IBM is preparing SAN Volume Controller for VMware ESX Server 2.1

Quoting from The Register:

IBM is convinced that Version 1.2 of the SAN Volume Controller will give it much more direct access into EMC’s customer base. IBM/EMC customers can now pool their storage hardware together. IBM’s SAN software makes it possible to modify volumes on either IBM or EMC hardware without requiring changes to a host application. Other updates in Version 1.2 include support for Windows Server 2003, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 3.0, Solaris 9 and VMware ESX Server 2.1.

This is an important move since IBM beats EMC on its own field: since VMware acquisition, EMC was expected to tight together all acquired products, expanding capabilities and improving actual features.
Now IBM is expanding VMware products capabilities better and faster than EMC…