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Highlights of VMworld 2018, Barcelona

It was a record-breaking year at VMworld Barcelona with over 13,000 attendees wide-eyed about accelerating their journey toward the cloud. Following the theme “possible begins with you”, every attendee brought great curiosity and passion for all things cloud.

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There was a high level of interactivity throughout VMworld Barcelona, from our interactive VMworld sign, to our interactive use-case demonstrations at Cloud City, and experts everywhere conducting 1:1 sessions. We were thrilled to have so many of you engage with our solutions.

And as usual, the keynotes and product announcements did not disappoint. ICYMI, here are some highlights:

Keynote Essentials

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Cloud and Developer Keynote: Public Clouds and Kubernetes at Scale
Joe Kinsella, Vice President and CTO of CloudHealth and VMware executives share how VMware Cloud helps organizations manage cost, compliance and analytics across multiple native cloud environments.

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Transforming Security in a Cloud and Mobile World
From evolving threats, to GDPR, to software-defined infrastructure, if any domain is in need of transformation, it’s cyber security. Tom Corn, VMware’s SVP/GM of Security Technologies and Strategy, reveals what you need to know about VMware and cyber security.

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Product Announcements

It was a massive year in product announcements at VMworld 2018 in the US, but there was still more to announce in Barcelona to help bring digital transformation to organizations everywhere.

VMware Cloud on AWS expands again
US and EU clients can expect additional new regions forthcoming in AWS EU (Ireland), AWS West (N. California) and AWS East (Ohio) in Q4 2018.

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Cloud Foundation 3.5
The new Cloud Foundation 3.5 will provide customers with greater deployment options, new Kubernetes support, and the latest innovations from VMware’s leading infrastructure and management portfolio.

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Embracing Technology Heterogeneity with Workspace ONE
VMware Workspace ONE provides modern management and security advancements for customers’ heterogeneous environments as well as richer employee experiences across more apps and devices.

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Say Hello to Heptio
VMware announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Heptio, a leader in the open Kubernetes ecosystem. Heptio’s products and expertise help organizations deploy and operationalize Kubernetes.

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VMware Blockchain
VMware Blockchain is a service that will provide permissioned blockchain for enterprise consortiums, which is intrinsically more secure than public blockchains. VMware is partnering with Dell Technologies, Deloitte and WWT to develop and support VMware Blockchain, with support from IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions.

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Project Dimension (Beta)
This new service will enable customers to consume infrastructure that physically resides in data centers, branch or edge sites through a cloud-managed, as-a-service approach.

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Cloud Verified Partner list grows to 27 globally
And everyone can look forward to an expanded range of services available to customers, including new VMware Validated Designs for cloud providers, as well as the general availability of new Cloud Provider Platform solutions.

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Product Rebrands
Another story of note from the VMworld Barcelona event, were two name changes to our Kubernetes-as-a-service products. VMware Kubernetes Engine is now known as VMware Cloud PKS, and VMware Pivotal Container Service is now called VMware PKS.

Cloud City
We were excited to roll out Cloud City at Barcelona, even bigger and better than its premier iteration at Vegas earlier this year. The interactive cloud infrastructure event included Q&A sessions, hands-on training, live demos and more.

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The Cloud Age is in Full Swing

With so many enterprises joining us to explore everything cloud, at both VMworld Barcelona and VMworld Las Vegas, it’s clear The Cloud Age is no longer a pipe dream but a reality. Enterprises are discovering they can experience incredible benefits to efficiency and ROI by using hybrid and native public clouds to migrate workloads, scale on demand, build next gen apps and unify operations across environments. Thanks for having us Barcelona, we can’t wait to see what the next year’s leading digital infrastructure event brings.

Ready to take the next step on your journey to the ideal cloud infrastructure? Visit our website to learn how our range of solutions can help you migrate to the cloud, scale on demand, unify multi-cloud operations and build next gen apps better than ever before.

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