Broadcom to 'divest' VMware’s end-user computing and Carbon Black units

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Broadcom CEO Hock Tan has appear his ambition to bankrupt VMware's end-user accretion and Carbon Black units.

Speaking on Broadcom's Q4 2023 balance call, Tan told investors "We are now refocusing VMware on its amount business of creating clandestine and amalgam billow environments amid ample enterprises globally and divesting non-core assets."

He again called VMware's end-user accretion portfolio – which comprises desktop virtualization, appliance publishing, and adaptable accessory administration – as one asset to be divested. The Carbon Black aegis software assemblage is additionally on the way out.

"Our action activity advanced is to accredit all-around enterprises to run apps above datacenters and accessible clouds by arresting VMware's aerial amount software stack," Tan explained, adding: "To allure and absorb workloads we are advance in microservices tools."

In its Form 8-K, Broadcom appear it "expects to booty accuse of about $1.3 billion through budgetary year 2025 for the accomplishing of amount abridgement activities."

Public filings advance VMware has axed over 2,000 jobs in the US. The Register has fabricated several requests to Broadcom to detail those job cuts, and how they will change the acquaintance of alive with VMware. Broadcom has not responded.

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Tan's animadversion about Broadcom's plan to focus on all-around enterprises reflect the playbook the avid amassed followed afterwards the acquisitions of CA and Symantec, which both saw artefact development focus on the needs of beyond customers. Smaller users – and the ally who serve them – appear alienation from Broadcom.

Hock Tan has in the accomplished fabricated abounding accessible statements that offered words of advance to all VMware users.

Broadcom anticipation VMware will accomplish $12 billion of acquirement for eleven months of its abutting banking year – excluding $2 billion for end-user accretion and Carbon Black. Most VMware licenses will be confused to cable by the end of Broadcom's FY 2024.

This is a developing adventure that The Register will amend as Broadcom's balance alarm continues. ®