Scenes From VMworld: Pushing IT To The Cloud

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VMworld 2009, held in San Francisco this week, brought together a host of vendors trying to demonstrate the latest in virtualization technology.

That host was led by VMware, which founded the conference and is the primary sponsor, driver and arbitrator of all that goes on during the show.

VMware's role in running the show sparked some controversy this year after it changed its rules restricting the participation of competitors, particularly Citrix and Microsoft.

Both Citrix and Microsoft were limited to tiny 10-foot-by-10-foot booths, and were not allowed to sponsor activities, but they still managed to make the most of their opportunity.

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