If your major partner becomes your major competitor then its major competitor becomes your major partner. This is what VKernel must be thinking since the launch of VMware CapacityIQ.
Just two weeks ago the startup first released a free product called Capacity Modeler to attract more potential customers and show them the (claimed) superiority over CapacityIQ.
Now the company announces a new beta for its flagship Capacity Analyzer, stressing that it supports Microsoft Hyper-V. VKernel also clarifies that its other products will support Hyper-V as well.
It is not that the current strategy is turning VMware into a less independent vendor. It is that the current strategy is turning the VMware partners into a less dependent ecosystem.