It has been almost five years since VMware laid out its vision based on the ideology behind the software-defined data center (SDDC). This announcement came during one of the keynote addresses during the VMworld 2013 conference in San Francisco, California. Since that time, VMware has been working diligently to make its vision a reality while helping to shape the definition of what a twenty-first-century data center is and will be moving forward.
What does the cloud vendor results tell us about 2017? According to the results from Cleveland Research, cloud vendors reported a banner year for 2017 that was an increase of 48% year over year. These overall results are on the high end of the 40% – 50% that was the expected targets and come in totaling $38.6 billion. The fourth quarter in 2017 had an accelerated growth to 50%, which is an overall increase of 4% in comparison to the prior quarter that came in with a 46% growth.
Recap of re:Invent: One of the last, if not the last technology conference for the year 2017 just recently came to a close. The Amazon AWS re:Invent Technology Conference was held from November 27th – December 1st in Las Vegas, Nevada and I wanted to share some of my key points that I have gathered about the conference.
My friend and colleague Tom Howarth published an article titled Net Neutrality Threatened as FCC Plans Internet Fast Lanes. In his post, Tom did a very good job articulating the pro–net neutrality arguments. I thought this would be a good opportunity to present the other side of the net neutrality argument, but in the midst of my research I found that my positions and views on this matter are moving in a different direction.
I think we can all agree that the technology world we live in has been in a form of transition or even a multiple metamorphosis, if you will, to describe the transformation from the physical world into the virtual world and now the transformation from the private to the public cloud and everywhere in between. Now, if you were paying attention over the transformative years there was one thing, in my opinion, that was abundantly clear; no one single vendor or provider would completely control the industry.
VMware’s near term demand continues to be strong and is actually currently characterized as trending at the high end of the company’s financial quarter to date.