VMworld 2020 News and Announcements

All the news. All the announcements.

“2020 has been extraordinary and challenging. Against this backdrop, we're in the midst of a profound re-think across every dimension of our lives. At the center of this profound re-think is digital innovation.


“Our strategy is resonating more powerfully than ever. This powerful ability to access any app on any cloud on any device.


“At the heart of it is you: our customers, plus our valued partners around the world and then Team VMware—now 33,000 strong. It's gratifying to help support your teams as we navigate this chapter of human history together.”


— Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware

AI/ML

300,000-plus VMware customers to gain access to NVIDIA-optimized AI software.

“We are partnering with NVIDIA to bring AI to every enterprise; a true democratization of one of the most powerful technologies. We’re also collaborating to define a new architecture for the hybrid cloud—one purpose built to support the needs and demands of the next generation of applications. Together, we’re positioned to help every enterprise accelerate their use of breakthrough applications to drive their business.”

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware

MODERN APPS

VMware Tanzu celebrates one year of achievements with new innovations and partnerships.

“Organizations are evaluating the best paths forward for their applications. VMware is an essential partner regardless of the path they choose—we have 85 million workloads running on premises, the fastest and simplest path to migration to any cloud, a unified platform for all applications, and powerful tools for refactoring existing applications and building new, modern ones.”  

Ajay Patel, vice president and general manager, modern application platform business, VMware 

MULTI-CLOUD

VMware’s multi-cloud strategy unlocks the value from any cloud, while delivering better security and simplified operations.

“VMware has reached a major milestone in its plan to unlock the power of every cloud for every business. We now support customers’ application strategies by delivering VMware-based services on every major public cloud provider and hundreds of VMware Cloud Verified partners worldwide. As we drive our strategy forward, we are expanding our portfolio of cloud infrastructure, operations and security services to enable faster application migration and modernization and better business agility and resiliency.”

Raghu Raghuram, chief operating officer, products and cloud services, VMware

NETWORKING

New networking and security capabilities deliver the next wave of Virtual Cloud Network innovation.

“The VMware Virtual Cloud Network delivers the automation and economics of the public cloud across every element of the network and spanning the entire distributed enterprise at a time when agility and cost matter more than ever.”

Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager, networking and security business unit, VMware

PROJECT MONTEREY

New initiative will extend VMware Cloud Foundation to support SmartNIC technology.

“Organizations are introducing increasingly sophisticated applications from cloud-native to machine learning to streaming apps that are distributed and data intensive. We’re announcing Project Monterey to help customers address the shifting requirements of next-gen apps. By re-imagining the architecture of the data center, cloud, and edge, we expect to offer customers the freedom to run these apps in the best environment.”

  ─ Rajiv Ramaswami, chief operating officer, products and cloud services, VMware

SECURITY

New innovations deliver intrinsic security to modern data centers as organizations build future-ready digital infrastructure.

“Amid global disruption, the key to survival for many companies has meant an accelerated shift to the cloud and ultimately, bolting on security products in their data centers. ... It’s time to rethink security for the cloud, organizations need protection at the workload level, not just at the endpoint. The future of cloud must be met with a better way to secure data and applications.”

─ Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, customer operations, VMware