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15 Hot Products From VMware Explore 2022

Wade Tyler Millward

AWS, Intel and Aisera were among the companies to showcase new offerings on the expo floor.

VMware Explore 2022’s brought together representatives from AWS, Intel, Microsoft and more.
VMware Explore 2022’s brought together representatives from AWS, Intel, Microsoft and more.

VMware Explore brought together representatives from cloud giants such as Amazon Web Services, semiconductor powerhouses including Intel and even startups such as Aisera to showcase new offerings on the expo floor.

The conference, formerly known as VMworld, was held this week in San Francisco and showed the Palo Alto, Calif.-based virtualization giant’s continued investment in its products and partnerships—even as it prepares for a $61 billion acquisition by semiconductor company Broadcom.

[RELATED: As VMware Explore Begins, Company President Vows ‘Innovations Are Here To Stay’]

Highlights from the week include VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram unveiling vSphere 8, vSAN 8 and a new multi-cloud management offering called Aria. Raghuram and Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang described how vSphere 8 prepares the data center for the huge workloads of the future.

Raghuram also said the acquisition of his company by Broadcom is “on track,” and the chipmaker is “super excited” about using VMware’s channel.

Here were some of the coolest products and offerings CRN saw on the expo floor of VMware Explore 2022.

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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