CRN Exclusive Q&A: Former VCE VP On Why He Jumped To Red Hat


New Red Hat VP On The Differences Between VCE and Red Hat

CRN Editor News Steven Burke and Senior Editor Joseph F. Kovar spoke with new Red Hat Vice President of North American Partner Sales D. Robert Martin, who just stepped aside as a vice president at the VMware-Cisco-EMC VCE private cloud converged infrastructure alliance.

Martin, a former 12 year Cisco veteran who joined the VCE partnership when it was known as Acadia in October, 2009 as one of only 10 employees, helped drive astronomical growth at VCE, which now has more than $1 billion in sales with 75 percent of the business going through the channel. Here Martin, who was most recently vice president of global indirect channels at VCE, speaks about why he left VCE and the opportunity at Red Hat.