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Gartner Invest/Community Vision: VMware's Cloud Aspirations, and Maybe Its Future, Center on vCHS

Published: 24 September 2013

ID: G00251363

Analyst(s): John Christopher Rizzuto


Speculation that VMware aspired to be the dominant vCHS provider has ebbed. We believe it is vital to VMware's future, and perhaps its viability, to establish vCHS as a pervasive IaaS platform. Partners will have to play a pivotal role if vCHS is to succeed. Company Impact: MSFT, VMW.

Table Of Contents


  • Implications of VMware's Hybrid Cloud Strategy
  • Synopsis
  • The Starting Point and the Discussion
    • An Enabler and a Leader?
    • A Risky Strategy
    • Alliances Are Vital
    • Other Possible Reasons for Launching vCHS
    • The Wider Context — Why VMware May Not Succeed
  • Potential Impact on Vendors and Ecosystems
    • Competing With Its (Stronger) Partners

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