The time for virtual machine (VM)-only backup solutions is passing. Enterprise workloads and mission critical applications demand comprehensive tools to back up the mixed virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructures that have become the norm.
David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 16 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 - becoming 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 architected and implemented a number of complex virtualization solutions for Fortune 1000 clients, and he has also helped start a number of 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 "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center." With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, David was named a vExpert by VMware.
David's goal for the Virtualization Report is to offer the IT community a place to meet and discuss their passion for virtualization.