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VMware Says Spin-Off Rumors 'Unfounded'

VMware internal memo instructs company representatives to say it has no intention of spinning out its Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service division; ditto for EMC's Greenplum big data assets.

VMware is seeking to quash recent speculation about a spin-off of its Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service and big data assets from EMC Greenplum, calling the rumors "unfounded."

In an internal memo Tuesday, VMware instructed its corps of global spokespeople to address questions about the rumored spin-offs by answering that the company remains committed to those assets.

"The speculation about EMC and VMware's commitment to Cloud Foundry and Greenplum businesses are unfounded," VMware said in the memo to its global spokespeople, which was obtained by CRN. "VMware and EMC are very committed to these efforts and are continuing to aggressively invest in their success and long term contribution to the portfolio."

Read the rest of this article on CRN.

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