So Cloud Computing is the rage today, it is based on virtualization. Many claim that Linux and Open Source was the master key that opened the door to Cloud Computing. So, it seems very fitting that VMware has joined the Linux Foundation
. The recent re-/free-pricing of VMware ESX
definitely helps make core virtualization a commodity and thus makes it easier to build the more complex software solutions that ultimately will simplify information technology management over the next several years. Linux with VMware ESX, Xen, KVM, etc. now provide a powerful base platform on which to build more complex solutions which will ultimately enrich our lives and reduce the amount of time we spend managing our IT infrastructure.
Welcome to the Linux Foundation, VMware!