Hey VMware, that sound you hear is the clock striking midnight. We enjoyed reading your spirited blog today, but I’d suggest that the only thing you have in common with Cinderella is the fact that the fantasy image you’ve so carefully created is evaporating before your eyes.

Unfortunately, there isn’t going to be a Prince Charming there to ride off into the sunset with this time. People want open. They want choice. Your claim that everyone using vCloud on vSphere equals “choice” is like Henry Ford saying “You can have any color of car, as long as it’s black.” That’s not choice, it’s lock-in. Someday, the customers who choose your vCloud are going to wake up and find they got stuck with a vPumpkin.