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September 29, 2015
A new version of vSphere wasn't announced at VMworld, but the new technologies that were left users excited for the future
February 16, 2015
VMware's origin started with five employees and an idea to abstract hardware. Now the company is evolving faster thanks to a rapid succession of acquisitions.
July 31, 2014
The annual VMware event is expected to draw more than 20,000 but, for some, the company's products aren't the only selling point.
July 10, 2014
The vSphere 2015 beta party is no longer invite-only. VMware pros hope the new program will reduce the amount of bugs in the next version of vSphere.
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