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. 

 

October 26, 2020

Capsule8

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Production systems start with Linux – and so do we. Capsule8 is the pioneer behind production-ready infrastructure security for Linux systems. Designed to avoid costly downtime, overloaded hosts, or stability snafus caused by traditional security tools, organizations depend on Capsule8 to efficiently protect their cloud workloads with monitoring,detection, and protection in any environment. Founded in 2016 by experienced hackers and security entrepreneurs, and funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, ClearSky and Intel Capital, making it possible for organizations to modernize without compromise. 

Follow us:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/capsule8

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/capsule8

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/capsule8

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7p0_a-A4JFCDCIJBxOyR_A

Resources:

The Journey Toward Smoother and More Secure Workload Modernization Efforts

Gartner’s Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms

Security Considerations for Cloud Migration During a Crisis

October 22, 2020

Spectro Cloud

Spectro Cloud uniquely enables organizations to manage Kubernetes in production, at scale. Our Palette management platform gives IT and platform operations teams effortless control of the full Kubernetes lifecycle, across clouds, data centers, bare metal and edge environments. 

Spectro Cloud is a 2022 Gartner Cool Vendor in Edge Computing and a finalist in the 2022 Edge Computing World Rising Star Awards, as well as a CNCF-certified Kubernetes service provider. 

Co-founded in 2019 by CEO Tenry Fu, Vice President of Engineering Gautam Joshi and Chief Technology Officer Saad Malik, Spectro Cloud employs more than 120 employees. Spectro Cloud is backed by Stripes, Sierra Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Westwave Capital, Alter Venture Partners, Firebolt Ventures, T-Mobile Ventures and TSG.

Learn more and get started for free at spectrocloud.com

Follow Us:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/spectro-cloud/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/spectrocloudinc

Resources:

Spectro Cloud Blog

White paper “Zen and the Art of ML on Kubernetes”

Spectro Cloud Demo

October 21, 2020

Infoblox

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Infoblox delivers the next level network experience with its Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services. It pioneered the world’s most reliable, secure and automated networks for hybrid, multi-cloud environments. More than 8,000 customers, including 350 of the Fortune 500, use Infoblox to simplify core network connectivity and foundational security.

Follow us:

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/infoblox

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/InfobloxInc

Resources:

https://www.infoblox.com/products/bloxone-ddi/

https://www.infoblox.com/products/ddi/

https://www.infoblox.com/products/bloxone-threat-defense/

October 06, 2020

Hammerspace

As a software-defined data platform for Kubernetes, Hammerspace provides dynamic, efficient and fully automated hybrid cloud storage that lets users self-service their consumption of persistent data, making storage a disposable and invisible resource.

Follow us:

Twitter: httpshttps://twitter.com/Hammerspace_Inc
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hammerspace/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HammerspaceInc
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRRN5zjCV74dokQCyceXVLQ

Resources:

Get 10 TB free in the cloud
Uncomplicate Persistent Data Management for Kubernetes
Cut the tethers of data gravity

September 30, 2020

Dynatrace

Dynatrace provides software intelligence to simplify cloud complexity and accelerate digital transformation. With automatic and intelligent observability at scale, our all-in-one platform provides answers, not just data, about the performance of applications, the underlying infrastructure, and the experience of all users. That’s why many of the world’s largest enterprises trust Dynatrace® to modernize and automate cloud operations, release better software faster, and deliver unrivaled digital experiences. 

Visit their Website: https://www.dynatrace.com/

And follow them:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dynatrace

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/dynatrace

Resources:

Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform

FREE DOWNLOAD: 2020 Global CIO Report

Dynatrace OpenTelemetry

As part of our VMworld 2020 coverage, VMblog visits with Kathleen Walker, director of product marketing, and James Barnes, product manager of SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software.

In this video, we discuss trade shows like VMworld becoming digital events and what that means, how companies have moved to a work from home lifestyle, and how SolarWinds operates with VMware as a partner. Watch and learn as Walker and Barnes explain more about the company's technology, and offers a view into the product.

