VMworld 2017 Sneak Preview
Internet of Things, serverless computing and more take center stage at this year’s show.
The buildup to VMworld is always a frenzied time, and this year is certainly no different. The past 12 months has been an exciting time for VMware, as we have closed the Dell EMC deal, refined our focus and embraced and extended many partnerships. The RD team is increasingly driven by customer-centric innovation. By that, I mean we are doing abundant due diligence to ensure our innovations are in line with our customers’ most pressing challenges, and fit well within our engineering DNA. You’ll see the results of this engineering focus at VMworld 2017.
To begin, divesting from the cloud-provider business and selling VMware vCloud Air to OVH was a strategic necessity. We now no longer own or operate cloud datacenters, and that has allowed us to strengthen our value as a software company for the cloud era.
Today, we have rapidly growing partnerships with those providers, with the common goal of working together to solve customer challenges. No one company can do it all, and I’m seeing the technology community as a whole doing a far better job of working together where possible, and differentiating where needed. Of course, we will compete in some places, but that won’t stop us from working together at the same time.