CEO: Pat Gelsinger
VMware has a loyal channel base and has done a fair amount of listening and tweaking this year. The company changed its licensing pricing model as pressure from VARs and users continued. As for the executive ranks, Paul Maritz moved over to EMC as chief strategy officer, and Pat Gelsinger was named as CEO. The company has bought a number of companies including Nicira, Cetas and Log Insight to gain a foothold in SDN, big data and automation and management.