Tackling the seemingly impossible is at the roots of VMware’s origin. At VMware, we continue to cultivate a culture of innovation where curiosity meets execution, building technology that impacts the future. This is reflected in what we call the VMware Innovation Engine, fueled by three main sources: (1) The VMware global R&D teams and the powerful software portfolio it creates brings innovation to accelerate our customers' digital transformation; (2) Corporate Development expands and enhances our product lines through strategic acquisitions, partnerships or investments; (3) The Office of the CTO explores and inspires research and innovation throughout VMware with our diverse program portfolio.
VMware’s Office of the CTO (OCTO) charter is to look over the horizon – exploring, inspiring, and innovating to impact the future. OCTO is driving innovation programs and research, while connecting technologists from academia, to our field, to our customer and partner communities. In addition, we are focused on how VMware relates to the Open Source community and our Sustainability initiatives to positively impact and shape the future.
Extraordinary ideas that will transform tomorrow are born today. VMware Research and its Academic Program are home to industry researchers, university faculty, and students from around the world who are collaborating to develop ideas that will influence the future of technology.
Inspired by the drive, passion and intellectual curiosity our teams have for technology, we are committed to providing diverse innovation programs that inspire members of the VMware community to explore the possibilities. VMware team members are encouraged and empowered to constantly challenge the status quo, ask "what if" and explore new technologies.
Collaboration and a keen interest in technical excellence are core to VMware’s values. VMware actively engages with the open-source community through contributions to exiting projects, as well as developing, releasing and leading new open-source projects and initiatives.
Our mission is to leave ahead a better future—to put back more into the environment, society and the global economy than we take—and to inspire our employees, customers and partners to do the same. To us, the seemingly impossible is possible. And we work to provide it every day.
4 Hypervisors + 1 Server = 0 Nesting
Today’s VMworld US keynote included a demo where we ran four hypervisors concurrently on the same x86 server, and none of the hypervisors were nested. While on the surface that might seem impossible, the magic that made it all happen was our continued work on running ESXi on 64-bit Arm platforms.
VMware Blockchain – VMworld State of the Union
It’s hard to believe that only a year ago, at VMworld US 2018, we announced Project Concord, an open-source blockchain stack with a scalable byzantine fault tolerant engine at its core. A few months later, at VMworld Europe 2018, we announced the beta of the commercial solution – VMware Blockchain – that is built on top of Project Concord.
Post Quantum Cryptography and the Approaching Storm
There is no shortage of excitement surrounding recent advancements in quantum computing! Whether it’s company press releases on new prototypes and products (e.g., IBM Q System One, IonQ), academic research on quantum applications or the physics of qubits (e.g. molecular simulation, single-photon emitters), or government-related announcements on new research initiatives (e.g., National Quantum Initiative, Stanford Q-FARM), a steady flow of developments has kept us on the edge of our seats. The science behind it all has provided a heady list of technical issues to follow.