Sanjay Poonen

We Have a Bigger Plan For Security

“Fundamentally, we have a bigger plan for security,” says VMware COO Sanjay Poonen. “We felt it was the perfect time for us to come up with a disruptive play that was based on big data, was AI, and was cloud-based. There were only two companies doing it, CrowdStrike and Carbon Black. We felt Carbon Black …

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Move fast and pray: The merits and perils of speed in enterprise tech

Sometimes speed wins. Other times, it kills. Speed to market, first-mover advantage, rapid deployment and quantum moves forward are generally considered to be positive attributes in the tech world. Yet is it also possible that enterprise tech, which has suddenly become a pretty hot sector, currently is enjoying too much of a good thing? Speed …

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Years in the making: Carbon Black is the capstone for VMware’s security business strategy

(This article has been updated with an extended review of Carbon Black to reflect Tom Barsi’s selection as theCUBE’s Guest of the Week.) Don’t look now, but VMware Inc. has built a significant cybersecurity practice. The August acquisition of Carbon Black Inc. for $2.1 billion represented a major step forward for the network virtualization vendor’s …

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VMware’s big-ticket shopping spree sharpens focus on Kubernetes and cybersecurity

When he was head coach of the NFL’s New England Patriots in the 1990s, Bill Parcells was once asked if he thought he should be involved in acquiring players for his team. “If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries,” Parcells said. …

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It Is a Multi-Cloud World, Says VMWare COO

“VMWare allows the datacenter to act like a public cloud,” says VMWare COO Sanjay Poonen. “It is a multicloud world. While AWS will be first and preferred for us, we want every customer that has VMWare in the private cloud but AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, and Alibaba, those are the top five hyperscalers, and all …

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