10 Trends On The Radar Of VMware CEO Paul Maritz

"Our customers have a lot of Microsoft products, and our products clearly have to work together with theirs in these environments. Both organizations, Microsoft and VMware, are mature enough to know that that has to happen, and neither of us will look good if we're doing things that prevent the interoperability that customers want.

We compete fiercely with Microsoft, but this is not a blood feud. It's genuine competition, realizing that you have to be governed by the fact that customers won't accept not passing information between the two of us."