VMware COO Sanjay Poonen's Six Biggest Statements From CloudLIVE

“The world of applications is moving from simple packaged apps to containerized-based modern apps, and we've made some big moves there. Because we believe that we were instrumental in creating 70 million VMs over the course of the last 20 years -- that's the name, VMware has been synonymous with VM -- we should play a meaningful role in the evolution of virtual machines to containers. So we made some big moves the last three weeks. We put 3,000 people -- post the close of Pivotal (Software) -- on this topic of containers, and we expect to become the world standard in containers and Kubernetes through the efforts of not just Pivotal, but the company we acquired a year ago, Heptio, that were the founders of Kubernetes. If you're considering other competitive products in containers, whether it's OpenShift or Anthos, we want to be the best in that container movement.”


‘Stay humble, stay hungry. I never want to lose the roots of that 18-year-old Sanjay who came to Boston Logan Airport and had 50 bucks in his pocket,’ says the chief operating officer of the Palo Alto, Calif., cloud computing and virtualization software and services company.