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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vision & Innovation at VMworld 2020
The Office of the CTO is leading the Vision & Innovation Track at VMworld 2020, and we have been busy preparing 45 live sessions and 66 on-demand sessions. In this track you will get a glimpse of the future — showcasing emerging technology demos, and co-innovation projects from the Office of the CTO in collaboration with VMware partners and customers, that support your digital transformation strategies.
VMware Blockchain at VMworld 2020
The VMware Blockchain team is rapidly growing to meet the current challenge and demand. Our enterprise partners have engaged us to deploy mission-critical blockchain applications in industries such as financial market infrastructure. VMware Blockchain leverages VMware’s DNA and legacy in being the digital foundation for enterprises across the globe and the enterprise-grade capabilities such as: extensibility, security & privacy, performance, and scalability.
A New Way of Thinking: The Origins of the VMware Cloud Architecture Team
We started exploring with the Application Enabled Infrastructure – Practical Cloud Native and the Rise of Application Platforms. We considered multiple ideas, however, we quickly focused on the idea of common multi-cloud application platform runtimes and the various Layer 7 (L7) services you could offer to deal with traffic routing, resiliency and security patterns.