To kick off VMworld 2013, VMware announced a new addition to its executive lineup that would help them push efforts to compete with Amazon.
Today, the company announced that former Microsoft CIO Tony Scott will be joining the company filling up the same role as well as carry the senior vice president title.
Though this may seem like a case of adding fresh talent to the mix, there’s more to it, especially when public cloud considered.
Most critics see VMware as a leader in selling virtual server technology to large companies but has yet to make a move in the public cloud sector in which Amazon dominates. Scott’s role in VMware will be to lead a technical team that will help meet the IT needs of more than 500,000 customers worldwide.
Scott will directly report to the CEO.
“Having a leader of Tony’s caliber join VMware is an example of the talent we are attracting to what is already a world-class VMware team,” VMware Pat Gelsinger said. “Tony will have responsibility for advancing and protecting VMware information assets, leading a team that is helping VMware meet the IT needs of more than 500,000 customers worldwide.”
Before Scott’s stint at Microsoft, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer of The Walt Disney Co., and chief technology officer at General Motors Corp.
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