Sean Cummins on 23 Sep 2010 07:24:47 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Virtual Side Topic

  • From: Sean Cummins <>
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  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] Virtual Side Topic
  • Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 10:24:40 -0400
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Frankly, I don't see how it complements their business and why they would want it.  Better matches would be VMware buying EMC or vice versa.

EMC actually already owns 80% of VMware; EMC acquired VMware in 2003, then spun VMware off in an IPO in 2007, but still maintains about 80% ownership. EMC partners with VMware (and Cisco) in the VCE coalition, but VMware is still run completely independently -- e.g. despite being 80% owned by EMC, VMware is still free to go to market with competing storage and server/networking vendors.

- Sean
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