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Your Mother Wears Army Boots! Virtualization Vendors Wage War with Words

The interesting thing about all the sniping going back and forth between VMware and Microsoft is that it's not really changing anybody's minds about whose products they're going to buy. One of the reasons for that is that in these kind of tit-for-tat fights, you really can't believe either side, because they are going to position their products in an unrealistically favorable light while doing just the opposite with their competitor's wares. I mean, it's really amazing how brazen these two companies have been recently in their condemnations of each other. They'll say anything.

Another reason, and probably the biggest one, is that nobody in a position of responsibility wants to go back to their boss and say, "Hey boss, I was reading a diatribe by VMware or watching a totally distorted funny video from Microsoft, and it made me realize we gotta get rid of all this lousy, unreliable, expensive and complex crap from [Pick one] Microsoft/VMware like yesterday. It sucks, and only a fool would buy it in the first place!"

What it gets down to is that anybody with half a brain is going to ignore all this bloviating and go about performing their due diligence before they write out any checks to any vendor.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 09/20/2011 at 12:48 PM


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