Snippet: VMware Hosted UI Team Laid Off ☇

Shared on January 28, 2016

Sean Gallagher for Ars Technica:

Members of VMware’s “Hosted UI” team—the developers responsible for the virtualization company’s Workstation and Fusion desktop products—were apparently laid off on Monday as part of a restructuring of the company that was announced yesterday. The developers were just a part of a larger layoff as the company moved to cut costs and brought aboard a new chief financial officer. […]

When contacted to comment, a VMware spokesman said that the company was committed to continuing development and support for Fusion and Workstation and that the company was “transitioning the Fusion and Workstation teams to co-locate” with the rest of the company as part of its reorganization. “Our commitment to Fusion and Workstation products is unchanged,” he said.

Although I don’t use virtualization as much anymore, it’s nice that there are options for OS X (Parallels, Fusion, VirtualBox) and it would be a shame to see one of the big players disappear, even if it doesn’t quite align with EMC and Dell’s plans. It’s disappointing how much talent walked out the door yesterday, but hopefully these products will be continued, as VMware is claiming.

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