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, 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.

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

Lenovo | Nvidia

NVIDIA pioneered accelerated computing to tackle challenges no one else can solve. We engineer technology for the da Vincis and Einsteins of our time. Our work in AI is transforming 100 trillion dollars of industries and profoundly impacting society. From gaming to robotics. Self-driving cars to life-saving healthcare. Climate change to virtual worlds where we can all connect and create.

Our work is truly unique. Part science. Part art. And completely rewarding. We only take on challenges that make a significant difference in the world. Every idea matters. And every breakthrough helps shape what comes next.

Lenovo’s story has always been about shaping computing intelligence to create a better world. With the world’s widest portfolio of technology products, we deliver our vision of Smarter Technology for All through products, solutions, software, and services that individuals, communities, businesses, and entire populations need to fulfill their potential.

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Resources:

Power of 2: Lenovo & Nvidia Solutions

Power of 2: Podcasts

Solution Brief VMWare AI Ready Enterprise Platform

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.

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