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VMware's former CTO Ray O'Farrell is leading this new business unit. He explains why VMware is betting on the Google-born cloud project Kubernetes.

VMware has spent billions on acquisitions to compete in the cloud. Now, with its former CTO at the helm, the company's new group is launching some of its first products.

VMware's former CTO Ray O'Farrell is leading this new business unit. He explains why VMware is betting on the Google-born cloud project Kubernetes.

"is what we believe a key part to bridge the applications developer to the infrastructure operator," O'Farrell who is now EVP and General Manager, told Business Insider. MAPBU will also work closely with two of VMware's other acquisitions: software package company

and the monitoring platform Wavefront.'Appealing to this new customer'O'Farrell says VMware created MAPBU because in recent years, especially 2018 and 2019, VMware's overall business strategy has placed "high priority" on supporting developers running their applications across multiple clouds. 

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is a key component of MAPBU because it gives developers the flexibility to run applications on multiple clouds, as well as in on-premise data centers., alliances and partnerships, including with streaming services worldwide.Sign up here to receive updates on all things Innovation Inc.— and it's bringing on a nearly 25-year veteran of Microsoft to help achieve that.

  " is what we believe a key part to bridge the applications developer to the infrastructure operator," O'Farrell who is now EVP and General Manager, told Business Insider.  MAPBU will also work closely with two of VMware's other acquisitions: software package company and the monitoring platform Wavefront. He’s based at AMC’s Los Angeles office and reports to AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron. 'Appealing to this new customer' O'Farrell says VMware created MAPBU because in recent years, especially 2018 and 2019, VMware's overall business strategy has placed "high priority" on supporting developers running their applications across multiple clouds. The journey started when Adobe acquired Omniture, a web analytics software company, for $1.  "When we have made the various applications, they were all made very much in the spirit of appealing to this new customer," O'Farrell said.S. What's more, it wanted to bring Pivotal , Heptio, and other teams at VMware together in a more "cohesive" way.  "I see this as an opportunity to continue to build one of the most significant enterprises in the cloud-era," he told Business Insider.

  "We decided to do that by giving a singular identity to all these different companies we brought together," O'Farrell said. Related Story AMC Entertainment Top Execs Take Salary Cuts To Boost Stock Pearson was at Fox for 15 years and was previously at Universal Pictures, where he worked closely with studio management and distribution partners on a range of growth initiatives. Amit Ahuja, Adobe's VP of Ecosystem Development who is responsible for the enterprise software side of the business, said when Adobe acquired Omniture, many in the industry were confused about why a company primarily focused on creative tools had acquired a business cloud software tool. "That's why you see both the creation of the business unit and also the creation of Tanzu to paint a singular identity for those teams. To a customer that's important as well. He is the perfect person to help AMC continue to innovate and create opportunities that benefit our existing studio partners, emerging streaming power houses, our customers and our shareholders,” Aron said. You want a customer to look at this in the same way. Also, 10 years ago, it was becoming clear that the most successful businesses were collecting ever greater amounts of data about their customers." O'Farrell says that while VMware has traditionally been strong when it comes to infrastructure and IT, it now wants to help companies with their cloud applications.” “I’m thrilled to join AMC at this transformative time for the industry."  But it ended 2019 on a high-note.

It introduced several new products on Tuesday for Tanzu, its line of Kubernetes products. The word Tanzu is the Japanese word for a traditional container used for storing and transporting objects. AMC has a long history of innovation and I’m excited to continue that innovation through strategic partnerships and alliances that will add value for all stakeholders and audiences.. "We were the company that supported the infrastructure that ran beneath the applications," O'Farrell said. "With Tanzu, we are working to turn that same strength from an enterprise management point of view.S, Europe and globally with approximately 1,000 theatres and 11,000 screens." A 'big bet on Kubernetes' O'Farrell says acquiring Heptio was a turning point for VMware..

  "That was when we immediately placed a big bet on and immediately became a major contributor to the Kubernetes community," O'Farrell said. Read More About:.  Indeed, VMware is one of the top companies hiring for the .