VMware Showcases Momentum Across Asia Pacific and Japan Region with vFORUM 2019

Author: Pam Cass 


November was an incredible month for VMware as we held our annual VMworld Europe in Barcelona and kicked off vFORUM 2019 in Tokyo together with our first Cloud Native Day. Over the following few weeks, we hosted customers, partners and influencers at seven vFORUM events across the Asia Pacific and Japan. These highly sought after physical and digital events focused on VMware’s vision and demonstrated the latest technologies that will help organizations drive impact in today’s rapidly changing IT environments. With more than 30,000 people participating in-person and online, attendees from across infrastructure, security, application development and other backgrounds had the opportunity to learn more about how they can accelerate their digital transformation. 

There were more than 80 endorsements from customers on stage, that included industry leaders like Japan Airlines, Optage, Cenitex, the Australian Securities Exchange, Gilbert + Tobin, IndusInd, Tata Motors, Infosys, the Port Authority of Singapore and DBS. 

At VMware, we address critical technology priorities for businesses today – operationalizing multi-cloud and hybrid cloud transformations, protecting enterprise workloads and clients, and building modern, enterprise-grade applications. Our vFORUM 2019 product and partnership announcements reflect our continued focus to deliver software solutions that enable our customers to run any app, on any cloud and any device. Take a look!

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VMware Hosts Cloud Native Day Ahead of vFORUM in Tokyo
Ahead of the first day of vFORUM in Tokyo, VMware hosted a special session for customers led by Ray O’Farrell, executive vice present, and Craig McLuckie, vice president, research and development, Cloud Native Applications Business, that focused on VMware’s Kubernetes portfolio and the principles that define cloud native infrastructure.  

VMware Hosts vFORUM in Beijing Focused on Embracing an Open Source World
VMware hosted vFORUM in Beijing on November 22 unveiled innovations in data center, cloud, network & security and digital workspace, and emerging industries like IoT, AI, and Blockchain. The event focused largely on open source technologies, especially the adoption and development of Kubernetes locally, to help companies unlock business value. VMware partners, AsiaInfo and Digital China, took the stage with CEO Pat Gelsinger to endorse Kubernetes as the preferred platform for container management and orchestration at scale.


VMware Cloud on AWS Momentum Grows in ANZ with Customers and Partners
Since launching local availability of the VMware Cloud on AWS service just over one year ago, VMware has experienced continued momentum for the solution in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Customers are increasingly migrating and modernising their applications with consistent hybrid cloud infrastructure provided by VMware Cloud on AWS and the number of partners earning their VMware Cloud on AWS Solution Competency continues to increase. 

To learn more, please read the press release.

VMware Survey Reveals Role of CIO in APAC and Japan to Take Strategic Turn by 2025
Surveying 200 CIOs in the Asia Pacific (APAC) and Japan region in April 2019, The Asia-Pacific CIO In 2025: Driving Fundamental Enterprise Change study revealed that 64 percent of CIOs surveyed believe they will become key decision makers for corporate strategy with nearly 60 percent of CIOs in the region expecting to head a profit center by 2025 and 56 percent expecting to become CEOs by 2025. 

To learn more, please read the report.


VMware Carbon Black Announces Data Center in Australia
VMware Carbon Black, a leader in cloud-native endpoint protection, announced the creation of a data center in Australia, slated to open in the first half of 2020. The new data center will allow VMware Carbon Black to deliver its cloud-native endpoint protection platform (EPP) to Australian customers, while supporting customers with a range of regulatory and data residency use cases across ANZ. 

The data center announcement comes on the heels of VMware’s acquisition of Carbon Black, which closed in October 2019 and prompted the creation of VMware’s Security Business Unit, led by former Carbon Black CEO Patrick Morley, who now serves as VMware Carbon Black’s General Manager.  

To learn more, please read the press release.