Dell acquires VMware, customers wait and see
Interest in the acquisition of VMware by Dell was muted at the conference. Attendees shrugged their shoulders when asked about what seemed to be the "inevitable" acquisition and were resigned to it. Michael Dell appeared twice, once on stage alongside CEO Pat Gelsinger during his opening keynote, and that seemed like a favorable harbinger. At the event, it was announced the acquisition will close Sept. 7.