Last week, virtualization software provider VMware strengthened its subscription-based services with the launch of VMware Cloud Universal, a SaaS based solution for the purchase of VMware multi-cloud infrastructure and management services.
Currently, more than five million customers develop apps on VMware, building applications across the data centres, the edge and the cloud. The new announcement will converge subscribers and licensees into a single entity called the VMware Cloud.
Apart from Cloud Universal, Palo Alto, California based VMware also announced the VMware Cloud Console, which is a single monitoring and management environment for VMware Cloud, and the VMware app Navigator, a new offering for assessment and prioritizing app transformation initiatives.
A January 2021 VMware research report showed that 90% of app initiatives are focused on modernization, while 80% deploy applications in a distributed model across the data center the cloud and the edge.
In an interview with TechCircle, VMware's senior vice president and general manager for cloud services Mark Lohmeyer spoke about the new VMware cloud announcements and how the new solutions simplify operations and lead to faster app modernization.
Lohmeyer also talks about Cloud Universal, the push towards subscription services, and the trends around multi-cloud.