One of Amazon's top cloud executives has jumped ship to VMware. Simon Bruzzoni, formerly senior technology evangelist at Amazon Web Services, was named as vice president and chief technologist for hybrid cloud at VMware. Bruzzoni will help lead the charge for VMware's hybrid cloud play, an increasingly crucial business for the virtualization software maker. He joined Amazon as a technology evangelist for AWS in Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2008. Before that, he was founder and project leader of UbuntuSemplice.