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Many users wonder why – rather than acquiring a seemingly tangential email company – VMware hasn't chosen to focus on its current technology portfolio. Members of the VMware community on Twitter, for example, questioned why the company isn't focusing more on its existing server and desktop virtualization products.
"How about aiming to make [VMware] View better?" kibitzed @Shanetech, the account for ShaneTech Consulting Inc., a New York City virtualization consulting firm.
Others on Twitter saw the potential VMware-Zimbra acquisition as reckless.
"VMware buying Zimbra would be a mistake; competing with Microsoft, Google, Apple for email servers?" said Steve Foskett, an independent storage consultant.