VMware Reports Solid Quarter, Bookings Jump 24%
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User Rank: Ninja
7/26/2014 | 12:00:13 PM
Re: The well-orchestrated legacy data center
There's no doubt that while Amazon and Microsoft might have the public/hosted cloud market figured out, VMware still seems to dominate the in-house/private cloud market.  Makes sense as they've made significant investments in building tools to support not just legacy apps, but also services such as internal billing (Chargeback) and strong management tools.  
User Rank: Ninja
7/24/2014 | 8:55:24 PM
Re: The well-orchestrated legacy data center
for now it would be a temporary good investment :)
User Rank: Ninja
7/24/2014 | 4:02:39 PM
Re: The well-orchestrated legacy data center
Wow, nice movement on the stock too.  Figures, I don't own any...
User Rank: Strategist
7/24/2014 | 2:39:11 PM
Re: The well-orchestrated legacy data center
This is good news for VMware, EMC (which is probably providing a good chunk of the hardware) and users who want to offer more x-as-a-service offerings such as IT-as-a-Service. More virtualization is also good for the environment and for a company's bottom line since they don't have to build more data centers, buy more hardware and pay for software licenses they don't need. 

Virtualization has been a crucial piece when redefining IT and the operating model. 



Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
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7/24/2014 | 1:27:07 PM
The well-orchestrated legacy data center
Unless companies resolve to rewrite most of their legacy applications, VMware has a great future as the orchestrator of the ongoing, legacy and somewhat uncloudlike enterprise data center. In many cases, "private cloud" is going to look a lot like well-orchestrated virtualization. And that in itself will be a big gain over the previous way of doing things. Does it go far enough? Depends on how badly you want the benefits of simplified, automated cloud computing with radically simplified development procedures.

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