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VCE Loses Channel Exec To Red Hat

VCE Vice President of Global Indirect Channels D. Robert Martin this week jumped ship to join enterprise software maker Red Hat as vice president of North American partner sales in what solution providers are calling a major blow to the VMware, Cisco Systems and EMC converged infrastructure system alliance.

VCE partners said Martin's departure is another sign of cracks in the VCE alliance, along with problems they are having working with VCE's sales representatives. Those partners said Red Hat's hiring of the respected Martin marked a channel coup for the enterprise software developer.

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