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. 


Check out this video interview to learn more about PHD Virtual and their recovery management suite. See how we got through the entire demo without being taken down by Zombies. Yes, I said it. Zombies.

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August 27, 2013

Zerto - vmworld 2013

VMblog gets a demo of Zerto Virtual Replication 3.0 for Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud DR.

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August 27, 2013

vmturbo - vmworld 2013

VMBlog get's a demo of VMTurbo Operations Manager.


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August 26, 2013

veeam - vmworld 2013

VMblog had the pleasure of catching up with Rick Vanover of veeam at their booth during vmworld 2013.

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VMblog speaks with Mike Thompson at the Solarwinds booth (#430) about Virtualization Manager 6.0 and gets a quick demo of the integration with Orion.

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With over 22,000 attendees this year it was difficult to fit everyone into the hall so we chose to spend the general session from within the comfort of the Hang Space where they were broadcasting the General Session.

First up was Robin Matlock, Chief Marketing Officer at vmware.  Robin invited up 10 Alumni members to do a top 10 countdown of the best moments at vmworld which included moments like "Smashmouth playing at Treasure Island", "Checking out the cars at the racetrack in Las Vegas" and when "vRAM became a 4-letter word".

A group of ad men brainstorm ideas for a new SolarWinds Virtualization Manager video. Starring Cat Johnson in his break-out role. Brought to you by SolarWinds.

Unbelievable!  It's already been a year since we last came together as a community at the world's largest virtualization trade show event, VMworld.  And in less than three weeks, we're getting the virtualization band back together again for VMworld 2013 in the beautiful city of San Francisco.  Moscone, prepare yourself!   

As usual, if you are attending VMworld, your schedule is already filling up as quickly as the hotel rooms around the city.  This show is jam packed with hands on labs, breakout sessions, certifications, booths on the solutions exchange floor, keynote presentations, food (hoping for something good this year), networking and a number of other things taking place in the hang out space.  All that, and we haven't even talked about what's going on OUTSIDE of the Moscone walls yet.  Talk about trade show goodness!  There is something going on for everyone at every waking minute of the day.

Brian Ducharme of speaks with Calvin Hsu, VP of Product Marketing, Desktop and Apps during Citrix Synergy 2013.

Calvin Hsu – Vice President, Product Marketing, Desktops and Apps
Calvin Hsu is responsible for the go-to-market strategy for the market-leading desktop virtualization solutions, Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp. Hsu leads the team that is evangelizing centralized desktop delivery as a primary enabler of customer initiatives such as BYO, enterprise mobility and business continuity, and is helping to drive an industry transition to delivering desktops and apps from the cloud.

Since joining Citrix in 2004, Hsu has helped the company launch major software releases of both XenDesktop and XenApp, which helped position the company to reach $2B in revenue. Hsu has 16 years of experience in software technology marketing and management, and prior to Citrix led product marketing for an enterprise storage virtualization software company. Hsu also has experience in data quality management and database requirements methodologies, and was a management consultant to federal government agencies.

Hsu holds degrees from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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