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VMware Weekly News Recap: January 31

VMware News Power of Virtualization

This week VMware announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013, with Q4 revenues growing 15 percent year-over-year to $1.48 billion. Excluding Pivotal and other 2013 divestitures, total Q4 revenues grew at a rate of 20 percent year-over-year. Revenues for 2013 were $5.21 billion, a year-over-year increase of 13% or an increase of 17% excluding Pivotal and other 2013 divestitures.

“Our strong performance throughout 2013 is evidence that our customers are embracing our vision and realizing value from our solutions. In every region of the world, customers are making a long-term bet on VMware to help them transform their businesses for the mobile-cloud world.” – VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Complete investor information and results for Q4 and the full year of 2013 are available at ir.vmware.com.

In other VMware news, Chris Wolf, formerly a respected analyst at Gartner, is now VMware’s CTO for the Americas. In Chris’ new role, he will work closely with VMware customers across the Americas on their current and future cloud, mobile and virtualization strategies. Read Chris’ blog post, “Why I Decided to Join VMware,” for Chris’ perspective on the move and why he chose VMware over other vendors.

“The way we manage end user applications and data is shifting, and to VMware’s credit, it has understood this evolution for several years. Innovations that began with the Horizon Suite are considerably strengthened with the AirWatch acquisition; VMware has the essential ingredients to deliver a truly unified workspace environment.” –Chris Wolf

Lastly, Rick Blythe and the Support team announced the availability of vCenter Support Assistant version 5.5. This latest release builds on the previous release’s ability to open and manage support requests directly in the vSphere Web Client and introduces new functionality. Learn more about the product release by reading the post on the VMware Support Insider blog.

VMware Weekly News Recap: January 24

VMware News

On Wednesday morning, Sanjay Poonen and the End-User Computing team announced that VMware has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AirWatch, the leading enterprise mobile management and security provider. Read the post on the VMware Company Blog and be sure to check out the video below for more details.

On Thursday, the VMware Cloud Management team announced a new content-driven site for IT professionals: Erdős. This new community will provide a place to learn and share global insights on cloud management technology and the evolving role of IT. Visitors will find videos, infographics, presentations, and articles to help ignite conversation around key topics such as the cloud and IT careers, personalization of IT, and managing cloud economics. Visit the new community at http://vmware-erdos.com.

Industry News

In industry news this week, word of the AirWatch acquisition permeated business and industry publications alike. CNBC’s Jon Fortt makes note of VMware’s plans to acquire mobile device software maker, AirWatch. Fortt details, “The surging popularity of smartphones and tablets is forcing businesses to secure a multitude of new devices as employees move away from personal computers… VMware needs AirWatch to fill out its line of management tools for gadgets that touch individual users, Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger said.” Continue reading

Helping IT Pros Get Their Head in the Cloud

We’re pleased to announce Erdős, a new initiative from VMware designed to give IT professionals from around the globe a place to learn about and share their insights on cloud management technology and the evolving role of IT. Visitors will find compelling stories and relevant information through videos, infographics, presentations, and articles to help ignite the conversation around key topics such as cloud and your career, personalization of IT and managing cloud economics. We welcome all curious minds to join us.

Connecting IT people to new ideas and new ways of thinking

Why Erdős? Because nothing captures the spirit of this community better than the great Paul Erdős (pronounced ‘air-dish’), whose quest to uncover mathematical truths laid the foundation for computing language. He spent his life collaborating with other mathematicians, ultimately writing or co-authoring 1,475 academic papers.

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VMware Expands Commitment to Mobile with Acquisition of AirWatch

 

Today is an exciting day in VMware’s End-User Computing journey. I am very pleased to announce that VMware has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AirWatch, the leading enterprise mobile management and security provider.  VMware’s vision for end-user computing has been to create a secure virtual workspace that allows end-users to work at the speed of life – so that as they move from desktop, to laptop, to tablet, to phone, to car – their apps, their content, their devices come to life seamlessly – anywhere, anyplace, anytime.  This vision has driven our continued commitment to driving the next generation of the desktop through our Horizon Suite and drove us to acquire Desktone last October to give us a leading Desktop-as-a-Service offering. With today’s news, we take a giant step forward in executing on this vision!

