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Kit Colbert

Kit Colbert

Kit Colbert is VP & GM, Cloud-Native Apps at VMware, driving strategy and product development of third platform application solutions across the company. Previously, he was CTO of VMware's End-User Computing business unit, Chief Architect and Principal Engineer for Workspace Portal, and the lead Management Architect for VMware vSphere Operations Suite. At the start of the career, he was the technical lead behind the creation, development, and delivery of the vMotion and Storage vMotion features in vSphere. Kit holds a ScB in Computer Science from Brown University and is recognized as a thought-leader on third platform, end-user computing, and cloud management trends. He speaks regularly at industry conferences, on the main stage at VMworld, and is the Cloud-Native and EUC voice for the VMware Office of the CTO Blog.

One Platform, Any Application – and Getting There with Cloud-Native

Today’s an exciting day for VMware as we hold our biggest launch ever for a plethora of new products. While Pat and Ben are unveiling all the new features, I wanted to give the Cloud-Native Apps perspective.  As you guys know, our focus is on helping customers develop next-gen applications and operate them in production. […]

EUC, Cloud-Native Apps, and the New, New Thing

Here at VMware, we’ve always worked to deliver solutions that allow our customers to confidently and securely deliver software applications critical to their business. The End-User Computing business unit was created to ensure secure and seamless application delivery to end-users.  We’ve dramatically enhanced our end-user delivery capabilities this year via: the acquisition of AirWatch, the […]

Integration & Innovation: Announcing Horizon FLEX

Today I’m at VMworld Europe where we made some exciting new announcements in End-User Computing.  For this blog, I wanted to focus on a new product we announced called Horizon FLEX.  FLEX is interesting because it’s both an integration and an innovation. Integration update First, let’s start off with what we’ve been up to with […]

Inspired by Mobility

I’m here at VMworld and will take the stage later this morning to present the End-User Computing portion of the keynote along with the EVP and GM of EUC, Sanjay Poonen.  One of the themes of our talk will be the idea of “inspired by mobility.”  I wanted to take a moment to explain in […]

Welcoming A New Member To The VMware Family – CloudVolumes

This past year has been very exciting for the End-User Computing group at VMware.  Almost one year ago, Sanjay Poonen joined us as General Manager of EUC.  In October 2013, we acquired Desktone, allowing us to provide customers with a mature Desktop-as-a-Service solution.  In January 2014, we announced partnerships with Google and F5 Networks.  Then […]

VMware + Containers = Containers without Compromise

For this post, I’m temporarily taking off my VMware End User Computing hat and putting back on my Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) one. (As many of you may know, I was part the VMware SDDC team for 9+ years, so every now and then I still need my SDDC fix!) Today I’m at Gartner Catalyst […]

EUC Integration Points

By Kit Colbert and Jens Koerner Jens Koerner is the Director of Product Management for Mobile responsible for EUC product strategy. His main focus is product integration to deliver a seamless experience for our customers across the EUC suite. He joined VMware from SAP where he was the product manager for the SAP Mobile Platform. Jens is based in […]

The Cloud is the Device: Towards Ubiquitous End-User Computing

Today I’m in Boston speaking at the IEEE: Rockstars of Mobile Cloud conference on the concept of “the cloud is the device.”  This talk was inspired by the AirWatch/VMware integration efforts I blogged about last week.  The title itself is an evolution of the tagline Sun used for years: “the network is the computer.” This […]

Bringing VMware and AirWatch together

AirWatch is our biggest acquisition ever and as you can imagine, customers and partners alike are eager to hear how we plan to integrate it into VMware.  Specifically, how are we going to bring the two traditionally separate silos of desktop and mobile together? To help explain our vision for uniting VMware and AirWatch, we […]

Introducing Horizon 6

Today we announced Horizon 6, a major step forward in VMware’s EUC strategy. As part of today’s news, we announced a huge number of new features and capabilities in this solution. I’d like to tell you more about this milestone and drill into a few awesome features including: Hybrid cloud, enabled by our acquisition of […]