[Openstack] [Spam] Re: what is the meaning to alliance with VMWare?
alexis at rabbitmq.com
Tue Jul 30 06:37:07 UTC 2013
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On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 5:52 PM, Peter Cheung <mcheung63 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Clint. If we treat VMWare as a neighbor, we meet another trouble, how
> can we pack openstack and vmware into a single solution? what kind of
> customer need such as solution?
> Compete with VMWare seems to be the right choice, openstack has a great
> advantage in price and community. People may say vmware features are still
> better, but we just need some more time to catch up. This is just my
> from Peter
>> From: clint at fewbar.com
>> To: openstack at lists.openstack.org
>> Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 09:13:13 -0700
>> CC: openstack at lists.launchpad.net
>> Subject: Re: [Openstack] [Spam] Re: what is the meaning to alliance with
>> Excerpts from Peter Cheung's message of 2013-07-29 07:29:10 -0700:
>> > Dear Brian thanks for reply. May be because there is no cheap AIX, so
>> > linux and AIX can be sell in different price range. But in here, the market
>> > is : openstack compete with ESXi or ESX essential plus. We are a consultancy
>> > firm, our sales are competing with VMware sales. In HK, vmware sales even
>> > want us die. If we die, the only competitor left is microsoft.The war here
>> > is very obvious.
>> Hi Peter. I understand that at times, sales negotiations can be like war,
>> with your client being the innocent bystanders caught in the middle.
>> But markets are not war-zones. Wars intrinsically expend
>> resources. Markets, however, grow resources and make things more
>> efficient, until they are outmoded, and then they shrink naturally.
>> So looking at VMware as a combatant on the field of battle, they are
>> intimidating and evoke fear. I would not want to do battle with this
>> well trained highly motivated battle group.
>> If, however, we look at VMware as neighbors, the feelings are different. I
>> believe that they're really just interested in developing the huge
>> untapped resources which are basically unavailable to them without the
>> cooperation and lower cost model of projects like OpenStack.
>> To use an analogy, if VMware is FedEx, OpenStack is "people who want
>> efficient roads and airports."
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