VMWare is planning on taking on Microsoft....

The Var Guy is reporting a follow up on VMWare's plans to use Zimbra, the open Source E-mail/Groupware solution they purchased from Yahoo in January.  What is being discussed and reported is that VMWare will begin selling and supporting Applicances with the opensource software installed and configured.  They will not be starting their own hosting option but instead rely on the over 500 existing VMWare hosting focused companies.  The goal of this is go directly after Microsofts E-Mail product Exchange.  This should be interesting to watch.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.