VMworld 2012 keynote in review: Focus on cloud, no more vRAM

Following the day one keynote, attendees wonder what will become of VMware under Pat Gelsinger's direction. Now that CEO Paul Maritz handed over the reins during the opening general session, expert Stuart Miniman explains how this change affects the vendor's vision for the future of IT. One of the big questions is: How closely will owner EMC and VMware work together?

The company's recent acquisitions, including DynamicOps and Wanova, also play a part in VMware's transition toward software-defined networking. And of course, the keynote crowd went wild as Gelsinger announced the end of virtual RAM licensing. Hear what experts have to say about why the company made this decision and how Microsoft played a role.

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