DABCC Podcast #205: Virtualization Management & Data Center Control with VMTurbo’s Michael Berthiaume

by February 21st, 2014

Virtualization/Could Computing Podcasts DABCC Radio

In episode 205, DABCC Radio’s Douglas Brown interviews Michael Berthiaume, Enterprise Systems Engineer at VMTurbo. Michael and Douglas discuss the VMTurbo virtualization management and data center control solution. Michael explains why they built it, how it works, why we should care, and much more, including information on VMTurbo’s newest release, with:

  • One-click resolution of performance bottlenecks
  • Automatic resource allocation: optimize placement, rightsizing, and capacity decisions
  • Eliminate the law of unintended consequences: verify the impact before executing changes
  • Fastest time to value on market: deploy in 15 minutes, get recommendations in 30
  • What-if scenario planning: performance & capacity in one tool = superior accuracy
  • Flatten your datacenter: remove unnecessary boundaries and move workloads between clusters without adding business risk

Listen to the podcast at DABCC Radio here.

About Michael Berthiaume

Michael is a systems engineer and consultant with more than 13 years of experience working in a corporate IT organization which has given him a solid understanding of the role of IT as part of an organization’s primary mission. He has extensive systems, storage and networking knowledge with a focus on cloud computing and data center infrastructure technologies such as converged infrastructures and virtualization. Michael has experience in several key and emerging technology disciplines including hybrid and private cloud computing including the design and deployment of complex self service automation solutions, infrastructure virtualization, platform optimization and business continuity. Michael has held the roles of Solutions Engineer, Lead Technical Analyst, Senior Systems Analyst, and Applications Consultant, and has designed, implemented, and supported technology solutions in a variety of verticals including manufacturing, software, retail, healthcare and financial services.

Michael discovered VMTurbo while working as a consultant and quickly recognized the technology as a “game changer” representing a paradigm shift in data center operations. He found that customers would constantly focus on 2 specific themes – improve performance in the environment and do more with less. VMTurbo solved both of these problems at the same time.

In his role at VMTurbo, Michael is able to bring “real-world” use cases to life when demonstrating the technology to customers. He works closely with product engineering and his customers to seamlessly integrate VMTurbo into enterprise environments helping to enhance existing process.