Re: Come on MS
"Unfortunately VMware are locked in a weird world where they aren't acknowledging the world around them and are pushing 2005 style solutions which are getting less and less relevant in the modern world."
This seems to be true and it is a weird situation to watch. They simply waited too long to get into cloud and can probably never catch up. Great technology and all but will they be the next DEC? DEC had fantastic technology and tons of customers and simply got run over by a fast-moving reality and was bought by HP. Only legacy customers actually "need" VMware. For new environments, there are many, many choices that are less expensive. Oh, wait, isn't VMware in the process of being bought?
And I agree a vMotion solution for something that has myriad, built-in ways to accomplish seems like pure, time wasting folly. The months spent architecting and testing the thing will negate any supposed cost savings. Same may be true for any "follow-the-moon" cloud implementation that transforms a legacy solution. Greenfield solutions might have good bang for the buck though.