During EMC World 2015, SiliconANGLE’s John Furrier and Dave Vellante sat down with VMware’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger, for a conversation about changes in the enterprise hybrid cloud market and the wide array of products and updates announced by VMware since the beginning of this year.
During the wide-ranging, 30-minute dialogue, Gelsinger was also asked for an update on the EMC Federation and the progress that’s been made so far, as VMware and its partner companies work together to help enterprises everywhere embrace the cloud.
“The Federation is, by design, architected so that it offers choice,” says Gelsinger. “We’re off working with our independent ecosystem players, but fundamentally we’re first and best [working] with each other. We see big wins that we are able to accomplish together and we are delivering some clear solutions.”
After explaining the latest versions of vCloud Air and VMware vSphere, as well as a new native app for developers, Gelsinger shared his thoughts on the passing fads of Silicon Valley and the primary role of IT in enterprises today.
“IT is about building a platform for any application,” he says, “in which you’ve created more flexibility—that is the job of IT now. It’s creating an environment that allows [CIOs] to future-proof their business, take all of their old apps, data, applications, et cetera, and be able to transform them for the future of the business that they’re a part of.”
Gelsinger also dismissed rumors that the exponential pace of Moore’s Law—which has been successfully predicting the rate of technological change for the past 50 years—may soon be coming to an end. Innovative chemical nano-engineering methods and the power of virtualization, he says, can probably bypass any physical limits in the way of greater compute power.
“Moore’s Law,” he argues, “allows us scale out environments we almost thought limited. That’s the magic of the cloud. You know, if you can architecture your application to be a distribution application, the compute capacity that you can apply to it is essentially infinite, and at a diminishingly small cost.”
For more on Pat’s take on the enterprise hybrid cloud, watch the full video below: