Re: Say goodnight VMware staff
The company I was at was a Symantec AND CA customer, so we got a front row seat for what's going to happen. All the sales suits that didn't get fired on day 1 moved to HQ, and every single developer job was sent offshore or targeted for offshore immediately. They fired all the salespeople we were working with to renew licenses during the buyout; we couldn't buy licenses for months.
It's too bad because VMWare was basically the last on-prem hypervisor that was commercially supported and had a company that cared about it making updates. (Microsoft's killing on-prem Windows so they're not innovating on Hyper-V anymore, XenServer is basically dead, so it's all open source like Proxmox or OpenStack. It'll definitely increase Azure/AWS lock-in because both companies have their own proprietary on-prem cloud stack thingy.