This week in CloudTalk we go all in on VMworld 2019. While the “VM” in VMware stands for virtual machines, the company’s big focus during the event was everything but what made the company popular. 

Corporate Title Swap

During a discussion on the keynote stage of the conference, an “attendee” (VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger) in the first row jumps on stage, shouting, “hey, Ray, one more thing.” The new leader of their cloud-native efforts going forward will be none other than Ray O’Farrell, now former 5 year CTO. This comes as no surprise given the new strategies and mergers. Greg Lavender will step up as new CTO. For more information: VMware gets new CTO in Greg Lavender

VMware Moves Away from Virtual Machines to Containerized Applications

“VMware Tanzu is a portfolio of products and services to transform the way enterprises build software for Kubernetes,” said VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger in his keynote presentation. This will be a single control point of products and services that will help enterprises on many levels. Further reading: VMware is bringing VMs and containers together, taking advantage of Heptio acquisition

New VMware Hybrid Cloud Platform

“We’ve created a holistic solution that is bringing together years of VMware investments,” says vice president and cloud CTO of the Cloud Platforms business unit. Adding more simplicity (giving the people what they want), this new hybrid cloud platform can be leveraged alongside almost all provider environments.  Above all, supporting all operating models regardless of how it’s managed. More info: VMware Delivers a Hybrid Cloud Platform Powering Next-Generation Hybrid IT

CRN Roundup and Analysis 

CRN includes a great analysis of VMware’s new products and services. This goes into further detail about things like Tanzu and Carbon Black. Article: VMworld 2019: News, Announcements and Analysis


CloudGenera CTO, Bobby Allen, sits down with Keith Townsend of The CTO Advisor at VMworld 2019. He discusses what he has seen specifically in the VMware community on the topic of moving from on-prem, to hybrid, to multi-cloud.

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, sits down with SicionANGLE theCUBE and talks about recent announcements and the future of VMware.



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