing out into 2023.

Stick around until the end and watch a demo to learn more.  See new features never before seen with FlexApp One.  And hear about a brand new product not yet launched called CommandCTRL.

Learn more about Liquidware by visiting: https://www.liquidware.com

August 25, 2022

JumpCloud

JumpCloud changes the way IT administrators manage their organizations by providing a comprehensive and flexible open cloud directory platform. From a single pane of glass, manage user identities and resource access, secure Mac, Windows, and Linux devices, and get a full view of your environment.

For IT admins looking to streamline IT management and adopt a Zero Trust Security posture, JumpCloud's open directory platform offers:

  • Secure directory services
  • Unified device management
  • SSO and user lifecycle management
  • Secure network authentication with cloud RADIUS
  • Secure app and server authentication with cloud LDAP
  • Directory-level integration with Active Directory, Google Workspace, and Microsoft 365
  • Event logging, reporting, and monitoring
  • API automation and tools

Key Features:

Open Directory Platform
Use a modern console to simplify your operations and take control of your environment, no matter where your users and devices are located. All you need is an internet connection.

  • Intuitive web interface for IT management across users and resources
  • No hardware, maintenance, or upgrades required
  • Streamlined user onboarding, offboarding, and access workflows — with one set of secure credentials per user

Identity, Access, and Device Management
One Directory to Rule Them All® – Manage user access to any resource and major operating system with the only open directory platform built to adapt to your environment. Protocol-driven and agent-based controls mean you’re ready for whatever comes your way.

  • Open directory with protocols including SAML/SCIM, LDAP, and RADIUS
  • Full user lifecycle management across SSO applications and other resources
  • Complete user account and configuration management across Mac, Windows, and Linux

Zero Trust Security and Compliance
Deploy cutting-edge security measures with ease using built-in tools, implementing a modern Zero Trust security framework and achieving compliance while keeping your end users productive.

  • Set password complexity requirements and control multi-factor authentication (MFA) across access points
  • Configure devices with templated policies for controls like full disk encryption, plus execute custom commands
  • Apply conditional access policies to control which devices and networks access resources
  • Export directory, event, and device data for auditing and compliance requirements
  • Implement security controls in line with GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC, and other industry standards

 Sign up for free, full-featured account for up to 10 users

Website: 

eBook: The IT Professional’s Complete Guide to Calculating TCO

As part of our VMware Explore 2022 coverage, VMblog visits with Simon Townsend, Chief Marketing Officer at IGEL. IGEL has the solution for fully managed, secure endpoint access to any digital workspace that gives IT teams strong control and end-users the freedom to work as they wish in a hybrid world. Enabling choice of any cloud, from any device, anywhere, IGEL unlocks a collaborative and productive end user computing experience while solving the common security and management challenges required to compete and win in today’s world of hybrid work.

In this video, Townsend provides a quick overview of the company, and then goes into more detail on how they partner with VMware and its ecosystem. Find out what they specifically provide a VMware shop or VMware implementation, and what problems they solve for them.

Watch and learn as Townsend offers a great rundown of the company's technology, what they do, and what makes them unique and different in an otherwise crowded market. And find out what big trends and themes they see playing out in 2022 and 2023.

Find out how IGEL is partnering with VMware and Microsoft, and how they are helping to extend the Anywhere Workspace and enabling Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).  Townsend also talks about a great IGEL campaign called "Why Compromise," currently being run with their partners, LG, Lenovo, and ControlUp. You'll want to take part in this campaign if you can.

Stick around until the end and watch a demo to learn more.

As part of our VMware Explore 2022 coverage, VMblog visits with Henning Volkmer, President & CEO of ezeep by ThinPrint. The company is delivering the future of printing. With ezeep, printing is dramatically simplified, enabling any device to print to any printer - whether with the ezeep printer driver for PC or Mac or via app for smartphones and tablets. ezeep customers can lower the infrastructure demands on their printer setups in branch offices worldwide thanks to ezeep, as well as drastically simplify their administrative operations. With this, the total costs for deploying printers becomes significantly reduced.

In this video, Volkmer provides a quick overview of the company, and then goes into more detail on how they partner with VMware and its ecosystem. Find out what they specifically provide a VMware shop or VMware implementation, and what problems they solve for them.

Watch and learn as Volkmer offers a great rundown of the company's technology, what they do, and what makes them unique and different in an otherwise crowded market. And find out what big trends and themes they see playing out into 2023.

Stick around until the end and watch a demo to learn more.

