VMworld Europe 2014: Day 1 Keynote announcements

October 14, 2014
VMworld Europe 2014: Day 1 Keynote announcements

Day 1 of VMworld Europe 2014 got off to a spectacular start earlier today with the opening keynote from Pat Gelsinger and senior executives including Sanjay Poonen, Bill Fathers, Maurizio Carli and Kit Colbert.

Together they outlined VMware’s direction and vision for the future, and the new solutions which will drive this. According to Pat, the world is becoming increasingly fluid, and this is impacting every aspect of our lives, from education to business. As a result, all of VMware’s solutions are focused on enabling organisations to respond to these rapidly changing market conditions, satisfying both business and end-user requirements.


We’ve covered the main announcements below, and have grouped them according to the three core pillars of VMware’s strategy outlined by Pat in his keynote – Software-Defined Data Center, End User Computing, Hybrid Cloud.  Also check out our storify for all the reaction from the attendees and around the announcements.


  • vSphere vCloud Suite 5.8
  • vSphere 6.0 Beta
  • Virtual Volumes and Virtual SAN 2.0 Beta
  • Federation SDDC Solution (with EMC/Pivotal)
  • vRealize Suite – Offering a single unified management platform across cloud, virtual and physical environments
  • EVO Rack – EVO Rail functionality at full cloud scale


  • New European vCloud Air data centre being added in Germany
  • vCloud Air on Demand – Early access available from mid-November. Visit vmware.com/go/ondemand to sign up!
  • vCloud Air – ViPR (EMC) object storage – Beta now open


  • Just-In Time Desktop – Virtual desktops reimagined and inspired by mobility
  • Project Fargo – Allows rapid duplication of existing virtual machines, with both machines sharing the same resources, providing powerful scalability
  • CloudVolumes – Near instant deployments of applications to a virtual desktop environment

You can expect to hear more news about all of these announcements over the coming months, and keep your eyes on the blog and Twitter for additional announcements from VMworld Europe over the next couple of days. Join in the discussion using #VMworld.

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