CenturyLink and VMware. Better Together.
It’s been a fantastic week in Las Vegas for VMworld 2018. CenturyLink has had a tremendous presence at this year’s show, and it was a great opportunity to share our story. It was also nice making so many new connections with a lot of very smart people!
VMware Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Poonen’s theme for day two of VMworld 2018 was Pioneers of the Possible.
During Day 2’s keynote at VMworld, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger stressed a critical sentiment: Success Begins with You.
It was an exciting first day of VMworld here in Las Vegas. More than 20,000 people are attending this 20th-birthday celebration of the VMware, and the energy from newly announced innovations is high!
Tens of thousands of partners, customers and IT leaders gathered at VMworld 2018, Las Vegas. The first day feels like a prelude into what to expect for the rest of the show and future trends.
Companies today know that the cloud should be part of their IT strategy, but are not always clear on exactly how. Part of the challenge is that different companies are best served by different strategies, and the best approach to use depends on a variety of factors, such as their overall digital business strategy as I wrote about in the first blog in this three-part series, financial resources, IT competencies, workload characteristics, balance of legacy versus cloud-native applications, internal IT cost structure relative to the cloud, achievable economies of scale, reliability and availability targets, opportunities for custom performance engineering and the like.
One of the greatest challenges of digital transformation is not technical, it’s mental and emotional. Technology never stops evolving. To modernize your infrastructure you have to change your mindset, because you will always be evolving what you do and how you do it. You’re never done.
With digital transformation accelerating the pace of change, retailers must take a long-view approach to re-engineering customer experience or risk becoming obsolete. Analysts from IDC Retail Insights will be providing a series of thought leadership guest blogs on the state of digital business transformation for today’s retailers and the key IT pillars to optimize the digital journey.