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Travis Vigil
Senior Vice President Product Management at Dell EMC
Lee Caswell
VP Marketing, CPBU at VMware

Results-oriented and collaborative executive with success in strategy, planning, operations, product management, product marketing and business development for innovative Data Center and Enterprise offerings. Proven ability to define, garner support for and drive implementation of complex, cross-organizational initiatives working at all organizational levels – up to the CEO – both internally and with partners.

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Travis Vigil, Senior Vice President Product Management at Dell EMC, and Lee Caswell, VP Marketing, CPBU at VMware, join Stu Miniman for coverage of VMworld 2020.

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https://siliconangle.com/2020/09/30/vmwares-project-monterey-reimagines-hybrid-cloud-architecture-to-support-next-generation-apps-vmworld/

VMware’s Project Monterey reimagines hybrid cloud architecture to support next-generation apps

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE BY SILVIA FREGONI

After bringing Kubernetes onto the vSphere cloud computing virtualization platform with Project Pacific last year, VMware Inc. is reimagining hybrid cloud architecture to support the next-generation applications with its new Project Monterey.

Announced this week, the project is a technology preview focused on evolving architecture for data center, cloud and edge to address the changing requirements of new applications. VMware will work with ecosystem partners to deliver solutions based on the project.

“If you think of the Monterey Canyon, it is now going deep,” said Lee Caswell (pictured, right), vice president of marketing of the Cloud Platform Business Unit at VMware. “Monterey will be a new way to look at how we go and efficiently offload CPUs and use these new SmartNIC offload engines as a way to think about where hypervisors run, where’s … software defined, whether it’s storage or compute, and most important probably is security.”

Caswell and Travis Vigil (left), senior vice president of product management at Dell Technologies, spoke with Stu Miniman, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during VMworld. They discussed details of the new Project Monterey, how it will result in new products, and how VMware and Dell are partnering to rethink this new infrastructure. (* Disclosure below.)

Engineering efforts are doubled

Project Monterey is bringing together the engineering forces of VMware and its parent company Dell Technologies. “The power of these two organizations coming together is what’s going to be needed to help drive forward into this next generation of modern applications and dynamic workloads and disaggregated resources,” Vigil said.

As businesses modernize existing apps and deploy news ones, traditional IT architectures are being stretched to meet their unique requirements. Next-generation apps distributed across environments have produced new challenges for IT organizations, including consuming an increasing amount of cycles on the server CPU and impacting performance, according to Caswell.

The idea is to have an infrastructure that dialogues with all new technology trends, whether it is cloud native, hybrid and multicloud, 5G, machine learning or data-centric applications, according to Vigil.

“If we can offer an infrastructure that is more composable into these disaggregated resources, across the edge, across the cloud, across the core, all software defined and seamlessly managed, that’s a powerful vision,” he said.

One major piece of the project will be security. “One of the things we’re finding that new applications are demanding is encryption, for example, or distributed firewalls,” Caswell pointed out. “And, so, we’re really thinking about how to rearchitect the world of security.”

When designing products within Project Monterey, VMware and Dell will work closely together to ensure that this new technology is fully integrated into the VMware Cloud Foundation and easy for customers to digest, according to Caswell.

“There’s a lot of new technologies coming so fast, [that] really this partnership means that we’re able to consume those more quickly,” he concluded.

Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of VMworld. (* Disclosure: Dell Technologies sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither Dell nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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From around the globe. It's the cue with digital coverage of vmworld 2020 brought to you by the end where and its ecosystem partners. Welcome back, I'm stupid man. This is the cubes live in fear of being World. Here we are in 2020 of course rather than being together at the Moscone or at the sand. We're coming to you in your place of work or home when you're watching video, happy to welcome back. We have two of our longtime guests on the program for free or try this vehicle. He is the senior vice president of product management with Dell Technologies. In joining him is

Lee Caswell who's the vice president of products storage and availability business unit at VMware, Lee and Travis. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you sir. I do it's going to be alright we love kind of the maturation of what's happening. I mention 11 years that yeah I got to get to usually he's going to sit down and talk with both of you. We talk about strategy we talked about how customers at the end of the day. We know that you have things are changing a 2020. Things are changing more everyday, but one of the big transition to year is talking about that. How applications or

change it in the old days it was hey I have an application but let me just stick it in a VM and it's going to be good there forever. We know that today, I need to be able at react fast. I need to move things forward and that impacts what VMware and Dale are doing together to make. Please make me come with you. Give give the VMware perspective on, you know, that that application changing and what that means either today, or until Travis feel free to chime in when leaves on Yeah, thanks so much too, and great to have to be back here on the Q is always a great

