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Kit Colbert

Kit Colbert

Kit Colbert is VP & GM, Cloud-Native Apps at VMware, driving strategy and product development of third platform application solutions across the company. Previously, he was CTO of VMware's End-User Computing business unit, Chief Architect and Principal Engineer for Workspace Portal, and the lead Management Architect for VMware vSphere Operations
Kit Colbert is VP & GM, Cloud-Native Apps at VMware, driving strategy and product development of third platform application solutions across the company. Previously, he was CTO of VMware's End-User Computing business unit, Chief Architect and Principal Engineer for Workspace Portal, and the lead Management Architect for VMware vSphere Operations Suite. At the start of the career, he was the technical lead behind the creation, development, and delivery of the vMotion and Storage vMotion features in vSphere. Kit holds a ScB in Computer Science from Brown University and is recognized as a thought-leader on third platform, end-user computing, and cloud management trends. He speaks regularly at industry conferences, on the main stage at VMworld, and is the Cloud-Native and EUC voice for the VMware Office of the CTO Blog.
The Cloud is the Device: Towards Ubiquitous End-User Computing

Today I’m in Boston speaking at the IEEE: Rockstars of Mobile Cloud conference on the concept of “the cloud is the device.”  This talk was inspired by the AirWatch/VMware integration efforts I blogged about last week.  The title itself is an evolution of the tagline Sun used for years: “the network is the computer.” This […]

Bringing VMware and AirWatch together

AirWatch is our biggest acquisition ever and as you can imagine, customers and partners alike are eager to hear how we plan to integrate it into VMware.  Specifically, how are we going to bring the two traditionally separate silos of desktop and mobile together? To help explain our vision for uniting VMware and AirWatch, we […]

Introducing Horizon 6

Today we announced Horizon 6, a major step forward in VMware’s EUC strategy. As part of today’s news, we announced a huge number of new features and capabilities in this solution. I’d like to tell you more about this milestone and drill into a few awesome features including: Hybrid cloud, enabled by our acquisition of […]

A Closer Look at AirWatch

VMware completed its acquisition of AirWatch last month.  Since then, both teams have been eager to learn more about the other’s products and technology.  To that end, today, Blake Brannon, Director of Sales Engineering at AirWatch, and I will be explaining our rationale for acquiring AirWatch as well as giving a technical overview of the AirWatch […]

How to Manage Your Cloud of Choice

I’m at Interop Las Vegas today presenting a talk entitled How to Manage Your Cloud of Choice. The motivation for this is talk comes from our customers trying to wrap their heads around hybrid cloud and understand how to make the best use of it. The most basic question customers ask about hybrid cloud is […]

Who feeds Paris? Changing the mindset of IT

Today I’m giving a keynote at Cloud Connect Silicon Valley entitled “Who Feeds Paris?” The question comes from a book called “Naked Economics” by Charles Wheelan.  What he means by “who feeds Paris?” is that there are

Bringing Together vSphere and Operations Management

Over the last few years, we’ve seen the need for operations management and vSphere to be closely coupled as customers were realizing the value of the two operating hand-in-hand. VMware responded to this customer need and announced today a new vSphere offering – vSphere with Operations Management, or vSOM. The bundle couples vSphere together with […]