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Predictions for 2014: A Roundup of VMware Perspectives

Predictions are a favorite topic among experts from a variety of industries. Here at VMware, we’re no exception. The VMware Office of the CTO offered its predictions on where it sees the industry headed in 2014. We’ve pulled together some of these predictions below.

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VMware Weekly News Recap: December 20

 

VMware News

In VMware news this week, Peter McKay and the End-User Computing team announced that Cisco has chosen to partner with us to bring a new DaaS solution to the market. The new Cisco DaaS solution powered by VMware is immediately available to service provider partners globally.

Using a quadcopter, our own Alan Tan has recorded VMware’s progress in building one of the largest campuses in Silicon Valley. You can seeAlan’s series of aerial campus videos on the VMware Company Blog. Alan captured aerial videos of our campus in different stages of construction. The most recent quadcopter flight was recorded on November 29th.

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The New VMware Campus – An Aerial Perspective

Video Provided by Alan Tan, Senior Manager, R&D EcoSystem Engineering at VMware

VMware is in the process of building one of the largest campuses in Silicon Valley. Along the way this multi-year construction project has been recorded by our own Alan Tan. Using a quadcopter, Alan captured aerial images of our campus in different stages of construction. The most recent video was recorded on November 29th. Continue reading

DaaS Industry Heating Up

By Peter McKay, VP and GM of DaaS, End-User Computing

It’s amazing how quickly time flies and I cannot believe we are just a few weeks away from the end of the year. But things move fast in Silicon Valley and it’s evidenced by how much momentum we are seeing in desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) since VMware entered the space with the acquisition of Desktone in October. Since then, Amazon joined the market with a tech preview of their proposed DaaS offering and today I’m excited to add another great piece of industry news by announcing that Cisco has chosen to partner with VMware to bring a new DaaS solution to the market. The new Cisco DaaS solution powered by VMware is immediately available to service provider partners globally.

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VMware Weekly News Recap: December 13

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In VMware news, Ramin Sayar and the Cloud Management Business Unit announced Wednesday the general availability of new and enhanced releases of the industry-leading portfolio of cloud management solutions (read the press release). In his blog post on the VMware Company Blog, Sayar outlines that the products available today include VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0, VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8, and VMware IT Business Management Suite. He says, “It is very gratifying to be delivering to the market the products we originally unveiled at VMworld 2013 Europe in Barcelona in October [press release].”

Also on Wednesday, Carl Eschenbach, President and Chief Operating Officer at VMware, announced that Robin Matlock was recently named Chief Marketing Officer at VMware. Matlock was named Acting CMO last June and according to Eschenbach’s blog post announcing the news, she “has been fundamental in driving VMware’s mission to transform the world of IT.”

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New Releases of VMware’s Cloud Management Solutions Now Available

Today, I’m thrilled to announce the general availability of new and enhanced releases of the industry-leading portfolio of cloud management solutions (read the press release). The products available today include VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0, VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8, and VMware IT Business Management Suite. It is very gratifying to be delivering to the market the products we originally unveiled at VMworld 2013 Europe in Barcelona in October (press release).

This GA marks a major milestone in VMware’s mission to help our customers on their journey to IT as a Service (ITaaS) and their adoption of the cloud.  It covers the whole of our cloud management portfolio with critical new capabilities – a user friendly self-service portal for agile service delivery, management of physical storage devices as well as business critical applications providing health and performance visibility across the service stack, automated cost comparisons of infrastructure services across private and public clouds, just to name a few.

Designed specifically for dynamic virtualized and cloud environments, VMware’s management solutions simplify and automate how IT is managed across multiple clouds and platforms. The new enhancements and product to the VMware cloud management portfolio include:

  • VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 offers a self-service catalog for requesting and managing all types of IT services across multiple clouds and platforms including now VMware vCloud Hybrid Service and OpenStack to provide customers with on-demand access to any service and reducing time to value.
  • VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8 extends visibility and insight into the performance of applications running on Microsoft Hyper-V and Amazon Web Services, improved performance analytics for a broad range of storage arrays, and enhanced support for business critical applications including Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • VMware IT Business Management Suite  ITBM Suite 1.0 Standard Edition is the newest member of the VMware family of management products enabling infrastructure and business stakeholders to quickly understand the cost and consumption of their virtual infrastructure across private and public cloud environments. VMware IT Business Management Suite 8.0 Advanced and Enterprise editions introduce additional persona-based dashboards tailored to the CIO, CFO of IT, IT project managers and line-of-business owners.

As customers progress to ITaaS, we believe that CIOs and IT organizations must evolve from being just builders of IT services to both builders and brokers of services. This means making strategic decisions of where to source services – whether internally on a private cloud, externally from a cloud service provider or both via the hybrid cloud. With this GA, we are further delivering on the critical capabilities required of a service broker:  on-demand access to any service, cost transparency, automated operations, and the ability to deliver and manage services on any cloud and any platform.

I am very proud of what our team has achieved with our Q4 Cloud Management Launch and GA. I am looking forward in the coming months to receiving feedback from you, our customers, on our new and updated offerings, and how they are helping you deliver services more quickly and efficiently to your own customers.

Ramin Sayar is senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management

Robin Matlock Named VMware Chief Marketing Officer

By Carl Eschenbach, President and Chief Operating Officer, VMware

I am pleased to announce that Robin Matlock was recently named Chief Marketing Officer at VMware. As many of you may know, Robin was named Acting CMO last June and has been fundamental in driving VMware’s mission to transform the world of IT.

As CMO, Robin is a key member of VMware’s Executive Leadership team responsible for leading all aspects of the Global Marketing organization, which includes Communications, Corporate Marketing, Partner, Segment and Field Marketing. She has already done an exceptional job in the role, as she and her team welcomed more than 60,000 customers, partners, influencers and employees at VMworld 2013 San Francisco, VMworld 2013 Europe and our APJ vForums.

Bringing more than 25 years of marketing experience in the enterprise software and services sector, Robin has helped position VMware as a market leader by spearheading many mission-critical company initiatives. Prior to joining VMware in 2009, Robin ran marketing and oversaw business development at Imperva in her role as executive vice president and general manager. She has also successfully led go-to-market teams for McAfee, Entercept and Symantec.

Robin has been a key player within VMware, bringing a fresh perspective to our marketing organization.  I am extremely pleased to have her join VMware’s Executive Leadership team.