What goes better together than focaccia, pizza, and old friends? For VMworld this year, I hosted three legends of VMware at my house in San Jose for an exciting, food-filled discussion on all things past and future about the company and cloud. Watch it here.
If you weren’t around at the early stages of the company, here’s a recap of the contributions from this group:
- Steve Herrod worked on the original PHD research for VMware, and became our first CTO. Many of you remember his epic keynotes at VMworld. He’s now a managing director at General Catalyst.
- Bogomil Balkansky ran product management and product marketing for vSphere, now at Sequoia Capital.
- Jerry Chen started as an intern and worked his way through the ranks to lead the 1.0 releases for VDI, cloud and app platform, and several open-source projects. Now at Greylock Partners.
We cover a wide range of topics in this discussion. I’ll give you a few highlights, but you’ll have to watch to hear all the insight and anecdotes from VMware’s history. We cover:
- What VCs are looking for in cloud technologies today
- How they evaluate great companies, and more specifically great teams
- Classic stories from VMworld. Some vintage clips from the stage and of course, stories about Raghu
- My demo on cooking REAL Italian-style pizza
- Where they are looking next for innovation and talent
Enjoy the history, future, and Italian cooking! See you at next year’s VMworld.