Today was the last day of VMware’s flagship conference VMworld in Las Vegas, an highly controversial edition which left a good chunk of the audience disoriented if not properly disappointed.
The debate started during Day 1 Keynote and then proliferated over Twitter in various strands. Part of the audience commented that the message delivered during the keynote suggests developers and cloud-native applications (delegated to Day 2 Keynote) as second-class citizens in VMware’s world.
Others complained that the announcements of VMware Cloud Foundation and Cross-Cloud Services (moreover in technical preview) are too few and too late to amend the One Cloud mantra VMware has drummed for an entire year.
Anyway each of these (legit) comments has been addressed by the vast legion of VMware’s aficionados and you can enjoy the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #VMworld and form your own opinion.
Criticism hasn’t ruined the party and here is a compendium of the announcements that followed:
- A further development of VMware Integrated Containers with the addition of a self-service portal (Admiral) and a registry (Harbor)
- VMware Integrate OpenStack 3, based on OpenStack Mitaka release
- A new release of VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager
- A new set of disaster recovery offerings for vCloud Air: VMware vCloud Availability
- Dotted releases for: Workstation 12.5 Player, Workstation 12.5 Pro, Fusion 8.5, Fusion 8.5 Pro
- Enhancements in Blast and new validated appliances for Horizon Air: VMware Horizon