Quoting from The Register:
We recently sat down with VMware CEO Diane Greene and asked her to discuss how the virtualization market will evolve in the coming years. How will VMware fend off these attacks and defend its pricing?
El Reg: So you have Microsoft and Xen attacking you with relatively immature products, and meanwhile, you’re building out your tools arsenal. Is that the immediate plan – to focus on the tools?
DG: We are doing two things.
We are moving the platform forward, which is a huge job. In the last year, there has been Intel’s VT, AMD’s Pacifica, multi-core chips and 64-bit. That was just moving with the industry.
Internally, we added SMP support and performance enhancements and all the different devices. And then we are spending millions and millions of dollars on our labs for certification and testing.
That is a huge effort that we are going to continue.
Then, the solutions we are definitely moving forward. We are adding distributed availability services where you can failover and then you get distributed resource management where you get load balancing across a cluster. Then, we have consolidated backup and single console monitoring and security controls across the cluster of virtual machines.
And then we are also exploring really interesting areas in the labs where we are pushing virtualization to see what it’s going to do. We did the Player, which is incredibly exciting for us.
It’s over 400,000 downloads now. All these people are building interesting virtual machines.
El Reg: I know you wouldn’t dare reveal a future, unannounced product, but could you give us a flavor for something in the labs?
DG: On the high-level, what we see is that the data center will transform to where you can manage your hardware separately from your software, and you can think about them as more aligned with what is going on in the business.
We also see really hard security problems that can be solved by using virtualization…
Read the whole interview at source.
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