The VMware Optimism

Upon the completion of the VMworld 2017 conferences in Las Vegas and Barcelona, I find myself feeling very optimistic about VMware. The near-term demand appears to be favorable, and the partner communities are anticipating an acceleration well into 2018. As such, the partners are making go-to-market investments in VMware NSX, VMware vSAN, and the vRealize product suite.


Catastrophes during the VMworld Tour of 2017

Between the start of VMworld Las Vegas and the end of VMworld Barcelona, several tragic catastrophes occurred. Their names will live on, throughout time, in infamy. These catastrophes are Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Jose. Then within a few …
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VMworld 2017: SaaS Subscriptions Are the Direction Moving Forward

In my last post I mainly focused on the VMware / Amazon AWS announcement and one of the particulars and now reoccurring buzzwords that is heard with most of all the new announcements is subscription based licensing model. The reasons for the change of direction in the way VMware licenses its services moving forward is “driven by customer demand”. I have not really heard of any customers “demanding” this but regardless of the given reason, VMware has charted its course forward with SaaS subscription based service model and all of the rest of the new announcements will be based on this service model.


Live from VMworld 2017

Checking in with you live from VMworld 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Things here at the conference are really starting to heat up both inside and outside, with the temperature reaching up to 108 degrees this week. There was a lot of hype coming into the conference, with the details of the VMware/Amazon AWS platform finally getting fully released.