Intel should buy it
I always found that Dell inc & VMware are satellites/creation of Intel.
Their (Dell-VMware) products, future visions are in my opinion articulated around Intel moves. (there is a reason VMware is late in the ARM world). I also think their culture are quite similar. Booth companies Intel - VMware could boost each other strength. Maybe the regulator(s) will say too much of monopoly risks ... but a Swiss vision and better integration of the different products / stacks could be a win win for the end customers small and big against the 3 massive cloud giants and Apple.