Enterprises in India now have access to Google cloud VMware. They can now shift their VMware apps to Google cloud without having to rewrite them. This will help the enterprises shift to cloud, reduce operational burden while profiting from scale and agility, and maintain continuity with their own existing tools, policies, and processes. VMware is valued for its third-party ecosystem for disaster recovery, backup, monitoring, security, and many other IT tools.
Dell would spin off its 81% stake in VMware to lower its long-term debt of $41.62 bn, mostly taken during its 2016 acquisition of EMC. The cloud computing firm will disburse a special cash dividend of around $12 bn to all its stakeholders, including Dell, which will receive around $9.7 bn, in a likely tax-free transaction. Dell, with the spinoff, will also get an investment-grade rating and simplify the capital structure. VMware, at present, is Dell’s best-performing unit.
Salesforce appointed Arun Kumar Parameswaran as SVP and MD (sales and distribution) India from early May. He will be based out in Bengaluru will report to Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO and Chairperson. Parameswaran, in the recent past, was VP for the Enterprise business at VMware. He comes with over 28 years of experience and has worked with clients across the enterprise, commercial, PSU’s and SMB’s on their digital transformation journeys.
VMware has acquired Mesh7, a US-based company, for an undisclosed price with the aim to deliver modern apps connectivity services to enable a developer experience for more secure operations, The company, founded by Amit Jain and Pratik Roychowdhury, provide ‘API Security Mesh’ solution empowers information security professionals that capabilities to protect modern, cloud-native apps and microservices against cyber threats and breaches.
Check Point Software, a global cybersecurity solutions provider has appointed Manish Alshi, as head of channels and growth technologies for India. Alshi was previously the director of channels and alliances at VMware Software India. At CheckPoint, he will be responsible for supervising the company’s channel ecosystem in India and the SAARC region along with business growth for cloud, mobile and endpoint security.
Google has announced a suite of infrastructure management tools VM Manager. The new offering will help reduce the complexity involved in moving workload by simplifying cloud-native tools that can operate and manage cloud resources, similar to on-premises infrastructure management tools, through automation. It offers a single dashboard for real-time inventory tracking. The services include patch, configuration and inventory management.
VMware has appointed Guru Venkatachalam as VP and CTO after Bruce Davie, for the Asia Pacific and Japan ( APJ) region. Venkatachalam with 28 years of experience in IT, would develop the company’s cloud, app modernisation, networking, security, digital workspace platforms and help deliver solutions aligned to customers’ and partners’ strategic priorities. Prior to this role, he was CTO of Cloud Architecture at VMware.