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Are there realistic alternatives to VMWare?

If you are a VMware shop, and you’re concerned about how Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware is affecting your business, you may be wondering whether any realistic alternatives to VMware exist in the market.

Broadcom has already begun layoffs of 2,000+ VMware employees. Analysts have been warning of a slew of negative implications for existing customers based on Broadcom’s history of rightsizing companies it acquires, such as LSI, Brocade, CA Technologies and Symantec. Now that Broadcom has officially completed the acquisition, here are five fundamental questions that VMware shops need to ask right now.