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. 


August 25, 2014

VMTurbo - VMworld 2014

VMBlog speaks with a vmturbo customer about how they are using the product and then speaks with Shmuel Kliger, Founder and President of vmturbo.

Companies to Help Enterprises Run and Manage Container-Based Applications on a Common Platform in Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2014) - Today at VMworld® 2014, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announced joint initiatives with DockerGoogle and Pivotal to help enterprises run and manage container-based applications on a common platform at scale in private, public and hybrid clouds. The collaboration will enable enterprises to leverage their existing VMware infrastructure as a unified, scalable and secure platform for running and managing enterprise applications whether in a container or a virtual machine or a container within a virtual machine in a platform as a service.

VMware's New Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance Goes From Power-On to Virtual Machines in Minutes Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Inspur, Net One Systems Co. and Supermicro Are Expected to Ship VMware EVO: RAIL Starting in Second Half of 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2014) - Today at VMworld® 2014, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) introduced VMware EVO: RAIL™, a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance that helps customers streamline the deployment and scale-out of Software-Defined IT infrastructure at the speed of business. VMware EVO: RAIL is the first solution in a family of hyper-converged infrastructure offerings from VMware.

Industry's Most Complete Software-Defined Data Center Portfolio Helps Customers Slash CAPEX by Nearly 50 Percent and Improve IT Productivity by 100 Percent or More

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2014) - Today at VMworld® 2014, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announced new virtualization, cloud management and integrated OpenStack solutions that dramatically advance the industry's most complete product portfolio for implementing a software-defined data center,and supporting the dynamic needs of businesses.

With New Enhancements, HotLink Transforms VMware vCenter Into Hybrid IT Management Hub; Eliminates Complexity, Deployment Barriers for Cross-Platform Production Workloads

Santa Clara, Calif., August 5, 2014 - HotLink® Corporation, the market leader in transformation solutions for hybrid IT management, today announced major enhancements to its HotLink Hybrid Express™ and HotLink DR Express™ solutions. Leveraging patented transformation technology, HotLink’s latest product releases enable easy deployment of hybrid production workloads at scale, provide advanced analytics spanning on- and off-premise resources, and deliver even tighter integration between VMware vCenter and Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a dramatically simple and cost-effective administration and management infrastructure for enterprise-class hybrid IT deployments. 

July 22, 2014


Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of affordable feature-rich storage arrays that are dramatically faster, and can store more data than standard arrays. Incorporating Tegile’s unique metadata handling technology, IntelliFlash™, Tegile arrays deliver caching and on the fly de-duplication and compression for primary storage. Hundreds of customers in the financial services, manufacturing, government, legal, healthcare and transportation industry sectors have deployed Tegile arrays as primary storage in virtualized server, virtualized desktop (VDI), file services and database environments as well as for replicated storage. Being a multi-protocol device and delivering leadership data reduction rates, customers find many concurrent uses for the same array, and in many instances deploy several systems throughout their enterprise.  Early Tegile customer, Washington & Lee University, now has eight Tegile IntelliFlash arrays in use throughout the campus.  Tegile is led by a successful team of industry veterans and is committed to a philosophy of “customer first.”

July 17, 2014


X-IO Technologies is a recognized innovator in the storage industry. The X-IO Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) systems are based on two decades of invention and investment by veteran storage industry experts, and deliver unmatched price/performance, reliability and scale for enterprise and cloud applications and infrastructure.

The company’s plug-and-perform ISE storage arrays are customer-proven to accelerate transactional, reporting and business intelligence applications by a factor of 3x or more; drive extreme performance and scale for virtual desktop and virtualized server infrastructures; and with five- to seven-year duty cycles, a super-efficient energy and space profile, and the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership (TCO).

X-IO solutions have been recognized as SQL Server Magazine and Windows IT Pro’s 2011 Editors’ Best Gold Medal winners, the 2012 Best of TechEd “Hardware and Storage Product” and “Attendees’ Pick” Awards, and inclusion in CRN’s 2012 Data Center 100 List.

VMworld is right around the corner and creeping up quick.  Just as we are all getting used to the nice summer weather, weekend barbeques and black flies - it's time for the largest virtualization / cloud conference of the year.  So take a break from your summer, and take a moment to prepare yourself for this years event.

July 04, 2014


VMTurbo’s Software-Driven Control platform enables organizations to manage cloud and enterprise virtualization environments to assure application performance while maximizing infrastructure efficiency. VMTurbo’s patented market-based approach dynamically examines real-time performance characteristics, resource capacity, system constraints and service level priorities across the environment to determine, implement and adjust resource configurations and workload placement. It then applies economic principles of supply and demand to find the equilibrium point. This drives the necessary actions to bring the environment into balance — and keep it there as demands fluctuate— quickly, automatically, continuously and efficiently. The software allows enterprises to meet service levels and business goals, and is the only technology capable of closing the loop in IT operation by automating the decision-making process to maintain an environment in a healthy state.

July 04, 2014


HotLink Hybrid IT technologies are easy-to-implement solutions for deploying, administering and managing all of your hybrid on- and off-premise resources — using your existing VMware vCenter infrastructure. There is no prerequisite of any other management consoles, databases, connectors, directors, new templates, service catalogs or professional services — it's Express!

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