Technology Predictions for 2019

I used to write an annual blog post on my networking predictions for the year ahead, but it seems that I dropped the ball (as it were) at the end of 2017. My last effort — predicting the rise of SD-WAN, expansion of network virtualization outside the data center, and the importance of networking for […]

Hackers Innovate Everywhere at VMware’s Global Borathons!

Last fall, we saw over 400 hackers participate in a Borathon across our major global sites. From Bulgaria, India, China, Palo Alto, and a global Open Source Borathon, where all the teams hacked remotely across the world. In case you’re wondering, “Borathon” is VMware’s quirky name for our internal hackathon and originated from our cultural […]

VMware Announces the 2018 Systems Research Award Recipient

Celebrating advances in domain-specific languages VMware is pleased to announce the 2018 recipient of the early career Systems Research Award:  Tiark Rompf, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University.  Tiark is recognized for radically new approaches to performance- and safety-critical systems, in particular through rethinking the role and relationship between high-level and low-level languages. […]

Extending Memory Capacity with VMware vSphere and Upcoming Intel Optane Memory Technology

Next year, as part of a major server refresh, we should see productization of a new technology known as Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory technology. This memory technology, supported on new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors code-named “Cascade Lake,” represents a new class of memory and storage technology architected specifically for data center requirements. It offers […]

New Flings Newsletter!

By customer request, we have created a quarterly Flings newsletter! If you don’t have time to go to the Flings site to see what’s new or updated, the Flings newsletter will provide that information for you. If you’d like to subscribe to the newsletter, you can check the Newsletter box in your Profile on the […]

Top 6 Next-Gen Sessions to Attend at VMworld Europe

Top 6 Next-Gen Trends Sessions to Attend at VMworld Europe The Next-Gen Trends: Office of The CTO is a track you don’t want to miss at this year’s VMworld Europe conference, taking place Nov. 5-8 in Barcelona, Spain. VMware’s Office of the CTO is dedicated to looking over the horizon – exploring and identifying disruptive technology […]

VMware Innovation Zone: A glimpse into the future

​To celebrate our 20 years, the Office of the CTO (OCTO) is showcasing 20 extraordinary years of transforming unthinkable ideas into reality at VMworld 2018 US. We are celebrating our past and present with our patents (#2 most powerful patent portfolio in Computer Software by IEEE), artifacts (VMware 1.0 box, DISCO award, and more), a […]