Everyone has heard of VMware. But the firm has become so very capable it is easy to misunderstand the firm. Their roots are in virtualizing operating systems on servers. But through innovation and acquisition and a focused strategic of improvement they have gone far beyond that. VMware provides enterprises with a way to better manage internal IT resources, better manage internal clouds, better manage public clouds, and orchestrate workloads over all those systems. They provide ways to more smartly store and secure data.
All indications are that their investment in R&D for enterprise solutions will continue which means innovation will continue.
From their website:
This year, VMware celebrates 20 years as an industry pioneer. When the company launched in February 1998, we transformed the data center forever by mainstreaming virtualization, the core principle of cloud computing. Twenty years later, we remain just as focused on innovating in everything we do, and committed to solving the most difficult technology problems for our customers. We apply the same principles of virtualization and software innovation to securely connect, manage and automate the world’s complex digital infrastructure. And there’s so much more to come.
We see opportunity to apply those principles to growing technology areas like IoT, edge computing, and AI, amongst others. We are optimistic about the power of technology to be a force for good, with the potential to solve the big societal problems of today and tomorrow. Software, as we see it, has the power to transform business and humanity.
For more see: VMware.com