I’ve seen a bunch of posts since MMS 2012 where industry folks have scoffed at the notion that Microsoft *could* overtake VMware, as it was pronounced during the conference. One Twitter comment even, during Brad Anderson’s the Day 2 keynote, made me chuckle, but also kind of put the whole thing into perspective for me. Remember, Brad Anderson was looking extremely buff on stage like he had just walked off a pump session on the bench press machine backstage, AND Brad was sporting a brand new, Mexican tan. Also, it played to the upcoming Avengers movie trailer.
The Tweet is as follows
VMware: “We have an army”
Microsoft: “We have a Brad”
So, it’s interested to learn today that VMware’s source code has been leaked. Betanews titled their coverage as “VMware source code leak: ‘IT equivalent of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill”. It’s worth a read.
But, how many companies have had source code stolen or leaked recently, and how have they fared after the fact. Not well. Unless VMware handles this correctly, this could a slow volley into Microsoft’s Hypervisor court.