Eye on VMware Update 06/05/2017


I have been M.I.A. the past couple of week traveling and catching up with some internal enablement and some Q2 planning. I cannot believe it is June already. NBA Finals is in full swing with the Golden State Warriors up 2-0. Pittsburgh Penguins lead the Stanley Cups 2-1. So, things are progressing as I had predicted.

IMG_1153I was out in Beijing, China 2 weeks ago helping with a NSX LiveFire training. It was exciting to see the technology being used all over the world. In China, NSX is being looked at mostly in the Telecommunications and our vCloud Air Network (vCAN) Service Providers. While I was in China, I also took the opportunity to visit Chengdu to visit a Panda Research Park and Xi’an to visit the Terracotta warriors. Here is a photo album if you care to see some views from China.

VMware announced Q1 earnings last week with EPS of $0.99 beats by $0.04. Revenue of $1.74B (+ 9.4% Y/Y) beats by $30M. Here are the slide deck and transcript for the 2018 Q1 earnings call.
  • NSX grew > 50% year/year
  • vSAN grew > 150% year/year
  • EUC grew 20% year/year

We recently had enablement around our End User Computing (EUC) TestDrive Demo Portal for our partners. This is a great resource for partners to demo the end to end capabilities of our entire EUC portfolio. I especially like the AirWatch demo where I can plugin my iOS or Android device register with the server and push down mobile applications to it. There are so many capabilities with our EUC platform from Mobile to VDI to Application streaming/virtualization. Please do not miss this opportunity to talk about Workspace ONE with your customers on Digital Transformation. I have also recently been asked what is the difference between AirWatch and Workspace ONE, so here is a comparison table.wsone_airwatch

I have been getting some questions on the difference between vSphere with Operations Management and vRealize Operations. Remember vSOM = vSphere Enterprise Plus + vROps Standard. vROps Standard gives you the capability to monitor your vSphere environment. With vROps Advanced and Enterprise, you can add on Management Packs that can monitor physical server, storage, networking, as well as GuestOS and applications (Enterprise Edition). You can find these Management Packs on SolutionExchange under Cloud Management Marketplace. We also have the Blue Medora True Visibility Suite that can be offered as a VMware SKU to provide additional Management Packs.tvs

For those that are still using Capacity Planner, I was recently informed there is now a new URL at http://optimize-next.vmware.com/index.cfm

vForum Online Summer 2017 is coming up on June 28th — VMware’s largest free online conference. We’ve got some great sessions around vSAN and modern infrastructure, plus live chats with the experts and Hands on Labs. Please share this reg link with the IT community and prospective customers.

vmLIVE Partner Training Calendar

VMware Customer Webcasts

Upcoming VMUG Meetings

Now for a Summary of VMware News Update from this past week.

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REMINDER: VMworld 2017 – Registration is live & Early Bird prices end June 6th. Join us in Vegas!