Navigating the VMware Alternative Landscape

Navigating the VMware Alternative Landscape

After finalizing the acquisition of VMware, Broadcom implemented significant changes. These changes included discontinuing partnerships, increasing prices, and phasing out product offerings. Consequently, this has led IT professionals to seek alternati...
After finalizing the acquisition of VMware, Broadcom implemented significant changes. These changes included discontinuing partnerships, increasing prices, and phasing out product offerings. Consequently, this has led IT professionals to seek alternatives to VMware. The challenge is that the landscape of VMware substitutes, which primarily feature open-source options and Public Cloud services, is confusing and has migration difficulties.

In our upcoming live event, Mike Matchett of Small World Big Data and George Crump from Verge.io will delve into the intricacies of these alternatives. They will comprehensively discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various options available in the market. Additionally, they will offer valuable insights on key factors to consider and potential pitfalls to avoid when choosing a suitable VMware alternative.

Our Guest Experts

  • George
    George Crump - Chief Marketing Officer, Verge.IO
    George Crump brings over three decades of experience to his role as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at VergeIO. Before joining VergeIO, Crump was the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland, an independent IT research firm specializing in storage, backup virtualization, and cloud markets, a position he held for 14 years. His work there established him as a prominent voice in the field, focusing on providing practical insights and solutions to data center challenges. George also served as CMO and Chief Product Strategist at StorONE, an enterprise storage software provider. 

    In his role at VergeIO, Crump is tasked with evangelizing the VergeOS software, positioning it as a superior alternative to legacy hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and public cloud solutions. His approach aligns with his long-standing advocacy for reducing the cost and complexity of virtualization, storage, and networking infrastructures. Crump's insights and strategies are geared towards addressing critical IT issues like cost control, scaling to meet performance and capacity demands, and simplifying IT infrastructures.
  • Mike Matchett
    Mike Matchett - Principal Analyst, CEO, Small World Big Data

    Mike Matchett is Principal Analyst & CEO with Small World Big Data. Prior to that, Mike worked as an industry analyst for Taneja Group and TechTarget.With more than 25 years of high-tech marketing and product management experience, Mike covers data center, cloud and big data segments predicting that all data will become big, all clouds hybrid, and the converged data center re-imagined from center to edge. 

    Mike holds a BSEE from MIT and served as a Chief Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force.