Around 900 VMware employees were laid off this week. Among those are the people that worked on Workstation and Fusion, among the best (if not the best) desktop virtualization products. Ars Technica got in touch with VMware and this is the reply they received:
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.
There is another interesting post from an ex VMware employee that looks back at its experience working on these two products, which I recommend you take the time to read.
Here’s hoping that VMware does not become the next Alienware.