VMware’s non-denial denial on CloudFoundry spin-off

A recent report in CRN, a technology trade publication, quotes an internal VMware (s VMR) memo saying that our previously published report about VMware and EMC (s EMC) pooling assets such as Cloud Foundry and GreenPlum and spinning them off into a separate entity was “unfounded.” Here is the relevant bit from a memo that is full of wishy-washy, corporate non-speak.

The speculation about EMC and VMware’s commitment to Cloud Foundry and GreenPlum businesses are unfounded. 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.

We never said that the two companies’ commitment to Cloud Foundry and GreenPlum was diminishing. In fact, the joint entity that we expect to be spun-out as a separate entity will be mostly owned by EMC and VMware. To us, that is a sure sign that the so called “commitment” is still intact. When we had reached out to VMware for the original story they offered us a standard no-comment.

EMC recently replaced VMware CEO Paul Maritz with EMC executive (and heir apparent to EMC CEO Joe Tucci) Pat Gelsinger.