VMworld 2018 live blog – Day 1

Here is a stream of posts done live during the VMworld 2018 day 1 keynote.

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9am – Pat Gelsinger talks about 20th anniversary of VMworld.

9:04 – video that talks about the history of VMware and the community

Pat got VMware tattoo in Vegas.

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9:06 – Pat talks about original wins of VMware.

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9:08 – Pats talks about “act 2” which is Horizon

9:09 – Act 3 is NSX

9:10 – Act 4 is hybrid cloud

9:11 – Pat talks about the dilema of “people vs profit”.

9:12 – Trillions of miles of carbon saved

9:15 – Pat talks about edge and IoT

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9:17 – AI is a 30 year overnight success.

9:18 – AR/VR is changing the world and becoming common place

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9:19 – Pat – “The application is the network”

9:20 – Pat talks about the VMware vision and telco

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9:21 – Pat talks about the hybrid cloud

  • All clouds are essentially multi-cloud or hybrid cloud
  • Rule of the cloud – ruthlessly automate everything

9:22 – Cloud foundation is the easiest way to the cloud

  • HCI is essential to the hybrid cloud

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9:23 – vSAN has over 15,000 customers

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9:24 – Pat talks about Mercy Ships, charity hospital

VMware powers the technology used by them.

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9:25 – Pat brings on AWS to the stage.

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9:28 – MIT has migrated 3000 VMs from on-prem to VMC on AWS over 3 months

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9:29 – Brinks is another VMC on AWS case study

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  • Q1 2019 VMC on AWS in Canada

9:34 – Amazon RDS on VMware announced

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9:36 – Pat talks about VMware Cloud partners

9:39 – Pat talks about the edge

project dimension

  • Project Dimension announced
  • Pulse 2.0 announced
  • SaaS service to support 500 Million devices

9:42 – VMware announces acquisition of cloud health

9:46 – Pat talks about uptake of SDN and market control of NSX

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9:49 – New acquisition of VMware – Cloud Tech Health

Announcements:

https://www.cloudhealthtech.com/blog/big-news-at-cloudhealth-2018?utm_source=cht&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=oktopost-twitter

https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2018-08-27/vmware-to-acquire-startup-cloudhealth-in-push-to-grow-cloud-offerings

9:49 – VMware CTO on stage

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Live demo of new version of HCX

vMotion from on-prem to VMC on AWS

VMware managed service to manage on-prem and edge infrastructure

9:58 – Merging of AI and ML

Project Magna announced

Software defined self-driving datacenter announced

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10:01 – Pat talks about any application

10:02 – Google and all major clouds use VMs for their containers

VMware Workspace One discussed.

10:22 – Workspace One intelligence discussed

10:28 – ESXi on edge (ESXi on ARM) announced

10:30 – Make a wish foundation discussed

10:31 – Intrinsic security discussed

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  • need to move from “chasing bad” to ensured good
  • 3 key words “learn, lock, adapt”

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10:45 – Keynote finishes

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