The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series in which Eric Bleeker, senior technology analyst, and Brandon Ragan, systems engineer, discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Eric talks to Brandon to explore the Fool IT department's buying decisions in virtualization. The Fool has long been a VMware customer and appreciates its proven reputation and ability to scale to company needs. To see why the Fool chose VMware over competitors like Citrix and Microsoft and what that can mean for VMware's long-term advantages in the field, watch the video below.

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