VMware Set To Launch Blockchain Venture And Improved Appstore
VMware could soon be launching its own blockchain service according to the company's recently published content catalogues for its VMworld conferences in Las Vegas in August and Barcelona in November.
VMware has spoken about a theoretical interest in blockchain for a while now, emphasising its interest in “Byzantine Consensus” rather than the proof-of-work most-often used for Blockchains, which the company thinks is immoral and wasteful. Lending more weight to the debut of a VM-chain is their website on which it says that they “are actively participating in advancing the infrastructure underlying the Blockchain technology in order to provide the most secure, reliable, and scalable Blockchain platforms.”
In the U.S., they will be presenting a session on “vSphere Client Roadmap: Past, Present, and Future.” It will focus on the vSphere Client, which is the only service available to manage the vSphere environment in the cloud solutions offered by the company on AWS. The company has not clarified whether it will say goodbye to its VMware Cloud hosted on AWS or not, following the release of this new service.
Another interesting session is called “Project Fractal: Edge Computing for the Real World” and promises to reveal “VMware’s plans to help you simplify deployment, management, and updates of your infrastructure and applications at the edge through the cloud.” A couple of sessions hint at updates to Cloud Foundation, but that’s not unexpected given that its components have all had updates in recent months. Others hint at updates to VMware-on-AWS, which is also to be expected given its release cycle coincides with VMworld
VMware cloud infrastructure software is already widely used by all cabinet-level agencies, all military services, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence community and the Judicial and Legislative branches of government. This announcement marks VMware’s ongoing commitment of support to government agencies that have unique security and compliance requirements for adopting hybrid cloud.