Run, VMWare, Run!
Nothing Carl Ichanfuckupanythingigetmyhandson can do for/with/to VMWare can be any good for anyone (but himself...and even that isn't guaranteed....)
The “what will Dell do to/with/for/about VMware” rumour mill has started spinning again. The force giving the mill the biggest push is a hint that activist investor Carl Icahn has acquired a chunk of VMware. Icahn’s shares are said to be enough to give him influence, but have not triggered thresholds requiring regulatory …
Don't expect that many IT Departments to upgrade to VShere 6.7, as they aren't going to buy new Servers with Intel or AMD Processors that were made from 2012, onward. The penny pinchers won't allow that. And since the support contract ends at the same time as VSphere 6.5, there's no advantage to laying out that much cash for the same length of support contract.
The majority of customers are on a 3 or 4 year refresh cycle for servers. In power and support costs that makes sense. Binary translation was the thing needed by 2011 and below CPUs, pulling that out must save a bunch of headaches.
HTML5 interface is finally all there! Flash can do in the bin where it belongs.
Other big thing is security, though much of it requires an (expensive) 3rd party key management service, but you can then have a chain of trust - expect it will sell will into very security focussed environments (which should probably be most of them these days but isn't)
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