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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.
What excites you the most about being the new CEO of VMware?
Two things. One is our people and our culture — this is what’s most exciting for me everyday. Regardless of what product we are building, which customer we are serving, what route to market do we have, etc. if you look at what’s been constant over the last 18 years, for me, it has been the team, the culture and the values. The opportunity to strengthen those and nourish those is what excites me a lot.
Secondly, the fact that we can be by our customers side as they look to accelerate their digital transformation and through their own evolution. That’s super exciting because that is a journey they’re taking and they need somebody that’s an industry-neutral partner to do that, and that excited me. The possibility that now as an independent company for the first time since 2004, to be able to help our customers achieve their digital business transformation goals – that’s exciting.