VMware CEO Paul Maritz says the traditional operating system is obsolete. Speaking at VMworld in Las Vegas, Maritz said the company is preparing to "deconstruct" the traditional operating system and use the pieces to build an operating system that is more suited to the data center.
The virtual data center operating system, or VDC OS, extends the principles of virtualization beyond the server to include switches and storage. According to ITworld.com, "It will create an 'internal cloud computing environment' for the data center."
Despite the fact that Microsoft is emerging as VMware's primary competitor, Maritz barely mentioned Microsoft in his speech. He did acknowledge, however, that the software juggernaut is not to be discounted. He also admits that VMware has a big job ahead of it that will take some time.