VMW is caught between success in the private cloud
Today VMware is caught between success in the private cloud (server virtualization) and the rapid rise of public cloud leader Amazon along with the high profile entry of Microsoft Azure into the hybrid cloud space. Today enterprises can see three different cloud visions from three very powerful and capable companies. If I were to summarize where the three clouds are today I would say that the public cloud is where the buzz is; the private cloud is where the enterprise money is; and the hybrid cloud is where the future is.
Hybrid cloud is the natural extension of the private cloud. It is an operating model whereby enterprises can get the benefits of the public cloud (primarily agility and scalability) with the control of the private cloud (primarily security).