VMworld Spotlights Unified Hybrid Cloud, Containers and More

1 - VMworld Spotlights Unified Hybrid Cloud, Containers and More
2 - VMware President Emphasizes Openness
3 - Nigel McCloud Makes His Debut
4 - New Products Debut From VMware
5 - VMware Claims the App Is the Network
6 - Cross Data Center vMotion Demonstrated
7 - VMware Doubles Down on Containers
8 - VMware Advances Its Linux Efforts With Photon
9 - Microsoft Joins VMware Onstage
10 - VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger Detailed Imperatives for Digital Success
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VMworld Spotlights Unified Hybrid Cloud, Containers and More

A cornerstone of the annual conference is the keynote speeches in which VMware and its partners discuss new products and general trends for the road ahead.

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VMware President Emphasizes Openness

Carl Eschenbach, president and chief operating officer of VMware, used his opening keynote to emphasize that the company is committed to freedom, flexibility and choice for customers. At the conference, he also discussed the unified hybrid cloud.

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Nigel McCloud Makes His Debut

Among the colorful characters at VMworld 2015 was Nigel McCloud, a fictitious character that was part of VMware's opening keynote video. McCloud runs the VMware Cloud Academy and helps applications to get ready for the cloud.

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New Products Debut From VMware

VMware announced new and updated products at VMworld 2015, organizing them into three marketing categories: simplify, extend and reach.

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VMware Claims the App Is the Network

Martin Casado, senior vice president and general manager, networking and security, at VMware told the VMworld audience he believes the app is the network. Casado used his time onstage to discuss multiple innovations in the NSX 6.2 network virtualization release.

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Cross Data Center vMotion Demonstrated

One of the new features VMware previewed in NSX 6.2 was the ability to enable the live migration (vMotion in VMware's parlance) of virtual machines across data center boundaries, from a private to a public cloud.

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VMware Doubles Down on Containers

VMware CTO Ray O'Farrell was joined by Kit Colbert, vice president and CTO of Cloud Native Apps at VMware, to talk about the new vSphere Integrated Containers effort, which provides visibility and control for application containers.

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VMware Advances Its Linux Efforts With Photon

Helping to enable the vSphere Integrated Containers effort is VMware's Photon Platform that includes the Photon operating system, which is a Linux OS optimized for container deployment. VMware is also expanding Photon with a controller providing a distributed control plane and the Photon Machine compute host.

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Microsoft Joins VMware Onstage

VMware and Microsoft haven't always been partners, but at VMworld 2015, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jim Alkove joined VMware Executive Vice President Sanjay Poonen onstage to talk about how VMware is helping enable Windows 10 adoption.

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger Detailed Imperatives for Digital Success

During his VMworld closing keynote, CEO Pat Gelsinger detailed five imperatives for digital success: challenging the status quo, embracing the professional use of the cloud, ensuring security, automating everything and taking risks. "You must break out to remain relevant," Gelsinger said.

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