VMware CEO: Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Are Same Old Story
In the VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization war, VMware (NYSE: VMW) CEO Paul Maritz says his company is changing the rules of the game. While Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) focuses on server virtualization that's "good enough," VMware is focusing on complete datacenter virtualization, Maritz asserted during VMworld yesterday. Here's the FastChat Video covering the chatter.
Maritz and Chief Marketing Officer Rick Jackson described the competitive battleground with Microsoft as "more of the same."
[youtube]http://youtu.be/4MSJIe00Y7M[/youtube]While Windows Server 2012 with a new Hyper-V release gets set to arrive in September 2012, VMware has expanded its focus to software-defined datacenters. Plus, Jackson added, VMware will not try to compete with Microsoft on price. Rather, winning against Microsoft involves competing on value.
This FastChat Video captures those comments from both Maritz and Jackson.