CRN Exclusive: VMware COO Talks NSX Vs. Cisco ACI, Working Under Michael Dell, HPE-SimpliVity Impact And Product Roadmap

COO Talks NSX, Amazon, Cisco

With VMware NSX now at a $1 billion run rate, chief operating officer Rajiv Ramaswami spoke with CRN about his vision for the product, competing against Cisco ACI and how NSX is integral to VMware's cloud partnership with Amazon.

"Every major initiative at VMware right now has NSX as part of it – our cross cloud architecture, the VMware Cloud Foundation, the cross cloud services, VMware Cloud on AWS – all of those have NSX inside," said Ramaswami, COO, Products and Cloud Services for the Palo Alto, Calif.-based software vendor. "The majority of our NSX business is being tied to our vSphere platform … We recognize that the world is changing. It's not all going to be vSphere."

Ramaswami also discussed  what it's like to be working under Dell CEO Michael Dell and the impact Hewlett Packard Enterprise's acquisition of SimpliVity will have on the hyper-converged market.

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