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Why VMware Is Embracing OpenStack

VMware is going to unusual lengths to work with open source cloud technology at the same time that it's trying to establish its own hybrid cloud service. What's going on?

(Source: EMC)
(Source: EMC)

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pcharles09
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8/27/2014 | 12:16:42 AM
Re: "Opening up" on OpenStack
@Charlie,

I guess it makes sense. The VMWare guys don't want to have to open support tickets for the Red Hat hernel issues. Especially since they forked it to create the operating vmkernel.
Charlie Babcock
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8/26/2014 | 6:54:07 PM
"Opening up" on OpenStack
VMware is "opening up" to support OpenStack, when it wishes you'd just implement the software-defined data center as offered by the VMware product line and get it over with. But VMware's OpenStack distribution will not have Red Hat's KVM as the default hypervisor now, or in the future, Carl Eschenbach, COO & president, affirms in interview. If you implement it, VMware will not support it. 
Lorna Garey
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8/26/2014 | 4:08:01 PM
Re: Good move by VMware
Yes, it's nice to see a vendor that owns 90% or so of a given market not rest on its laurels. Maybe Windows Mobile was an object lesson? And speaking of Redmond, of course, anytime VMware can take a shot across Hyper-V's bow ...
Andrew Binstock
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8/26/2014 | 3:32:29 PM
Good move by VMware
This is a good move by VMware and a recognition of OpenStack's wide acceptance. One only hopes that in using VMware VMs, they did not also add proprietary extensions to their OpenStack distribution. 
Laurianne
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8/26/2014 | 11:43:41 AM
Docker
Everyone wants to be Docker's friend, including VMware. Interesting anecdote regarding MIT here.
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