Tackling the seemingly impossible is at the roots of VMware’s origin. At VMware, we continue to cultivate a culture of innovation where curiosity meets execution, building technology that impacts the future. This is reflected in what we call the VMware Innovation Engine, fueled by three main sources: (1) The VMware global R&D teams and the powerful software portfolio it creates brings innovation to accelerate our customers' digital transformation; (2) Corporate Development expands and enhances our product lines through strategic acquisitions, partnerships or investments; (3) The Office of the CTO explores and inspires research and innovation throughout VMware with our diverse program portfolio.

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The Joy of Innovation

VMware’s innovation comes from a bottoms-up approach keeping us at the forefront of technology. Listen to the stories of our people who finds joy in innovating and solving hard problems everyday to be a force for good in the world.

THE OFFICE OF THE CTO

VMware’s Office of the CTO (OCTO) charter is to look over the horizon – exploring, inspiring, and innovating to impact the future. OCTO is driving innovation programs and research, while connecting technologists from academia, to our field, to our customer and partner communities. In addition, we are focused on how VMware relates to the Open Source community and our Sustainability initiatives to positively impact and shape the future.

RESEARCH & ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Inventing the Future Together

Extraordinary ideas that will transform tomorrow are born today. VMware Research and its Academic Program are home to industry researchers, university faculty, and students from around the world who are collaborating to develop ideas that will influence the future of technology.

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INNOVATION PROGRAMS

Inspiring Innovation Everywhere

Inspired by the drive, passion and intellectual curiosity our teams have for technology, we are committed to providing diverse innovation programs that inspire members of the VMware community to explore the possibilities. VMware team members are encouraged and empowered to constantly challenge the status quo, ask "what if" and explore new technologies.

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OPEN SOURCE

Collaboration Is Core to Our Values

Collaboration and a keen interest in technical excellence are core to VMware’s values. VMware actively engages with the open-source community through contributions to exiting projects, as well as developing, releasing and leading new open-source projects and initiatives.

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SUSTAINABILITY

We Are a Force for Good

Our mission is to leave ahead a better future—to put back more into the environment, society and the global economy than we take—and to inspire our employees, customers and partners to do the same. To us, the seemingly impossible is possible. And we work to provide it every day.

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Celebration of Innovation & Human Potential

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

These words were echoed by Pat Gelsinger, VMware’s CEO, during the closing keynote at RADIO 2019 in May. That is what RADIO is all about: a glimpse into the future, a celebration of innovation, and most importantly, a testament to our human potential.

Red Hat bring Red Hat OpenShift to the VMware SDDC

Today at Red Hat Summit, VMware and Red Hat announced mutual support for OpenShift 3.11 on VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) technologies, along with a mutually hosted reference architecture that details integration of all core VMware SDDC components—VMware vSAN, NSX-T and vSphere—with Red Hat OpenShift.

VMware OCTO Application Platforms Position Paper

We often meet customers that have migrated to the public cloud only to later determine that some of their critical legacy application patterns have transitioned to a public cloud implementation, and they are now paying higher costs due to this design flaw. Regardless of cloud location, what really matters is how well you have abstracted the application platform nature of your enterprise workloads.