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VMworld 2019 Cloud Highlights: Announcements, Cloud City, On-Demand Content & More

Lucky enough to make it to VMworld 2019 in SF? With 1000+ sessions packed into just five days, we guarantee you didn’t catch it all. Whether you’re looking for the perfect hybrid cloud partnership to connect vSphere to the cloud or the most powerful and efficient multi-cloud solutions, find the answers in our recap of the week’s events.

Over 20,000 dedicated attendees descending on VMworld 2019 to hear how to leverage the best new digital infrastructure technology last week. It’s only natural, an event of this size and caliber would choose to make its mark in the tech mecca of the world, Silicon Valley, San Francisco.

Over five days, innovators, experts, operators, thought leaders and the press discovered the latest and greatest innovations from VMware. The events announcements are set to spark a new era in multi-cloud, hybrid cloud and modern apps.

Make sure you’re in the know with these curated highlights from the event below:

General Sessions On Demand



Day 1 General Session

Pat Gelsinger shared how VMware is using tech for good. Plus he announced groundbreaking new hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and modern apps services, integrating Kubernetes into vSphere and making container management easier across every environment.




Day 2 General Session

VMware CTO, Ray O’Farrell guided us through demos of VMware Tanzu and Project Pacific, showing how they make it easier to build on, run and manage Kubernetes on any cloud, as well as on vSphere. Plus CTO Greg Lavender demonstrated new hybrid cloud, edge and IoT capabilities in action.


Cloud City

Our interactive learning and demonstration space was back again, bigger and better than ever. Thousands of guests converged on the futuristic installation for engaging demos on how to get the most out of hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and modern apps solutions. Whether exploring how to shift workloads more simply with new Dell and Azure integrations, or how to make the most financially viable migration decisions with Cloud Economics, the workshops were hugely popular.

Attendees also enjoyed personalized consultations to help with their transformation projects, and got up close and personal with Kubernetes and Heptio co-founder Joe Beda in his exclusive book-signing.

The 5 Biggest Product Announcements

VMware Hybrid Cloud Platform

A key moment was the unveiling of Hybrid Cloud Platform, bringing together VMware’s services for providing consistent infrastructure and operations across the data center, edge and public clouds. Hybrid Cloud Platform will include VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware Cloud Marketplace and a range of other powerful services, spanning every major public cloud provider.



Tanzu Mission Control

If there was a single star of VMworld 2019, it was Kubernetes. Pat showed VMware’s deepening commitment to the platform at Monday’s general session with the announcement of Tanzu Mission Control, giving enterprises the ability to manage Kubernetes clusters on any cloud, from a single pane of glass. The solution leverages capabilities of recent Pivotal and Bitnami acquisitions.



Project Pacific (Beta)

The other major Kubernetes announcement to cause a stir was the launch of the long-rumored Project Pacific, integrating Kubernetes into VMware’s flagship vSphere offering. The announcement brings VMware Cloud’s modern apps capabilities to on-premises environments, changing the game for thousands of customers and making cloud-native development more simple than ever before.



VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

Taking the Project Dimension announcement from Dell Tech World to the next level, Pat Gelsinger announced the availability of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. The co-engineered solution integrates VMware Cloud Foundation and VxRail, for simple, scalable cloud management with access to innovative public cloud services from Dell EMC Cloud.



Leadership in Multi-Cloud

Solidifying VMware’s position as the leader in multi-cloud, this year’s VMworld included the announcement of a host of new services and integrations with major public cloud providers. These included Horizon Cloud for Windows Virtual Desktops and expansion of endpoint security capabilities with the recent Carbon Black acquisition announcement.


On-Demand Library

Not a generalist? Looking for more in-depth knowledge from VMworld’s 1000+ workshop sessions? We’ve got you covered. Explore our On-Demand Library to access the latest cloud expertise from the industry’s leading experts. Discover integrations and innovations between VMware solutions and every major public cloud provider.


Next Stop Barcelona!

Thank you to everyone who attended and watched this year’s VMworld US – you’ve helped to make it a truly unforgettable experience.

There’s still plenty more announcements, updates, swag and excitement to come, when the production begins in Europe at VMworld Barcelona, November 4-7.

Take your cloud career to the next level and get your tickets below.