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VMware turned in solid fourth quarter and full year results, growing in spite of the recession as server and desktop consolidation cost-saving projects remain popular with customers. The company reported fourth quarter calendar 2008 (Q4 08) revenues of $515m, up 25 per cent on Q4 07, and GAAP net income of $111m ($0.29/share) …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hurting EMC?

    How does VMware hurt EMC? A big enabler for VMware sales is vMotion for which you need some kind of shared storage therefore VMware is a way to encourage customers to deploy new "consolidated" storage solutions!

    Hardly hurts EMC does it?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Hurting EMC

    Whether it hurts EMC or not is dependant on whether people are buying large storage arrays, or re-using their current ones/building their own with OpenSauce operating systems.

    I know I'm planning on setting up a couple of NASs running OpenFiler as it's free, and serves up reliable iSCSI and NFS shares on standard hardware - negating the need to pay stupendous amounts for what is, basically, glorified rack servers.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    re: @Hurting EMC

    For me, a lot of the drivers for VMware solutions stem from consolidations and I have to say that a lot of this is arm in arm with consolidating storage.

    Most customers I talk to internal storage with loads unused and inaccessible to other machines. The VMware solution lets me sell them a consolidate storage array with all the niceties of vMotion, DRS and HA.

    Definitely doesn't hurt EMC per se, in my opinion (unless I'm selling a competitor like HP or IBM). Then it's not VMware hurting EMC, but their high prices.

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