This week’s Friday 5 post, coincides with the release of the Magnificent 7, not really relative to the articles I picked but it definitely makes my blog post sound much cooler, just need Denzel to join a podcast!


Top 5 stories this week

Why A Former VMware CTO Is Joining Cloud Startup Embotics: ‘VMware Is In A Tough Place’

Scott Davis spent seven years at VMware as its chief technology officer for end user computing. As he joins an emerging competitor, he says VMware’s cloud strategy is on course for more choppy waters.

“They’re trying to create buzz in different areas, but VMware has changed its cloud strategy constantly,” Davis says. “They’ve made many pivots.”  (Click here for full article)


Windows Server 2016: Virtualization Unleashed

The next version of Windows Server is finally here! It’s been a long time coming — the first preview was back in October 2014.

This long gestation brings many new and improved features across most areas of Windows Server — this article will focus on what’s coming for Hyper-V and related technologies.  (Click here for full article)


Crossing the Virtualization Chasm

CSPs crossing the virtualization chasm won’t have an easy crossing due to the abundance of choices and approaches, and some are even going to have to go into the chasm in order to reap benefits of NFV, according to speakers on the Future of Virtualization panel last week at Light Reading’s NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver.

Indeed, there are many issues still to be uncovered with regard to virtualization — many related to management and orchestration — and as those issues are uncovered, service providers are going to get their hands dirty and that will slow their progress, said Roz Roseboro, senior analyst at Heavy Reading.  (Click here for full article)



6 Cool VMworld 2016 Vendors

VMworld 2016 was a whirlwind of activity for me. I didn’t get much time to stop and talk to the network of IT professionals that I value so much because I had my schedule crammed full talking to interesting vendors.

Although I might need to leave a little more breathing room in my schedule next year, the silver lining is that I got some fantastic insights about the current state of the industry and learned about some solutions that will be changing the game for their customers in the months and years to come. My team covered everything that we did at VMworld 2016…  (Click here for full article)



Mobile Virtualization Market Worth 5.68 Billion USD by 2021

According to a new market research report “Mobile Virtualization Market by Technology (Hypervisor, Application Containers, and Mobile Device Management), Organization Size (Large, and SMEs), Vertical (Retail, Media & Entertainment, Energy & Utility, BFSI, IT & Telecom) – Global Forecast to 2021”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the global market is estimated to grow from USD 2.16 Billion in 2016 to USD 5.68 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 21.3% during the forecast period.   (Click here for full article)


Greg W Stuart
Greg is the owner and editor of He's been a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He works as a Sr. Consultant at VMware and resides in Northern Virginia, 15 minutes west of Washington DC.

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