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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger weighs in on acquisitions, blockchain, security and more

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger weighs in on acquisitions, blockchain, security and more

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VMware Inc. is on a roll. The past week has seen a constant stream of major announcements from the virtualization and software company. As well as the usual product reveals that accompany any major tech event such as VMworld 2019, the company has managed to make two major acquisitions — Pivotal Software Inc. and Carbon Black […]

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Edge computing boom is coming, says Michael Dell, but tech firms must show responsibility

Edge computing boom is coming, says Michael Dell, but tech firms must show responsibility

Edge computing boom is coming, says Michael Dell, but tech firms must show responsibility 2
Among the deluge of announcements this week from VMware Inc. has been the expansion of its telecommunications and edge cloud portfolio to enable the deployment of edge-based cloud networks, where end devices such as laptops, smartphones and connected sensors live. Executives at VMware clearly believe that demand for edge computing tools will only grow, a […]

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Mixed signals surround VMware and multicloud as VMworld 2019 kicks off

Mixed signals surround VMware and multicloud as VMworld 2019 kicks off

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In his keynote remarks to open VMworld 2019 in San Francisco on Monday, Pat Gelsinger, VMware’s chief executive officer, made clear his company would be a significant multicloud player. The problem for VMware is that technology spending data shows customers may be doubling down on public cloud commitments at the expense of on-premises infrastructure, which […]

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VMware’s big-ticket shopping spree sharpens focus on Kubernetes and cybersecurity

VMware’s big-ticket shopping spree sharpens focus on Kubernetes and cybersecurity

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When he was head coach of the NFL’s New England Patriots in the 1990s, Bill Parcells was once asked if he thought he should be involved in acquiring players for his team. “If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries,” Parcells said. […]

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VMware pays billions to acquire Pivotal Software and Carbon Black

VMware pays billions to acquire Pivotal Software and Carbon Black

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Virtualization giant VMware Inc. put its money where its mouth is today, announcing the acquisitions of software development platform provider Pivotal Software Inc. and cybersecurity firm Carbon Black Inc. VMware said it’s buying Pivotal for $2.7 billion, while Carbon Black will cost it another $2.1 billion. The deals are expected to close before January 2020, […]

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Buying spree: VMware’s acquisitions reflect present and future of enterprise computing

Buying spree: VMware’s acquisitions reflect present and future of enterprise computing

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At the current rate that VMware Inc. is buying companies, the 21-year-old virtualization and cloud computing software provider might need to add another hall for its upcoming VMworld gathering in San Francisco, set to begin on Monday, August 26, just to accommodate the increased headcount. On Wednesday, VMware announced that it would acquire Intrinsic, a […]

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Focus on multicloud: Analysts discuss VMware’s history and challenges in advance of VMworld 2019

Focus on multicloud: Analysts discuss VMware’s history and challenges in advance of VMworld 2019

Focus on multicloud: Analysts discuss VMware’s history and challenges in advance of VMworld 2019 7
A little over six years ago, top executives from VMware Inc. stood on a Las Vegas stage and, in front of hundreds of partners, expressed incredulity that the company could be outsold by a bookseller. “I look at VMware and the brand reputation we have in the enterprise, and I find it really hard to […]

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How R&D culture impacts acquisitions and trend-spotting at VMware

It’s All-Stars season for VMware Inc. The virtualization company rounds out a week of recognition with RADIO, a one-day gathering to honor VMware’s elite engineers. The annual research and development event follows close behind VMware’s Sales Club ceremonies. For Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger (pictured), the back-to-back events are characteristic of VMware’s culture and worthy […]

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VMware’s new deal with Microsoft signals move from headwinds to tailwinds

VMware’s new deal with Microsoft signals move from headwinds to tailwinds

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When the chief executives of Microsoft Corp., Dell Technologies Inc. and VMware Inc. found themselves onstage together Monday in Las Vegas, it was not the first time their paths had crossed, despite many years of trading sharp elbows in the competitive tech world. Sometimes, the technology community really isn’t that large after all. “I’ve known […]

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