After arriving at SFO airport earlier this week, I just had to stop and snap the photo below:
The placement and timing of the ad was special since 1) I'm excited to be joining VMware as part of the SpringSource acquisition, and 2) I flew in to SFO in order to attend VMworld 2009 (the event was ginormously huge with lots of great sessions, excited attendees, and impressive partners).
I've been a fanboy of VMware for years: I've been an avid and happy user of VMware's products, and earlier this year I declared VMware the "Virtualization Big Dog" as part of my "Big Dog" series of posts.
In that post I compared VMware with Microsoft, Citrix, and Red Hat, and I concluded by saying "As long as VMware stays focused on creating great solutions to customer problems and honestly assesses the threats posed by the other market players, they should be able to retain their market leadership status for many years to come."
I love working for companies that provide REAL VALUE to customers, and I look forward to joining VMware as soon as the deal closes and extending its market leadership from virtualization to the cloud and beyond.