For CIOs desperate to get to the cloud, VMware just made a play to be their best friend. No, VMware didn't just release a cloud-in-a-box that magically makes them run like Google. That used to be called "OpenStack," and it was largely a failure. Instead VMware rearchitected vSphere with Kubernetes inside (dubbed Project Pacific), such that "500,000 enterprise data centers get Kubernetes and a staff of well-trained admins overnight?", as VMware senior director Jared Rosoff said in an interview.