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Watching VMware grow from a being a young silicon valley startup to a formidable force in the enterprise market was interesting. It is one of the fastest growing entities in the history of computing. With a market cap of $ 36B and a revenue of $ 6B, it was positioned as the fifth largest software company by Forbes. Today, VMware is making great strides in data center transformation, hybrid cloud, and end-user computing.
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From what company officials said this week at EMC VMware’s annual VMworld conference held in San Francisco, you’d think that its public cloud vCloud Air was in the same market tier as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. It’s not.
vCloud Air simply doesn’t come up in my conversations with organizations looking to move some, most, or all servers to the cloud. AWS and Azure do.
VMware’s hybrid capabilities
There’s no point to dwell on missing the public cloud infrastructure. Instead, it appears VMware will focus on the market where it currently has traction, meaning in the data center. Thus, what VMware described this week were hybrid capabilities in its cloud offerings to extend an organization’s data center to the public cloud without compromising security and compliance features.