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. 

 

Are you interested in learning more about topics like security and vulnerability management? Here's your chance to do just that. The VMblog Mega Series is the perfect series for you! As part of the Mega Series, you'll hear from a number of industry experts and leaders across multiple topics to help you make important decisions within your own organization.

In this episode, VMblog is joined by industry expert, Ben Skelly, Solution Evangelist and Head of Growth at Vicarius. Vicarius develops an autonomous vulnerability remediation platform to help security teams protect their assets against software exploitation. Consolidating vulnerability assessment, prioritization, and remediation, Vicarius strengthens cyber hygiene and proactively reduces risk.

Watch and learn as Skelly provides a quick overview on Vicarius and where it is headed. He also discusses the elements of a mature vulnerability management program.

Find out how Vicarius differentiates themselves in the market, and why someone would choose their solution over another. And hear about the key features of the solution that people should be most aware of. 

Hear how Skelly answers the question, "Do I really need to invest in security?" He also provides tools and tips for the smaller enterprises, or those teams operating on a shoe-string budget, to stay secure.

Learn more about Vicarius at their Website: https://www.vicarius.io

Vicarius security community: https://www.vicarius.io/vsociety/

Are you interested in learning more about topics like kubernetes, devops and containers?  Here's your chance to do just that.  The VMblog Mega Series is the perfect series for you!  As part of the Mega Series, you'll hear from a number of industry experts and leaders across multiple topics like these to help you make important decisions within your own organization.

In this episode, VMblog is joined by industry expert, Patrick Bergstrom, the Chief Technology Officer at StormForge.  StormForge brings together world-class data scientists and software engineers to enable businesses to drive breakthrough IT and operations efficiency. The StormForge Platform is set apart by its unwavering focus on building AI-powered software products that are designed to help people, not replace them. The StormForge Platform uses enterprise grade performance testing coupled with machine learning to drive major application performance gains and cost reductions in complex environments.

Watch and learn as Bergstrom provides a quick overview on StormForge and explores how they fit within the Kubernetes market, including containers as a technology and devops as an IT discipline. And find out what key focus areas the company is focused on as we head into 2023.

Thinking about Kubernetes management for DevOps and production workloads, Bergstrom explores how his company defines and approaches Kubernetes management.  And how his company differentiates itself in the market.

We also dig into some of the trends around Kubernetes automation and ML-based resource optimization.  And what the future of Kubernetes looks like.  

Stick around until the end to see a demo to learn even more.

Learn more about StormForge at their Website: https://www.stormforge.io

Are you interested in learning about topics like virtualization, cloud computing and End User Computing (EUC)?  Here's your chance to do just that.  The VMblog Mega Series is the perfect series for you!  As part of the Mega Series, you'll hear from a number of industry experts and leaders across multiple topics like these to help you make important decisions within your own organization.

In this episode, VMblog is joined by industry expert, Dennis Colar, Director of Strategic Alliances & Channel Development at Parallels.  Parallels is a global leader in cross-platform solutions that make it simple for businesses and individuals to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. Parallels helps customers leverage the best technology out there, whether it's Windows, Mac, ChromeOS, iOS, Android, or the cloud. Parallels solves complex engineering and user-experience problems by making it simple and cost-effective for businesses and individual customers to use applications anywhere, anytime.

Watch and learn as Colar provides a quick overview of Parallels RAS (Remote Application Server) and how its evolved since it was first launched.  And find out what sets Parallels RAS apart from other virtualization / remote access solutions on the market.

We also ask if the rise in remote and hybrid work has increased the demand for virtualization and cloud computing solutions, and if so, how does Parallels RAS help meet this demand?  

Colar also digs into security.  Learn how Parallels RAS enhances data security.  And find out more about "Zero trust", and it relates to Parallels RAS.  

And what are the differences between Parallels RAS and a VPN?  Or Microsoft RDS?  And how does the Parallels RAS licensing work?  

Stick around for a great demo at the end!

Learn more about Parallels and Parallels RAS at their Website: https://www.parallels.com/products/ras/remote-application-server/

Are you interested in learning more about topics like security and devops?  Here's your chance to do just that.  The VMblog Mega Series is the perfect series for you!  As part of the Mega Series, over the next few months, you'll hear from a number of industry experts and leaders across multiple topics to help you make important decisions within your own organization.

In this episode of the Mega Series, VMblog is joined by industry expert, Bruno Kurtic, the Founding Chief Strategy Officer at Sumo Logic.  Sumo Logic empowers the people who power modern, digital business. Through its SaaS analytics platform, Sumo Logic enables customers to deliver reliable and secure cloud-native applications. The Sumo Logic Continuous Intelligence Platform helps practitioners and developers ensure application reliability, secure and protect against modern security threats, and gain insights into their cloud infrastructures. They provide customers with powerful real-time analytics and insights across observability and security solutions for their cloud-native applications.

Watch and learn as Kurtic provides a quick overview on Sumo Logic and explores the company's journey over the last decade.  He also discusses the concept of reliability, and how it is reflected in the enterprise IT environment.

We also discuss how digital transformation and new cyberattacks are changing the way enterprises protect against threats, and, he explains the climate of continuous risk and what that means for security leaders.  We also talk about data privacy and data security, are they two separate missions with two separate objectives?  And how about COVID, how did it impact IT and security?

We also get into the idea behind cloud vs. on-premises.  Is on-prem still a reality?  Are things staying on the cloud?  Is it growing and expanding?  Or are things coming back locally?

Learn more about Sumo Logic at their Website: https://www.sumologic.com

And read Kurtic's blog post about COVID impacting IT and security: https://www.sumologic.com/blog/continuous-intelligence-covid-19-it-security/

September 02, 2022

Portnox

Portnox is the only cloud-native network access control (NAC) solution that unifies essential network and endpoint security capabilities: device discovery, network authentication, access control, network hardware administration, risk mitigation and compliance enforcement. As a cloud service, Portnox is vendor agnostic and eliminates the need for on-going maintenance such as upgrades and patches and requires no on-site appliances.

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Why IT security Pros love Portnox

As part of our VMware Explore 2022 coverage, VMblog visits with Jason Kotsaftis, Global Alliances Director at NetApp.

NetApp is a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company that empowers organizations to lead with data in the age of accelerated digital transformation. The company provides systems, software, and cloud services that enable them to run their applications optimally from data center to cloud, whether they are developing in the cloud, moving to the cloud, or creating their own cloudlike experiences on premises. With solutions that perform across diverse environments, NetApp helps organizations build their own data fabric and securely deliver the right data, services, and applications to the right people-anytime, anywhere.

In this video, Kotsaftis 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.  And hear about key new technologies they are working on with VMware being announced at the show for the first time.

Watch and learn as Kotsaftis 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 NetApp by visiting: https://www.netapp.com

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/

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