August 29, 2014 Leave a comment
- VMware dismisses physical networking as a mere forwarding plane, ignoring the benefits of integration.
- If that observation is inaccurate, then VMware needs to address its messaging on the importance of physical networking.
Fresh off VMworld 2014, I came away with the very distinct impression that the company – not any specific individuals – is quite dismissive of physical networking, to the point where it is detrimental to its own success. While I continue to be impressed at how well the company develops new products, maintains a practical engineering focus, and seems to handle partner co-opetition with aplomb, it is also making a rather big mistake with ignoring the importance of integration with the physical network. Read more of this post