How to Enable Compute Accelerators on vSphere 6.5 for Machine Learning and Other HPC Workloads

As our CTO Ray O’Farrell recently mentioned, VMware is committed to helping customers build intelligent infrastructure, which includes the ability to take advantage of Machine Learning within their private and hybrid cloud environments. As part of delivering this vision, the Office of the CTO collaborates with customers and with VMware R&D teams to ensure the […]

Globally Consistent Infrastructure-as-Code: Why it Matters

In my Radius post “Dissecting Cloud Architectures – Getting the Best of All Worlds,” I discussed the tradeoffs and use cases for choosing the right architecture for a given application or service. I speak with a lot of IT leaders that want to strategically leverage cloud services when possible, but also want flexibility to deploy […]

Opportunities: VMware Shaping IoT

Ray O’Farrell, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer Over the last few months, we’ve seen many of the large infrastructure and infrastructure-software companies in the world of IoT releasing new products and announcing new partnerships. This is far from surprising. IoT at its core, is around the connectivity of Things, all the way back […]

DELL Luminaries Series: Of Risk and Trust . . . in IT with Ray O’Farrell, VMware EVP and CTO

CTO Ray O’Farrell recently sat down with Mark Schaefer and Douglas Karr as part of the Dell EMC Luminaries podcast series to discuss how companies are undergoing digital transformation by innovating and adapting to the Internet of Things. Ray takes us from the beginnings of VMware, through the evolution of the company and how it […]

Three Extreme Performance Talks from the Office of the CTO at VMworld USA

The Office of the CTO will be presenting three talks in the unofficial “Extreme Performance” series at the upcoming VMworld 2017 conference in Las Vegas. In addition, one of these talks will be delivered at VMworld Europe in Barcelona. Each of these talks focuses on important aspects of pushing the envelope to achieve high performance […]

EVALExperience – Yet Another Reason To Be A VMUG Advantage Subscriber

One of the things that excited me most when I joined VMware was how passionate and knowledgeable our user community is. After I joined, I remember getting on a plane once. I was wearing VMware apparel (aka ‘schwag’) and carrying a VMware laptop bag (aka more schwag, and yup I am all in on wearing/touting […]

AI – An Important Workload for the New IT

When I meet with customers, I often hear that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is presented as “machines making decisions for businesses or individuals,” but my take is that AI is a tool to help people make better decisions. AI helps us connect the dots across huge data sets and gain insights to solve real world problems […]