Jeremy Burton, Others Promoted In The EMC Information Infrastructure Business


EMC declined to further comment on the promotions.

However, Goulden, in a prepared statement, said, "Coupled with the fact that we are exceptionally well positioned as a company to help customers navigate this time of great IT transformation, our executive team is second to none. I am incredibly fortunate to work alongside these top-notch leaders, each of whom personifies excellence in their respective domains and each of whom will play a key role as we drive our strategy forward in the years ahead."

It has been a busy last few months of reorganization for the EMC Information Infrastructure business.

EMC in January named 11-year veteran Goulden as CEO of the EMC Information Infrastructure business, making him one of the top front-runners to eventually succeed EMC Chairman, CEO and President Joe Tucci when he steps down, which is not expected to happen until 2015 or later.

EMC in September formed a new division, the Emerging Technology Products Division, under the leadership of Chirantan "CJ" Desai, who joined EMC as president of that division after a nine-year stint at Symantec, where he most recently served as executive vice president of information management. Prior to Symantec, he also spent several years at Oracle.

The Emerging Technology Products Division has at its core the company's previous Flash Business Unit, which includes its XtremIO all-flash storage arrays, ScaleIO software-defined storage technology, and XtremSF PCIe cards and XtremSW flash storage software. Also included is EMC's hybrid cloud gateways and high-performance computing storage lines.

A month later, EMC reorganized its hardware and software development teams to streamline the development of several of its storage product lines. A new division, the Enterprise and Midrange Systems Division, was formed. The division combines EMC's VMAX enterprise storage development team and its VNX midrange storage development team.

The company's VPLEX, RecoverPoint, and Backup & Recovery Systems software development teams also were formed into a new Data Protection & Availability Division.

PUBLISHED MARCH 27, 2014