opportunity here and so is that the pace of application change is speeding up is changing element. This is one of the things we kicked off his project Pacific in our town zoo portfolio a year ago and you're starting to see all the products come roaring through right now. Did I container base application. Me manage secured protected, just the same way with all the same tool that we have with our traditional DM applications, Yeah, you know, Lee. It's it's it's a, it's an excellent point. I mean, we are seeing the adoption of the modern applications

in VMware environments. Just Excel beyond belief. And we're getting increasing request from our customers to protect us to manage production workloads in kubernetes environments, and with our power, protect data manager. Yeah, we're actually announcing that. We have full support for the tansu portfolio. That includes cheek to cheek AGI. So we're really excited to be able to offer this capability to our joint customers. And you know I think one thing that we're seeing is that that the rolls in it you know, are oftentimes

blending together. So What is things were excited about with our solution? Is that with our direct data protection, integration in vsphere environments. It's actually the workloads give experience and provide that that piece of Mind in in this next-generation world. Travis, I'm glad you're brought up some of those changing roles. I mean, that was such a big thing for so many years is the virtualization had been taking on more responsibility of the changing applications. You, you've got other roles coming together. You got the application, development team. We would often

times is disconnected of her from, from the infrastructure team so far. From either of you just, you know, what do you seen from your customers? How are they sorting through that, you know, I need to move agile. I need to move faster. And that's not traditionally how, how, how the infrastructure team is at work. Yes, we've been working on for integrated, SRM, with meatballs and an hour. And we think about that yours right about the default for examples. What were responding to now is that

customers are coming back, but I also have to go and be able to manage these with a consistent operating model and the same team and that career path for the administrator just continues to grow. You know, they're adding now funny about the patient's kubernetes orchestrated applications across traditional storage and you were a CI system. This is a really interesting blend of working together to make sure that customer responses are being addressed really quickly. Yeah, it's it's a great a great

example, Lee? I mean, if you think about, you know, three-tier architectures and PowerMax being the flagship of the heart of a lot of, you know, data centers that have been, you know, in operation for four decades, the fact that were we're seeing from our customers. Hey can you take s? Rmmv Vols. Can you integrate it with Power Max in srdf and be able to provide me a step along the way on my modernization journey, such that I can utilize what I've built up operations around over the last couple of decades. Along with the newer

deployment models like hyper-converged infrastructure step forward and Anna blurring of the lines. In terms of rolls all over the place. I think another good example is cloud native app. Right. And customers looking object, object storage capability, to provide a simple, devops friendly way of developing applications and hybrid Cloud environments. And that's why we're really happy that we're able to provide Early Access for what we refer to as objects scale, which works in conjunction with beasts and data persistence platform to allow our customers to deliver

modern applications. Without the same time, use infrastructure, that the it organization is deploying, you know, court for other standard applications. I think it's another good example was missing while I'm persistent storage. How do you spell sword that can be used for development to make sure customers have a seamless experience? And I've never seen a better. I was just saying how fast VMware when from announcing project-specific to, you know, the ga of the bay solution of it. We needed that class Foundation to update one already,

allowing everything to move open. That's going to be a little bit challenging to keep up with that pace of innovation in a stately. We've been talking for years on the cube that, you know, we went from the 18-month release cycle to now, most things are like a six-week release cycle. So Give us through, you know, any other pieces those portfolio. We need to understand that sitting of those with tanzoo. And yeah. How do you move things along and where are the customers with their adoption? Are they sitting there waiting for it? Or is this something that the movie is going to be a more

traditional Enterprise, you know, slow roll. No, I think you, I think it hit it spot on stew, the adoption in the deployments of these these new architectures are are coming very, very quickly, right? Traditional i t is is, you know, trying to to, to an end and in many cases successfully moving to a more cloud-like delivery cicd approach to how they run their at their shop. And the, you know, the speed of innovation and the speed and the, the Dynamics of new technologies within the data centers are just, you know,

accelerating, you know, I had a really fast pace and in order to, you know, continue to keep up with these changes. Its, you know, I'll reflect back on a little bit on what what we was talking about. It's understanding where customers are going and jointly working together to Target those pain points. And I'll give, you know, a very specific example and then Maybe Lee, we should start to talk a little bit about Monterey as well, but, you know, I'll say, a very specific example, example, on on joint Innovation is,

you know, it's customers. Have deployed VMware, more broadly, and they put more mission-critical, large applications on VM. There's been sort of this persistent is that some of those beams just were so large or required. Such high availability that they were, you know, what semi-professionals referred to as unproductive textable. And so we were actually demonstrating with VMware Innovation, that allows those those vm's. Those large mission-critical VM that can take zero, you no down time in, or even a pause in in availability or performance. The ability to to take

