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Mike DiPetrillo's Blog Yesterday, VMware announced that they were buying Trango. Trango makes virtualization solutions for the mobile phone or other embedded devices. Now why would VMware do this? Well, if you were at VMworld then you heard all about VMware View. Basically it's the thought that once you put an app on top of a virtualization layer then the layer actually stretches all the way down to the end device so you don't have to worry about which app works with what. This is really key when you start looking out at cloud. Cloud is just the middle glue that gets the user to the data. In order for that to work you really need a layer on every possible device that the user could come from. VMware had most of the bases covered already since it's been in the client virtualization game since the very beginning in 1998. The one missing piece was the cell phone and ot... (more)