EMC names former VMware CEO head of new Cloud Foundry spinoff

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EMC is forming a new business unit with VMware's former CEO, Paul Maritz, as head. EMC will form the new unit from VMWare's non-core businesses, including its Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service, into a separate unit that will include Cloud Foundry, plus SpringSource, Gemstone, and EMC's "big data" product, Greenplum.

"VMwre's Cloud Foundry, SpringSource and Gemstone will join EMC's Greenplum and Pivotal Labs groups to form one 'virtual organization,' with 1,400 employees," Tech Crunch said. "Cetas, VMware's big data analytics solution, will also be part of the group."

While talk of the new unit has been circling for weeks, Tech Crunch reported that "the big difference here is Pivotal Labs,"  which had not been mentioned in previous reports. "Its entrance into the story gives some hints to what EMC and VMware may be doing here. A potential outcome may be the combination of  the Cloud Foundry PaaS with the Pivotal Labs application development environment and the SpringSource Java framework," it said.

The structure of the organization has not yet been announced. The company plans to unveil more details about it in 2013.

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