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#VMworld 2016 Interview with VMware's Alberto Farronato (@Alberto_F) - The SDDC Vision (@VMwareSDDC)

VMware continues to execute on its long-term vision of the software-defined data center (@vmwaresddc). At VMworld 2016, the company announced Cross-Cloud Services, which Guido Appenzeller, VMware’s CTSO, called “the complete SDDC experience on-prem and in the cloud,” along with the VMware Cloud Foundation, which is an integrated SDDC platform that combines vSphere, VSAN and NSX, for the first time offering customers a fully integrated SDDC solution. (More on that here.) But there’s so much more to VMware’s SDDC story and vision.

David Davis sat down with Alberto Farronato, Sr. Director of Product Marketing for VMware SDDC, to get more information about not only what’s new, but what’s next for VMware’s SDDC. In the video Farronato discusses the SDDC manager, which he says is the key component of the Cloud Foundation, allowing customers to simplify the process of building and managing clouds–both on- and off-prem. Farronato further explains the powerful capabilities available in SDDC manager, also touching on the new Cloud Foundation as a service offering, delivered through a partnership with IBM.

To learn more about the new additions to VMware’s SDDC vision, the Hand-on Labs is a great place to experience the technology for yourself. You can also learn more at