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VMware's profit during its fiscal first quarter dipped 9 percent, and the vendor alarmed Wall Street by cutting its revenue forecast for its current quarter and full fiscal year.

In its second quarter, VMware is now expecting revenue of $1.21 billion to $1.24 billion. Wall Street analysts had been expecting $1.26 billion. VMware in January forecast fiscal 2013 revenue of $5.23 billion to $5.35 billion, but is now expecting $5.12 billion to $5.24 billion.

VMware CFO Jonathan Chadwick said the revised guidance is partially due to the removal of $110 million in revenue from VMware's Pivotal Initiative joint venture with EMC.