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VMware Gets Social with Socialcast

We think of VMware largely as a software infrastructure and virtualization management concern. But the company is also getting into apps, and most recently banged the drum in support of Socialcast, a collaboration tool with similarities to Facebook. Unlike Facebook, Socialcast can be deployed as a service or installed as an on-premise application.

This is just the beginning. VMware also bought Shavlik and can offer patching over the cloud. VMware is also working on sharing slides over the Web through SlideRocket, and groupware and e-mail through Zimbra. With these kinds of moves, we may see a very different VMware in years to come.

What is your take on VMware's direction? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/08/2011 at 12:47 PM


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