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Salesforce.com and VMware will debut a cloud computing product later this month.

The two software makers have created a website to tease customers about their upcoming collaborative effort, however they are saying very little else until 27 April.

"Join industry leaders Marc Benioff, chairman & CEO of salesforce.com, and Paul Maritz, president & CEO of VMware, for a live Webcast where they will make an exciting joint product announcement on the future of cloud computing," reads the blurb on vmforce.com.

Salesforce.com is the world's biggest software-as-a-service provider, while VMware is at the top of the virtualisation pack. So such a marriage between the two companies is hardly surprising.

But what's less clear is what we can expect from VMforce. It could of course be a straight virtualisation-as-a-service offering, or something less obvious. Or it could simply be that one is using the other's products. And/or vice versa.

Either way, Salesforce.com and VMware are staying quiet until later this month. ®

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