We sat down with Alan Renouf, VMware Senior Product Line Manager, to discuss his involvement in the evolving open source community at VMware. As part of the VMware vSphere and, more recently, VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) teams, Alan focuses on: Application programmable interfaces (APIs) Software development kits (SDKs) Command line interfaces (CLIs) Alan shares […]

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Open source Project Weathervane may not tell you the direction of the wind, but it is a clear indication of where the wind is blowing when it comes to open source technology. Mandy Botsko-Wilson, a consulting architect at VMware, delivered an insightful vBrownBag Tech Talk at VMworld 2017 entitled “Automating Benchmarks for Cloud Infrastructure with […]

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By Tim Pepper Our team recently discussed the word choice in our VMware Open Source Technology Center (OSTC) mission statement. Our goals are to: Establish VMware as a good open source citizen. Build VMware’s presence and influence in relevant projects through meaningful contributions and participation. Develop and promote VMware standards for best practices in open source […]

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VMworld 2017 was VMware’s biggest showing of open source at VMworld to date! Here is a collection of our top seven favorite quotes from VMworld’s open source sessions. 1. Open Source at VMware: A Key Ingredient to Our Success and Yours [LDT1844BU] “Open source is a powerful methodology for innovation and the development of APIs.” —Dirk […]

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By Meng Chow, Staff Open Source Program Manager, VMware Open source software is gaining serious traction throughout many industries. A 2016 survey conducted by Black Duck Software found virtually all companies rely on open source software in their product development. This indicates that open source is widely adopted and is becoming a strategic part of every […]

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Earlier this month, The Linux Foundation hosted Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles. The technical conference hosted more than 2,000 technologists and open source community members who collaborated and shared insights across a wide variety of topics. Tiejun Chen, an open source expert and VMware China staff engineer, tackled unikernels in his presentation, […]

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By Darren Hart, director/open source architect, VMware Open Source Technology Center What is a software project made of? What are the components? Ask software engineers of various disciplines and language expertise, and you’ll likely receive a fairly predictable set of responses: Software is comprised of source files, a build system and, if you’re lucky, documentation. Digging a little deeper, one might ask: What […]

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by Ben Pfaff,  principal engineer, and Justin Pettit, senior staff engineer, VMware Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU) R&D We traveled to Beijing this summer to present two talks at LinuxCon China June 19–20. Our first talk, “The Open vSwitch and OVN Projects,” was a technical talk about the work that we do on Open […]

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We sat down with Principal System Engineer Pontus Rydin to discuss his open source project: the VMware vRealize Operations Export Tool. Pontus focuses on VMware’s global accounts and specializes in vRealize and other management products. Read on for his expert insights. Q: What was your inspiration for the vRealize Operations Export Tool? The inspiration was […]

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