Across industries, the race is on to digital transformation. It’s all about business innovation and redefinition. The transformations are huge: Tesla isn’t just a car manufacturer; it’s a software business that makes cars. CITI is a software business that makes loans. GE is a software business that makes industrial equipment.
Like most of the customers we talk with, your business is also going through a transformation. Lots of change. Lots of disruption. Lots of innovation. More apps, representing more services and new business models. More lines of business empowered to make decisions about the IT they’ll use to take their innovations to market. And there’s no doubt that a huge enabler of all of this has been the cloud.
Consider what some of the leading industry pundits are predicting:
- By 2019, the majority of virtual machines (VMs) will be delivered by IaaS providers.
- By 2019, more than 30% of the 100 largest vendors’ new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only.
- By 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today
- By 2020, 50% of applications running in public cloud environments will be considered mission-critical by the organizations using them (Gartner)
Through all of this, networking is undergoing fundamental change. It’s evolving to support both traditional and 3rd Platform architectures. It’s expanding and becoming more agile and flexible to support tomorrow’s application infrastructures spanning different hypervisors and containers, and living partly on-premises and partly across multiple public clouds.
At the heart of all of this change is VMware NSX. When you consider that just three years ago, VMware NSX did not even exist as a product, it is amazing to see the sheer number of production customers across every market segment and every region across the world.
At VMworld 2016, in Session NET9989-S, join VMware Chief Technology Strategy Officer Guido Appenzeller for a preview into what lies ahead for VMware NSX and network virtualization.