Pat Gelsinger CEO went on stage to discuss the challenges of IT and looking ahead in the crystal ball. The big theme of this years show is: be_TOMORROW
A lot of talk about public cloud and private cloud. This is a growing market but it will take many years for the public cloud to take over most of the workloads.
This lead into the first big annoncement of the week: “VMware Cloud Foundation” It is a cross cloud architecture that will bring all of the goodness of the private data center to the cloud. VMware will be able to deliever Freedom and Control while using the cloud and not sacrisifing one of them.
Pat also let us know that VSAN now got more than 5000 customers! I am sure at next years VMworld this number will be even more impressive.
VMware showed a tech-preview demo of the VMware Cloud Services and it showed how it could handle any cloud including Amazon. It was suprising how much Amazon was mentioned, VMware now understands that Amazon is here and the best thing to do is built a system that will provide VMware customers with freedom and control in a multi-cloud world.