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10 Important Acquisitions Fueling VMware’s Multi-Cloud, Container Comeback

VMware has been on a buying binge over the last two years. At VMworld 2019, that wisdom of that acquisition strategy came fully into the light.

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The Deals Powering VMware's Cloud And Container Turnaround

VMware's growth and development strategy relies on both innovation and acquisition, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger often says.

But while VMware's ability to innovate was on display at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, just about all of the big revelations at the conference have highlighted a string of recent (or slated) acquisitions underpinning the company's ambitious comeback, one rooted in a deep immersion into what Gelsinger has called "the two Cs"—containers and cloud.

Every game-changing new (or coming) product or service, to some degree, can be traced back to the purchase of a company that brought (or will soon bring) to VMware capabilities countering what were not long ago seen as existential threats from two of the industry's most disruptive technologies.

The fruits of that shopping spree have set up VMware as a leading contender in categories the company was barely a player in two years ago when it launched in earnest its ambitious transformation. Here's what we learned at VMworld about how 10 recent deals have paved VMware's path into the multi-cloud world.

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