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Tribal Knowledge Has Moved!

RadiusTribal Knowledge has a new home: http://www.vmware.com/radius/

Here, you’ll find all of the important VMware news you’ve come to depend on, along with industry-leading thought leadership, and key insights that keep you ahead of the curve.




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There’s brand-new content on Radius—announcements, VMware perspectives, customer successes, and more. You’ll still be able to access your favorite, previously published information here (everything is archived and accessible). Additionally, all key press releases and announcements can always be found on VMware’s Media Resources page: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/media-resources.
Welcome to our new home at Radius. We invite you to take a look around and stay awhile. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you around our new neighborhood.

VMware News: What We Read This Week, 8/21/15

VMware Wins Top Spot in CRN’s Annual Vendor Report Card, New Trust and Assurance Framework Announced + CIO Bask Iyer Keynotes the CIO 100 Symposium, This Week in VMware News



ARC Annual Report Card, VMware NewsEarlier this month, solution providers across America graded their IT vendors across 22 product categories as part of CRN’s Annual Report Card. We’re honored to report that VMware took the top spot in the Desktop & Server Virtualization category.

Read more on CRN.com>


VMware Trust & Assurance, VMware NewsOn Tuesday, VMware announced the VMware Trust and Assurance framework. The framework – which consists of four key building blocks of reliability, integrity, security, and commitment – helps answer customer questions about our security and development practices.

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Bask Iyer at CIO 100

-Photo courtesy @MaryfranJohnson via Twitter

Bask Iyer, VMware’s CIO and a veteran IT executive spoke recently at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony in Colorado Springs. One of our Tribal Knowledge writers covered the event, so be sure to read the blog post for more on how Bask shined a light on shadow IT during his keynote.

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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.

Explain It Like I’m Four: Cloud-Native Apps

Cloud Native AppsIn a previous “Explain It Like I’m Four” post, we took a look at micro-segmentation, an increasingly popular framework for IT security.  Now let’s turn our attention to a software paradigm that redefines the way applications are developed and deployed by making full use of modern IaaS and PaaS technology: cloud-native apps.

What are cloud-native apps?

Put simply, cloud-native apps are a type of software specifically designed and developed to run optimally within a cloud-computing architecture, as opposed to apps that are migrated to the cloud after they have been designed.  Cloud-native apps therefore depend on the infrastructure and services (e.g., vCloud Air, Force.com, or Amazon EC2) offered by cloud computing, freed from specific physical resources.  And as an ideal complement to agile, continuous deployment workflows by making use of microservices and similar scalable architectures, they make it easy for DevOps teams to reap the full benefits of the cloud, too.

Some of the defining characteristics of cloud-native apps include:

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Recognizing Honorees for CRN’s Women of the Channel 2015

WOTC_2015_LogoBy Dave O’Callaghan, senior vice president, Global Channels and Alliances, and co-leader, Global Partner Organization, and Todd Surdey, vice president, Strategic Alliances and Emerging Partners, and co-leader, Global Partner Organization

Today, we are very honored to have 15 women from VMware recognized in this year’s Women of the Channel list.

The annual list profiles outstanding female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors, solution providers and other women prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem for their successes and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry.

This year’s Women of the Channel were carefully reviewed and selected by the editors of CRN based on their accomplishments and the influence they wield over the technology channel.

We are very proud to have strong representation on this year’s list.

In addition to the 15 VMware women recognized, Sandra Haan, senior director, Global Partner Marketing, and Colleen Kapase, vice president, Partner Go-to-Market Experience, have also been named to CRN’s 2015 Power 100 list.

Honorees for VMware this year include:

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Creating the next-generation clinical workspace

Next-gen clinical workspaceThis post was originally published on The Bridge.

Having virtualized their datacenters and clinical care applications, providers are now focused on leveraging these investments to help them transform the delivery of patient care.  One of Healthcare IT’s many new challenges is improving caregiver productivity.  Mobile and wearable technologies, for example, will play a key role and completely redefine the Healthcare technology landscape in the coming years, said Frank Nydam, VMware Senior Director of Healthcare Solutions.

Nydam leads a team in the VMware CTO office responsible for implementing custom solutions for healthcare clients – so caregiver productivity is something near and dear to his heart. “It isn’t just about seeing more patients,” Nydam said. “It’s about assuring the technology works for the caregiver rather than getting in their way.”  As the Healthcare industry continues its transformation from a fee-for-service reimbursement model to one based on the quality of the outcome, a tremendous amount of new technology has been introduced into the care delivery process.

Learn more about AlwaysOn Point of Care and the future of the next-gen clinical workspace by reading the full article on The Bridge by VMware.

An Interview with 2014 Fling Contest Winner Zachary Widing

VMware 2014 Fling ContestLate last year, we announced the winner of the 2014 VMware Fling Contest — Zachary Widing. He won for his idea to update the Onyx Fling to support the vSphere Web Client. You can read additional details on Zachary’s winning submission here.

We caught up with Zachary to discuss winning the Fling contest. It’s been a busy start to 2015 for Zachary, who joined VMware recently.

Q. What was your reaction to learning your idea won the 2014 VMware Fling contest?

A. I was ecstatic to find out that I had won. While the reward was nice, the fact that my Fling submission would be continued into the vSphere Web Client was “reward” for me enough.


Q. What inspired you to enter the contest?

A. I was inspired to enter the VMware Fling contest because I believe in the idea of open innovation, and that possibly “my” idea could be considered good enough to become reality.

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