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. 

 

August 10, 2022

Rimo3

Rimo3 provides unattended automation to test application readiness for Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows 365, and App Volumes, as well as identifying MSIX and Multi-session suitability. By leveraging automation to collect application insights, Rimo3 helps IT organizations speed the time to delivery and minimize risk in deploying security updates and other ongoing changes in desktop and server environments, across physical, virtual, and cloud workspaces. Streamline operations, optimize resources, lower costs, and improve end-user productivity. Your apps, your workspace, our priority.
 
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Ready for VMware Explore 2022?  Will you be in attendance?  Make sure to visit with Liquidware.

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 Jason E. Smith, VP Product Marketing and Alliances, at Liquidware, 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.

Are you interested in learning more about topics like data management and data protection? 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, Krishna Subramanian, President and COO at Komprise. Komprise is a provider of unstructured data management and mobility software that frees enterprises to easily analyze, mobilize, and monetize the right file and object data across clouds without shackling data to any vendor. With Komprise Intelligent Data Management, you can cut 70% of enterprise storage, backup and cloud costs while making data easily available to cloud-based data lakes and analytics tools.

Watch and learn as she provides a quick overview on Komprise and then dives deep into the subject of unstructured data. Find out more about Komprise and where things are headed into 2023. Hear about the most common use cases and the value added by Komprise. And find out about the biggest challenges being faced by their customers, and about the challenges facing enterprise organizations in using cloud-based data lakes, AI and Machine Learning tools.

Subramanian also explores how a company can mitigate those challenges by leveraging affordable analytics platforms and generate new value from data. We also explore the future, as we discuss what forward-thinking companies will be doing with unstructured data management and storage, and, what emerging technologies hold the most promise once they mature.

Learn more about Komprise at their Website: https://www.komprise.com

August 03, 2022

Tricerat

For over 25 years, Tricerat has been obsessed with providing easy-to-use, efficient, and effective printing tools to empower end users, achieve better business outcomes, and deliver a painless print management experience. Optimized for the most complex IT environments, Tricerat's ScrewDrivers® platform helps you print from any device, in any location, to any printer.

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Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook

Resources:

Simplify Printing for VMware Horizon

Webinar: Four Things You Need to Know About Cloud Print Management

Whitepaper: Learn How To Enable Reliable Printing in VMware Horizon

August 02, 2022

Bright Data

Bright Data is an industry-leading web data platform. Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, and small businesses rely on Bright Data’s solutions to retrieve public web data in the most efficient, reliable, and flexible way so they can research, monitor and analyse it to make better and faster decisions.

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VMblog 2022 Mega Series Q&A: Bright Data Explores and Educates on Data Management and Modern Web Data Platforms

Are you interested in learning more about topics like data management and data protection?   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, Omri Orgad, Managing Director of North America at Bright Data. Bright Data is the industry-leading web data platform. Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, and small businesses rely on Bright Data's solutions to retrieve public web data in the most efficient, reliable, and flexible way so they can research, monitor, train their systems and analyze data to run better strategies and inform decision-making.

Watch and learn as he provides a quick overview on Bright Data and then dives deep into the subject of modern data platforms. Find out more about Bright Data and where things are headed into 2023. Hear why it is important for companies to take advantage of public web data. And find out what the biggest challenges facing companies today when it comes to data.

Orgad also dives into the key components companies should look for in a modern data platform. And he explores how important AI and other technologies continue to be in data management and collection.  Find out what technologies will be the most disruptive in the near and long-term. Watch as Orgad explains how the industry has changed over the past year, and which new industries or sectors Bright Data is seeing more of lately.

And stick around until the end to watch a quick demo showcasing the Bright Data solution.

Learn more about Bright Data at their Website: https://brightdata.com/

July 26, 2022

StormForge

Who is StormForge?

At its core, StormForge is a team of world-class data scientists, machine learning experts and seasoned DevOps engineers. This unique combination has resulted in innovative products that drive significant  operational improvements for cloud-native environments, through better application performance and more effective resource utilization at scale. 

What value do we provide? 

Our team has direct experience with the complexity of enterprise Kubernetes apps and their impact on manageability, operating costs and emissions. Much of the complexity has to do with the inability to understand Kubernetes infrastructure resource behavior and the actions required to optimize these resources. 