SolarWinds products give organizations worldwide - regardless of type, size, or complexity - the power to monitor and manage their IT services, infrastructures, and applications; whether on-premises, in the cloud, or via hybrid models. SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) is a powerful virtual machine (VM) monitoring tool built to consolidate a variety of useful observations in one interface. VMAN can provide you with comprehensive visibility into the health and performance of VMware vSphere, Nutanix AHV, and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors, whether they’re on-premises, hyperconverged, hybrid, or in the cloud.

Learn more about SolarWinds by visiting: https://www.solarwinds.com

Learn more about SolarWinds VMAN: https://www.solarwinds.com/virtualization-manager

As part of our VMworld 2020 coverage, VMblog visited with Tim Woods, VP, Technology Alliances at FireMon, a leading network security policy management company that brings visibility, control, agility and automation to enterprise cloud and hybrid network infrastructure.

In this video, we discuss trade shows like VMworld becoming digital events and what that means, how companies have moved to a work from home lifestyle, and how FireMon operates with VMware as a partner. Watch and learn as Tim Woods explains more about the company's technology, and offers a view into the product.

FireMon is an agile network security policy platform for firewalls and cloud security groups, providing the fastest way to streamline network security policy management, one of the biggest impediments to IT and enterprise agility. Since creating the first-ever network security policy management solution, FireMon has delivered command and control over complex network security infrastructures for more than 1,700 customers located in nearly 70 countries around the world.

Learn more about FireMon by visiting: https://www.firemon.com

As part of our VMworld 2020 coverage, VMblog visits with Rick Kilcoyne, Chief Technology Officer and Grant Ho, Chief Marketing Officer at CloudBolt Software, an enterprise leader in cloud management and integration solutions.

In this video, we discuss trade shows like VMworld becoming digital events and what that means, how companies have moved to a work from home lifestyle, and how CloudBolt operates with VMware as a partner. Watch and learn as Rick and Grant explain more about the company's technology, and offer a view into the product.

CloudBolt is a leading cloud management platform for the enterprise. Deployed in minutes, CloudBolt helps IT unify orchestration and automate provisioning of their hybrid cloud resources - quickly, cost-effectively, and securely - while providing developers with anywhere, anytime access to those resources through a self-service catalog.

Learn more about CloudBolt by visiting: https://www.cloudbolt.io/

 

Ahead of VMworld 2020, VMblog visits with Blair Parkhill, US Product Director at Login VSI, a company dedicated to maximizing the end-user experience.

In this video, we discuss trade shows like VMworld becoming digital events and what that means, how companies have moved to a work from home lifestyle, and how Login VSI operates with VMware as a partner. Watch and learn as Blair Parkhill explains more about the company's technology, and offers a view into the product.

Login VSI says they are the only solution in the market guaranteed to maximize the end-user experience for digital workspaces. They reduce risk and ensure business continuity by safeguarding application and desktop performance by using synthetic users to automatically test and validate the impact of change in physical, virtual, and cloud-based workspaces. Their flagship product, Login Enterprise integrates application compatibility testing, load testing, as well as performance & availability testing into a single platform, and it includes standard “out-of-the-box” application template workloads.

Learn more about Login VSI by visiting: https://www.loginvsi.com/

Ahead of VMworld 2020, VMblog visits with Caroline Seymour, VP of Product Marketing at Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience.

In this video, we discuss trade shows like VMworld becoming digital events and what that means, how companies have moved to a work from home lifestyle, and how Zerto operates with VMware as a partner. Watch and learn as Caroline Seymour explains more about the company's technology, and offers a view into the product.

Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, backup and cloud are managed. At enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds.

Learn more about Zerto by visiting: https://www.zerto.com/.

Join their launch event on October 15th: https://www.zerto.com/launch-event-2020/

And take their online product tour: https://www.zerto.com/zerto-product-tour/

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