My first session at VMworld 2017 was “What’s New and What’s Next for VMware Cloud Management Platform.” There are a ton of great sessions and overlap at this conference, but I thought this would be a good one to attend (and blog on) as they touched on a lot of things VMware is doing outside of itself.
A big issue in the tech field today is that the world is moving “open.” Open source, open APIs, commodity hardware, etc. Customers are very wary of vendor lock-in that prevents them from either using new solutions or moving to other solutions later.
VMware has clearly recognized this, as a primary focus of late is cloud and product interoperability. This is huge for a massive company like VMware who has TONS of proprietary stuff. Continue reading