“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