By Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM, End-User Computing, VMware
Looking back on my first full year leading the End-User Computer (EUC) team at VMware, I can’t help but echo Pat Gelsinger’s comments at VMworld: what a difference a year makes!
Since joining the team in August 2013, we have been working to fulfill our vision of delivering a virtual workspace to allow end-users to work at the speed of life. 2014 has proven to be a momentous year as we have shown the world our leap into leadership positions across desktop, mobile and content collaboration. As we jumpstart 2015, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the amazing accomplishments of 2014 and share some predictions on how I see VMware continuing to grow, excel and be the best for our customers in 2015. None of this would be possible without an incredible End-User Computing TEAM here at VMware that I am honored and grateful to lead.
By Sanjay Poonen, EVP/GM of VMware’s end-user computing business
Today, as AirWatch® by VMware chairman Alan Dabbiere gives a keynote at the Cisco Internet of Things World Forum, I am thrilled to announce that VMware, as part of the EMC Federation, has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) to further advance and support enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. Joining the IIC demonstrates our commitment to drive innovation in the mobile-cloud era and enable customers to execute on practical IoT use cases.
In our conversations with customers, we continue to hear the modern workforce seeking more information and the right solutions sets to leverage devices beyond laptops, tablets and smartphones into the exponentially growing world of connected “things.” With our existing set of capabilities, technology roadmap, partner ecosystem and membership in a leading organization like IIC, we will enable fresh possibilities for enterprise IoT, which is poised to completely transform how we do business and truly enable end users to work at the speed of life.
By Sanjay Poonen, EVP and GM, End-User Computing, VMware
Here we are VMworld Europe 2014. If you’re in Barcelona for the show as I am, you know what I mean when I say this city is amazing. The people, the energy and the rich culture – it’s everywhere you look and everywhere you go!
But if you step inside the VMworld conference, you’ll see that we have a lot of the same energy as well. People are excited about our products because VMware is a disruptive company with innovative solutions and you can feel the infectious energy from our loyal customers at the show.
As I said during the keynote session today, the world we live in is shifting from a client-server world to a mobile-cloud era, where there is more software today in a modern car than there was in early 1970’s space crafts. This transition to the mobile cloud era will leave many legacy vendors in the cemetery of IT, while creating huge opportunity for a whole new generation of innovators in the next decade.
In VMware news this week, EMC Corporation announced immediate availability of the Federation Software-Defined Data Center Solution, the first of five planned solutions from the strategically aligned EMC Federation of businesses — EMC Information Infrastructure, VMware, Pivotal and RSA.
On Wednesday, the vCloud team announced the general availability of VMware vCloud Director 5.6 – the first release designed exclusively for VMware vCloud Air Network service providers. The update to vCloud Director will provide access to new enhancements used in VMware vCloud Air (formerly VMware vCloud Hybrid Service).
Also this week, VMware announced the executive speaker lineup for general sessions taking place at VMworld 2014 Europe. Beginning Oct. 14, 2014, VMworld Europe will take place in Barcelona at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via, where more than 8,000 people are expected to be in attendance. Learn more about general sessions and online resources by reading the official press release and stay tuned to Tribal Knowledge throughout the week for real-time updates from the showroom floor.
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Last week, VMware End-User Computing chief Sanjay Poonen joined communications head Oliver Roll for the first in a series of #VMchats. They discussed the current state of the mobile-cloud, including how desktop, collaboration and mobile are being reinvented to create #boundless experiences for customers; the innovations in the new version of Horizon; and AirWatch’s ground-breaking mobile device management solution. They even touched on the Apple Watch and state of wearables, and took a look back on last month’s #VMWorld US.
Hit the break for a visual recap of the conversation and be sure to tune-in to the next #VMchat coming up later this month. Stay tuned to Tribal Knowledge for details!
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.