Linked by David Adams on Mon 16th May 2011 01:24 UTC
Editorial In the past 10 years VMware has executed a remarkable strategy to topple enterprise software incumbents and emerge as an ecosystem kingpin. More recently, the company has plunged head first into cloud computing from infrastructure to applications. Time and again, it seems as though VMware is beating Microsoft at its own game. But a look deeper reveals that is no surprise.
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by twitterfire on Mon 16th May 2011 16:30 UTC
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"With VMware holding the keys to the hypervisor layer and management, then the platform layer, and even the cloud applications layer with email from Zimbra, and presentations from Slide Rocket, why do I need Windows?"

What's the platform, Java? Why do I need Windows? Maybe to run .NET apps on top of 2008 server in the cloud?

I don't think wmvare is going to beat Microsoft, there is an intense competition: Google’s AppEngine, Microsoft’s Azure ,Rackspace’s Mosso, Amazon's EC2 and countless other smaller players. And I think Microsoft does a pretty nifty job: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/ .

Edited 2011-05-16 16:30 UTC

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