Most organizations can’t address the problem because it’s very hard to solve - due to the number of container variables that need to be tuned simultaneously. Instead they overprovision CPU, memory and other resources as a way to avoid performance or scalability issues - which can get very costly when you’re provisioning hundreds or thousands of containers. 

StormForge uses machine learning to drive automation and facilitate intelligent action to solve complex operational problems, optimize infrastructure usage and maximize energy efficiency. We’re able to take valuable data that’s already being gathered from observability platforms and transform it into intelligent action that helps organizations optimize resources and make smart trade offs between performance and cost - at any scale. 

What sets us apart? 

  • StormForge can optimize pre-production and production Kubernetes environments with a single platform. We offer an experimentation-based approach to optimization in development and an observation-based approach in production. Both approaches leverage AI and ML, but they are designed to help people, not replace them.
  • StormForge uses a sophisticated patent-pending Machine Learning engine that goes well beyond the basic statistical modeling used by other solutions. Our insights, recommendations, and actions are precise, and the results can be measured and graphically displayed versus actual resource usage.
  • Observability platforms help you understand what issues you’ve got and where they’re located. We take the next important step toward resolution with actionable intelligence, and the ability to automate the remedy that comes from observing and analyzing data. It’s the perfect partnership – marrying observability with ML-driven optimization. This is a big technology differentiator and a game-changer for our customers. 

 What does our ecosystem look like? 

 StormForge’s open integration approach is designed to fit into your cloud-native ecosystem. Our open platform works with any Kubernetes cloud service, any Kubernetes management platform, any CI/CD tool, any monitoring / observability solution and any codebase.

stormforge ecosystem

Ready for an optimized StormForge experience? 

See how StormForge can optimize YOUR environment. Register for a FREE test drive and FREE consultation with one of our Kubernetes optimization experts.

StormForge Assets

Video: How StormForge Works 

Blog: Using Machine Learning to Automate Kubernetes Optimization

Ebook: Closing the Day 2 Kubernetes Operations Gap

StormForge Website

StormForge.io

July 25, 2022

NetApp

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. We’re focused on one thing, helping your business get the most out of your data. NetApp brings the enterprise-grade data services you rely on into the cloud, and the simple flexibility of cloud into the data center. Our industry-leading solutions work across diverse customer environments and the world’s biggest public clouds. As a cloud-led, data-centric software company, only NetApp can help build your unique data fabric, simplify and connect your cloud, and securely deliver the right data, services and applications to the right people—anytime, anywhere.

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July 15, 2022

Parallels

Parallels® RAS is an all-in-one remote work solution that provides secure virtual access to business applications and desktops on any device or OS—from anywhere. The platform offers an agile, cloud-ready foundation and end-to-end security fueled by a centralized management console with granular policies. Companies can leverage on-premises, hybrid, or public cloud deployments and integrate with existing technology like Microsoft Azure and AWS.

With Parallels RAS, organizations gain the flexibility, scalability, and IT agility to quickly adapt to changing business needs. Best of all, Parallels RAS offers a single, full-featured licensing model that includes 24/7 support and access to free training. 

Why Parallels RAS? 

  • Outstanding user experience—work from anywhere, on any device. 
  • Enhanced data security and compliance—centralized management console with granular policies.  
  • IT agility and business readiness—flexible hosting solutions to quickly scale and adapt.  
  • All-in-one solution—easy to deploy, configure, and maintain. 
  • Reduced total cost of ownership—supports BYOD and includes a simple licensing model.   
  • Always-on support—access to 24/7 support and free training. 

Resources: 

Video: What's new in Parallels RAS 19
Brochure: Simplify and Enhance Azure Virtual Desktop with Parallels Remote Application Server
White paper: How to Reduce Costs When Implementing a VDI Solution

Website:

https://www.parallels.com

July 05, 2022

MinIO

MinIO is a high-performance, Kubernetes-native object store. Natively integrated with Tanzu, MinIO’s open source, software-defined, S3 compatible system is multi-cloud optimized. MinIO supports workloads as diverse as AI/ML, analytics, archival and cloud apps from a single, multi-tenant instance.

Website:
https://min.io

Learn More:

https://min.io/product/private-cloud-vmware-tanzu

https://resources.min.io/c/minio-vmware-kubernetes-analyst-report?x=P9k0ng&lx=exvNTw

https://blog.min.io/data_persistence_platform_deep_dive/

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