backups without him. In the performance on those undos p.m. So, that's a very specific thing. We're doing a very specific pain point, but I think it's a tags in example of us, working together to Target, customer customer needs. And then, I think more broadly. There's a big trip training composability that pad talk. A little bit about this morning project monorail, that leak and then kind of talked a little bit about what we're doing to to partner with VMware on this on this initiative

cited. Do you know Travis, we've been hearing from the Delta in the last couple of years is that strategy to drink, some of the investment pieces to Del's do enso Lee. You know, we hear Edge Computing. What is that mean? You going to be in work at a strong Telco play that we've watched, you know, prefer for many years? So we can just, as you said project Pacific, rolled out pretty fast that was under the A bit more this Monterey and how fast will will will this turn into that? That Cascade of products that you talked about that, we saw

the last year we're going to go over time. Project products directional Vision that says project Pacific. A year ago on Pacific being like going broad integrated with the sphere with our home and then basically simplified for a customer consumption. And we do that together with the Sun, Tzu brand project, Monterey Monterey Canyon is now going to be and what it says is that not only the software architecture, has to change Hardware, capabilities are a new way for us to think about how Is it okay?

Optimize within a server and then across clusters and even across the hybrid cloud? And so we going to use and use these new smart, Nick offload engines as a way to think about hypervisors, run software to find weather in storage or compute. And most importantly, probably as security is one of these were finding it applications, two applications. Our demand is encryption, for example, for distributive firewalls thinking about like how do we do that secure boot or how we think about air, gapping applications from the infrastructure. And so we're

really thinking about how to re architect the world of security. So security is in a release distributed throughout an architecture. And so, you'll be seeing with project Monterey Product engineering to engineering level with Dell Technologies to make sure this new technology becomes available for customers and fully integrated into our clouds on vacation. So we have a easy way for customers to digest it, which I think that's the thing they were able to consume

Weather for Monterey. So we're going to go deeper than the Grand Canyon is deep but I guess we need to all, you know, of breath underwater too. So it's Travis. As I mentioned, you had for a couple years. Some of these analysts sessions that I had the opportunity to go through been washing out that that that corrosives at the edge strategy. Obviously, I'm going to Adele Adele has everything from Arden pieces on the consumer side through tying into you know, broad ecosystem. So the software obviously is going to be huge component of what edges are we still on the keno stage

and video? You know, big partnership. They're obviously a huge important partner for for both Dell and VMware. So Travis Wood for from the deal side. What is what is this vision of Monterey meat? It's, you know, it's extremely important. You know, I'd say transformational potentially for it going forward and Lead it a really good. Describing the Trans Am learning a security concern that that Lee was talking about. Those are, those are our real Trends and if

we can offer infrastructure that is more composable into these, these disaggregated resources, you know, across the across the cloud, across the core, all software-defined and seamlessly manage between that's a powerful powerful vision and we're just really excited to be partnering with VMware. Jointly engineering, this future focusing. First on those smart next that that Lee was talking about because you need that hire computer, you need that increased bandwidth, you need easier manageability of a distributed

infrastructure and you need that ability to provide easier and more distributed security. So, lots more to come. We will be incorporating these Technologies pacifically in the form of smart next into raci and our server portfolio. But this likely said, this is a trend that will move from initiative to project to products very quickly. Wonderful play, we we covered that that breath and that test, as you said, Lee? Want to give you both just final takeaways. What you want people to

take from being Bowl 2020? We will start with you and then travel to get the final word. Yeah, you know, we're really looking at a changing World in terms of applications and so for customers around the globe, look for the Partnerships that new capabilities and make it easy to go into play as fast as possible. I'm looking down at the infrastructure and started looking up at the ass in that process with what we're doing around town, zoo around are kubernetes. Portfolio, much more as we work together on projects. Lots of exciting news

and glad that you were here, vmworld to go and see it all of the lights. Yeah, I think you know, obviously agree with with it with everything that that that lie just said, you know, I think I think for me, the this vmworld is just, you know, another step forward in a great partnership across Dell Technologies and VMware. And, you know, I mentioned things together. You know, I forgot to mention actually that we're the first company to be a top or a certified solution to protect VMware Cloud Foundation,

which I use that specific example. Again, you know expect more. First, I expect more joint in an engineering Integrations. And, you know, I think the power of these of these two organizations coming together is what's going to be needed to help dry forward in. Do this next generation of modern applications and and dynamic workloads and and just aggravated resources. And so, we're just really excited about the Innovation, the ability to address customer issues and the

Nino and the strong partnership that we have across Dell Technologies and BMO. But one of those measurements 6 that we have today is how fast every way you can work and respond and move fast. Congratulations on all the progress you've both made in your teams in the last year. And absolutely, I look forward to hearing more about project Monterey, is that, is that much worse for more coverage of vmworld 2020 on stew. Mitchum is always thank you for watching.

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