VMworld 2016, VMware, Inc. announced it has made huge strides in helping customers transform into digital businesses. The company’s Cross-Cloud Architecture will help make private clouds easy and deliver cloud freedom and control for its customers.
On the VMworld stage in Las Vegas, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger highlighted the massive adoption of cloud but also the minimal connection across these clouds and how 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 percent 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.
To help VMware’s customers conquer these challenges, Gelsinger introduced the VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture that will give customers the ability to manage, govern and secure applications running across public clouds, including AWS, Azure and IBM Cloud. In addition, VMware announced VMware Cloud Foundation™ which offers a new “as a service” option that delivers the full power of the SDDC in a hybrid cloud environment. Robert LeBlanc, SVP of IBM Cloud joined Gelsinger on stage as IBM is the first VMware vCloud® Air™ Network partner to deliver the new offerings.