Navigating transitions is a life skill. We all face major and minor transitions, from changing schools to moving out on your own, or having children. Ideally, each transition is an opportunity to improve and grow stronger. This holds true both in life and in business.
Today’s digital economy mandates a digital business strategy for processes, products, customer relationships and innovation as I wrote about in the first blog post in this series. This requires a suite of digital technologies including big data and analytics, cybersecurity, mobile endpoints such as user devices and connected things, and an emerging set of compute and storage infrastructures such as private clouds, public clouds, hybrid clouds, multiclouds, fog and edge. To connect and integrate all these elements, it is essential to have an overarching orchestration and application and infrastructure management strategy and a foundational network architecture, with end-to-end security.
“I’m envisioning, as I listen to you guys talk, a network mesh of data. And then, over time, applied intelligence against that data in my cloud…and this gives me scale, along with the ability to attract ecosystem partners for innovation. That seems to be the innovation cocktail, if you will, for the next decade.” Dave Vellante, theCUBE, August 28, 2018.
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!
During Day 2’s keynote at VMworld, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger stressed a critical sentiment: Success Begins with You.