During an interview with GigaOM at the Structure 2010 conference two weeks ago, the VMware’s CEO Paul Maritz revealed that his company is working with Amazon to deliver the tc Server and Spring framework, acquired from SpringSource in August 2009, on the Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) platform.
The deal, similar to the one that VMware signed with SalesForce for VMForce.com and the one signed with Google for AppEngine, would turn EC2, which is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform into a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) platform, able to rival with Microsoft and its Azure offering.
According to The Register, Maritz expressed concerns about the VMware’s capability to evolve:
He also revealed he’s concerned VMware might miss out on the transition to cloud computing. According to Martiz, technology is easy to alter. It’s an inability to change business models that holds companies back. "I worry a lot about are we are the tail end of one generation [of computing] and the beginning of another," he said.