Why the heck would a hardware and chip company like Broadcom buy a software company like VMware?
Wall Street and industry analysts haven’t exactly jumped with joy over the pending deal, after all. Companies sometimes do stupid things; that seems to be the consensus. But with this deal, that may not be the case at all. Broadcom may be responding to the fundamental shifts in the industry, both in computing and in networking.
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Source:: Network World – Data Center