There's been some good discussion around this today, and it was good, tomorrow am some official language will come out that will be along the clarifying lines in the body of this post. Remember, just because I post it doesn't make it official, it's not official until it comes from VMware. But, this should elucidate things a bit.
Ok - open standing proposal... First some history... EMC has a long experience in working specific customer configurations through the Windows Server Catalog. Getting MSCS configs certified historically (it's recently gotten a lot better, thank goodness) was BLACK AND WHITE. Only that EXACT configuration was supported. For many people this was a deal-breaker. Over time we got really good This turned out to be a good thing for MSCS as a whole, when you're building these mission critical config, support testing We became a machine at doing this. Want a fun proof point?
Step 1 - go here: http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/
Step 2 - click on "cluster solutions" - note there are: 6,792 items found
Step 3 - type "EMC" in the storage field and search: 3,380 items found
You can see that we've done this A LOT - just about half the MSCS configs are on EMC.
OK - here's the open offer - if you are a customer, and the only thing stopping you from adopting a joint VMware/EMC solution for your Microsoft apps is a specific gap on the SVVP that matches you, post your needed config as a response to this thread, I'll work with VMware to get it up there.
I'm that sure that virtualizing wth VMware is the right thing for customers - I'll get YOUR config tested. We do have experience on getting this sort of thing done fast.
Ok - for some Q n A - read on.