The company has taken steps over the last year to stretch its network virtualization from the data center to the edge and the cloud, adding SD-WAN from its VeloCloud acquisition and support for vSphere-private clouds, native Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) workloads, and VMware Cloud on AWS.
Last month at VMworld Europe the company supercharged its container play. It updated Cloud Foundation, its hybrid cloud stack, with new Kubernetes support. VMware also announced a new integration with IBM Cloud's managed Kubernetes service. And it's buying Heptio, a startup whose founders co-created Kubernetes while working at Google.