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March 14, 2009


Tarry Singh


Can you send me over that prezo on my private mail?


Mitchell Ratner

I am always impressed with Paul, and the way he can articulate vision. We enjoy working with him and his VMware team, and look forward to working with them to help augment, evolve, define, and implement the vision. I would have liked to have heard this pitch, it sounds like there have been advancements since VMworld EMEA...and I'm sure it will continue to evolve as Paul and VMware team continue to think about the problems and get/incorporate feedback into the pitch.
Great writeup.


I think Paul Maritz needs to tweak his terminology a bit. It's should be "software supercomputer", not "software mainframe"...though I understand why he uses the term he does.

He is a great speaker to listen to. Thanks for sharing the details of his speech.


Or state "software cray", which is globally known as a supercomputer. I never heard of a mainframe and supercomputer in the same sentence. Unless he meant mainframe in another way?

Chuck Hollis

The reference to "software mainframe" usually doesn't work for people younger than a certain age.

For those of us of a certain age, "mainframe" signifies substantial processing power, ultimate stability and efficiency, high availability, fault tolerance, etc.

Because many of us remember a time when the majority of corporate IT workloads were done on mainframes, written in COBOL and JCL, etc. etc.

Just like some of us remember the Beatles fondly ....

-- Chuck

Roland Dobbins

The Nexus 1000V is actually a Cisco product, not a VMWare product, per se, FYI.


Chuck Hollis

Absolutely correct, Roland, so my apologies.

It was, however, conceived in close partnership with VMware.


Ravi Balky

Very insightful discussion on cloud architectures - coming from software background, this will be exceptional an achievement if Paul can execute this

There are no timeframes mentioned in Paul's presentation as to when each of these milestones will be completed

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Chuck Hollis

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