VMware Business and Technology News – April 2016

Business News

Former VMware exec lands at Puppet for new president, COO role. Portland Business Journal. April 7th. IT automation software maker Puppet has hired VMware executive Sanjay Mirchandani to be its new president and chief operating officer. Mirchandani had most recently served in the role of corporate senior vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific and Japan at VMware.

Cracks show in VMware exec ranks. The Register. April 11th. Analysis: The onrushing Dell acquisition of EMC seems to have prompted two senior VMware exec departures. VMware president and COO Carl Eschenbach left VMware last month to join Sequoia Capital as a general partner. Martin Casado, VMware’s general manager for its Networking and Security business, has also left, joining Andreesen Horowitz as a General Partner. Is Pat Gelsinger’s position at the helm secure?

VMware results, forecast boosted by strong sales of newer software. Reuters. April 19th. VMware reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong sales of its newer virtualization software. License bookings for NSX doubled in the first quarter, while those for vSAN tripled. That helped push up the company’s first-quarter revenue by 5.2 percent to $1.59 billion.

Intel drops VMware and joins Google in aligning its cloud strategy with OpenStack. CBR Online. April 14th. Intel is changing its private cloud strategy to more closely align to OpenStack. Intel is moving from its current state to an open architecture by taking a three phased approach. In Phase two it is notable that VMware’s ESXi hypervisor disappears from the equation. VMware has pushed to control the open source cloud with vSphere in order to maintain some standards on what developers can do.

Friend or Foe? VMware’s Rules For An Open Enterprise Ecosystem. Forbes. April 29th.  Forbes recently spoke with Sanjay Poonen, EVP and General Manager of End-User Computing, and Global Head of Marketing & Communications at VMware, about the benefits of embracing the open enterprise ecosystem. VMware has consistently looked outward and built relationships with its competitors to provide more value to its customers, and as a result, it’s a leading software and mobile-cloud technology company.

Exclusive: VMware Cloud Chief Exits. Fortune. April 27th. Bill Fathers, the executive vice president who has headed up VMware’s vCloud Air project, is leaving the company, according to several sources close to the company. His role will be filled by two “co-general managers” for cloud, Allwyn Sequeira and Laura Ortman, the sources said.


Technology News

VMware’s vision and roadmap for hybrid cloud. ZDNet. April 1st. Analysis: VMware has been actively pursuing the hybrid cloud as enterprises shift in that direction. Here’s how the virtualization company is doing it, and what that could mean for its business.

VMware dumps vCloud Air from user group and home lab code bundle. The Register. April 6th. VMware’s written to members of its user group (VMUG) and subscribers to its EVALExperience program to advise they’re being booted out of its cloud. Both programs have, of late, offered subscribers the chance to use VMware’s cloud, vCloud Air, as a promotion designed to encourage some experimentation. But an email sent to VMUG Advantage members says that arrangement’s now over.

Introducing the vRealize Automation 7.0 Content Pack for Log Insight. VMware Blog. April 8th. The vRealize Automation 7.0 Content Pack for Log Insight has just been released, and is packed full of content specific to the new version. Some of the enhancements include ease of configuration, Application Authoring Dashboard, Catalog Dashboard, Designer Dashboard, Extensibility Dashboard, Authentication Dashboard, and NSX Dashboard.

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