By Julie Bort

An ugly, very public, and somewhat entertaining squabble between a hot startup, Nutanix, and the tech incumbent it challenges, VMware, has taken a new twist, Business Insider has learned.

At stake is big up-and-coming $77 billion market that VMware desperately needs.

Here’s what we’re hearing:

1. Nutanix is Nutanix is working on a technology that would allow businesses to easily rip and replace VMware’s flagship product, known as a hypervisor, with an alternative homegrown hypervisor created by Nutanix, a source close to the company told us …read more