2Pat Gelsinger Takes the VMworld Keynote Stage Without Paul Maritz
3From the Mainframe Era to the Modern Mobile Cloud
4Gelsinger Outlines Three Imperatives for IT Infrastructure
Gelsinger stressed throughout his keynote that VMware’s strategy is driven by three key imperatives: ubiquitous virtualization, automation and hybrid cloud. “We’re not done until every app, every database, every big data application and every physical server becomes replaced by virtual infrastructure,” Gelsinger said. “That is our passion, and we will continue to drive compute virtualization until it is 100 percent virtualized for the data center.”
5VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center Strategy Gets New Tools
VMware calls its approach to data center virtualization the software-defined data center (SDDC). It’s a strategy that includes automation, operations management, storage compute and networking. At VMworld 2013, the new productions include vSphere 5.5 for server virtualization, NSX for network virtualization and VSAN for storage virtualization.
6VMware NSX Aims to Virtualize the Network
7Partners Are Key to NSX Strategy
8Martin Casado Leads NSX Forward for VMware
9VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Is Now Generally Available
Also joining Gelsinger on the keynote stage was Bill Fathers, senior vice president and GM of the Hybrid Cloud Services business unit at VMware. During the keynote, Fathers and Gelsinger announced the formal general availability of the vCloud Hybrid Service. The service previously had been available in a limited beta since May of this year.
10VMwave vCloud Hybrid Data Centers Are Set to Expand
VMware is initially delivering the vCloud Hybrid service from its own data centers in California, Nevada, Dallas and Virginia. The effort will be complemented in the coming months with additional data centers in Chicago and New York from VMware partner Saavis. Coincidentally, VMware’s GM of Hybrid Cloud, Bill Fathers, is a former president of Savvis.
11How Do Virtualization Professionals See Themselves?
In one of the more lighthearted moments of Gelsinger’s keynote, he gave the audience the results of an informal survey VMware conducted on how virtualization and IT professionals see themselves. Some saw themselves as masters of the universe, dragon slayers and champions, while others saw themselves as martyrs.