Here’s What I Learned About VMware at vForum 2017, Mumbai

Ages ago, I was introduced to the concept of blogging: a form of journal writing online. This was the time when the entire concept was seen as an amateurish exercise. There were several blog software providers — online and hosted. What really changed the world of blogging was the creation and adoption of the WordPress software.

I like to think of the WordPress example whenever I hear of new technology paradigms. For instance, I would like a WordPress for blockchain — a kind of software that would take care of my most basic and routine blockchain tasks; a kind of software that would automate publishing blockchain implementations in such a way that a basic, pre-configured, installation could perform the most rudimentary operation.

I feel likewise about cloud technologies. Wouldn’t it be good to have a layer that you add on top of cloud providers that effectively becomes the WordPress for the cloud? Interestingly, I found out that there is actually such a thing, and it is already huge — in terms of popularity, adoption, and ability. The platform I am talking about is VMware and I got to see first hand demos, and listen to live customer reviews at a recent event I was invited to: the vForum 2017 at Mumbai.

The event was really interesting and the company placed a lot of importance on it. So the CEO, CIO, CMO, and a bunch of other folks flew into India for the event. That attracted a large crowd — I don’t know exactly how many, but I heard the number was something like 3000.

But I digress: if you want to place your bets on what is going to lead to the widespread adoption of large cloud implementation, and if you do not know much about VMware (pretty much as I didn’t), I think you should check out:

Here are some pics I clicked at the event:




  1. RKN
    Oct 30, 2017

    This was a really fun event. And it was a delight meeting up with you.

  2. FarMoreThanYouThink
    Nov 5, 2017

    I like the way you liken VMware to WordPress

  3. Rajul Mehta
    Nov 7, 2017

    It might be a little far fetched to think of VMware literally as a “WordPress,” but I think that I get what you are trying to say.

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