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RSVP and Tune in this Friday: Twitter Chat with Sanjay Poonen

Twitter Chat

RSVP to this Twitter Chat: Friday, 9/19 at 9 a.m. PT

By Oliver Roll, Editor-in-Chief of Tribal Knowledge and VP, Global Corporate Communications at VMware

VMworld U.S. wrapped up a few weeks ago, but I still get charged up just thinking about it. Our marquee event was a celebration of our industry, and it was also a platform for the best and brightest in the biz to gather and discuss their ideas for the exciting future that awaits us.

One of the highlights for me was seeing our own Sanjay Poonen give his thoughtful and inspiring keynote. Sanjay and I want to keep the momentum — and the conversation — going. That’s why we’re hosting a Twitter Chat this Friday, September 19th, from 9am to 10am PST. We will discuss key takeaways from VMworld and how our industry will evolve the rest of this decade and beyond. There’s no shortage of discussion topics, that’s for sure.

We welcome all your questions and comments — after all, innovation is born from collaboration. Tune in and tweet using the hashtag #VMchat.

#VMworld 2014: Perspectives from the EVP and GM of the End-User Computing Division

Tribal Knowledge caught up with Sanjay Poonen after his keynote on Tuesday at VMworld to talk about the shift to the Mobile-Cloud era of computing.

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VMware Continues to Strengthen End User Computing Leadership Team – Noah Wasmer Returns to VMware

Noah Wasmer

By Sanjay Poonen, Executive Vice President and General Manager, End-User Computing

This week is my one year anniversary of being at VMware! What an exciting year it’s been hereat the company, as we are hard at work turbo-charging our End-User Computing (EUC) strategy. I’ve enjoyed working with some of the most innovative and customer focused colleagues here at VMware; the fastest growing infrastructure software company in history. Beyond product and GTM success, probably the part of my job that I obsess the most about is our “PEOPLE AGENDA” – retaining and growing the best talent on the best end-user computing team in the industry!  Continue reading

Leadership Perspectives: Sanjay Poonen

In the second of a series of leadership perspectives videos, Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager of the End-User Computing business unit discusses why he chose to join VMware, the end-user computing landscape (now and in the future), and how end-user computing and Desktop-as-a-Service fit into an enterprise cloud strategy.

Check out the video to hear more about Sanjay’s take on:

  • How the end-user computing landscape has it evolved and why it is a critical focus for VMware
  • How the end-user computing industry will evolve over the next 12-24 months
  • How an end-user computing/Desktop-as-a-Service approach fits into an enterprise cloud strategy for customers
  • Computing at the “Speed of Life”
  • What Sanjay is looking forward to in 2014

You can read more from Sanjay on the VMware Company Blog. The VMware Leadership Perspectives video series is an occasional series to introduce the leaders at VMware who are building the next generation of IT infrastructure. Check out the first Leadership Perspectives video from Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager of the Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit.

Be sure to subscribe to the VMware Company Blog to stay up to date with each video as well as the latest news from VMware.

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 Adds Industry Veterans to End-User Computing Leadership Team

By Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware

Today, we announced that I am adding three industry veterans to our existing roster of talented individuals that comprise the VMware End-User Computing (EUC) leadership team and I’d like to take a few minutes to share my thoughts on this exciting development. These individuals will give our group even deeper end-user computing and industry expertise going into 2014 and position us very well to continue to provide customers with industry leading solutions!

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