Last week, one of the leading US business technology publications, MIT Technology Review, announced its list of the top 50 disruptive companies worldwide. Those companies in the list are nominated by MIT Technology Review’s editors, who are looking for companies showing original and valuable technology over the last year, are bringing that technology to market at significant scale, and are also clearly influencing their competitors.
In a list that includes Amazon, Google and IBM, we’re thrilled to announce that VMware was recognised for its role in ’making cloud services more powerful with software-defined networking.’ This recognises VMware’s position at the forefront of network virtualization, which enables the dynamic creation of virtual network infrastructure and services that are completely decoupled and independent from the physical network hardware. VMware’s software-defined data center approach is disrupting the industry by extending virtualization to all data center services and making it a much quicker and simpler process to manage and create networks and network services, as well as support full application mobility across clouds.
Our placement on the list is recognition of all the hard work that VMware’s staff and partners have put in to making the software-defined data center approach a reality. It is a fantastic achievement for VMware and testament to the impact that our solutions are having on the market and with customers. Our ultimate aim is to deliver 100 per cent automation of the network in the data center, which requires a fully software-based approach, and VMware is going to continue to change the way networks are run in data centres around the globe. You can read more about VMware’s award on the MIT Technology Review website, and also in the print edition, which hit newsstands on the 5th of March.