VMware's (VMW +1.1%) guidance is unchanged, claims Nomura's Rick Sherlund after talking with...

|By:, SA News Editor

VMware's (VMW +1.1%) guidance is unchanged, claims Nomura's Rick Sherlund after talking with management about yesterday's EMC cash flow forecasts, which included VMware forecasts that were well below consensus. Sherlund points out EMC and VMware recognize cash flow differently, and says channel checks point to a roughly in-line Q2. But he is concerned about a dearth of specialists and partners to push VMware's huge vCloud Suite (covers virtualization, data center management, and cloud management software), which underpins the company's efforts to grow in the face of slowing vSphere virtualization software demand.