Mainstage Announcement of Beta Versions for VMware Blockchain and Project Dimension
VMworld 2018 Europe, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) showcased how, in collaboration with its customers and partners, it is shaping the future of cloud, mobile, networking and security as well as innovating in emerging areas like containers, IoT, edge computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning. On stage at VMworld in Barcelona, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and CTO Ray O’Farrell previewed several technology innovations – including VMware Blockchain and Project Dimension and discussed how to build and navigate the digital infrastructure that powers digital business.
“Tech innovation is vibrant across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and is leading the way to shape the future in key areas such as 5G, IoT, Smart Cities, Data Privacy, amongst others,” said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. “With digital transformation underway worldwide, customers are increasingly relying on VMware to be their essential, ubiquitous digital foundation enabling their business transformation.”
Arvind Krishna, senior vice president, hybrid cloud, joined Pat Gelsinger on the main stage to discuss client momentum and news of the day including a new IBM Services offering to help migrate and extend mission-critical VMware workloads to the IBM Cloud, and new integrations to enable enterprises to modernize applications with Kubernetes and containers.
The VMworld 2018 Europe General Session Keynote featured several leading-edge technology previews and demonstrations including:
In Beta: VMware Blockchain
While blockchain is gaining popularity in companies worldwide, enterprises are working to find resources to deploy and manage blockchain and determine how blockchain fits into the overall IT strategy. Announced , VMware Blockchain is a service that will provide permissioned blockchain for enterprise consortiums which is intrinsically more secure than public blockchains. VMware Blockchain will provide the foundation for decentralized trust while delivering enterprise-grade scalability, reliability, security and manageability. The service will be integrated into existing VMware tools to help protect the network and compute functions that underlie a true enterprise blockchain.