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?
VMware is planning a corporate shake up and hopes to spin out its platform as a service division and its Greenplum assets into a separate company. The move would help VMware and EMC compete in the PaaS space against Google, Amazon and Microsoft.
VMware’s set its sights on becoming a bona fide application development powerhouse. With the latest version of its Springsource-based vFabric Suite, VMware adds application deployment automation, vSphere-optimized Posgres and a SQLFire in-memory database layer — all are geared to woo web scale developers.