“The two companies are jointly developing software that will let their customers more easily run computing jobs, which rely on VMware software, inside Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service, according to a person with direct knowledge of the project and six others who have been briefed on it. The effort, which could be announced as part of a broader partnership in the coming weeks, would provide a bridge for businesses to more easily move computing chores from their own private data centers, where VMware’s software is a critical ingredient, to Microsoft’s “public” cloud service.”
VMware and Microsoft both declined to comment for The Information article.
Azure: NSX and VDI with more VMware management products for Azure are on the way.
Google Cloud Platform: VMware has partnered with Google and Kubernetes. Also, Android- and Chromebook-related offerings involve the virtualization company.
Still, the big question really involves the VMware-AWS relationship. Generally speaking, AWS seems to enjoy “most favorite nation” status in VMware’s public cloud partner push, ChannelE2E believes. Perhaps the alleged work with Microsoft Azure will change that status…
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