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Predictions of Amazon Crushing VMware are Way Overplayed

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Predictions of Amazon Crushing VMware are Way Overplayed
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When Bloomberg published an article earlier this month sounding the warning bell about the VMware-Amazon partnership, its writers shared some compelling arguments. In “How VMware’s Partnership With Amazon Could End Up Backfiring,” writers Dina Bass and Brian Womack remind readers of Amazon’s pattern of crushing the competition – including competitors that start out as partners.

They write, “Here’s the problem: there’s nothing keeping Amazon from developing its own competing set of products down the road. Should that happen, VMware would be poised to lose customers – including some that it helped introduce to Amazon Web Services through this partnership.”

Amazon has played that card in the past, but anyone who went to VMworld knows there are at least three things wrong with this argument.

Read the entire article here, Predictions of Amazon Crushing VMware are Way Overplayed

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