VMware eats humble pie

June 11th, 2009 | Tags: , , , ,

Update on the Virtualisation debacle:

At long last Scott Drummonds from VMware has come to his senses and apologised in the VMware blog post:

“I made a bad call.

About a month and a half ago, I anonymously posted a YouTube video depicting a controversial test of Microsoft’s Hyper-V.  The video was a bit hyperbolic in its dramatization of Hyper-V’s reliability.

Unfortunately, my intention to stir the pot with eye-poking banter has put my credibility and by association VMware’s credibility in question among some of you.  For this I apologize.

I’ve removed the video from YouTube.  I’ve also sent a note of apology to Jeff Woosley at Microsoft.

My focus, and clearly VMware’s focus, is to help our 140,000 plus customers get the most from their technology investments.  This is our commitment.  We will absolutely work our best to live up to the high standard you’ve come to expect from us.  And when we mess up, we’ll be the first to address the mistake head on”.

Scott

Good shout VMware, but for the record – Microsoft 1, VMware 0 [:)]

Source: here

Update: recognition of this is now available on the Windows Virtualisation Blog here