Today VMware sent out a number of invitations to promote an upcoming announcement planned for April 27.
The online webcast will be jointly presented with Salesforce, one of the leading companies in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market since years, and it’s dubbed VMforce.
Because it’s highly unlikely that VMware and Salesforce would disclose a merge in such a way, the expectations to have a groundbreaking announcement are set rather low. Nonetheless, a new evidence discovered just a few hours ago, may suggest something really big between the two.
Build new VMware technology-based grid with thousands of virtual machines to host…
This single line is enough to speculate on a scenario where Salesforce starts offering to end users hosted virtual servers (or even virtual desktops), targeting both Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure (when it will finally evolve from just a PaaS cloud architecture), and where of course the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud is provided by VMware.
That would be a remarkable announcement.