VMware Sees OpenStack as an Opportunity as Revenues Grow

While in some respects the open source OpenStack cloud platform that is being championed by multiple vendors, including IBM, HP, Dell, Cisco and Intel, is competitive to VMware, it is also complementary in many respects.

“The large majority of our customers simply want an integrated solution and for that the VMware stack overall remains the choice of the vast majority of our customers,” Gelsinger said. “However, what we do see is the emerging framework of OpenStack for customers to assemble their own cloud infrastructure, for those who want to build their own.”