VMware wants to ease “vSoup”-OpenStack coexistence. But as evidenced by CEO Pat Gelsinger’s comments, it sure seems conflicted about it.
Will VMware be able to replicate the monster success it achieved inside corporate server rooms in the cloud at large? Maybe, but it will have to execute well on many fronts and catch a lot of breaks for that to happen.
VMworld continued to preach its software-defined data center message, unveiling network and storage virtualization tools and annoying its network and storage partners. Coopetition reigns supreme.
VMware’s counting on its Nicira purchase to help it take its virtualization credibility from servers to networks. The launch of an ecosystem and new features around the NSX controller show it’s getting serious.
Will we see an Amazon-VMware team of rivals? Actual availability of the promised vCloud Hybrid Services cloud, a clarification of VCE status? Stay tuned for VMworld news.
Note to self: Revolving doors work both ways. After several key executive exits, VMware installs Sanjay Poonen to head up its desktop virtualization and other end-user computing efforts.
Executive defections: Check. Core business under fire, Check. Entering new cut-throat arena: Check. VMware’s got its work cut out for it.
Telligent, which offers company- or community-focused social network platforms, gets Zimbra IP, customers, partners and core team.
Cloud rivals snap up former VMware execs for their own infrastructure pushes. Can VMware sustain these losses as it moves to a broader IaaS strategy?
While VMware just revealed the specifics on its shared-infrastructure play and has to play catch-up with Amazon Web Services, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger can think of a few advantages of its own.