With a “double digit high” growth – above the global average – the Spanish subsidiary of VMware advances the keys to continue in that line during 2018.

In the traditional Christmas lunch with the specialized press, VMware has shared the keys that have allowed the company to maintain a growth that is above the global average, a fact that has been highlighted by María José Talavera, CEO, thanks to the interest of customers in virtualizing everything that goes beyond computing in data centers.

It is about the virtualization of the other components, such as storage, networks and security. An area well covered by vCloud Foundation , the solution that packages all this to maintain a unified management of the datacenter resources.

Talavera was not wrong when in 2016 it already augured the success of the hybrid model , where the public cloud will continue to grow over the next few years, but always with the traditional and private infrastructure present in the organizations. “The private cloud is fundamental for organizations. What we offer is a return at any time and with all the guarantees thanks to our Cross-Cloud strategy , “explained the directive in reference to the need to move applications and data from one model to another in case companies like this they need it.

María José Talavera, General Manager of VMware for Spain and Portugal, at a time of the traditional Christmas gathering

In addition, traditional resources (the so-called “legacy”) will also continue to exist in the medium term. According to the data handled by VMware, in 2030 20% of IT resources will continue to be maintained under the traditional modality, while 30% will be in the private cloud and 50% will be raised to the public one. Given this fact, companies will need an architecture capable of managing everything in a unified way.

Even more so with the entry into force of the new European RGPD regulation in the middle of next year, much more restrictive in terms of privacy and that will oblige organizations to ensure that the data of their customers are safe. “The RGDP confirms that not everything will be a public cloud and in certain scenarios companies will have to go back, bring back their data and applications to private environments,” added Talavera.

Intimately related to it is another of the priority areas in the strategy of VMware, security , especially after the acquisition of NSX and Airwatch . And the innovation of the manufacturer of solutions comes not only from their laboratories, but also from the acquisitions they make as part of their growth strategy.

In this sense highlights the latest purchase announced by the company, VeloCloud . A firm not very well known in our country but that has technology to optimize and reduce traffic on the network through the SD-WAN architecture . Soon we will see, explained Talavera, integrated into the offer of VMware, which will help to further improve its business volume.

Returning to the company’s data in Spain, the board highlighted the continued growth of VMware quarter after quarter, “and Spain is not an exception, but quite the opposite. We are experiencing double-digit growth, higher than the global average . And I can anticipate that the Q4 (still to close) will be much better. ” In this last quarter, agreements reached with the Basque Government regarding health and others related to banking, such as those signed with CaixaBank and Banco Santander, will help considerably .

The impact of the digital workforce

Taking advantage of the meeting, VMware also gave us details of the latest report ” The Impact of the Digital Workforce: A New Equilibrium of the Digitally Transformed Enterprise “, prepared together with Forbes Insights. This highlights the importance of providing employees of organizations with access to their applications, services and data. This fact would allow companies to increase profits by 5%, according to 89% of the CIOs surveyed.

The deployment of the digital workspace is one of the main assets that organizations have to facilitate such access. In Spain, for example, it also positively influences the workforce to collaborate more actively. In particular, this collaboration has increased by 13.5%, as assured by the almost 2,200 respondents in our territory.

In this way, employees can become the center of the applications-based digital revolution. “Technology advances rapidly and we risk increasing the gap with respect to workers, but the implementation of technologies based on Digital Workspace allows us to reduce that gap,” said Moisés Navarro, Business Solutions Strategist at VMware and in charge of breaking down the figures. important ones extracted from the study.

Moisés Navarro, VMware Business Solutions Strategist, referred to Kubernetes as one of the main actors of 2018

Keep in mind that workers have really powerful technologies in their hands, something that in the past was only usual in a few. But there must also be a cultural change in them to make the most of it and be able to perform their functions more intelligently. “Here it is fundamental to foster a culture based on trust and collaboration, which also generates more commitment and productivity, ” concluded Talavera.

Finally, it is important to highlight the relevance that technologies such as Kubernetes are gaining , which is already in a phase of maturity and for which VMware is betting heavily. According to Navarro, 2018 will be the year of the adoption of containers, which will replace more complex alternatives such as OpenStack in many projects .