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What You Missed at VMworld 2018 Europe

Submitted by on November 15, 2018 – 7:26 amNo Comment

VMworld 2018 Europe, held in Barcelona at the Fira Gran Via Conference Centre Nov. 4-9, drew in more than 11,000 VMware customers and partners. Although not as big as VMworld 2018 America held in Las Vegas in September, VMware did make some interesting announcements this year in Barcelona. Following are the five technologies and subjects that caught my eye the most in Barcelona.

Hepito. VMworld CEO Pat Gelsinger announced that VMware has acquired Hepito, an interesting company based in Seattle that was started by two Google engineers who developed Kubernetes. I had a chance to speak with them last year and was impressed with the vision that they had for the company. At that time, I was fairly certain they would stay independent for a while, so VMware must have had a very good sales pitch to bring them into the company. Hepito offers various services and products based on Kubernetes, including Sonobuoy, which runs conformance tests on a Kubernetes cluster. This acquisition plays nicely into VMware’s overarching vision for containers.

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