In the last few months VMware finalized its biggest acquisition ever, taking control of Airwatch for a hefty $1.54 billion. The addition of Desktone, a Desktop as a Service provider, and hints that more purchases could be on the way have many IT professionals wondering exactly what the virtualization giant has in store. There are also serious questions about whether the company can make a successful transition from software vendor to service provider with its vCloud Hybrid Service lagging far behind the likes of Amazon, Google and Azure.
More than 20,000 attendees are expected to join the VMworld 2014 conference to learn more about these new initiatives and catch up on the latest advances in server virtualization.
VMworld 2014 will take place August 24-28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Check back for our full coverage, including news and videos from the show and the Best of VMworld 2014 award winners.
1Best of VMworld 2014 Awards-
Notable new technologies and products
SearchServerVirtualization.com's annual Best of VMworld Awards recognizes innovative new products in eight categories from a diverse field of vendors. The nomination period is open through Wednesday, July 30, and we will announce winners from the VMworld show floor on Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Stay up to date before the conference
There's a lot happening before the conference kicks off on Aug. 24, including rumors and speculation flying about the next disruptive technologies that VMware will unveil at the show.
DevOps pioneer Andrew Clay Shafer, recently hired by Pivotal, says the PaaS provider has some work to do to get its various business units on the same page. He also discusses the hype and reality of DevOps, big data and containers like Docker. Continue Reading
VMware continues to drop details about its integration with AirWatch for end user computing. Among the new items coming is a mobile container that brings together many different technologies from both companies. Continue Reading
With VMworld 2014 right around the corner, our Advisory Board experts share their predictions for new VMware products. Continue Reading
The vSphere 2015 beta party is no longer invite-only. VMware pros hope the new program will reduce the amount of bugs in the next version of vSphere. Continue Reading
Following rumblings of a hardware project coming from VMware, does a hyper-converged offering from a software company make sense? Continue Reading
In this podcast, we shed light on Citrix and VMware end-user product roadmaps with a recent news recap and an interview with VMware CTO Kit Colbert. Continue Reading
In this podcast, we talk about what the AWS Management Portal for vCenter means for VMware and how to calculate true cloud computing costs. Continue Reading
VMware Fling Contest winner Steve Athanas talks about his suggestion that would ease the move from a Windows-based vCenter to a vCenter Server Appliance. Continue Reading
3Prior VMworld coverage-
News and recaps from VMworld conferences past
VMware seems to broaden its horizon every year, introducing products into new markets, such as enterprise mobility and software-defined networking. Read our prior VMworld coverage to see how the company has evolved from a server virtualization vendor to a major player on many fronts.