All Hyped Up For VMworld

by Aron Raj, DSA Journalist

All eyes will be on Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, as he delivers his keynote speech at VMworld 2019 at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco. With the company announcing its plans to acquire cloud-centred Pivotal Software for US$2.7 billion and cybersecurity firm Carbon Black for US$2.1 billion, VMware seems to be in a buying spree.

If we were to look just in the last couple of months, they have already acquired a number of other companies as well. Among the names acquired by VMware include AVI Network and Bitnami. It will be interesting to hear how Sanjay Poonen, COO of VMware, continues to deal with these takeovers.

This year’s conference will have a variety of programs for attendees to choose from – with sessions on data centre and cloud, digital transformation, networking and security as well as digital workspace highlighting most of the workshops. VMware will also be addressing the upcoming trends in tech, which are AI, blockchain, IoT and 5G.

With this year’s theme for VMworld being “Make Your Mark”, could VMware be actually looking to make its mark as well with its growing acquisitions?

And with Pat often talking about the “superpowers of tech”, is he also trying to turn VMware into one of the “super companies” of tech?

Will we also find out what VMware’s parent company, Dell, thinks about VMware’s innovation plans?

Whatever it may be, the next couple of days at VMworld promises to be filled with exciting innovating stories.

DataStorage Asean is in San Francisco for VMworld and will provide the latest updates and insights from the announcements made throughout the event.

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware Sanjay Poonen, COO of VMware
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