Cisco/VMware Purchase Back on Front Burner
They're baaack...the rumors
Cisco possibly buying VMware and parent company EMC. Virtualization.info has a
of some signs that point to a possible acquisition.
speculation, of course, but there's solid fact-reporting behind the theory.
VMware had a very good Q4 in 2008, one of the few companies in the IT industry
to do so. Cisco is primarily a hardware company, but is intensely interested in
virtualization, as the upcoming Nexus
EMC and VMware seem to be getting along better
since Paul Maritz replaced Diane Greene last year, but that doesn't mean that
the storage and virtualization giants are a good fit. Still, given VMware's
value, EMC might want to hold on to it -- unless it's been waiting for the right
time to sell VMware for some time, and believes that VMware's value is at its
Posted by Keith Ward on 02/12/2009 at 12:48 PM