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VMware's CEO admits old rival Amazon's cloud has grown 'beyond expectations' (AMZN, VMW)

VMware has been one of Amazon Web Services' fiercest rivals over the years. But on Thursday, it finally waved the white flag, striking a major partnership that will make it easier to run VMware's software on Amazon's cloud. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger stressed it's a "customer-driven" move, but did indicate that the growth of AWS and the general public cloud market contributed to the decision, saying it's grown "beyond expectations" over the past few years.
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