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VMware's Channels and Technology Partners

At VMworld 2008, VMware made a lot of their intent to foster the ecosystem of partners around the management of virtualized datacenter infrastructure aka Infrastructure vServices ... vNetwork, vStorage and vCompute. 

In this interview, Carl Eschenbach (EVP, WW Field Operations) emphasizes the vStorage.  Without taking the issue head-on, VMware seems to be sending a message that, under the newly arrived executive, the company will do a better job. It would appear that they are addressing the company's reputation for ill-treatment of the smaller members of this community. 

Q&A: VMware's Eschenbach Outlines Channel Opportunities In The Virtual Cloud - Storage - IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness

VMware earlier this month introduced an initiative to help virtualize their server, storage, network, and application environments to take their computing to the cloud. However, questions remain about solution provider opportunities as well as whether part of the storage business will be supplanted by new cloud features. Carl Eschenbach, executive vice president of worldwide field operations, recently sat down with Joseph F. Kovar, senior editor of Everything Channel, to answer these questions. ...

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