EMC and VMware made some announcements around their Pivotal Initiative which involves a re-alignment of teams to better address and deliver to its customers in the cloud space. The announcement is below on the VMware blog.
On December 4, 2012, EMC and VMware shared information on the newly formed Pivotal Initiative.
Q: What is the Pivotal Initiative?
VMware and EMC are committing key existing technology, people and programs from both companies focused on Big Data and Cloud Application Platforms under one virtual organization—the Pivotal Initiative—led by Paul Maritz, Chief Strategy Officer of EMC. The companies expect to formally unite these resources by Q2 2013, with a specific operational structure to be determined.*
It will be interesting to see what changes this delivers and anything the two can do to provide a unified business or gateway to delivering cloud services, solutions and opportunities for its customers has to be a good thing. I wish both teams every success.