VMworld 2016: Moving IT up the Stack
As we prepare to head to the heavily attended virtualization conference hosted by VMware and its partners, it is important that we take a look at what this year’s event will look like. VMworld has been moved to Las Vegas this year (and possibly again next year) which is also a bit symbolic as they are shifting more than just the location. VMware is beginning to shift the message to acknowledge where the industry at large is going: further up the stack.
What to Expect at VMworld 2016
Last year featured the introduction of the DevOps lounge, and a strong focus in all of the keynotes on the future integration of containers, network virtualization, and the often argued title of software-defined storage. In other words, VMware was beginning to answer the growing question about how they would adapt as the rest of the industry was bubbling up with successful startups who were opening the door to reducing the value the traditional virtualization story.
It isn’t that virtualization is not still at the heart of the biggest shift in computing in the recent decade. It is a sign that virtualization as a whole is now a commodity. Not commodity in that it is without value, but that it is just table stakes. VMware has notably, and publicly, acknowledged that vSphere license sales are reduced compared to recent years. Focus for customers and partners is on the rest of the stack. The time is now to prepare for what’s next.
Slow Burn Virtualization and Moving up the Stack
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