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VMware: OpenStack Is Immature

Apr 20, 2012, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"During the company's earnings call, CEO Paul Maritz was asked about competitive challenges and in particular about OpenStack. OpenStack is an open source cloud platform that now enjoys the support of IBM, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Yahoo and HP among other big name tech vendors.

"At this point, we're certainly aware of OpenStack and aware that there's a fair amount of interest in it from various parties in the industry, which is not surprising given the importance of this fundamental trend where customers are trying to move to operating in a cloud-like manner, both in their internal data centers and the public data centers," Maritz said. "So it is highly unlikely that we would be left alone to have that opportunity all to ourselves."

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