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The Enterprise Hybrid Cloud with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger talks Enterprise Hybrid CloudDuring 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:

VMware Headquarters Featured in New Video

Our Palo Alto Headquarters was designed for collaboration and connection. Sitting on 105 acres in Stanford Research Park with more than 1,500 trees, beautiful landscape, and green facilities, VMware’s “campus-in-a-forest” is a refuge for nature lovers and a source of rejuvenation for all.

Join us for a behind the scenes look at VMware Headquarters and discover why we are a community inside a company. 

VMware News Recap 7/24/15: What We Read This Week

Q2 2015 Earnings, Tech Coding Schools Foster Diversity, VMware Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation + More This Week in VMware News


Pat G at VMwareOn Tuesday, VMware reported second quarter 2015 results. Coming out of the earnings call, The Motley Fool covers “5 Things VMware Inc’s Management Wants You to Know”

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cloudyFor a sixth year in a row, VMware announced is once again a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure.

Read more on Tribal Knowledge>


SchoolTrend alert: VMware and other Silicon Valley companies are using independent tech coding schools to help foster diversity.

Read more from International Business Times>


Kit Colbert HeadshotOn Tuesday, VMware announced that it is joining Google and the Linux Foundation (among others) as inaugural members of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. VMware’s Kit Colbert gives his perspective.

Learn more from VMware’s Cloud-Native Apps Blog>


Girls Who CodeLastly, the Summer Immersion Program students from Girls Who Code created video responses to questions from our social followers. They talk about their final VMware projects, how to get more girls interested in coding, what tips they had for an elementary school teacher and more.

Watch the videos on Tribal Knowledge>

VMware Joins the Stanford Medicine Corporate Partners Program

Stanford Medicine Corporate Partners ProgramToday, VMware is pleased to announce that the company has joined the Stanford Medicine Corporate Partners Program.

VMware joins 10 other leading Silicon Valley companies to partner with Stanford Medicine to transform health care and medicine – from treating disease to promoting lifelong health.

VMware’s philanthropic commitment to this program will support construction of the new Stanford Hospital and expansion of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Joining the Stanford Medicine Corporate Partners Program is a nod to Community, one of VMware’s EPIC2 values, as well as to the Stanford University ties that launched VMware as a company.

“We are pleased to team with VMware [along with other leaders in the high-tech industry] to help transform healthcare for people around the world. Real change truly does take a community approach and this relationship allows us to extend innovative and technologically advanced healthcare delivery to countless individuals.” –Amir Dan Rubin, President & CEO, Stanford Health Care

VMware is committed to making a difference in people’s lives and through this partnership, will help to transform health care for people around the world. Our partnership also enables us to further support the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families by providing access to Stanford’s Health Navigation services and clinical education programs.

We are thrilled to be part of a partnership that will contribute to making a world of difference, profoundly impacting humanity and enabling the gift of health, hope and healing. We are extremely proud to give back to our global community.

VMware Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

By Michael Adams, director of vSphere product marketing, VMware

For a sixth year in a row, we are proud to announce VMware is once again a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure. (1) (Read the press release)


Gartner’s report, we believe, validates our vision, strategy and offerings. Our focus is to provide customers with a unified platform of virtualized compute, networking and storage for the hybrid cloud to help them achieve new levels of IT efficiency, agility and flexibility. Those newfound characteristics – enabled by a software-defined data center architecture – are helping customers to dramatically accelerate innovation.

At the heart of that unified platform, VMware vSphere 6 is enabling IT to achieve rapid and reliable development, deployment and consumption of any application across private and public cloud environments. vSphere 6 delivers new capabilities to drive greater application availability, performance and scale.

Of course this recognition (and our market leadership) isn’t possible without the support of our customers and partners. Your input fuels our continued innovation of vSphere to further help you accelerate growth, achieve increased efficiency, and deliver greater value to your business. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you at VMworld 2015.

To access the complete Gartner report, go to: http://www.gartner.com/reprints/vmware-vol6?id=1-2JFZ1KP&ct=150715&st=sb

To learn more about VMware vSphere, go to: http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/

Learn more about how VMware vSphere customers are running applications at high service levels and maximizing hardware savings through higher capacity utilization and consolidation ratios:

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Gartner “Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure,” by Thomas J. Bittman, Philip Dawson, Michael Warrilow, July 14, 2015. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Girls Who Code Students Answer Your Questions (Video Responses)

Girls Who CodeWe recently asked you to submit your questions for the students at Girls Who Code. The girls were on campus at VMware’s Palo Alto headquarters for a Summer Immersion Program where they learn essential industry skills while gaining exposure to the tech industry and receiving valuable mentorship from women working in technology.

We caught the girls on a break from their final VMware projects and picked their brains about how to get more girls interested in coding, what tips they had for an elementary school teacher and more. They even took a page (excuse the pun) from a recent Internet trend and created their own “paper slide” video, offering advice to other girls who are interested in coding.

Check out the questions from our social followers along with the video responses from the Girls Who Code students below!


1. At what age did you become interested in learning how to code? What programs or applications or training materials helped you to become interested in coding? (Questions came from Ben Carver of VMware.)

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2. What should a teacher focus on in a new coding club for elementary school kids? (Question came from “Erin the Librarian” via Twitter.)

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3. How can a teacher help to get more female students interested in coding and making? (Question came from Matthew Vincent via Twitter.)

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4. Why are you different from guys who code? (Question came from Gary Boone via Twitter.)

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5. What has been your favorite part of the Summer Immersion program at VMware? (Question came from Morgan O’Leary of VMware via Twitter.)

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6. What’s your message for girls who want to start coding? Where should they start? What advice would you give to high school girls interested in attending a program like yours? (Questions from Ted Ross via Twitter, Jen Lestin of VMware via Twitter and Ben Carver of VMware.)

Video Response:

For more information on how VMware is paving the way for gender equality in the workplace, visit VMware’s page about People at VMware.

New Group of EVO:RAIL Hands-on Lab Challenge Winners to Receive VMworld 2015 Passes

EVO:RAIL Hands-On Lab ChallengeBy Michael Gandy, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, EVO:RAIL, VMware

As the EVO:RAIL Hands-on Lab Challenge moves into its third month, we are pleased to announce the challenge winners for June. Sam Byrne, David Morehead and Adrian Ngo achieved the three best scores. Congrats guys!

Each of them will receive a full conference pass to their choice of VMworld 2015 U.S. in San Francisco or VMworld 2015 Europe in Barcelona. Once again, those with the next seven best scores will each receive an EVO:RAIL backpack, t-shirt and water bottle.

If you haven’t taken the EVO:RAIL Hands-On Lab Challenge and would like an opportunity to win a free VMworld 2015 conference pass or free EVO:RAIL swag, try your luck by taking the lab.

There is time to participate in the challenge which will run through August 20, 2015. You can read up on the rules, terms and conditions  of the EVO:RAIL Hands-on Labs Challenge at: https://www.vmware.com/promotions/evorail-challenge

VMworld 2015 will offer participants the opportunity to learn more about recent EVO:RAIL advancements such as the EVO:RAIL vSphere Loyalty Program, new software releases and new hardware configuration options for EVO:RAIL to deliver increased customer choice, and much more.

We are gearing up for VMworld 2015, and we look forward to seeing you there on August 30, 2015!

In the meantime, follow us on Twitter (@vmwevorail) for the latest news and updates.