August 30, 2016
This week at VMworld 2016, company CEO Pat Gelsinger highlighted the massive adoption of cloud but also pointed out there is a minimal connection across these clouds and businesses are grappling with this constraint. Gelsinger cited an August 2016 Economist Intelligence Unit global survey, commissioned by VMware, which found that the majority of its 600 respondents noted IT complexity is harming the operations of the enterprise.
It also found that 36% of senior IT executives said that IT could not move fast enough to support business users. Cloud is contributing to this complexity and if not done right, can contribute to the inefficiencies as well.
During a keynote speech in Las Vegas, Gelsinger introduced the VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture that he said will give customers the ability to manage, govern and secure applications running across public clouds, including AWS, Azure and IBM Cloud. In addition,
VMware also announced VMware Cloud Foundation™ which it said offers a new “as a service” option that delivers the full power of the SDDC (Software-Defined in a hybrid cloud environment.
“We believe that all businesses who want to thrive must embrace being a ‘digital business,’” said Gelsinger. “Partners and customers want to engage with a mobile experience, and there is no longer a distinction between digital and traditional
The keynote also contained a technology preview of VMWare’s upcoming Cross-Cloud Services. Currently under development, the new SaaS offerings will allow central IT to protect data and applications and control costs while enabling developers and the businesses to innovate freely in the clouds they choose, the firm said.