David Marshall

David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

Are you attending KubeCon 2018 in Seattle in December?  If so, I invite you to add Kublr to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

KubeCon 2018 is shaping up to be a fantastic event!  And the number of sponsoring vendors at this year's show is impressive.  One of the companies on VMblog's MUST SEE list this year is Kublr.  The company’s Kubernetes platform speeds the management of containerized applications on any infrastructure.  Without tying users to a single cloud, PaaS, OS, or limiting technology stack, Kublr empowers enterprises to run and manage their applications wherever they want, disrupting the prevailing cloud and vendor lock-in.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Kublr to learn what they have planned for the upcoming KubeCon North America 2018 event and why you need to visit their booth.

Are you attending KubeCon 2018 in Seattle in December?  If so, I invite you to add StackRox to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

KubeCon 2018 is shaping up to be a fantastic event!  And the number of sponsoring vendors at this year's show is impressive.  One of the companies on VMblog's MUST SEE list this year is StackRox.  The company is a proven leader in security for containerized, cloud-native applications.  StackRox is unique in that it leverages run-time data to proactively identify security risks earlier in the container life cycle and protects against key orchestrator-based threats; and, they seamlessly reduce the attack surface throughout the container lifecycle to provide customers with an unmatched level of security against emerging container-based threats.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and StackRox to learn what they have planned for the upcoming KubeCon North America 2018 event and why you need to visit their booth.

T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, announced the session line-up for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America on December 10-13 in Seattle. Experts from Reddit, T-Mobile, Alibaba, Uber, Airbnb, Microsoft, Google, Intel, and many more will present over 310 cloud native sessions.

As CNCF’s flagship conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America will bring together more than 7,000 technologists from thriving open source communities to further education around cloud native computing. Maintainers and end users ofCNCF’s hosted projects – including Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, CoreDNS, NATS, Linkerd, Helm, and Rook – and other cloud native technologies will gather for four days to share insights around and encourage participation in this fast-growing ecosystem. Register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America by September 28 to save up to $300.

Datrium, the leader in Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, today announced Datrium CloudShift, the first SaaS-based DR orchestration service for VMware to combine radically simple operation, low recovery point objectives (RPO), low AWS cloud cost, and end-to-end readiness assurance. The combination of Datrium's single data stack design, which is inclusive of both primary and backup data, together with its SaaS platform for hybrid clouds, ensures enterprises can finally handle the challenge plaguing most real or tested disaster recovery (DR) events: predictable success. Datrium will demonstrate CloudShift at the VMworld 2018 U.S., Aug. 26-30, Booth #1350. 

IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that it is teaming with AMD to further enhance the performance of the IGEL UD7 series thin clients with the addition of a new optional AMD Embedded Radeon E9170 Series discrete GPU and a fourth DisplayPort. With these upgrades, the IGEL UD7 can now support up to four monitors at 60Hz, including two with 4K resolution and two with 2K resolution. 

Runecast, a leading provider of predictive analytics for VMware environments, today announced the availability of the latest version of Runecast Analyzer.

Runecast Analyzer utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to optimize VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX environments. It is built on patent pending technology that automatically discovers all configurations that can trigger outages (such as Purple Screen of Death), fail security audits or other issues that negatively affect performance.

Commvault, a recognized global leader in backup, recovery, the cloud and data management across any hybrid environment, today announced new customer and partner success stories focused on how Commvault has helped them drive simplification, risk reduction and greater data management efficiencies. 

Today, Morpheus Data announced major updates to its next generation cloud management platform (CMP) which will help IT Operations teams orchestrate software defined networks, multi-cloud high availability, and leading configuration management tools.

By bringing together over 75 third-party tools under a single out-of-the-box automation engine, Morpheus lets IT quickly provide self-service provisioning to developers and accelerate application deployments by 150x or more.

Are you attending VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Big Switch to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

With so many vendors exhibiting at VMworld, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule?  One of the companies on VMblog's MUST SEE list this year is Big Switch.  The company provides data center switching, monitoring, visibility and security solutions for on-premises enterprise cloud, public cloud and multi-cloud environments that enable companies of all sizes to increase operational efficiency and business agility, while reducing networking costs.  I had a great time catching up with them at Dell EMC World this year, so I can't wait to see what they have at VMworld.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Big Switch, to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2018 event and why you need to visit their booth.

Are you attending VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, NV?  If so, I invite you to add Hitachi Vantara to your MUST SEE list of vendors. 

With so many vendors exhibiting at VMworld, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule?  One of the companies on VMblog's MUST SEE list this year is Hitachi Vantara.  They have been at the forefront of data center technology for the past several decades, and I am ready to learn more about their host of solutions around hybrid-cloud, data center automation, next-gen hyperconvergence, workforce mobility, and Virtual Machine (VM) data protection.  They also have a deep integration with VMware's cloud automation products.

Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and Dinesh Singh of Hitachi Vantara, to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2018 event and why you need to visit their booth.

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