Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2007 22:00 UTC, submitted by _mikk
Intel "Intel and VMware announced today that Intel Capital is taking a USD 218.5 million stake in virtualization company VMWare. Intel will purchase 9.5 million Class A shares at USD 23 per share, which, at the completion of VMware's forthcoming IPO, will give Intel about a 2.5 percent stake in the company. Because VMware's stock is split between Class A shares, which have less voting power, and Class B shares, Intel won't control that many votes in the company, but they will get a board seat."
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VMware?
by rx182 on Mon 9th Jul 2007 23:10 UTC
rx182
Member since:
2005-07-08

I can't be believe that VMware is worth $8.74 billions USD! This must drive the author of QEMU crazy ;)

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RE: VMware?
by Liquidator on Tue 10th Jul 2007 10:06 in reply to "VMware?"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Yeah, sounds like a huge amount of money for just...VMWare? I didn't know so many people used VMWare. But it must be generating tons of bucks to be worth this price tag.

Regarding KEMU, the problem is that it doesn't generate much money, and probably doesn't have many customers. This is what's important when you sell your company.

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RE[2]: VMware?
by danieldk on Tue 10th Jul 2007 11:05 in reply to "RE: VMware?"
danieldk Member since:
2005-11-18

Regarding KEMU, the problem is that it doesn't generate much money, and probably doesn't have many customers.

Actually, it does. Both KVM and Xen HVM rely on qemu bits. Maybe it doesn't bring in much cashflow for the qemu project, but it certainly does for Red Hat, Novell, XenSource, and others who provide services in the Xen ecosystem.

(Not to mention smaller players like Win4Lin (mostly qemu-based) and VirtualBox (partly qemu-based))

As usual, the money around open source projects is not in selling code, but in selling services/support.

Edited 2007-07-10 11:06

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