SearchOpenSource: VMware Exec: On Free Specs, Virtualization’s Boost for Linux

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“Why did VMware decide to share its core virtual machine disk
format specification?

Dan Chu: People with large enterprise
environments are fully standardizing on VMware; but they also
depend on a whole set of key vendors–like BMC and Symantec–to
provide other functions to do such things as manipulate, update,
patch and back up data and systems…”

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