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VMware ecosystem: There we go again!

A veteran VC sees it happening all again...

Technology veterans will certainly recognize this pattern and have lots of examples. It happened with relational databases, Windows, and even the Apple iPod. Now it's happening with VMware. That's right. What was once a tool to improve server utilization for engineers is now an ecosystem of third-party products and services. ESG's server virtualization guru Mark Bowker tells me that there were 15,000 people at the Moscone Center for VMworld. Heck, that's almost as many as RSA and that's the premier security event in the U.S. I'd say that's pretty impressive.


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