Tuesday marked an important milestone in VMware’s history with the grand opening of our expanded Palo Alto campus. As part of that celebration, Oliver Roll and the communications team invited several tech industry luminaries to participate in a roundtable discussion.
Moderated by Melissa Lee of CNBC, Silicon Valley industry leaders discussed the “State of the State of Silicon Valley,” including tech stocks and investment, the talent war, the cloud landscape, and thoughts about the next “hot” trends in tech. Panelists included Venture Capitalist Marc Andreessen; David DeWalt (FireEye); Pat Gelsinger (VMware); John Hennessy (Stanford University); and Joseph Tucci (EMC). Following the event, Oliver Roll (@oliverroll) joined SiliconANGLE’s John Furrier for a CrowdChat recapping the panel. You can view that conversation here.
In partnership with The Onion, on Thursday VMware released the first of two videos touting the power of the Hybrid Cloud. Watch the video to see how a little help from your IT guardian angel can turn IT into the “it” department.
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On Wednesday, VMware and Teradici jointly announced the deployment of 25,000 seats of VMware Horizon virtual desktops and Teradici PCoIP zero client devices as part of a national program to bring digital learning to 1,250 rural and inland schools across Malaysia. The private cloud deployment gives students access to high-quality computing and digital education resources, in some cases for the very first time, as part of an effort led by the Malaysian Ministry of Education to modernize education and bridge the digital divide.
Lastly, Ramin Sayar of VMware’s Cloud Management Business Unit discussed VMware’s future strategy and product directions in the video below, one of a series of strategy videos featured on the VMware Company Blog over the coming weeks.
In news from around the industry this week, Business Insider’s Julie Bort explains how Sanjay Poonen’s leadership and vision has helped strengthen VMware’s EUC business unit in “In Less Than 9 Months, This Former SAP Exec Has Really Changed VMware.” Bort writes, “Poonen rolled up his sleeves and has given VMware some serious game… We recently caught up with Poonen and asked him about his whirlwind few months.”
“Poonen rolled up his sleeves and has given VMware some serious game.” – Julie Bort, Business Insider
CNBC.com posted its top 10 cloud computing game changers list and recognized VMware at number five. The article notes, “VMware enables businesses to set up public and private clouds. The introduction of the VMware workstation in 1999 brought virtualization to market. Virtualization allows IT infrastructure to be more productive, making the technology fundamental to the creation of cloud architecture.”
Hollie Luxford of Datacenter Dynamics discusses the partnership news between Brocade and VMware. She reports, “Brocade has collaborated with VMware to provide intelligent and powerful analytics capabilities for Fiber Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN) supporting cloud environments using VMware vCenter Log Insight 2.0.”
The VAR Guy’s Michael Cusanelli also reports on the newly announced partnership. Cusanelli reports, “The partnership adds new functionality for Brocade environments in Log Insight 2.0 and expand users’ level of awareness when monitoring data from applications, virtual infrastructure and physical hardware.”
“There is no question that the use of cloud-based resources affects IT organizations. But how much should your IT organization change to best leverage cloud computing?” -David Linthicum, InfoWorld
CNBC posted several video clips following Tuesday’s panel discussion on the VMware campus. Notably, Pat Gelsinger discusses the opportunity for growth in the heart of Silicon Valley and the possibility of reunification with EMC. David DeWalt, FireEye chairman and CEO, weighs in on the steady increase of cyber attacks.
Charlie Babcock of InformationWeek explains how VMware’s vCenter Log Insight helps IT recognize a potential troubling situation before it occurs. Babcock writes, “Version 2.0 of VMware’s vCenter Log Insight uses a ‘machine learning’ capability that groups related server events together so that a virtualization manager can spot developing problems or a set of events that IT should know about.”
InfoWorld’s David Linthicum explains how much cloud computing affects the structure of IT organizations in “Don’t be scared; it’s just the cloud.” Linthicum asks, “There is no question that the use of cloud-based resources affects IT organizations. But how much should your IT organization change to best leverage cloud computing?”
Travis Hampton of SiliconANGLE describes Pivotal’s four current projects and priorities in the pipeline in their big data suite. Hampton writes, “Recently at EMC World 2014, The CUBE hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante had a conversation with Todd Paoletti, VP of Product Marketing at Pivotal, about some of the company’s current work and future plans.”
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