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VMware CEO Lists Top 3 Priorities for 2019: NSX, Cloud, and Containers

December 05, 2018 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

VMware’s top three 2019 priorities are NSX, cloud, and containers, and in that order, according to CEO Pat Gelsinger. “If we come out of next year and let people really see us in lead in those domains, score,” he said, during his keynote at the Barclays Global Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Conference. “Obviously I love my vSAN child. It’s not as important as my NSX child,” he added, referring to VMware’s software-defined storage and its networking and security platform, respectively. The company has taken steps over the last year to stretch its network virtualization from the data center to the edge and the cloud, adding SD-WAN from its VeloCloud acquisition and support for vSphere-private clouds, native Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) workloads, and VMware Cloud on AWS. Last month at VMworld Europe the company supercharged its container play. It updated Cloud Foundation, its hybrid cloud stack, with new Kubernetes sup...