VMware’s VForum Highlights How Businesses Can Benefit From The Multi-Cloud
Leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, VMware, held the vFORUM 2022 that mainly highlighted the next step for the tech company and for Multi-cloud in the tech world.
The event featured an array of experienced speakers both from VMware and its partners and sponsors with topics revolving around the Multi-cloud and VMware’s journey of taking multi-cloud to the next level.
VMware’s lead solutions engineer, Daniel Ndirangu, highlighted how business can be done via the multi-cloud. Ndirangu’s enlightening presentation further highlighted how digital investments (for example the multi-cloud) are driving innovation for customers and employees.
These investments have seen many organisations reap big as they have improved self service experience on their platforms, improve digital transactions, incorporate hybrid learning etc. Governments and States that have invested digitally in products like the multi-cloud have seen the drastic change in e-government services as well.
In his presentation at the VMware vFORUM, Ndirangu also noted that 81 per cent of IT executives are increasing investment in digital initiatives. Businesses that are investing in digital initiatives are standardizing on the multi-cloud.
73 per cent of large enterprises are deploying to multi-cloud environments. These enterprises have already gained a lot from this including; transforming customer experience & growth, scaling businesses & innovation, empowering employee engagement & productivity.
As highlighted at the vFORUM, the multi-cloud is powering measurable business impact. Businesses that have incorporated the multi-cloud into their operations have seen the benefits and more businesses in Africa are encouraged to get on board the multi-cloud train.
35 per cent of these businesses have seen their revenue increase from faster delivery of modern applications. They have also seen faster innovation even at the edge with 41 per cent fewer costs and hours spend on IT infrastructure. There has also been a 35 per cent productivity savings across a distributed workforce.
However, Ndirangu also noted that it has not been an entirely easy journey for VMware as they develop the multi-cloud. There has been risk related to security, data, as well as privacy issues. There has also been inconsistent infrastructure constructs (APIs, database, network, security) with also a complexity in environment management policy.
VMware has grown over the years in what its main focus is. In the 2000s VMware was the virtualization leader globally; in the 2010s it was the global leader for private cloud. In this age of time, VMware has proven to be a Multi-cloud & Apps Leader globally.
Other speaker’s at the vFORUM talked on topics centered around the multi-cloud and other digital investments that firms have been making during this age of digital transformation.
The speakers include the likes of Samuel Kariuki (Azure Specialist, Microsoft), Michael Leong (Senior Virtual Cloud Networking Specialist, VMware), Lee Syse (Lead Cloud Solutions Architect – Cloud Provider at VMware), Lorna Hardie (Regional Director at VMware, Sub-Saharan Africa), Delon Karrim (Lead Solutions Engineer, VMware)