Following on the announcements of Day 1, three VMware executives filled in the details.
Ben started the morning with Destination Giveback, a charitable effort that involves flying paper airplanes as a part of the donation. No ice involved.
Recapped the previous day’s comment: The Brave Will Thrive. EVO and EVO:RAIL, the OpenStack distribution, the renaming of vCloud Hybrid Services to vCloud Air, the renaming of vCAC and vCOPs to vCloud vRealize.
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Around OpenStack, Ben said the best way to run it is on VMware
Sanjay was the next speaker. He’s always sharp in his delivery and cogent in his messaging.
He began with the metaphor of the Sands Resort in Singapore. I’ve been there, and it’s stunning. Sanjay pointed out that it took years to build the tower infrastructure, but atop the resort is a fabulous swimming pool. VMware wants to build three towers.
Desktop, Mobile, Content
Workspace services: social, identity, gateway, catalog.
Desktop: Horizon with unified VDI and App Publishing. Desktop-as-a-Service, Real-time App Delivery, Rich User Experience.
Nvidia Grid + Google + VMware. He showed Horizon on Chromebook with Nvidia graphics.
The newly announced Airwatch acquisition involves device management and app management.
Sanjay showed off what’s going on with SAP Mobile, the company where he was previously head of the Mobile Division.
Raghu talked about NSX claiming 150+ customers, and Cloud Management with vRealize.
VMware Integrated OpenStack, VMware builds its own distribution of OpenStack. Claims the best way to run OpenStack is on VMware via VMware Integrated OpenStack (vSphere, NSX, Virtual SAN) and OpenStack-Aware Cloud Management (vRealize).
Partnering with Canonical, HP, Mirantis, Suse.
vMotion: latest vSphere has Cross vCenter vMotion: load balancing. Long Distance vMotion can migrate app coast-to-coast. NSX supports this.
Cloud-native apps are built with services or micro-services. Allows for faster iterations. Developers use containers (since 10-15 years) in BSD Jail, Solaris Zones. Docker has made a ubiquitous packaging for this. Containers Without Compromise is VMs and Containers working together. Google kubernetes (helmsmen) works with Docker.
Project Fargo: makes VMs faster, smaller, quicker booting
Simone Brunozzi, VP and CTO Hybrid, talked about Hybridity.
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