VMware Explore: VMware, Broadcom in 'Discovery' Phase of Upcoming Acquisition

VMware Explore is targeting the multicloud community.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

August 31, 2022

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During the start of this week’s VMware Explore in San Francisco, VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram provided a brief update on the company’s highly anticipated $61 billion acquisition by Broadcom.

Raghuram said VMware is in the discovery process in terms of how partners, customers and others will be impacted by the acquisition. The company announced the acquisition in May; it should close in Broadcom’s 2023 fiscal year, which starts in November.

VMware Explore was previously VMworld. The annual conference has brought more than 10,0000 attendees from around the globe.

During his opening keynote, Raghuram said VMworld was a community of data center professionals; now, the conference is broader, extending across clouds and edge. VMware Explore is targeting the multicloud community. Check out our coverage for more about VMware’s multicloud news for partners.

Raghuram said he’s been with VMware since 2003. During that time, the company has been through many transitions.

“In May, we announced our next major transition, our acquisition by Broadcom,” he said. “Many folks from Broadcom are joining us online. (Broadcom CEO) Hock Tan is joining us virtually. Since May, I’ve spent a lot of time with Hock; most of the conversations have been about this community and opening the next stage of this community.”

See our slideshow above for more about the upcoming Broadcom-VMware acquisition, and more from VMware Explore.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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