CRN – VMware To Salespeople: vSphere VMs Running On Microsoft Azure Is A Pipe Dream

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VMware has been making noises lately about being cloud-agnostic and working with competitors, but a recent internal communication to its public cloud salespeople makes it clear that this doesn’t extend to Microsoft Azure.

As first reported by CRN last week, Microsoft is developing technology that will let VMware-based virtual machines run on its Azure public cloud. Industry sources familiar with the matter told CRN that Microsoft plans to roll this out on Azure in the third calendar quarter of 2015.

VMware’s vCloud Air product marketing team, in a document sent to salespeople this week with talking points on how to respond to questions about VMware support on Azure, threw cold water on the idea.

“The ability to easily execute vSphere on Azure is unlikely to be a possibility for most, if not all, customers in production environments in the near future,” VMware’s vCloud Air team says in the document, which was viewed by CRN.

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