On Amazon's Public Cloud Silo
"We fundamentally believe that the hybrid cloud approach is the best way to run your infrastructure in the future. It is not private. It is not public only. Public only is Amazon. It is another silo. We think a hybrid cloud approach with a common underlying platform architecture is the way to go. And what our customers are telling us: 'Today in our data center our enterprise runs on VMware in VMware virtual machines. I have come to know them as the secure, reliable, scalable, automated infrastructure for the private cloud. I want that exact same architecture and protection that I have in the enterprise -- I want it in the public cloud.' That is why VMware's hybrid cloud of the future will effectively compete against a siloed approach of an Amazon public cloud offering only."