"Part of that answer could be found in a Q&A session with
VMware executives during the show. Tod Nielsen, VMware Chief
Operating Officer, didn't pull any punches. He said that last year
some of the other hypervisor vendors were too aggressive. And since
VMware was spending the money and the time to put on the show, they
were going to enforce certain rules to limit that type of activity.
Nielsen said that VMworld is VMware's show and that attendees come
to see and hear about VMware first and foremost.
"So there it is folks. Anyone want to make a prediction on
whether Microsoft or Citrix will be exhibiting again in 2010? No
doubt both vendors be back, but it's hard to imagine either company
offering so much as lip service level support."
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