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VMware CEO Change Pressures VMW Shares

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http://www.thevarguy.com – VMware stock (NYSE: VMW) is down 3 percent today as Wall Street worries about an apparent CEO change, growing competition from Microsoft Hyper-V, and uncertainty surrounding VMware’s cloud computing business. Time for VMware channel partners to panic? Absolutely not. Here’s why. First, the blow-by-blow: VMware apparently will name Pat Gelsinger as CEO, succeeding Paul Maritz. The company may spin off some of its businesses, including Cloud Foundry (platform as a service). Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with new Hyper-V virtualization capabilities will ship in September 2012. Micros (IT news)