Microsoft Expected To Make Major Cloud Gains At The Expense Of—Everyone

On the heals of a survey showing Microsoft making significant inroads in the cloud industry, Morgan Stanley has even worse news for the company’s competitors, according to Business Insider. In the previous survey by Goldman Sachs—despite AWS taking in the…

It Is a Multi-Cloud World, Says VMWare COO

“VMWare allows the datacenter to act like a public cloud,” says VMWare COO Sanjay Poonen. “It is a multicloud world. While AWS will be first and preferred for us, we want every customer that has VMWare in the private cloud…

Clumio Raises $135 Million Series C Funding For Cloud Backup Solutions

Cloud backup provider Clumio has announced that it has secured $135 million in Series C funding. Clumio was founded by serial entrepreneur Poojan Kumar to provide cloud companies with a suite of cloud-based backup tools. The company’s approach is someone…

Google Acquires CloudSimple, A Company Once Crucial to Microsoft

Google announced in a blog post today that it has acquired CloudSimple, a company once central to Microsoft’s cloud ambitions. CloudSimple is a “secure, high performance, dedicated environment in Public Clouds to run VMware workloads.” Google struck a partnership with…

Google Hires Former VP of Microsoft’s Office Product Group

Business Insider is reporting that Google has hired Javier Soltero, a former head of strategy for Microsoft Office. Soltero had left Microsoft in late 2018 amid internal reorganization. In his new role with Google, Soltero will take over as Vice…

VMware COO: We Have a Bigger Plan For Security

Fundamentally, we have a bigger plan for security, says VMware COO Sanjay Poonen. We felt it was the perfect time for us to come up with a disruptive play that was based on big data, was AI, and was cloud-based. There were only two companies doing it, CrowdStrike and Carbon Black.

Bitcoin is Bad, Blockchain Is Revolutionizing, Says VMware CEO

Bitcoin as its implemented and implementation of blockchain and distributed ledger I assert is bad, says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. Its purpose is almost all illicit and it’s an environmental crisis. This is a terrible implementation of blockchain. I’m not saying that blockchain is bad. I think it is revolutionizing.

VMware Is Now a Platform For Digital Transformation, Says CEO

“We believe that our conversations now have gone from targeted to holistic to be this platform for their digital transformation,” says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. “That core idea of how do they get to that digital future, that’s not an IT discussion anymore, that’s a business strategy conversation.”

Michael Dell Predicts in 10 Years More Computed Data on the Edge Than Cloud

“The surprise outcome ten years from now is there’ll be something much bigger than the private cloud and the public cloud,” says Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell. “It’s the edge. I actually think there will be way more computed data on the edge in ten years than any of the derivatives of cloud.”

There’s This Explosion of Innovation, Says VMware CEO

“There’s this explosion of innovation that’s going on,” says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. “I’ve called it the four superpowers; cloud, mobility, AI, and IoT. These are just causing so many new companies, investment of capital, major new IPOs that are going on.”