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Disrupt Panel: Innovation Across Industries

Coinciding with VMware’s One Cloud, Any Application launch event on Feb. 2, CEO Pat Gelsinger joined thought leaders from across industries to delve into the topic of market disruption. The panel, moderated by Quentin Hardy, deputy tech editor for the New York Times, also included Geoffrey Moore, managing director of Geoffrey Moore Consulting, Casey Gerald, CEO of MBAxAmerica, and Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club.

Following a discussion about disruption in each respective industry, Moderator Quentin Hardy asks each panelist what they would like to disrupt that would help solve a macro issue related to their areas of expertise.  Hear what these industry thought leaders had to say in the video below.

To view a recording of the entire 40-minute panel discussion, click on the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UvlB6Kznzg&feature=youtu.be

New Videos: Elevator Pitches from VMware Partner Exchange 2015

Dare to Thrive 2VMware Partner Exchange 2015 wrapped up last week and it was truly a fantastic event. We dared attendees to “Thrive” as we unveiled a major product launch, acquisitions and partnerships. During the Partner Exchange general session, VMware President and Chief Operating Officer Carl Eschenbach challenged three members of the company’s leadership team to describe the value proposition of a specific part of the business in just five minutes or less! Read on to watch videos of:

  • Bill Fathers, EVP and GM of Cloud Services at VMware, discussing hybrid cloud
  • Raghu Raghuram, EVP of VMware’s Software Defined Data Center Division, discussing the value proposition of the software defined data center
  • Sanjay Poonen, Executive Vice President and General Manager of End-User Computing at VMware, discussing the current and future state of end-user computing

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EMC’s VSPEX BLUE Joins the VMware EVO:RAIL Family of Systems

By Mornay Van Der Walt, vice president, EVO: RAIL Group, VMware

Today, we are happy to welcome EMC’s VSPEX BLUE to the VMware EVO:RAIL family of systems (read EMC’s announcement). Announced today at VMware Partner Exchange 2015 in San Francisco, VSPEX Blue is a radically simplified hyper-converged infrastructure appliance 100 percent powered by EMC and VMware EVO:RAIL.

EMC’s VSPEX BLUE leverages EVO:RAIL along with their industry-leading, value-added software and customer support. VSPEX BLUE will feature support via chat and access to the EMC knowledge base, as well as automated patching and software updates. Also, the VSPEX BLUE Market will allow direct access from within the appliance, and showcases EMC’s CloudArray, RecoverPoint for VMs and backup via VDPA. Customers can expect VSPEX BLUE to become available on Feb. 17, 2015.

Customers demand that their IT solutions to deliver immediate value — not in days, weeks or months. VMware EVO: RAIL takes the guesswork out of building, deploying, scaling and managing software-defined infrastructure services. With the help of our partners such as EMC, we are bringing the simplicity of consumer appliances to the world of enterprise infrastructure.

If you are attending VMware Partner Exchange 2015 this week, we look forward to seeing you at the variety of EVO:RAIL sessions.

VMware Acquires Immidio

By Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, desktop products, End-User Computing, VMware

We are excited to announce that VMware has acquired Immidio, a privately held company that offers a user environment management (UEM) solution. The Immidio UEM solution provides a consistent and dynamic desktop experience that is independent of operating system, device and location.

Demand for business mobility by end-users is creating far-reaching implications for how mission critical applications are delivered. Customers are increasingly searching for solutions that help simplify the management of end-users as they move from desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones – due to the complexity of managing these assets in silos.

Need for Workspace Environment Management Solution

Customers are looking for a Workspace Environment Management solution that can enable them to dynamically provision end-user workspaces with users’ applications, settings and persona, based on IT defined policies. Workspace Environment Management needs an end-to-end approach to application and end-user environment management across physical, virtual and cloud-hosted desktops. This will enable IT to shift their time and manage service levels for end-users rather than day-to-day device support and operations.

Immidio adds to our product portfolio and will enable VMware to offer a comprehensive set of technologies for Workspace Environment Management. Together with VMware App Volumes (real-time app delivery product from the recent acquisition of CloudVolumes), and VMware vRealize Operations Manager (application and end-user monitoring), Immidio will become a key component of our Horizon portfolio, offering a rich User Environment Management solution.

Immidio was a natural fit for VMware as its solution is:

  1. Simple by Design – The Immidio Flex+ solution was designed with an eye towards simplicity. It is simple to adopt, scale, manage and operate. A lot of attention was given to ensure that no complexity was added and there was no compromise to key capabilities with its simplicity.
  2. Enterprise-Grade and Customer Proven – Customers worldwide have adopted Immidio’s solution with the largest implementations being environments with more than 100,000 desktops. The solution supports virtual desktops, physical desktops and even cloud-based desktops.

With the addition of Immidio, we believe that VMware is in a stronger position to help our customers with their business mobility transformation.

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To learn more about Immidio, visit the blog post by Harry Labana, vice president, End-User Computing Products, VMware, and read more about the Immidio journey in a blog post by Immidio CEO, Rob Huisman.

#Video | vCloud Air Perspectives from VMworld 2014 Europe

vCloud Air plans to expand in Central Europe with a new data center in Germany. What’s the significance? Gavin Jackson, VP and GM, vCloud Business Unit, makes the strategy clear.

#VMwomen Across the Globe: Video Recap of October 2014 Events

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the World’s Largest Gathering of Women Technologists and it took place on Oct. 8-9, 2014. A group of VMware employees attended the conference to contribute their unique perspectives on being a woman in the tech industry.

Later in the month at #VMworld 2014 Europe, #VMware hosted the first ever #VMwomen event in Europe, offering an opportunity to network and recognize female talent in the IT industry. Learn more about each of these events in this short video!

Top three mobile takeaways from the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

John Marshall, AirWatchBy John Marshall, Senior Vice President and General Manager, AirWatch by VMware

Mobile was top-of-mind for attendees and analysts at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo earlier this month. As usual, Gartner released its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015. These are my top three takeaways:

1. Enabling a broad computing environment

At the Gartner event, enterprise mobility conversations focused more on management

Photo courtesy of @UmairMoheet

Photo courtesy of @UmairMoheet

software than on actual devices. This is a shift we’ve been undergoing as an industry for some time, as more enterprises begin to see enterprise mobility management (EMM) software as a set of tools for managing data, rather than devices. As the concept of computing everywhere goes mainstream and more companies adopt device- and OS-agnostic management software, the specific hardware with which a user connects will be less and less significant. IT will begin to see specific device types simply as endpoints to manage, secure and enable with access to enterprise resources.

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