I’m listening to Carl Eschenbach deliver the keynote address to the partner community. Carl is both enthusiastic and cheerful in his articulation of VMware’s outlook for the partner community going forward this year.
After a brief introductory presentation on vSphere and the introduction of another new Geo based manager for the Americas market, he unveiled the new “VMware Partner Network.”
I can distill the the hour long presentation down to this, “Don’t worry the future is full of virtual opportunity, we’ve got a new partner program so let’s go sell some software.” The best line of the morning was in describing VMware’s award from Redmond Magazine. VMware and Microsoft are they partners or competitors, as Carl said, “…I can’t think of a better place to run Windows (than on VMware)…”.