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VMware CEO Raghuram On ‘Vigorously’ Competing With Nutanix
VMware’s new CEO Raghu Raghuram talks to CRN about competing with Nutanix, his channel partner vision and what Dell Technologies’ spin-off of VMware enables.
As VMware’s new CEO, talk about your strategy competing against Nutanix?
Look, our focus is on what do customers want to do? Customers want to live in the multi-cloud era. They want to modernize their applications, modernize their infrastructure, move to the cloud and be secure. Nutanix overlaps with a tiny part of our portfolio, right. So we compete with them on HCI [hyperconverged infrastructure]. We are the market leader in HCI and we will continue to vigorously compete with them in the HCI market. But you step back and say, ‘How are we accelerating our customers most important business initiatives?’ The most important business initiative for customers is to become a digital business, move to the cloud, secure their digital assets – and we do that in unparalleled fashion compared to everybody else.