The Difference is VMware’s Leadership
Just after the VMware leadership change and at VMworld last week, our team had the opportunity to meet with VMware CEO Paul Maritz. Most of you have been following the blogs Chris Wolf, Drue Reeves and I have been writing about VMware and their challenges ahead as they take on the 800 pound gorilla in the market – Microsoft. We have made numerous analogies between VMware and Novell in the context of Microsoft’s competitive assault on the x86 virtualization infrastructure leader.
As many of you know, I witnessed firsthand the tactics Microsoft used against Novell during the 1990s when I worked for the once-upon-a-time network operating system leader. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had déjà-vu experiences while watching Microsoft methodically run the same game plan against VMware’s Virtual Center product with Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Integrations, pricing, and marketing tactics are all repeats of the past.
To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Data Center Strategies: The Difference is VMware’s Leadership