June 30th, 2008:
EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced it has won the 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year award for Business Process and Integration Solutions.
The company was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.
July 8th, 2008:
What we did not mention the other day is that the current (now former) CEO was actually thrown out, despite the fact that she has been there since day one… and until the hugely-successful IPO. Diane Greene became a threat to Microsoft, being the Linux enabler that her company had evolved to be.
“Wait and watch how VMWare deemphasises Linux over time, letting just KVM compete with the ‘Big Boys’.”Remember the story about Citrix, Microsoft’s Partner of the Year also in June 2008. Citrix grabbed Xen, which Red Hat, Ubuntu and many other GNU/Linux vendors depended on. XenSource too had gained Microsoft insiders prior to the deal and it even moved to Redmond [1, 2, 3].
Watch and learn how Microsoft interferes with or ‘hijacks’ its competitors, including Novell and Corel. Novell has already agreed, as part of its deal with Microsoft, to be a slave (guest) on Windows hosts in the datacentre.
Where are the regulators? Is this competition? It’s more like market perversion. Wait and watch how VMWare deemphasises Linux over time, letting just KVM compete with the ‘Big Boys’. It’s another Xen shuffle. All over again. █