back to article Broadcom's VMware battle plan is to challenge hyperscalers

Broadcom has signalled its intention to take on hyperscale datacenter operators once its acquisition of VMware concludes. News of the plan emerged in a newsletter Broadcom sent to VMware staff and which – as it comments on the future of the two listed entities – was disclosed by both VMware and Broadcom as a regulatory filing …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Just don't try to run Intel NICs

    See above.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Thanks Simon

    Thanks for the update Simon, there is very little useful updates even from within the company, so very much appreciate your take on it!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Don't make a monopoly bigger

    Broadcom is a monopoly. Making it bigger with the addition of VMware would certainly increase Cloud competition, but at the same time help to kill off any Ethernet, Fibre Channel or other communication protocol adapter manufactures. Look at what happened to QLogic as an example.

  4. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge

    Putting the "anal" back in "ysts"

    "Broadcom will gain thousands of small and medium-sized businesses with this acquisition, which diversifies their revenue and reduces risks," the analyst firm wrote. "They are likely to go the extra mile to retain this market. These customers should be in an ideal spot to have their voices heard."

    Except for the fact that Broadcom has already stated their intentions lie in the opposite direction, to focus on their largest "whale" customers and screw the little guys.

  5. Sparkus

    stopped reading at

    "an inclusive and welcoming culture."

    .....and wondering if the executive leadership cycles consumed by this wouldn't be better spent figuring out how to speed past Amazon, Azure, and Google.......

  6. LateAgain


    "Just how the two will do that was not explained."

    Yep. I'm pretty sure that if Corporate Marketing say anything useful they get fired

  7. Bitsminer Silver badge

    ...a 3,000-plus constellation of small public cloud operators...

    Hmmm, an example of a long tail I think.

    Do tell us more!

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