VMware’s AI/ML direction and Hardware Acceleration with vSphere Bitfusion

Machine Learning (ML) workloads are emerging as increasingly important for our customers as the competitive value of predictive modeling becomes manifest. We see these workloads from edge to data center to cloud, depending on a host of variables and customer requirements. CPU-based ML is quite common and microprocessor vendors continue to enhance their processors with new instructions and […]

Taming Complexity in Software Development with Behavior Driven Development (BDD)

TL; DR Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is a testing methodology that brings a common language and process to large teams with diverse skillsets. It improves cohesion and facilitates participation in projects by breaking down (communication) silos and reducing misunderstandings. An example is given that shows how BDD is used on a gRPC application written in […]

Hack Everywhere – VMware’s second Global Borathon!

  This month, we saw incredible hacker participation across the globe in our second annual global Borathon 2020. Previously, most Borathons were held locally in our major R&D sites. In the spirit of trying new things, we created this virtual event last year to include all our remote and global employees together in one company […]

The Emergence of Cloud Runtimes: New Abstractions Driving Next Level of Cloud Reliability

From service mesh to cloud runtimes as a new emerging pattern. We often meet with CIOs who are struggling to maintain desired Service Level Objectives (SLOs) for their users. Their systems suffer from lackluster reliability and have a complicated performance posture. When they ask their teams for an explanation of why systems are not meeting […]

Moving to Multi-Cloud? Start with the Architecture.

As VMware CTO, I have the opportunity to meet with customers around the globe and across a variety of industries discussing the challenges they face in organizing their cloud architectures. Based on these discussions and many years experience as a Cloud Architect, I would like to share four key imperatives that can help with the […]

The New Normal

If you are reading this during business hours, it is safe to say you are probably not in your normal office. If it’s outside of work hours, you are hopefully at home keeping healthy. Either way, you along with everyone else in the world are going through these uncertain times together. In March, our CEO, […]

Earth Day 2020: Planting Seeds of Sustainability Innovation for the Future

April 22nd officially marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the annual event that brings awareness to the importance of climate action to help heal our planet. In these unprecedented times of sheltering in place, homeschooling, and Zoom meetings, Earth Day is a further reminder of our interdependence on each other and on our planet. No […]