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Microsoft Executive: Co. Winning Business From VMWare
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is winning accounts from VMWare Inc. (VMW) since launching a virtualiation product that competes with that company's products, Bob Muglia, head of that division, said Thursday.

Virtualization is software technology that allows one computer processor to do the work of several by reorganizing the way tasks are allocated. Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware is the market leader.

Microsoft launched Hyper-V, a similar virtualization product, in June.

"We are winning against VMWare. Accounts from VMWare are switching to Microsoft, Muglia, the senior vice president for Microsoft's server and tools unit, said at a meeting for financial analysts at Microsoft's Redmond, Wash., headquarters.

VMWare, earlier this week, sharply downgraded its revenue guidance, attributing this to a worsening economic environment. At the time, the Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer of the company, Paul Maritz and Mark Peak, said they hadn't seen any evidence Microsoft was winning accounts from VMWare.

Microsoft shares recently rose to $25.50 from the Thursday close of $25.44.

Published Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:38 PM by David Marshall
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jprattnu - July 25, 2008 7:17 AM

What a bunch of bs. taking business from vmware? how so? i love how microsoft just releases something free and automatically assumes they are gaining market share from competitors, when in fact they are not. hyper-v is nowhere near vmware, and won't be anytime soon. anyone who knows anything about vmware and fortune 500 operations already knows this . so if they are "winning business from vmware", it's people who have never looked at vmware, and are totally uninformed on virtualization in general. :\

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