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Microsoft, VMware and the Battle in the Cloud

It's funny but true that the more things change the more they stay the same.

Even though the cloud is supposed to represent the great federation of data infrastructure, it is still embroiled in the same old turf wars that plagued the IT industry throughout the physical and even virtual eras. And in a tribute to its staying power, Microsoft is once again on one side of a titanic struggle for control of enterprise data environments.

This time, Redmond finds itself up against VMware, a relative newcomer to the enterprise game, but wildly successful in its deployment of virtual technology on leading server platforms across the industry. That would be the virtual layer that got between operating systems like Windows and Microsoft server and the underlying hardware, effectively ending the one-to-one relationship that helped Microsoft become one of the most powerful companies in the world.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Microsoft, VMware and the Battle in the Cloud- Arthur Cole - ITBusinessedge.com

Published Friday, September 07, 2012 7:03 AM by David Marshall
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