VMware's Primary Focuses: Virtualization For The Cloud
Rick Jackson, chief marketing officer of VMware, set the tone for the conference by talking about VMware's four primary focuses going forward.
The first is getting customers 100 percent virtualized as a prelude to helping them take advantage of cloud computing, including introducing them to the company's new vSphere family of products.
The vSphere line, details of which will be unveiled in the near future, is VMware's follow-up to its Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI3) product line, and will include several new technologies for helping customers build internal compute clouds, access external compute clouds and bring the two together in what VMware terms a 'private cloud.'
"With our new vSphere and its emphasis on automation and integration, there's no reason customers can't get 100 percent virtualized," Jackson said.
VMware's second focus is working with partners to help customers build cloud infrastructures.
The third is virtual desktops, which are a necessary component of getting customers into a 100 percent virtualized environment, Jackson said.
The fourth is working with partners, including solution providers and technology partners, to manage virtual platforms.