Could a VMware Spinoff Be in the Works?

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http://www.thevarguy.com – A longstanding VMware (NYSE: VMW) spinoff rumor has surfaced again, with fresh reports that the virtualization kingpin will spring Cloud Foundry, GemStone, SpringSource and perhaps other non-core businesses into a new venture owned by EMC (NYSE: EMC), which already owns 80 percent of VMware. According to the reports, VMware could announce the initiative as soon as sometime next week. A VMware spinoff rumor isn’t new by any means, with the first version of this one appearing last July in reports that the virtualization kingpin would make an offshoot of Cloud Foundry and slot Paul Maritz, form (IT news)