Okay, maybe it's not a 'cloud in a box.' And maybe they don't even want us to refer to it as a 'cloud in a box.' But that's what they're gearing up for with all of these product acquisitions.

vFabric is the name, and it's the moniker you'll see VMWare throwing in front of all of their newly acquired resources. The goal? To create a single platform that makes managing and maintaining a private cloud easier than ever.

Here's the lowdown on vFabric.