VMware tops earnings expectations for Q4

VMware’s fourth quarter beat expectations as the company saw strong demand for its vSphere virtualization platform.

VMware CEO Paul Maritz said in a conference call that in the near future, the company was planning to focus resources on further growth in the data center automation and middleware management areas through both “organic development” and acquisitions.

“We plan to strengthen and widen our value proposition of what has been called ‘the private cloud,’” Maritz said. Besides enabling enterprises to increase the use of shared infrastructure by applications within their own data centers, VMware plans on further enabling them to leverage public cloud resources offered by the company’s partners “if and when they are ready to do so.”

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