As part of our VMware Explore 2022 coverage, VMblog visits with Peter Bookman, the Founder and CEO of guardDog.AI. The company provides a software service that simplifies cybersecurity management with AI-powered autonomous detection and response technology. The solution is designed to make advanced cybersecurity accessible for small, mid-market, and distributed organizations without complexity. It can be easily deployed on hardware, in virtualized environments, embedded systems, and more, offering automatic protection at the network level.

In this video, Bookman provides a quick overview of the company, and then goes into more detail on how they partner with VMware and its ecosystem. Find out what they specifically provide a VMware shop or VMware implementation, and what problems they solve for them.

Watch and learn as Bookman offers a great rundown of the company's technology, what they do, and what makes them unique and different in an otherwise crowded market. And find out what big trends and themes they see playing out in 2022 and 2023.

Stick around until the end and watch a demo to learn more.

Learn more about guardDog.AI by visiting: https://guarddog.ai

August 17, 2022

Runecast

Runecast Solutions Ltd. is a leading global provider of a patented enterprise IT platform which saves IT Security and Operations teams time and money by enabling a proactive approach to ITOM, CSPM and compliance. Forward-focused enterprises like Avast, DocuSign, and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) rely on Runecast for proactive risk mitigation, security compliance, operational efficiency and mission-critical stability. Headquartered in London, U.K., Runecast is a Gartner Cool Vendor and has won Computing awards for Cloud Security Product of the Year and Best Place to Work in Digital. To add proactive to your IT strategy, visit www.runecast.com.

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August 15, 2022

Tintri

Tintri, a wholly owned subsidiary of DataDirect Networks (DDN), delivers purpose-built, AI-powered solutions to store and manage virtual machines in enterprise data centers. Thousands of customers have saved countless administrative hours using Tintri’s innovative technologies. Explore the Tintri portfolio of solutions at https://www.tintri.com.

Follow us:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tintri

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

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

Blog: https://tintri.com/category/tintri-data-management-blog/

Resources:

Peer Reviews - https://tintri.com/peer-reviews/

DCIG Analytics Report - https://tintri.com/dcig-analytics-report/

ESG Economic Validation Report - https://tintri.com/resources/economic-validation-esg-roi/

August 11, 2022

IGEL

Today, the world of work is hybrid. Multiple clouds can deliver applications sourced from anywhere to a widely distributed workforce using all types of devices. Right at the moment when the world of work needs it most, IGEL has the solution for fully managed, secure endpoint access to any digital workspace that gives IT teams strong control and end-users the freedom to work as they wish in a hybrid world. Enabling choice of any cloud, from any device, anywhere, IGEL unlocks a collaborative and productive end user computing experience while solving the common security and management challenges required to compete and win in today’s world of hybrid work. With a growing ecosystem of more than 100 IGEL Ready technology partners, IGEL has offices in Europe and the United States and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.

Resources:

IGEL and VMware partnership

IGEL OS 11

August 10, 2022

Komprise

Komprise delivers an analytics-driven SaaS platform to manage and mobilize all your unstructured data. With Komprise Intelligent Data Management, enterprise IT teams can easily analyze, search and use unstructured data across silos to deliver greater visibility, mobility and value. Komprise customers save over 70% on storage, backup and cloud costs with intelligent data tiering, move to the cloud 27x faster with smart data migration and see a dramatic reduction in time spent preparing data for analytics workflows with our Global File Index. Save and make money on your unstructured data with Komprise. 

With Komprise you can see and manage across storage silos and deliver data services to your lines of business. Komprise delivers: 

  1. Visibility: Analyze, search, tag and take action. 
  1. Mobility: Tier, migrate and mobilize data sets to optimal storage resources, which we call "right placing." 
  1. Data Value: Empower users with AI-ready data that can be natively accessed by cloud analytics tools.  
Resources:
Komprise Smart Data Management
 
The Unstructured Data Maturity Index E-Book
 
 

Ready for VMware Explore 2022?  Will you be in attendance?  Make sure to visit with IGEL.

VMware Explore 2022 will be here before you know it, taking place August 31 - September 1, 2022 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Get started by reading this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Simon Townsend, Chief Marketing Officer at IGEL, the company with the solution for fully managed, secure endpoint access to any digital workspace that gives IT teams strong control and end-users the freedom to work as they wish in a hybrid world. Enabling choice of any cloud, from any device, anywhere, IGEL unlocks a collaborative and productive end user computing experience while solving the common security and management challenges required to compete and win in today’s world of hybrid work.

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