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As The PayPal Vs. VMware Story Turns
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cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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4/3/2013 | 2:08:13 AM
re: As The PayPal Vs. VMware Story Turns
In the future, I think a lot of companies will bring in a second and third hypervisor and use them on more and more servers, especially for developers, in remote offices, in departments. But at this point, I see a lot of major companies keeping VMware at the center of their of data center virtualization. They know they're paying a lot but they're hanging around to see what they can get for their money. And who is else is promising the software-defined data center? Charlie Babcock, InformationWeek
Nati Shalom
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Nati Shalom,
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3/31/2013 | 6:22:30 AM
re: As The PayPal Vs. VMware Story Turns
Regardless of whether the actual number is 9000 or 80000 i see a major trend which is consistent across various enterprise companies and it is growing fast- Enterprises are questioning the value behind VMWare and are not willing to pay the amount of $$ that they did in the past for that value. OpenStack is currently they're only viable alternative and as OpenStack gets more mature more enterprises will start using it as an alternative. The backing from big companies such as HP, IBM, Redhat that knows the enterprise business helps to speed up that trend.

See my take on this and specifically what i believe OpenStack providers should do in light of this:
http://natishalom.typepad.com/...
stumpyben
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stumpyben,
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3/30/2013 | 9:42:19 PM
re: As The PayPal Vs. VMware Story Turns
I think Business insider jumped on this story thinking that the Openstack product being used by PayPal was the hypervisor. This would of been a big story if PayPal changed it's hypervisor and vCenter product.
Drew Conry-Murray
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Drew Conry-Murray,
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3/29/2013 | 9:30:37 PM
re: As The PayPal Vs. VMware Story Turns
Thanks for bringing some clarification to this saga. There are definately big changes afoot in the way infrastructure is being run and services delivered, but there are also important technological distinctions that must be made when reporting this kind of story.

Drew Conry-Murray
Editor, Network Computing


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