#VMworld Announcements – Day 1

While VMware made some cool announcements today, I have a feeling there’s more to come. I think I’ve covered most of the important details, feel free to comment if I missed something.

Today’s announcements had 2 cellos open with an awesome 3d / VR artist providing some interactive visuals.

Pat Gelsinger entered and discussed science fiction merging with science fact, and how technology is leaving the nest and being the driver for progress.

Some interesting stats he gave:  200 years ago, 85%+ of the population was consumed with agriculture. Today, 9/10 jobs are about creating higher-value jobs, improving the quality of life, with technology being in the center of it all.

He had an appropriate quote about how the “3 R’s” used to be Reading, [w]riting, [a]rithmetic, but that is going through an evolution.

And now, it’s ‘Read, write code, arithmetic’

Cloud-to-Edge

Part of VMware’s strategic priorities include what they’re calling Cloud-to-Edge: Connecting people to services and applications. This included announcements around #VMware on #AWS, NSX, AppDefense, the Software-Defined Datacenter, and the partnership with HP:  Device-as-a-Service.

Innovation from the Data Center to the Edge to the Cloud

VMware is showcasing independence by having the first announcement: VMware’s Unified Endpoint Management System includes partnership with HP which unrolls “Device-as-a-service” integration with VMware Workspace One and Airwatch.

CapitalOne discussed their use of DevOps and the transformation of IT, their use case for Airwatch, EUC and EUC.

They had a pretty amusing flashback to VMware’s first sales meeting video:

VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that enables you to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services. Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, this service integrates vSphere, vSAN and NSX along with VMware vCenter management, and is optimized to run on dedicated, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure. With this service, IT teams can manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools. – More Here

There also was an announcement of version 2.2 of VMware Cloud Foundation and documentation.

VMware Cloud Services

VMware Cloud Services

All of the cloud announcements are based on NSX being the foundation for connectivity.

 

‘What vSphere was to the first 20 years of #VMware, NSX will be for the next decade.’
– Pat Gelsinger

Security

VMware announced the biggest news of the day, in my opinion, around AppDefense.

AppDefense provides an number of features, notably:

  • Application Control: Comprehensive view/grouping of VMs in the datacenter, their intended state and allowed behaviour
  • Runtime anomaly detection and response: Monitor the real time state of the OS and user applications – alert and control process, network, and kernel events
  • Process Analysis: Built-in process analysis engine gives overall process maliciousness as well as specific traits that are potentially suspicious
  • Orchestrate Remediation: Our infrastructure reach provides a more effective way to orchestrate remediation during a security incident

Read more on AppDefense from Gregg (The Saffa Geek):

VMware AppDefense Announced at #VMworld US

Stay tuned for more!

 

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