VMworld 2015 Europe: Cloud native apps are the future according to VMware
By   |  December 02, 2015

During its opening kenote session at VMworld Europe 2015, CEO Pat Gelsinger highlighted the three strategic aspects for its business. These are the technologies around the data center, the software strategy for business mobility, and the impact of digital transformation in the business world.

Gelsinger further stressed that VMware would continue to support the digital business transformation. The motto of VMworld this year was “Ready for any” with a subtitle that encompasses the three aforementioned topics: “One cloud, Any Application, Any device “.

The justification for this is that strong axis applications are doing to change the world to digital and thereby our way of working. VMware’s goal is to provide a single infrastructure layer to help businesses to support their application traditional as well as “Cloud native. ” The challenge is to manage applications and workloads as evenly as possible. Another highlight is to offer companies the ability to access applications from any mobile terminal in fluid mode without disconnection. With another hot topic regarding the underlying security. The goal is to change the model network security end to end by integrating innovation for applications and devices and data. Gelsinger then described the five fundamental axes of engagement required for a company to succeed in a digital world.

1 Asymmetry in Business: elephants must learn to dance
Companies must learn to innovate as a start-up, and deliver as a business. For Gelsinger, the challenge is longer to go higher, further and stronger, but to be more reactive, faster and more responsive. Companies that will prevail in this new era are no longer the biggest or the oldest, This is no longer the company greater or old, but the fastest.

2 Entering the professional era of Cloud: unified Cloud is the future
Business infrastructures will become increasingly hybrid with the advent of connected objects, distributed infrastructure and services and applications heterogeneity. This is the new challenge for the CIO and the major issue around cloud technologies and unification of resources.

3 The Security Challenge: Protecting people, apps and data
This new era also poses major challenges around safety. Overall, IT budgets are in a stabilization phase, and the only growing budgets are those related to security. The budgets to improve security are becoming increasingly important in order to compensate for environments that are not necessarily secured enough to begin with. It has therefore become imperative to rethink security as a whole and to use new technologies around the Network like SDN (Software Defined Network). For it is a necessary step to support the infrastructure as it evolves. For Gelsinger, we are entering a new era for security.

4 The next wave of innovation: proactive technology
For Gelsinger, proactive technology must help to automate almost everything. The capacity to capture and analyze data in time real must lead to intelligent systems who can analyze human behavior and adapt itself. With strong artificial intelligence implications around the manipulation, treatment and security around the data.

5 Tech-driven exchange reshapes the S & P 500: Taking Risks is the lowest risk
Gelsinger estimated that 40% of businesses no longer exist in 10 years by not taking technological change in time to propose new services. It is therefore more risky not to take risks to take to address the new corners technology.

3 billion people connected in 2025
Gelsinger announced that in 2025, 3 billion people will be connected, with the cloud becoming the foundation of this digital world. And one huge issue around security, which it becomes one of the basic prerequisites. At the heart of these digital services, Gelsinger firmly believes that companies need to transform themselves to succeed and survive. He believes that VMware and its parent company, EMC, need to improve integration to be relevant to a changing market, including in terms of architecture with EMC storage technologies and components. As a sign of things to come, the revenue model of VMware has evolved significantly to reflect these changes. VMware’s virtualization revenues have declined down between 35 and 40% of its turnover. The rest proceeds from its non-virtualization activities. End User Computing activities are said to be evolving significantly, however details have not yet been revealed.

Federation : an integrated approach
This integrated federation approach is achieved through vCloud Air, with two deals around storage with world-class Cloud storage vendors based on Google and EMC for Premium Storage. Altogether making part of the EHC initative, Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, and having in common vSphere as a virtualized infrastructure layer. VMware therefore positions itself as a cloud platform technology provider with its VMware platform Unified Hybrid Cloud platform around two strong axes. On the one hand simplifying supply for enterprises with the integration of EVO SDDC Manager vRealize Suite, NSX 6.2, Virtual SAN vSphere 6.1 and 6, and secondly its extension through vCloud Air hybrid networking services, content synchronization mechanisms and workload movement between heterogeneous Cloud, illustrated by a Tech Preview of Skyscraper project.

Service automation between Clouds
VMware also continues to work on automation services for Companies such as data centers.

A concrete example: establishing a mirror mode link for synchronization templates between virtual machines in private and public clouds. Or the addition of network extensions between private cloud and public cloud through mechanisms dedicated to long-distance migration through vCenter vMotion. This platform also allows Information collection on the deployed VMs according to the available Cloud load and availability. The addition of a local frontend with remote data allows organizations to better take advantage of use Public Cloud and limit the shadow IT.

Disaster Recovery offers
VMware has also announced new dedicated vCloud Air storage and disaster recovery services to be operational early next year through vCloud Air Disaster recovery services Air vCloud mobile backend-as-a service, vCloud Air Storage object, and finally vCloud Air SQL. The stated aim is to bring to customers a public mode service extension for four types of use: site or data protection, on demand use (e.g. DirecTV) mobile applications, and development of test applications running a public cloud. The service catalog will continue to evolve and improve. Other technologies announced include vSphere integrated containers. This offer integrates technologies vRealize, vSphere, and VSAN NSX, and adds others specifically developed like Instant Clone as the project Bonneville (application container) or Photon OS, a lightweight Linux operating system weighing just 27 megabytes.

A new additional focus : business mobility
VMware characterized these cloud applications native as being able to go beyond the usual scope assigned to them, through distributed applications in fragmented form, ie microservices, for mobile professionals. This new paradigm puts the user at the center of management and administration proposal through a single sign on gateway. The management of these users being devolved to new VMware Identity Manager Advanced. The highlighted benefits are threefold: increasing the mobility of staff, streamlining business processes and reduce operating costs.

Microsoft and VMware partners for mobile app delivery
Also in terms of mobility, the company presented the A² project with its competitor and partner for the occasion, Microsoft. This project has been demonstrated as a Tech Preview for Appvolume, a joint work for AirWatch application management and delivery. The objective is here to offer a framework for provisioning and deplying pplication for Windows 10 users. An initiative coherent with Microsoft’s Universal Apps which represents the convergence between the desktop and mobile mode of app delivery. Based on AirWatch, this completes Micvrosoft’s offer to cover iOS and Android Smartphones and tablets.

The projected revenue of enterprise Cloud business should skyrocket from $ 22 billion today to 77 billion in 2030. Adoption of hybrid cloud is therefore considered as an industry-wide issue.

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