DABCC Radio: Cloud, Desktop, Mobility, Virtualization Podcasts (Citrix, VMware, Microsoft)
Summary: Learn about technologies such as desktop virtualization (VDI), server virtualization, application virtualization, Terminal Services, Cloud Computing, application deployment, application management, performance monitoring, and server-based computing from vendors such as Citrix XenApp, VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V, Symantec, Ericom, DataCore, Quest, and many more! DABCC Radio is hosted by Douglas Brown, Microsoft MVP, Citrix CTP, VMware vEXPERT, and founder of www.dabcc.com.
In Episode 79, Douglas Brown interviews Mike Palin, CEO and Eric Hanselman, Director of Professional and Technical Services for Leostream Corporation. Doug, Mike, and Eric discuss Leostream's desktop virtualization connection broker solution, how they work, what it takes to install it, what problems it solves, why someone should buy Leostream's solution vs. the competition and much more!
In Episode 78, Douglas Brown interviews Bob Janssen, CTO and Co-Founder at RES Software. Doug and Bob discuss RES Software's virtualization personalization and run book automation solutions, how they work, what it takes to install them, what problems they solve, why someone should buy RES Software's solutions vs. the competition and much more!
In Episode 77, Douglas Brown interviews Brian Duckering, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Endpoint Virtualization at Symantec. Brian and Doug discuss Symantec's end-point virtualization solution, what it is, how AppStream and Altiris fits in, and why you should pay attention to Symantec's solutions.
In Episode 76, Douglas Brown interviews Brad Pedersen, Chief Architect and Senior Fellow, Kurt Moody, Sr. Manager Of Technical Marketing for the XenApp Product Group, and Scott Swanburg, Director - Emerging Markets At Citrix. The panel discuss Citrix's views around cloud computing, XenApp in the cloud, why Citrix thinks Cloud Computing is different than the ASP market, why they feel their solutions is better than VMware's and much more.
For the 75th episode we wanted to do something special to mark the occasion so for this very special episode we are very happy to have Brad Pedersen, Chief Architect and Senior Fellow at Citrix on the show to discuss the past 20 years! Brad is also one the first Citrix employees and one of the guys who came from IBM with Citrix's Founder, Ed Iacobucci. That being said, it only made sense to have Brad take us down memory lane and chat about the early days at Citrix, the Citrix IPO, the early dealing with Microsoft, and to basically tell us his story which is more or less the store of Citrix from birth to today. (as much of it as we could fit in to an hour and fifteen minute podcast ;)
For the 75th episode we wanted to do something special to mark the occasion so for this very special episode we are very happy to have Brad Pedersen, Chief Architect and Senior Fellow at Citrix on the show to discuss the past 20 years! Brad is also one the first Citrix employees and one of the guys who came from IBM with Citrix's Founder, Ed Iacobucci. That being said, it only made sense to have Brad take us down memory lane and chat about the early days at Citrix, the Citrix IPO, the early dealing with Microsoft, and to basically tell us his story which is more or less the store of Citrix from birth to today. (as much of it as we could fit in to an hour and fifteen minute podcast ;) Brad was also very kind to share the very interesting and downright funny story about the "Ritual of the Monkey" that the Citrix engineering team celebrates before every product launch. I won't tell you more but I will say, they have "backup monkeys"... This one you just have to hear for yourself. Brad was also very nice to share a picture of the Citrix Monkey with us all! I hope you will enjoy this episode as much as I did as for a long time "Citrix guy" it was a true honor to talk with Brad! Oh, did I mention Brad is guy that basically wrote ICA? He is the guy that holds most of the Citrix patents and the key ones around ICA. WOW! Enjoy the episode and thanks for listening to the first 75! About Brad Pedersen Brad Pedersen is Chief Architect and Senior Fellow at Citrix, a position he has held since 1993. Brad joined Citrix in 1989 as a senior software engineer, and was an original member of the company’s software design and development team. In fact, Brad was employee number 7 at Citrix! He holds eighteen issued patents, including several on the design of the Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) protocol. As Chief Architect, Brad is responsible for overseeing the architecture and design of all Citrix technology, including ICA, XenApp and XenDesktop. Brad has over 29 years’ experience in software development. Before joining Citrix, he was senior architect at IBM, and prior to that, he worked for Harris Computer Systems as a senior engineer. Brad earned his Bachelor of Computer Science degree at the University of Minnesota in 1982. And when he’s not hard at work, Brad loves photography, biking and running.
In episode 74, Douglas Brown interviews Vinny Sosa, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at Citrix. Vinny and Doug will discuss the recently released Citrix XenApp 5 Feature Pack. Vinny will discuss each new feature along with why this release is so important for you and your business, especially considering the current economic situation.
In episode 73, Douglas Brown interviews Stephen Yeo, World Wide Strategic Marketing Director at IGEL Technology. Doug and Stephen discuss the new Universal Desktop Thin Clients for Virtualization solution from IGEL. Stephen and Doug also discuss the desktop virtualization industry, cloud computing, and much, much more.
In episode 72, Douglas Brown interviews Nandan Arora, CTO at Idealstor. Doug and Nandan discuss Idealstor's iBac Virtual Infrastructure Proxy backup and restore solution for VMware server environments.
In episode 71, Douglas Brown interviews Simon Crosby, CTO of the Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix Systems. Doug and Simon discuss Citrix's recent announcement's around the FREE Citrix XenServer virtualization solution along with the Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V and XenServer products scheduled to be released on April 6, 2009.
In episode 70, Douglas Brown interviews Stephen Specter, Community Manager, Xen.org from Citrix Systems. Doug and Stephen will discuss the Xen.org community – what is it, how it works, activities within community – how can I join, Xen.org events – Xen Summit Information, and much, much more.
In episode 69, Douglas Brown interviews Simon Crosby, CTO of the Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix Systems. Doug and Simon will discuss Citrix's recent announcement around Citrix Project Independence, a client-side hypervisor. Simon will also discuss the Citrix / Intel partnership, how Project Independence compares, competes, and adds value to the Microsoft offerings, how Project Independence competes against VMware's client-side hypervisor displayed at VMworld last year, and much, much more.
In episode 68, Douglas Brown interviews Yori Gabay, CEO and co-founder at InstallFree. Doug and Yori discuss the InstallFree application virtualization/dynamic desktop computing solution. Yori and Doug will also discuss how the InstallFree solution works, what it takes to deploy, and how answer the question why would someone choose InstallFree over the competition.
In episode 67, Douglas Brown interviews Ian Pratt, Vice President of Advanced Products for Citrix Systems, Inc. Ian is also the co-founder of XenSource, the company Citrix bought and turned into the XenServer solution, along with the head of development of the Xen open-source hypervisor project. Needless to say we were very excited to have Ian on the show. Ian and Douglas discuss Ian's role at Citrix along with his views on everything from client side hypervisors to virtualization security, to the differences between the Xen hypervisor and Citrix's XenServer hypervisor. Douglas and Ian also discuss the following subjects:
In episode 66, Douglas Brown interviews David Greschler, Director of Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft. Doug and David discuss what’s new with Microsoft virtualization, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (formally known as Kidaro), along with a bit about the upcoming Microsoft VDI connection broker. David also discusses the Microsoft / Citrix relationship, his views on the current economic climate and how it affects the virtualization world. All in all, in this podcast you will learn all about what's new with Microsoft Virtualization and Microsoft Cloud Computing!