back to article A Pivotal moment for VMware: Software biz gobbled up along with Carbon Black for $5bn

Imaginary computer specialist VMware boosted its security and cloud software lineup today when it confirmed Thursday the purchases of Carbon Black and Pivotal Software in deals totaling around $4.8bn. The virtualization giant made the announcement in tandem with its second quarter of fiscal year 2020 earnings report, covering …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    The trouble is, all of the developers left VMware somewehre around version 3, so any integration will be with sticky tape from the marketing department at best.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Integration

      all of the developers left VMware somewhere around version 3

      I think you'll find in true MBA manglement fashion, most of the devs were 'strategically enhanced' by skills taken from the usual offshore locations. Fast-forward and there's nobody left that can actually code, only droves of badly-paid sweatshop's churning out copies of whatever the can find on GitHub and CodePlex.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Integration

      The SpringSource assets that VMware bought up then spun out as Pivotal weren't half-bad; after the spinoff the support went into the crapper. My Current Employer went back to the open-source builds because we weren't getting any better support from the vendor.


    salesforce actually do DNSSEC maybe a lesson for you vmware...

    maybe just maybe they might want to pay attention to standards and multi cloud deployments...

  3. Anonymous Coward

    Get in!

    They're right, that the infosec market is fragmented. That's why my shoppe if going all in on with MSFT's offering from Windows Defender ATP to Sentinel SIEM

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Get in!

      Good luck with that.

      I think you'll find everyone runs screaming when Microsoft try to use the word "security"

  4. Cloud, what..... Sorry... Um... - you just made that up.

    Does anyone remember the 90s

    I think it was computer associates who went around buying up all the odd software offerings on the cheap, changing the bitmap on the install screen and then claiming it was a much better product as it was integrated.

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