VMware’s Head – And Future – Is In The Clouds

More than a decade ago, VMware and its new server virtualization technology represented  significant threat to traditional OEMs like Dell, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard (now Hewlett Packard Enterprise) who were selling their boxes to enterprises that had to over-provision the systems they were bringing into make sure there was enough compute capacity to handle the biggest spikes in demand over the course of the year.