Brian Ducharme

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for 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 visits with Object First during #VeeamON 2022 in Las Vegas, a brand new company brought to you by Veeam founders Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov, promising to supercharge your Veeam experience.

Object First represents the ever-increasing need for next-generation immutable object storage that isn't locked into a remote location or monthly bill. What they have built offers instead all of the immutability and security that comes with S3-based cloud storage but is owned and stored locally, and they simplified that too! Object First can be up and running and storing Veeam Backups immutably in under 15 minutes.

Watch and learn more from our conversation at VeeamON.

VMblog visits with Wasabi during #VeeamON 2022 in Las Vegas to learn more about their hot cloud storage solution, providing simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world.

Wasabi partners and customers love them for its simplicity. They've eliminated the complex pricing tiers you see elsewhere, as well as the unpredictable fees like egress and API requests to allow for simple and predictable pricing. Their cloud object storage is 100% bit-compatible with the S3 API, enabling Wasabi to integrate with the industry's leading applications, including Veeam, so customers don't have to rip and replace their existing solutions. Wasabi's deep integration with Veeam also supports object lock functionality for immutable cloud storage, offering an additional layer of protection from security threats like ransomware.

Watch and learn more from our conversation at VeeamON.

VMblog visits with Backblaze during #VeeamON 2022 in Las Vegas. They are a leading independent storage cloud platform, making it astonishingly easy to store, use, and protect data. They provide an easy approach to modern data protection in the cloud, and do so at a fraction of the price of other vendors. Backblaze's B2 Cloud Storage is differentiated by its ease of use, affordability, security, and their trusted track record.

As a Veeam Ready-Object certified partner, customers can tier backups to Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage. Importantly, Backblaze B2 also supports the Object Lock feature, which Veeam takes advantage of to make customers' backups immutable and therefore protected from ransomware.

Watch and learn more from our conversation at VeeamON.

VMblog visits with Cloudian during VeeamON 2022 in Las Vegas to learn more about their ransomware protection and sovereign cloud solutions.

Cloudian is a leader in data management software for the hybrid cloud. Ransomware protection continues to be a huge concern. Cloudian and Veeam together offer a solution that enables users to quickly recover from an unencrypted backup copy in the event of an attack without having to pay ransom. It can also be implemented as a Ransomware Protection-as-a-Service offering with Cloudian's unique service provider-ready Object Lock mode designed to work with Veeam. In addition, Cloudian has the most security certifications of any on-prem object storage, making it ideal for sensitive data.

Watch and learn more from our conversation at VeeamON.

VMblog visits with StarWind during #VeeamON 2022 in Las Vegas to learn more about their new NVMe-based Backup Appliance, the future of HCI, and learn more about other revolutionary new products being worked on.

At the event, StarWind is talking about the leaps forward they've taken in unlocking the true potential of modern storage infrastructures with NVMe over Fabric and the practical application of it in building ultra-dense, high-performance systems, with literally no drawbacks. Though they've been an SME-focused vendor, they've always managed to provide that Enterprise feature set, while still having that SME -friendly cost.

Watch and learn more from our conversation at VeeamON.

VMblog visits with StorONE during #VeeamON 2022 in Las Vegas to learn more about their offerings. StorONE is a storage software company, providing a practical storage consolidation strategy that mitigates risk and eliminates compromise.

At the event, StorONE is talking about their S1:Backup which raises the bar for backup storage, enabling Veeam to reach its full potential. Their flash-first technology enables you to improve RPO and RTO, while their intelligent use of hard disk drives makes long-term data retention more affordable than ever.

Combine that with their instant immutability, and you have the foundation of a solid ransomware recovery strategy. Watch and learn more from our conversation at VeeamON.

Here from Rick Vanover, Veeam senior director of Product Strategy, on why you should attend VeeamON 2022, the premier conference on Modern Data Protection. You will learn about latest on Veeam products and environment and much more. Reserve your spot now to save $499:

In this episode of the VMblog Mega Series, we are joined by industry expert, Sathya Sankaran, Chief Operating Officer at Catalogic Software.  Watch and learn as he provides a quick overview on Catalogic, and explores data protection and disaster recovery opportunities within the Kubernetes community.

What are the unique opportunities and challenges in this market?  And how is Catalogic positioned to address those opportunities?  Sankaran also discusses their CloudCasa service in more detail, and explains why they made snapshots free to their users.  He also talks about data protection and ransomware within the Kubernetes community, cloud vs. on-premises, as well as the company's product decision making and product roadmap.

And stick around for a demo at the end to see it in action for yourself.

In this episode, VMblog is joined by industry expert, Mikael Lindholm, Sr. Solutions Engineer at Stratodesk Software.  Watch and learn as Lindholm provides a deeper dive into the topic of Work From Anywhere and how his company, Stratodesk, approaches it.

As part of the discussion, Lindholm kicks things off by exploring what Stratodesk has been up to over the last few months.  At Stratodesk, the discussion around remote work is all about hybrid work rather than just working from anywhere.  Hear how he defines it and why he believes hybrid work is an essential model moving forward for businesses.

During this discussion, you'll also better understand Stratodesk's approach to enabling hybrid work.  And you will learn more about the many issues that companies will face as hybrid work becomes more mainstream. 

Find out more about Stratodesk and the problems they solve.  And how they differentiate themselves from competitive solutions in the market.  And as part of that discussion, Lindholm also walks us through a nice demo of their solution.

In this episode, VMblog is joined by a long time End User Computing expert, Andrew Miller, co-founder and CEO of Cameyo.  Watch and learn as he provides a quick overview on Cameyo, and explores the who, what, why of end user computing. Find out things like, is VDI dead?  And how has the cloud reshaped EUC?

During this video interview, you'll find out how Cameyo differentiates itself in the EUC market from its competitors and why you might prefer their solutions to others.  Find out what specific problems they solve.  And find out how they enable a shift to remote and hybrid work. 

Watch as Miller explores the Cameyo solution in a quick demo to wrap things up so you can see the technology for yourself.

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