Poonen said there are three big trends at VMware. The first is bringing artificial intelligence to the masses using new technologies and chips from Nvidia (NVDA) . The second trend is cybersecurity for the data center. And the third is multi-cloud technologies that bridge the gap between public and private clouds from all the major providers.
When asked about cybersecurity, Poonen said VMware has partnered with companies like Zscaler (ZS) and Okta (OKTA) to protect workloads in the data center and also to protect employees who are now working from home. He said they aim to make cybersecurity "Sesame Street simple" for companies of all sizes.
VMware is also active in the 5G wireless transition. Poonen said VMware's software is powering core and radio networks for telcos like Vodafone and they are looking to expand into the other 300 telco providers around the globe.