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OCTO Global Field & Industry Program

OCTO Global Field & Industry Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The OCTO Field team within t​he Office of CTO is comprised of Field CTOs, Chief Technologists, Field Principals, and CTO Ambassadors.​ This group includes VMware’s top field thought leaders and sought-after strategic advisors for senior IT leaders across the glo​be. Ongoing collaboration between the team and VMware R&D ensures that
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The OCTO Field team within t​he Office of CTO is comprised of Field CTOs, Chief Technologists, Field Principals, and CTO Ambassadors.​ This group includes VMware’s top field thought leaders and sought-after strategic advisors for senior IT leaders across the glo​be. Ongoing collaboration between the team and VMware R&D ensures that product roadmaps, messaging and field enablement are fully aligned with the current and future needs of our customers.​
Project Hamlet: Secure Multi-Vendor Multi-Mesh Federation in the Open Source

The week before VMworld US in August, we announced a new open source service mesh interoperation project that was a collaboration between VMware, Google Cloud’s Anthos, HashiCorp, and Pivotal. This project was a recognition that service mesh has become a vital part of micro services infrastructure, and that its long term success would depend on […]

Fixing the Unintended Consequences of Blockchain

Blockchain Today Blockchain is an exciting technology development that enables people and businesses to run applications that traditionally require high amounts of trust between participating parties. With that said, there are several challenges that will continue to slow enterprise adoption of blockchain. One particular challenge stands out and this blog entry discusses how VMware’s blockchain […]

How VMware NSX Service Mesh is Purpose-Built for the Enterprise

Service Mesh is fast becoming one of those hot topics where every industry player must have an offering in this space. Open source service mesh projects like Linkerd and Istio, or others like Consul from HashiCorp and Universal Service Mesh from Avi Networks (now a VMware company!) are all trying to answer many of the […]

Re-Architecting Telco Networks – The NFVI Way

Communication service providers (CSPs) and Data networks face numerous challenges today. With broadband and mobile data traffic having grown at an exorbitant rate in the past decade, and real time content/video taking the largest market share*, consumers’ appetite for wireless content and mobile data is pushing CSP networks to a crisis point. At the same […]

Restoring NSX-T components from a site failure, and tips to bring down your RTO

Introduction This article will explain how the NSX-T components are backed-up and restored in case of a disaster. The procedure is pretty straight forward, but there are a few gotchas that you need to keep in mind before you can restore a backup. Backing-up the NSX-T Manager Cluster General backup procedure: Go to the backup page […]

Building a BeyondCorp/Zero Trust solution using only VMware products

Author: Peter Bjork – Principal System Engineer (@thepeb) | Office of the CTO, Global Field Reviewers: Cameron Haight – Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Americas and Hadar Freehling – Staff Systems Engineer Ever since I read the Google’s BeyondCorp white papers many years ago, I’ve been thinking a lot about application protection, user experience, ease […]