VMware, Inc, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, yesterday announced the appointment of Bill Fathers as senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s newly-formed Hybrid Cloud Services business unit. The news comes nearly two weeks after VMware announced the new VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program – a new way for customers to take advantage of public or hybrid cloud as a key component of their comprehensive IT strategy and work with VMware vCloud Service providers more effectively.
– Bill Fathers, SVP & GM, VMware Hybrid Cloud.
“Bill understands how to drive adoption of enterprise cloud services and has a clear vision to build and strengthen our newly-formed Hybrid Cloud Services business unit,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware. “With his expertise and proven ecosystem mindset, VMware and its partners will deliver the richest set of complementary cloud offerings and empower our customers to achieve maximum value from their hybrid cloud investments.”
At a Strategic Forum for Institutional Investors yesterday, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger outlined the company’s strategy, including plans to extend the software-defined data center with a hybrid cloud service offering, and the creation of a new Hybrid Cloud Services business unit to be led by Fathers.
“Enterprise adoption of cloud services is ramping exponentially, and VMware is uniquely positioned to deliver on the promise of hybrid cloud,” said Fathers. “I look forward to leading the new Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit and partnering with our ecosystem to provide customers the ultimate flexibility in how they deploy existing and new applications – on-premise, off-premise, or through whatever combination works best for their business needs.”
Fathers joins the VMware leadership team from Savvis, a leading provider of cloud computing and managed hosting, where he most recently served as President overseeing sales, marketing, product development, global operations and all corporate functions in North America, Europe and Asia. Fathers brings more than 15 years’ experience scaling global services businesses from start up to more than $1 billion in revenues as well as deep ecosystem expertise from his years building partnerships across service provider, ISV and system integrator communities.
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 480,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.