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VMware approved as a Gold member of OpenStack Foundation

September 8th, 2012 · No Comments · OpenStack, vmware

The last couple weeks has been interesting in how VMware will evolve its relationship with OpenStack. Many peoples eyebrows raised when they heard OpenStack mentioned during the keynote at VMworld. This caused the discussion about open source virtualization and how it impacts VMware to become top of mind for many. One of the side discussions [...]

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VMware’s Acquisition of Nicira – VMware confirming the hypervisor is dead

July 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments · CISCO, Cisco UCS, OpenStack, Unified Computing, virtualization, vmware, vSphere

The hypervisor is dead, for VMware to stay relevant it has to continue innovating higher up the stack. The acquisition of Nicira will allow VMware to have a play in the service provider market and do just that.

It also provides an avenue for VMware to port it’s higher level applications to run on multiple hypervisors. This has the potential to slow flow of customers to free platforms like Hyper-V and OpenStack.

While this isn’t the best thing for the Cisco relationship, the reality of the matter is that VMware and Cisco have an “Open” relationship where both companies work with many others. I don’t see this relationship changing in the long run.

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Thank you for voting (VMworld Presentation)

May 20th, 2011 · No Comments · vmware

So many people linked, tweeted and posted on Facebook about my VMworld presentation submition #3221 Built to Fail. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for spreading the word. I should find out on June 1st whether I am presenting. Again, thanks to everyone for all of your support.

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