VMWare is getting old..
And going through the mid-life crisis, they seem to think a funky name will make them look cool again.
Our Infrastructure is purely vSphere based, and I'm a big fan, but I'm really underwhelmed by their recent offerings. At least Microsoft adds truly value tools and enhancements with each release. With VMWare I've seen nothing in the past 3 years that has made me say "WOW". Lets face it -
Log Insight - A glorified syslog collection tool, which a hefty price tag. There are dozen of other tools that are either free (graylog2, Fluentd etc), or commercial tools that offer full SIEM.
vCenter Operation Management - A bloated piece of junk, that requires 2 seperate VMs, each consumes 8GB RAM minimum. When deployed its proves very unstable and the VMs crash out frequently. I've seen half a dozen occurrences where it freaks out due to some DNS issue and ceases to work, the only way to fix it is have VMWare.