EMC Reorganizes Hardware, Software Divisions


The new hardware division will be run by Brian Gallagher, who currently serves as president of EMC's Enterprise Storage Division. Gallagher previously managed EMC's VMAX business.

Rich Napolitano, who as president of EMC's Unified Storage Division ran the company's VNX business, is moving on to an "exciting new role leading an early stage initiative, focused on next-generation information infrastructures for multicloud environments," Goulden wrote.

These are the kind of moves EMC is famous for in a good way, Shepard said.

"Brian has done all the EMC Symmetrix and VPLEX integration and is the best person to integrate VMAX and VNX," he said. "And Rich is more in line with emerging technologies initiatives at EMC. Rich is a real technical leader. He's the guy who talks with the CIOs about new technologies."

On the software side, EMC's new Data Protection & Availability Division, under the leadership of Guy Churchward, president of the division, will focus on "protecting, recovering and ensuring data availability and on driving data protection across and into EMC's primary storage arrays," Goulden wrote.

"This team will better position us to deliver data protection as a set of software-defined services on top of ViPR and provide a solid foundation for 'Trust' in the Cloud," he wrote.

Churchward is a real technology leader, Shepard said.

"He's focused on driving the right technical solutions after taking over from B.J. Jenkins," he said. "He's very much in tune with the technology."

PUBLISHED NOV. 26, 2013