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How VMware aims to distinguish itself in the cloud

Brandon Butler | Sept. 3, 2015
VMware is playing catch-up with Amazon and Microsoft -- and playing to its strengths.

In the meantime, VMware will continue to build up its vCloudAir public cloud offerings. Cloud Services VP Lodge says that in the past 24 months the company has gone from having one data center to 11 across the globe, and has more on the way.

VMware works with partners to provide complementary vCloudAir services as well. The database-as-a-service offering it previewed this week is focused on SQL, but Lodge says to expect additional database offerings in the future on vCloudAir. Other items on the roadmap include expanding VMware’s partnership with Google, to include integrations with Google cloud services like its BigQuery and DNS offerings.

VMware may not need AWS and Microsoft Azure to lose for it to win in the cloud. But it will need to deliver on what it announced at VMworld and keep going from there.


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