Not to be left out, Microsoft has asserted its opinion on host of this week’s big conference in Las Vegas, VMworld 2011, by way of a Youtube video touting its private cloud services. The video pokes fun at VMware’s longstanding decision to stay out of multi-hypervisor management (since, according to VMware, no one is demanding Hyper-V management anyway) and appeals to the ultimate nightmare in technology: getting left behind. While the point of the ad seems to be Microsoft saying “Hey! Look at me!” more than sending an actual message, the idea that virtualization is a thing of the past may not be too convincing for VMWorld’s over 20,000 attendees.
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This isn’t the first case of Microsoft playing dirty, something VMware has grown accustomed to in the past few years. What are your thoughts on the feud and the ad? Does Microsoft have a case or are they blowing smoke?
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