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Why Is Greene Gone?

Yesterday, we talked about Diane Greene's departure as the head of VMware. I suspected intrigue and it seems I was correct. Our reporting is now showing a rift between the independent-minded Greene and EMC execs, who actually own the company.

We don't have all the details, but a sticking point appears to be just how separate VMware should be from the EMC mother ship. Greene seemed to want total freedom, while EMC was looking for a bit more oversight.

It will be interesting to see what changes happen now. Will there be more integration between EMC storage and VMware? Will the branding change at all? And if EMC takes more control, will it damage the relationship with Microsoft?

If you have any answers, or just more questions, send 'em to me at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on July 10, 2008