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VMWorld 2018: Michael Dell And Pat Gelsinger’s Top Comments

The Dell and VMware CEOs came together for a joint conference at VMWorld 2018, commenting on their technical collaboration, the future of the edge and cloud technologies.

Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell says the technical collaboration with VMware is at an all-time high.

“We’re creating new data protection appliances all based on VMware technologies and we’re planning at a technical level together,” said Dell during a joint press conference with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at VMWorld 2018 in Las Vegas.

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Dell announced additional capabilities to its VMware solutions during the conference, including new updates to Workspace ONE. The service enables automatic device setup and extends the efficiencies of cloud management to configuration and deployment. Workspace One customers can now access pre-installed Win32 applications on Dell PCs. Plus, there’s new integrations with the Workspace One Trust Network that offers a new level of risk monitoring and rapid mitigation response.

Gelsinger weighed in on the VMware’s partnership with Amazon, specifically highlighting the news of Amazon RDS on VMware. The service will make it as easy to set up, operate, and scale databases on-premises and in hybrid environments as it is in AWS.

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“We’re building a hybrid future because that’s what customers want. Sometimes the work will be on the cloud. Sometimes the workload will be on-premise. We have built this unique hybrid computing platform and that’s what I’m excited about and I think that’s why cloud customers, if you would, and the cloud partners say, no this is really a bilateral relationship that’s fusing our technologies and products together in a way that customers get extraordinary benefit from,” said Gelsinger.

And, when it comes down to VMware’s hottest element in its product portfolio, Gelsinger didn’t hesitate to name VeloCloud.

“It almost feels like the early days of virtualization,” Gelsinger said of SD-WAN. In December 2017, VMware acquired VeloCloud, a provider of cloud-delivered SD-WAN. The company describes it as a key element in its vision of extending cloud and virtualization capabilities to the edge and IoT.

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