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.


20 Years of VMware Innovation

Watch how VMware became an industry pioneer. Today, we remain focused on Innovating in Everything We Do, and committed to solving the most difficult technology problems for our customers.


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.


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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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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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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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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VMware Innovation Zone: A Glimpse into the Future

To celebrate VMware's 20th anniversary at VMworld 2018 US this year, the Office of the CTO (OCTO) showcased cultural and historic artifacts and featured some advanced development projects.

VMware Creates Open Source Project Concord for Secure, Scalable Blockchain

Project Concord is a highly scalable energy-efficient engine for decentralized trust infrastructures, digital consensus and contract execution.

Building a BeyondCorp/Zero Trust solution using only VMware products

The backdrop to BeyondCorp is that you can’t trust devices just because they are connected to your internal network. Security reports often state that many attacks originate from the internal network.