Much has been made of the recent CEO change at VMware, but what does it really tell us about the future of the company? Yes, the consensus is that former CEO Diane Greene clashed with the leadership of EMC. Yes, new CEO Paul Maritz has a solid leadership pedigree and an insider’s knowledge of the workings of Microsoft. Yes, 2008 is a year of ramped up competition in the virtualization space. But what does all of that mean when it comes to the direction of VMware?