For years, VMware was steering the future of enterprise IT, enabling consolidation, agility and pioneering a vision for the software-defined data center. Even as its core server virtualization business is facing stiff competition, VMware remains the market leader and has made bold strides into end-user mobility and hyper-converged infrastructure markets. In fact, early this year the company announced that the majority of its revenue wasn't coming from its core server virtualization management software, but from its network virtualization, cloud and end-user product lines.
However, cynics seeing new threats posed by containers along with slow NSX and EVO: RAIL adoption are asking whether the company is just paying lip service to these new trends or whether it can offer competitive alternatives as server virtualization loses its luster.
More than 20,000 attendees are expected to join the VMworld 2015 conference in San Francisco to learn more about these new initiatives and find out where the company's more established products are headed.
VMworld 2015 will take place Aug. 30 to Sept. 3 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Check back for our full coverage, including news from the show.
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1Virtualization & SDDC News-
The latest on the SDDC and VMware's core virtualization products
VMware NSX could be a game changer, but IT pros won't believe it – and won't invest in it – until they can test it for themselves. Continue Reading
VMware executives talked up the security aspects of an NSX deployment, citing use cases and giving a preview of upcoming features. Continue Reading
VMware releases a new version of its SDN platform. Network administrators are expected to welcome the latest NSX features. Continue Reading
VMware has been pushing into new markets and making key acquisitions, but has the company lost its innovative edge? Continue Reading
Data center upstarts such as Nutanix are making waves by emphasizing flexibility and functionality in their products rather than price and performance. Continue Reading
With VMworld 2015 approaching, we asked our experts to look over the past year to see what's next for VMware. Continue Reading
2Cloud & container news-
The latest in cloud computing and container technologies
VMware containerized apps includes technologies tied to virtualization, but some, including Photon Platform, have yet to see the light of day. Continue Reading
The first-ever Developer Day at VMworld 2015 was the virtualization giant's first crack at courting a new developer and DevOps audience. Continue Reading
IT pros buying into the hybrid cloud model need tools to manage on-site and public-cloud resources. Surprise, surprise -- VMware has just the thing. Continue Reading
Criticized for proprietary lock-in, VMware's open source projects and container support may encourage developers to create cloud-native apps. Continue Reading
VMware has made significant investments in network virtualization, end-user computing and the cloud. By the first-quarter results, those efforts are paying off. Continue Reading
VMware CTO Kit Colbert discusses how the company’s Project Bonneville will fit containers into a vSphere infrastructure. Continue Reading
3Hardware & infrastructure news-
Updates on hardware and hyper-converged infrastructure products
VMware's recent adjustments to licensing with EVO:RAIL may not be enough to catch up with Nutanix. Continue Reading
VMware users are showing interest in EVO:RAIL, but competitive offerings and more complex decision making slows the purchasing process down. Continue Reading
4End-user computing news-
Desktop and end-user computing trends and news from the show
Teradici's PCoIP has been critical to VMware VDI, but that partnership has been in question. Teradici's CEO discusses that, protocol updates and more. Continue Reading
VMware didn't move its EUC portfolio many steps forward during VMworld this year, and no word on its IoT plans, leaving some IT pros disappointed. Continue Reading
IT pros will soon have another Windows 10 app delivery option through VMware AirWatch and App Volumes. Continue Reading
With patients' medical histories and care on the line, going virtual and mobile often comes down to more than just cost. Continue Reading
Citrix rolled out its new Migration Service this week to make it easier for VMware Horizon customers to make the jump. Continue Reading
Citrix and VMware's game of leapfrog continues, this time with "workspace" platforms that put end-user computing management in the cloud. Continue Reading
With VMworld 2015 right around the corner, VMware will likely display its latest innovations in desktop virtualization. Look for Project Enzo to steal some of the buzz away from Citrix's Workspace Cloud offering. Continue Reading