further boosts VMware team
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th May 2011: VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in
virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced the appointment of former Gartner fellow
Brian Gammage to the newly created global role of chief market technologist. Based out of the UK, Brian
will work closely with customers to define the journey to a modern end-user computing model that
securely delivers access to applications and data from any device, where and when a user needs it.
Brian joins VMware from Gartner, the world’s largest technology analyst firm, where he was a research
fellow and widely regarded as one of the most influential global analysts in the desktop virtualization
market. Overall he has more than 25 years IT sector experience, having also worked at HP, Olivetti
Systems and Acorn Computers.
The appointment comes at a time when enterprises are dealing with two fundamental client computing
pain points – providing secure access to an increasingly mobile workforce and managing the burgeoning
diversity of data, applications and devices needed to run their business.
Chris Young, vice president and general manager, End User Computing VMware, said: “It’s a real coup
to have hired Brian and we’re delighted to welcome him aboard. Having advised some of the world’s
largest companies for more than a decade, he brings a very valuable perspective at a crucial time for
enterprise IT. Establishing a new end-user computing model is a fundamental component of VMware’s
vision for IT as a Service and Brian will play a major role in making it a reality for customers.”
Brian Gammage, chief market technologist, VMware, said: “I’m extremely excited to be joining VMware,
a company that is modernising and simplifying IT for all organisations. The prospect of users having
access from any device to any application, enabled by cloud computing, is becoming a reality and
VMware is a leader in this change. Having advised on these issues for many years, I’m now looking
forward to helping VMware’s customers deliver real value to their organisations through effective
Brian’s appointment is effective immediately, having left Gartner at the end of April. He will be based in
VMware’s Frimley, UK offices, though his remit is global.
VMware delivers virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable IT organizations to
energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform – VMware vSphere® –
customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business
continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2010 revenues of $2.9 billion, more than 250,000 customers
and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among
CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.