VMworld Day One: Good Technologists Solve Problems. Great Innovators Create Opportunities

Posted on 15/09/2017 by blogsadmin
DISCLAIMER: this article is older than one year and may not be up to date with recent events or newly available information.

Played in with a string band and an impressive VR demo taking over the huge screens, Senior Vice President and General Manager for EMEA, Jean-Pierre Brulard, hit the stage to share an overview of the what’s in store for attendees over the next couple of days at VMworld.

In his usual thought-provoking style, VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger, kicked off today’s keynote with a reflection on the decreasing timeframe in which technology can go from the mind-blowing to the mundane. Throughout his presentation, he placed current technological innovations in the context of major societal and workforce changes (such as how agricultural jobs have plummeted from 80% to 2% of the US’s workforce in just 200 years). The challenge of continually transforming business processes and delivering exceptional customer experiences relies on us all seeking to be pioneers and game-changers.

The other constant in the keynote was the real-world impact on VMware’s customers. Pat (along with Sanjay Poonen, VMware’s COO, Customer Operations), was joined on stage with organisations who we have helped deliver incredible innovations, such as Swisscom and Node Africa.

Pat was also joined by David Kenny, SVP IBM and Cloud Platform, to discuss the relationship between IBM and VMware (and now Dell EMC) – a fantastic example of how our ground-breaking partnerships are enabling customers to create ever more agile IT environments.

Drawing on themes from our four strategic IT priorities: Modernise Data Centers, Integrate Public Clouds, Empower the Digital Workspace and Transform Security, Pat made the following key solution announcements:

  • The expansion of VMware’s Mobile Security Alliance to provide a secure and flexible Digital Workspace

With security solutions from MSA partners and Workspace ONE, customers benefit from a modern security platform that protects against targeted threats across devices, users, apps, and data; both in the cloud and on-premises.

  • Speeding customer time to value for SDDC and multi-cloud management with new vRealize Suite 2017

We will be making multi-cloud management simpler and more efficient with a series of updates to VMware vRealize® Suite. You can read more detail on this here.

  • The expansion of Cloud Provider offerings

We’re also unveiling new innovations to help VMware Cloud Provider partners expand service offerings to drive revenue and growth. As part of this, Pat touched on VMware’s new HCX technology, that enables application mobility at scale, connecting on-premise environment to cloud environments.

  • Accelerating the path to OpenStack for Network Functions Virtualization

VMware vCloud NFV OpenStack Edition will help customers get up and running with the fastest path to production deployment of OpenStack. Find out more about this here.

Missed the action of the live stream? Watch the replay here.

Read Jean-Pierre’s Twitter summary of all the action, announcements and key discussion points from Day One:

Category: News

Tags: , , , ,

Related Articles

Posted on 01/08/2017 by blogsadmin

I AM…all about empowering digital workspaces

VMworld 2017 Europe is getting closer. On 11-14 September we are back in Barcelona: four days full of technological innovations with keynotes, break-out sessions, labs, show stoppers… If you don’t know where to start, just start with this blog. We’ve selected for you some interesting tracks in the content catalog. The future of the digital workspace […]

Posted on 06/11/2019 by vmwarebelgium

This was Day 1 of VMworld 2019 Europe

VMworld has landed in Barcelona! It’s been a busy few days as more than 13,000 attendees arrived and registered. Day one reinforced VMware’s vision of a software architecture that enables any app, on any cloud, to any device with the introduction of new technology offerings and strategic partnerships. Here’s a small recap. Firstly VMworld 2019 […]

Posted on 01/07/2019 by vmwarebelgium

Forget what you think you know about IT Security. It is probably wrong

We’re spending more than ever before on IT security. Yet at the same time, we see continually more cyber threats. And it’s a matter of when – not if – your organization is penetrated. So, what to do and how does that work? Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, described the situation above as ‘fundamentally wrong’. « While more of our […]


No comments yet

Add a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses cookies to improve the user experience. By using this site you agree to the privacy policy