Collaboration Makes for Impactful Innovation
VMware Academic Program
Collaborating with academic institutions and research centers globally to envision and explore the future of computing.
Enabling instructors to deliver authorized VMware courses and jump-start careers through online certification opportunities and hands-on labs.
Accelerated Co-innovation Engineering Program
Building customer-led solutions to accelerate the path of innovation for their business.
VMware Open Source
Partnering with the open source community to build technologies that work for everyone.
Flings are the fastest way for VMware engineers to test an idea directly with our customers. Explore and download hundreds of experimental free apps and tools.
Zero-Carbon Committed Cloud Partner Initiative
Enabling VMware Cloud Partners to transition their data centers to run on 100% renewable energy.
Exploring the Future
Bringing compute, data storage, and machine learning to the farthest reaches of today’s elastic enterprise network
Distributed Ledger Technology
Decentralizing finance data sharing and syncing, while preserving security and privacy
Transforming wireless systems from networking monoliths to distributed modern applications, throughout the entire edge-to-cloud continuum.
Evolving the Internet to a global shared platform that distributes compute, data and intelligence to when and where it’s needed.
Securing systems with architectures that enable nimble switching between encryption algorithms and mechanisms
Driving the decarbonization of digital infrastructure through our solutions and partner ecosystems
Cloud Runtimes and Service Mesh
Improving the ongoing deployment and resiliency of distributed applications
Federated Machine Learning
Overcoming data silos while strengthening privacy, security, and compliance
Nonprofit Digital Transformation
Offering pro-bono support to help NGOs digitize their businesses with VMware technology and services.
Impact Stories That Matter
Broadridge Adopts VMware Blockchain and Daml to Digitize Infrastructure in Repo Market
On June 14th, 2021, Broadridge Financial Solutions announced the commercial release of its distributed ledger repo (DLR) platform. The Broadridge DLR is a new blockchain-powered...
A Multi-Cloud Kubernetes Solution for Enterprise HPC and AI/ML
As microservices and containers are becoming prevalent in enterprises, they are also making inroads into machine learning and other similar HPC jobs. This trend is sparking exploration of the possibility of leveraging Kubernetes, the de facto standard for container management framework, for HPC.
VMware Community Microgrid Proof of Concept Comes to Life
Natural disasters are increasing in both frequency and severity. The VMware Sustainability team is leading innovation in both carbon reduction and new technologies that empower communities to be more resilient.
Nonprofit Connect – Amplifying Impact with VMware’s Nonprofit Customers
Among our base of 500,000 customers are hundreds of nonprofit customers whose missions vary, from improving access to clean water to empowering women in South America to providing refuge for people forced to flee.
Behind the Scenes of the Folding@home Demo at VMworld 2020 Keynotes
Take a peak of the VMware Appliance Fling for Folding@Home (FAH) that has over 42,000+ downloads. FAH is a project dedicated to help researchers find treatments for diseases such as Coronavirus, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and more.
From Idea to Open Source: A Journey of Innovation with Project Herald
Project Herald, an open source Bluetooth protocol, was conceived to help address the immediate needs of the COVID pandemic. Future uses for the technology include medical equipment exposure tracing and food supply safety.
VMware and the National Science Foundation Collaborate on the Next Generation of Sustainable Digital Infrastructure
This partnership is fostering transformative research in fundamental and systematic approaches, resulting in dramatic increases in the environmental sustainability of digital infrastructure and leading to practical methodologies and tools.
Continuous calibration – checking and modifying our assumptions based on feedback from customers, partners, and industry experts – is core to our approach to invention and innovation.
Step into the Future
Security Transformation at the Intersection: The Role of the Platform
By: Denis Moreau, Sr. Engineering Architect, Cybersecurity Directions, VMware Office of the CTO
Building a Consistent Multi-Cloud Application Platform
By: Martin Hosken, Chief Technologist for VMware Cloud Services
Mounting a Robust “Defense in Depth” Strategy Against Ransomware
By: Amanda Blevins, Chief Technologist VMware Office of the CTO
We are building a better future by integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) into everything we do.
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Fostering a Culture of Perpetual Innovation
Real-life innovation is a verb, not a noun. It’s a process that requires movement, power, and momentum. We practice it every day as part of “business as usual.” As we do, we find that it picks up speed and becomes a self-reinforcing cycle. This is how we generate solutions, stimulate progress, and become a force for good.
Taking “no” for an answer can sometimes stall the development of innovative solutions before they actually get off the ground. More often than not, the innovator’s journey is an uphill battle. The pushback forces the innovator to hone and refine their ideas. It also gives the innovator ammunition/justification to challenge our company’s conventions and demand more from us and others.
As we challenge each other, we find that identifying what won’t work can be like a sieve: whatever makes it through the holes is the stuff we want to keep. This helps us build a knowledge base we can apply to future ideas. This is often called “failing forward” and we believe it makes us smarter.
In my experience, compartmentalized approaches, fiefdoms, and brain trusts are obstacles to innovation. While true collaboration can sometimes feel like a slower, more difficult path, it usually produces more refined, sophisticated solutions. This is why some of the most remarkable innovations are the product of a team effort.
We strive to embody what listening to customers looks like. True listening helps us arrive at a deeper understanding of their needs and helps us identify opportunities to address them in optimal ways.
VMware has always been, and will always be, a thought leader. However, thought alone is only the first stop on the road to innovation. We must become action leaders—developing and launching innovation programs, far-reaching initiatives, and strong communication vehicles. This is how we help set the disruptive technology agenda for ourselves, and how we influence the entire industry.
We actively seek out and include people who bring diverse skills, backgrounds, perspectives, approaches, and ideas to the table. This is how great advances are made, how contributions are valued, and how innovation thrives.
Inclusive Innovation Programs
Failure is an Option: Borathon
Our quirky version of a hack-a-thon, brings innovators together from across VMware to bring creative ideas to life over an intense, two-day sprint.
The Power of Storytelling: Pitch-a-thon
Focused solely on the pitch, innovators learn and practice how to effectively articulate why their idea is worthy of investment to our technical leadership team.
Unlock Ingenuity: RADIO
Our annual internal Research and Development Innovation Offsite (RADIO) is about sharing new ideas, learning unique perspectives and building relationships. The result: Our engineering teams uncover and discuss technical challenges to solve together.
Incubate and Nurture: Vortex
We focus on early-stage research and validate with key technical hypotheses.
Serve & Learn: Good Gigs Projects
These pro-bono, passion-focused, employee-led partnership are aimed at accelerating the digital journey for non-profits. They build stronger communities and VMware leaders through service learning opportunities.
Invention is all about something new. A new idea, a new thing or a new use for an existing thing. Innovation isn’t really about newness at all – it’s about change and impact.
Innovating on how we give back at VMware
Discover the why and how VMware Researchers solve hard problems
How VMware’s culture of learning & growth supports innovation
VMware’s Journey to Make Work More Accessible
Stories of Citizen Philanthropists from around the world
VMware People “Take3” Months to Support Nonprofits on their Digital Journeys
Diversity is the Secret Ingredient
VMware remains committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture at VMware. We believe diversity drives innovation and market growth. Our 2020 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Report tells the stories of how we’ve embraced change as a catalyst for progress.