The acquisition of AirWatch extends VMware’s proposition from data-center to device, and strongly positions us for the Mobile-Cloud era.  After the closing of the acquisition, the combination of AirWatch and VMware will make us an instant leader in enterprise mobile management and security, one of the fastest growing and most strategic markets to businesses today.

As we look around the industry, mobile is global – and everyone’s lives, from the top floor to the shop floor, are being transformed by mobile computing.  The world needs a robust enterprise mobility platform for the post-PC world of heterogeneous devices – be it iOS, Android or Windows – and now that is VMware!

I’d like to share more details with you on why this news is so exciting for VMware, for AirWatch, and for our customers.

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VMware Weekly News Recap: January 17

VMware News

In company news this week, VMware announced it has expanded its strategic partnership to jointly develop new solutions with Capgemini. The move will extend Capgemini’s service integration, aggregation and orchestration platform by leveraging VMware’s industry leading cloud management offerings. Check out our post on the VMware Company Blog to watch a video of Patrick Nicolet, Head of Infrastructure Services at Capgemini and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger discussing the new, expanded partnership and how this move will help accelerate the journey toward IT as a Service.

In other news, VMware topped nine different categories in this year’s 2014 Virtualization Review Reader’s Choice Awards and Ultimate Buyer’s Guide. The wins spanned a range of product categories including EUC, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Management, Networking and Security, and Storage and Availability. To read more about this year’s winners, or to download the complete list of awards, check out our blog post: “VMware Sweeps Virtualization Review’s Reader’s Choice Awards and Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.”

Last week at MCPc’s Game Changers event in Cleveland, VMware EVP and GM Sanjay Poonen gave an overview of why VMware is an innovative, game changing company. Be sure to check out the video of Sanjay’s dynamic presentation on VMware’s YouTube channel by clicking below.

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VMware Sweeps Virtualization Review’s Reader’s Choice Awards and Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

We love end-to-end solutions. We work with many of our partners to help customers achieve a simplified, more efficient, flexible, cost-effective, service-oriented IT environment with products from across the range of VMware offerings. So we couldn’t have been more excited (and honored!) to learn that VMware topped nine different categories in this year’s 2014 Virtualization Review Reader’s Choice Awards and Ultimate Buyer’s Guide. The awards strive to identify “who’s better and who’s best among the growing list of cloud and virtualization companies and products.” As Virtualization Review’s Editor-in-Chief Michael Domingo puts it, “VMware had a busy year innovation-wise, and it shows in this year’s results.”

In the end-user computing category, three VMware products were chosen over the competition as Reader’s Choice Winners in the “Application Virtualization,” “Desktop Virtualization and VDI,” and “Mobile Virtualization and BYOD” categories. VMware EUC solutions dominated the end-user computing category with wins and it’s a testament to our continued commitment to technology innovation and ongoing customer engagement. The categories and winning products for EUC include:

To really drive the awards home for VMware, Virtualization Review named us Reader’s Choice Award Winners in several other product categories, showcasing the breadth, depth, quality and innovation VMware is known for. Products were featured from various VMware product groups including Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Management, Networking and Security, and Storage and Availability. The categories and winning products include:

The competition was fierce, and we can’t agree more with Virtualization Review’s Michael Domingo: “It’s a testament to a vibrant market that continues to generate innovations, improvements and evolutions in technology that are helping enterprises make data more accessible, mobile, cost-effective and secure.” Thanks to everyone who voted. We’re looking forward to an even more innovative 2014!

[New Video]: Introducing New Business Cloud Orchestration Solutions from Capgemini and VMware

Today we announced that we have expanded our strategic partnership to jointly develop new solutions with Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The move will extend Capgemini’s service integration, aggregation and orchestration platform by leveraging VMware’s industry leading cloud management offerings.

Patrick Nicolet, Head of Infrastructure Services at Capgemini recently joined VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger to discuss the new, expanded partnership. Check out the video below to hear each executive’s take on how this move will help accelerate the journey toward IT as a Service.

For more information on the announcement, check out the official press release.