1. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview With @VMwareCloudMgmt - The KISS of vRealize Operations! (@vRealizeOps)

    VMware made some key announcements around its vRealize Operations Suite (aka @vRealizeOps and @VMwareCloudMgmt on Twitter) at VMworld 2016 and so we caught up with Hicham Mourad, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager for Cloud Infrastructure Management at VMware, to learn more. Mourad presented severa… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  2. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview With @VMwareCloudMgmt - What's New in vRealize Operations 6.3 (@vRealizeOps)

    Ahead of VMworld 2016, VMware released the newest version of vRealize Operations (aka @vRealizeOps and @VMwareCloudMgmt on Twitter). David Davis met with Hicham Mourad, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager for Cloud Infrastructure Management at VMware, who shared some details on the new features vROPS 6… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  3. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview with VMware's Alberto Farronato (@Alberto_F) - The SDDC Vision (@VMwareSDDC)

    VMware continues to execute on its long-term vision of the software-defined data center (@vmwaresddc). At VMworld 2016, the company announced Cross-Cloud Services, which Guido Appenzeller, VMware’s CTSO, called “the complete SDDC experience on-prem and in the cloud,” along with the VMware Clou… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  4. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview with VMware's @michaeljhaag - The Future of VSAN (@vmwarevsan)

    We had a feeling VSAN (@vmwarevsan) was going to be a big deal at VMworld 2016 and VMware didn't disappoint. There were a ton of great sessions around VSAN and the company announced that is has achieved over 5,000 VSAN customers, making it one of the most widely used hyperconverged solutions availab… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  5. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview with Workspot (@workspotinc)

    In case you were wondering, 2016 is the year of VDI and Workspot (@workspotinc) has completely reinvented it. The company simplifies and streamlines VDI by putting it in the cloud. Workspot has created a cloud-based architecture that can deploy many VDI environments quickly and efficiently—and at… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  6. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview with Condusiv Technologeis (@Condusiv)

    If you happened to stop by the Condusiv Technologies (@Condusiv) booth at VMworld 2016 you might be surprised to learn that the company has been around for over 30 years. During the last four years the company has been focusing on its V-locity product, which helps improve application performance in… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  7. VMworld 2016

    Disaggregated Physical Storage Architectures and Hyperconvergence

    In the data center, technology advances in distinct steps rather than smoothly along a continuum. One day we don’t have SSDs, and the next, the first SSD is generally available and we do. Market adoption, however, smooths out those distinct steps into what looks more like a gradually sloping line… Read More

    By James D. Green
  8. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview with Scality (@Scality)

    Scality (@Scality), known for simplifying object storage, recently announced its first open source software: the S3 Server. At VMworld 2016 James Green had a chance to speak with Jerome Lecat, Co-founder and CEO at Scality, about the new S3 Server, which offers AWS S3-like qualities and is fully com… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  9. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview with Quali (@QualiSystems)

    As more DevOps tools come to market, there are a few that stand out. One of them is Quali (@QualiSystems), a software that aims to accelerate and automate the DevOps lifecycle through cloud sandboxing. At VMworld 2016, David Davis spoke with Shashi Kiran, CMO at Quali, and Chris Grabosky, Senior Sys… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  10. VMworld 2016

    Interview: Maxta's New Freemium Hyperconvergence Solution #VMworld (@MaxtaInc)

    At VMworld 2016, David Davis interviewed Maxta's new Vice President of Marketing, Mitch Seigle, about Maxta's new Freemium Hyperconvergence solution. Hyperconvergence is a hot topic because of the tremendous efficiencies that it brings however every HCI solution is different. Many HCI solutions req… Read More

    By David M. Davis
  11. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview with Illumio (@Illumio)

    There was a lot of talk about micro-segmentation this year at VMworld, as VMware continues to educate its users on NSX while at the same time integrating the technology further within its SDDC vision. What some VMworld goers might not realize is that NSX is not the only option for micro-segmentation… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  12. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview with Datto (@Datto)

    Datto (@Datto) provides products and services that focus on data protection, backup and disaster recovery, and business continuity for physical and virtual servers, both on-prem and in the cloud, including cloud-to-cloud for SaaS applications. You might think, there’s lots of B/DR and disaster rec… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  13. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview with ClearSky Data (@ClearSkyData)

    While the need for more storage keeps growing the cloud is a viable option, but not every enterprise can deal with the inevitable performance and latency issues that come with it. ClearSky Data (@ClearSkyData) saw this problem as an opportunity to deliver enterprise storage as a fully managed, SLA-b… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  14. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview with RES (@RESsoftware)

    Onboarding new users can be a complicated, cumbersome and time consuming process. RES (@RESsoftware) specializes in making this process faster and easier for IT by leveraging automation to deliver IT services. We spoke with Thomas Brown, Sales Engineer at RES, to learn more about how RES works and w… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  15. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview With Zerto (@Zerto)

    Zerto (@Zerto) is moving beyond backup and disaster recovery, focusing on the bigger picture to help enterprises achieve resiliency. The company unveiled some big news around its 5.0 product and at VMworld Zerto’s CMO, Gil Levonai, outlined the new features and capabilities, including support for… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  16. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview With Runecast (@RuneCastBiz)

    After years of troubleshooting issues in vSphere environments, the team at Runecast (@RuneCastBiz) decided to create its own tool to help organizations be more proactive, instead of reactive, when it comes to identifying and mitigating potential issues and preventing outages. Runecast’s CEO, Stani… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  17. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview With Blue Medora (@Bluemedora)

    Blue Medora (@bluemedora) focuses on performance management, monitoring and creating efficiency, offering what the company calls “true visibility” into vROps through its extensions. Today, Blue Medora offers over 30 management packs for vRealize Operations suite. Chris Noordyke, VP of Global Sal… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  18. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview With Tintri Storage (@Tintri)

    Tintri's (@Tintri) hybrid and all-flash storage is built specifically for virtualized and cloud environments. The company calls it "VM-aware" storage, promising performance optimization and benefits that traditional storage just can’t deliver. But do you really need all-flash storage? That’s… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  19. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview With Platform9 (@Platform9Sys)

    Simplifying the journey to the cloud is the mission of a lot of vendors these days. Today, you’ll find a wide range of solutions that target customers moving to the cloud in a number of different ways. Platform9 (@Platform9Sys) focuses on private cloud services that leverage open standards, like O… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  20. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Day 2: Unified Endpoint Management, VMware Integrated OpenStack 3 & vSphere Integrated Containers

    VMware's GM of End-User Computing, Sanjay Poonen (@spoonen), and CTO, Ray O'Farrell (@ray_ofarrell), took to the stage on day two of VMworld 2016 to share some key announcements around the company's products and strategy that focus on improving the user experience, both from an admin and end-user pe… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc
  21. VMworld 2016

    #VMworld 2016 Interview With Login VSI (@LoginVSI)

    Although many VMworld goers might already be familiar with Login VSI's (@LoginVSI) desktop testing products, specifically for VDI environments, what many might not have heard about is Login AM, the company's automation piece. We interviewed Login VSI's CEO, Eric-Jan (EJ) Van Leeuwen, about this cool… Read More

    By Kasia Lorenc