VMware Explore 2023

VMware Explore

CRN is live in Las Vegas for VMware Explore. Bookmark this page for the latest news and exclusive interviews with top executives and channel partners.

VMware Explore’s Key Gen AI Statements From AMD, Broadcom, AWS, Google Cloud, Nvidia, Microsoft, Hugging Face
Tech executives shared their thoughts on the early days of generative AI technology, how they are incorporating it into their organizations and where they see the value for customers.

VMware’s Tracy-Ann Palmer On How She Is Putting Partners In The Driver’s Seat
‘So we are leveraging the data very strategically to drive a profitability conversation around how do they make money and what are they optimizing versus what are they not optimizing. Don’t leave money on the table,’ Tracy-Ann Palmer, VMware’s vice president of partner experience, programs, investments and compliance, tells CRN.

5 Big Partnerships Unveiled At VMware Explore: Nvidia, Oracle, IBM, Dell And Lenovo
In addition to AI offerings with Nvidia and Lenovo, VMware Explore brought enhancements to VxRail from Dell as well as cloud advancements with Oracle and IBM.

VMware President Dhawan: We Are Enhancing Ransomware Recovery With ‘Options For Public Cloud’
‘You can run your production workloads in the public cloud, while your primary infrastructure is being fully recovered. It’s all automated. You don’t have to think about ransomware recovery through the lens of just storage appliances,’ VMware President Sumit Dhawan tells the crowd at VMware Explore.

VMware, Nvidia Reveal Private AI Foundation To Help Enterprises Run Gen AI Apps
Justin Boitano, vice president of enterprise computing at Nvidia, says the new full-stack software platform will help enterprises take advantage of ‘state-of-the-art’ Large Language Models like Llama 2 and build custom generative AI applications using proprietary information on VMware’s cloud infrastructure to significantly improve productivity.

CEO Raghu Raghuram On VMware’s Gen AI Strategy And How Partners Should Prep For The Post-Broadcom Era
“We have teamed up with Nvidia to create a joint solution that we call the VMware Private AI Foundation with Nvidia. It’s going to obviously have the Nvidia GPUs but we’re going to build on that to say, “Look, what else do we need to build so that customers can run these language models on top of a VMware Cloud Foundation architecture?’ And then using Nvidia AI software as well as Nvidia AI hardware, how do we almost make it like an appliance that you can work with Dell and Lenovo and HPE and others so customers can deploy it wherever they need to?” says VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram.

VMware Explore’s 5 Big Reveals: Updates To Tanzu, vSAN, NSX+, Workspaces And An AI Deal With Nvidia
The virtualization all-star has been firing on all cylinders as partners sing the praises of the new products it has introduced around mutli-cloud, the hybrid workplace and generative AI.

Broadcom-VMware Deal Approval Comes Amid VMware Partner Renaissance
Partner-led engagements leading to bookings at VMware have nearly doubled to 45 percent, up from 25 percent a year ago, Tracy-Ann Palmer, vice president of partner experience, programs and investments at VMware, tells CRN.