The IT world witnessed VMware in a state of upheaval over the past year, from major job cuts to a significant decrease in revenue from its signature virtualization product, vSphere. In spite of these challenges, the virtualization giant soldiered onward, perfecting its preexisting stable of products in order to maintain its status as an industry leader and ventured into new, innovative territories in a continued quest for growth.
VMware capitalized on the momentum of the DevOps movement by getting in on the ground floor, starting with introduction of its DevOps program during the first-ever Developer Day held at the VMworld 2015 conference. In addition to this effort to become a pioneer in the age of DevOps, VMware started exploring new lines of business, including AirWatch. Despite massive layoffs at the beginning of 2016, the company's end-user computing division experienced exponential growth in 2015, in large part due to the addition of identity management tools.
VMworld 2016 took place Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 at the convention center at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Check out our full coverage of the event, including news from the show floor.
1Best of VMworld 2016 Awards-
Highlights from the VMworld 2016 conference
Leading up to the VMworld 2016 conference, let’s take a look at previous years’ VMworld award winners.
2SDDC & Virtualization News-
The latest on VMware's core virtualization products and the SDDC
Although VMware did not unveil an updated version of its popular vSphere product at this year's VMworld U.S., it had other exciting updates and new products to offer. Continue Reading
Nexenta brings out NexentaStor 5 and NexentaFusion 1, while Primary Data and NooBaa add software-defined virtualization and Maxta delivers free HCI software at VMworld 2016. Continue Reading
Merging VMware's two NSX code bases could save time and development costs. But significant architectural changes to the latest version could result in giving back some of those savings. Continue Reading
3Container & cloud news-
The latest in cloud computing and container technologies
VMware has positioned itself as the management layer of data center integration by announcing new partnerships with major internet of things product providers at VMworld 2016. Continue Reading
VMware didn't blow the roof off at VMworld 2016 US, but announcements such as Cross-Cloud Services and updates to vSphere Integrated Containers had attendees talking. Continue Reading
Containers aren't a priority yet for many IT pros, but the tide is starting to turn. Continue Reading
Your first conference can be overwhelming, especially if it's one as major as VMworld 2016 -- the key to surviving is creating a solid game plan. Continue Reading
4End-user computing news-
Desktop and end-user computing trends and news from the show
More in-depth capabilities for managing the Windows 10 lifecycle are coming to the new unified endpoint management feature in VMware's workspace suite. Continue Reading
At VMworld 2016, Dell, HP Inc. and IGEL Technology increase support for cloud desktops running on their thin clients. Vendors must keep up as cloud adoption rises. Continue Reading
Get familiar with the most important terms.
Get ahead of the game by familiarizing yourself with these key VMware terms.