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Accelerate Digital Transformation with VMware’s Private Cloud Solution for SAP 

With VMworld Europe 2016 now in full swing, it appears that this will turn out to be one of the most announcement-packed editions of our European user conference of yet. It’s been great to hear how the new release of vSphere 6.5 and VSAN 6.5 have further advanced the maturity and capabilities of our SDDC […]

VMworld and the Future of Networking

VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas was an especially hectic one for me, and ultimately a very satisfying event as well. In addition to my normal schedule of breakouts, customer meetings, and analyst briefings, I was responsible for organizing a new networking event that took place alongside VMworld, called future:net. Whereas VMworld is mostly about talking […]

Introducing VMware Validated Design 3.0

With the first day of VMworld 2016 almost in the books, several exciting product announcements have already been made. In the area of SDDC and hybrid cloud, earlier today we announced VMware Cloud Foundation, our new unified SDDC platform for the hybrid cloud. Cloud Foundation offers an accelerated path to SDDC by bringing together vSphere, […]

VMware Cloud Foundation™, the Unified SDDC Platform For The Hybrid Cloud, Is Here!

It’s been an exciting first day keynote today at VMworld 2016 with several very important announcements. It was great to hear from Pat Gelsinger on how VMware plans to extend our hybrid cloud strategy with the new Cross-Cloud Architecture while continuing to deliver innovative solutions that our customers can use today. In this respect, I […]

Fling Developer Spotlight – Chris Halstead

Chris Halstead is one of our most prolific Fling developers, with six released Flings, and two in the works! Chris is an End User Architect, and has been with VMware for a little over three years. During this time, he developed the following Flings: App Volumes Toolbox – This utility connects to App Volumes 2.x, […]

Making It Easy To Build The Cloud

New innovations promise to make your life better. You find this in your private life in examples ranging from dishwashers to smartphones. Who would want to live without a smartphone today? But sometimes new technologies come at a cost. There are adoption hurdles from initial high prices to change of usage patterns.   The adoption […]

Technology Futures and Innovation at VMworld 2016

  VMworld is almost here and VMware’s Office of the CTO is involved with many elements of the VMworld 2016 program. We’ve got a lot in store for you in Las Vegas next week! Do you want to gain perspective into what’s on the minds of our technology leaders and innovators, see some of the […]

Networking and the Rise of Developers

It is hardly news at this point that “the developer is king” (especially if you work in Silicon Valley). This is particularly true for those of us who’ve worked for technology companies for a long time. However, a couple of things have changed in the last few years: You no longer need to be at a […]

Announcing Open Hardware Management Services (OHMS)

Enabling Innovation in the SDDC Journey Today we are announcing the open sourcing of an important pillar in the software defined data center (SDDC) story – Open Hardware Management Services (OHMS) available at  Intended to manage both server and switch hardware in the context of SDDC, the software is the result of over 18 […]

Flings, Or Long-Term Relationships

The text above is found on the front page of the Fling website, and is the hallmark of these tools. We discourage use of Flings in production as these tools are experimental. Some Flings have a short shelf-life, as you might expect with “Flings”. However, in the five years I’ve been managing the Flings program, […]