Excitement and optimism surround the potential of Generative AI transforming the Asia Pacific technology landscape, as showcased at VMware Explore 2023 in Singapore. Leading innovators, including ComfortDelGro, LG CNS, NTT DoCoMo, PSA Singapore, Singtel, Union Bank of India, and Wipro, emphasized the importance of digital transformation.
Organizations across Asia display a strong commitment to driving innovation, exploring new opportunities, and confidently navigating through challenges in a rapidly changing environment. Success in this realm involves balancing various responsibilities, such as promoting top-line growth, empowering a flexible workforce, optimizing cloud spend, and enhancing resilience. VMware pledges its support to customers, investing in technologies enabling consistent and secure operations across multi-cloud environments.
IDC Research Insights
Recent research from IDC indicates that through 2024, enterprises globally expect to allocate over half of their technology budgets towards innovation. With a more substantial budget portion dedicated to digital innovation, technology providers supporting and empowering these initiatives will prove invaluable to enterprises.
“Asia-Pacific has experienced significant growth, driven by multi-cloud innovation,” stated Sylvain Cazard, Senior Vice President and General Manager for APJ at VMware. The company assists clients at every transformation stage, from managing multi-cloud complexity to harnessing digital foundation power, emphasizing their commitment with the launch of VMware Private AI Foundation.
VMware Explore 2023 Announcements
Key announcements from VMware Explore 2023 include new Private AI offerings designed to encourage enterprise adoption of generative AI and facilitate corporate data value extraction. Highlights encompass the introduction of VMware Private AI Foundation with Nvidia and the VMware Private AI Reference Architecture for Open Source, supporting current and future open-source software (OSS) technologies.
The company has also introduced VMware AI Ready, a program providing ISVs with necessary tools and resources for product validation and certification on the VMware Private AI Reference Architecture.
VMware Cloud Innovations
VMware announced the next stage of VMware Cloud’s evolution, introducing new offerings and capabilities to assist customers in modernizing, optimizing, and enhancing protection for their organizations. The announcement revealed new offerings within the vSAN family, providing petabyte-scale disaggregated storage for even more scalable, efficient, and cost-effective storage solutions for VMware Cloud.
Tanzu’s Accelerated App Delivery
VMware introduced a suite of powerful new offerings across VMware Tanzu, providing a complete solution to develop, deliver, and optimize apps across clouds. New additions include the VMware Tanzu Application Engine (currently in beta), enhanced multi-cloud Kubernetes operations, and a developer portal extending curated app templates.
VMware’s AI-Powered Integrations
Modern AI integrations were announced for the VMware Anywhere Workspace platform, aiming to optimize employee experience, drive new vulnerability management use cases, and simplify application lifecycle management.
Leaders from various organizations shared their positive experiences partnering with VMware, highlighting significant technological transformation, advanced digital capabilities, speedy K8S platform delivery, and substantial support in their respective digital transformation journeys.
Charting New Sovereign Cloud Frontiers
Amidst increasing global interconnectedness, issues surrounding data and privacy have escalated in complexity. In response, VMware has cultivated an ecosystem of 22 VMware Sovereign Cloud partners in the APJ region, addressing demands for sovereign cloud capabilities.
Data security and sovereignty remain top priorities for organizations, with VMware committed to empowering customers with secure, resilient infrastructure solutions. With discussions and strategies regarding Sovereign Clouds and Data Classification and Management underway, the future of cloud sovereignty for organizations in the APJ region looks promising.