VMware ‘to work with just five storage companies’ The Register:

Who is going to get API access to the storage containers? Floyer says VMware is going to work with EMC (which owns 80 per cent of VMware), Dell, Hitachi, IBM and NetApp, and provide the APIs “to help these traditional storage vendors add value, for example by optimising the placement of storage on the disks.” There’s an obvious missing major storage supplier from that list – HP – plus a whole host of less established players and start-ups.