When Broadcom bought VMware for $69 billion last November, we knew there would be changes. What we didn't know is that Broadcom's radical changes would leave partners and customers alike questioning their commitment to VMware.
Personally, I've never been fond of VMware. But I know many IT people swear by its wide array of products. At least, they did until recently. Now that Broadcom is showing its cards for the virtualization powerhouse's future, it's another story.
Even before then, VMware customers were doubtful about the acquisition. Forrester Research had estimated that up to 20% of VMware’s enterprise customers would quickly switch to a new virtual machine vendor.