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. 

 

Tintri, a DDN subsidiary, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of product availability with the "neXt" evolution of Tintri's VMstore series. Expanding on its purpose-built, auto adaptive VMstore platform, Tintri's new Virtual Series incorporates 10 unique features that comprise the company's Platform as a Service (PaaS) approach. The Virtual Series offers autonomous QOS, predictive analytics, distributed data services, and ease-of-use in a robust and efficient virtual data workload management platform for hybrid cloud ecosystems. 

As part of our VMware Explore 2022 coverage, VMblog visits with Phil Trickovic, SVP and Brock Mowry, CTO at Tintri.

Tintri, a wholly owned subsidiary of DataDirect Networks (DDN), delivers unique outcomes in Enterprise data centers. Tintri's AI-enabled intelligent infrastructure learns your environment to drive automation. Analytical insights help you simplify and accelerate your operations and empower data-driven business insights. 

In this video, Trickovic 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 Trickovic 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 by the company's CTO, Brock Mowry.

Learn more about Tintri by visiting: https://tintri.com/

As part of our VMware Explore 2022 coverage, VMblog visits with Samit Halvadia, Chief Technology Officer at Rimo3.

Rimo3 provides unattended automation to test application readiness for Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows 365, and Azure Virtual Desktop, 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 ongoing changes in desktop and server environments, across physical, virtual, and cloud workspaces. 

In this video, Halvadia 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 Halvadia 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.

Learn more about Rimo3 by visiting: https://www.rimo3.com/
Rimo3 videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk_3GBeAti_KjoYWcgQK_Aw

As part of our VMware Explore 2022 coverage, VMblog visits with Cody Hosterman, Director of Product Management - Cloud at Pure Storage.

Pure Storage uncomplicates data storage, forever. Pure delivers a cloud experience that empowers every organization to get the most from their data while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. Pure's commitment to providing true storage as-a-service gives customers the agility to meet changing data needs at speed and scale, whether they are deploying traditional workloads, modern applications, containers, or more. 

In this video, Hosterman 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 Hosterman 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.

Learn more about Pure Storage by visiting: https://www.purestorage.com

Support site: https://support.purestorage.com/

Pure Storage Community and Slack: https://code.purestorage.com/

As part of our VMware Explore 2022 coverage, VMblog visits with Joe D'Angelo, Director of Product Management of InfoScale at Veritas.

Veritas is a leader in multi-cloud data management. Customers rely on Veritas to help ensure the protection, recoverability, and compliance of their data. Veritas has a reputation for reliability at scale, which delivers the resilience its customers need against the disruptions threatened by cyberattacks, like ransomware. 

In this video, D'Angelo 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 D'Angelo 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 and throughout 2023. D'Angelo also talks about the company's recent announcements as well as his speaking session at VMware Explore.

Learn more about Veritas by visiting: https://www.veritas.com/

As part of our VMware Explore 2022 coverage, VMblog visits with Daniel Valdivia, engineer at MinIO. MinIO is pioneering high performance, Kubernetes-native object storage for the multi-cloud. The software-defined, Amazon S3-compatible object storage system is used by more than half of the Fortune 500.

In this video, Valdivia 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 Valdivia 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 MinIO by visiting: https://min.io

As part of our VMware Explore 2022 coverage, VMblog visits with Chris Rogers, Technology Evangelist at Zerto.

Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, empowers customers to run an always-on business by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of on-premises and cloud applications. Zerto's cloud data management and protection platform eliminates the risks and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption across private, public, and hybrid deployments. The simple, software-only platform uses continuous data protection at scale to converge disaster recovery, backup, and data mobility. 

In this video, Rogers 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 Rogers 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.

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

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.

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