Is Microsoft a Likely Suitor of VMware?

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3Q 2014 | IN-1019837

VMware for Sale?


In late July 2014, hedge-fund group Elliott Management took a 2% stake in EMC and immediately recommended VMware be sold or spun-off. If it were to be sold, Elliott Management would look for a strategic buyer of the US$40 billion company, which specializes in datacenter servers and other hardware. According to The Wall Street Journal, likely suitors include Oracle, Cisco Systems, and Hewlett-Packard. However, Microsoft also should be considered as a viable candidate to acquire VMware.

The New World Order of Software


It is quite impressive to see the role software plays these days in a once hardware-driven market. Part of the reason for slowed growth with VMware over the past 2 to 3 years has been the rise in software solutions. For Microsoft, its slowed growth has been more dramatic and mor...

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