VWware with initial hope of becoming one of the leading enterprises in the public cloud with its offerings such as vCHS and vCloud Air. However, the VMware public cloud products didn’t reach the expectations of partners and customers. VMware was quick in making out the market’s reaction to its product, so the company decided to exit the public cloud business. It sold the vCloud Air assets to OVH, Europe’s one of the largest hosting providers. Pat Gelsinger, tech-savvy and pragmatic CEO of VMware went in to apply the principle of fail-fast to vCloud Air before it transformed to a white elephant.
The company didn’t waste any time in approaching one of its biggest competitor, AWS, for a strategic partnership. Many industry experts were skeptical about the deal saying that the deal is just for convenience purpose rather than technological development. As time has passed, VMware has emerged as the leader when it comes to making strategic partnerships in the cloud, where multi-cloud is the focus. Even IBM and Microsoft have become VMware partners that offer hybrid cloud platform on the IBM cloud and Azure. The merger between the Dell and VMware are managed hybrid cloud platform on Dell EMC hardware. There are multiple data centers and infrastructure providers that deliver the required VMware stack using the VMware service provider program.
The increased availability of the vSphere and vCenter in multiple clouds and hosting environment is making the VMware cloud setup reliable. Customers can increasingly move workloads from on-premise environment to partner managed cloud environment to another hyper-scale cloud platform that is being managed by VMware. VMware is turning its Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) into a complete global infrastructure that can satisfy enterprise requirements. The companies recent acquisition of Bitnami and CloudHealth is all set to position the company as a strong multi and hybrid cloud player.