At a Strategic Forum for Institutional Investors today, VMware, CEO, Pat Gelsinger outlined the company’s strategy, revealing more details about its plans to deliver the software-defined datacenter, expand its hybrid cloud offerings and empower the multi-deviceera. “VMware’s vision is to empower people and organizations by radicallysimplifying IT through virtualization software,” said Gelsinger. “Our customers are looking to us to help them solve some of the toughest challenges in IT in simple and elegant ways thereby delivering new levels of efficiency, control and agility. To do this, we will continue to introduce new innovations and offerings that will empower IT as a broker of services that drive speed of business and competitive advantage.”
In 2013, VMware will execute against three growth priorities: Redefining Infrastructure: The Software-Defined Data Center Through the software-defined data center VMware will extend the benefits of virtualization to all areas of the data center – network, security, storage and management. Today, the company revealed its intentions to merge the VMware vCloud Networking and SecurityT product line with the Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) into a single product family based on a common technology foundation, to be named VMware NSX. Expected to launch in the second half of 2013, VMware NSX will represent the full potential of network virtualization by working across VMware and non-VMware hypervisors and cloud management systems, as well as any underlying networking hardware. Additionally, VMware NSX will provide an open framework for the integration of ecosystem services for networking and security. By virtualizing the network, VMware NSX will allow customers to accelerate application deployment, lower both capital and operational costs and transform network operations in a non-disruptive manner.