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Forget 'shadow IT' – it's 'self-starting IT' now

POLL When VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger dropped in to Sydney a couple of weeks ago, he had a new phrase to share: “self-starting IT”. Gelsinger prefers that term to “shadow IT”, the term describing adoption of software-as-a-service and/or cloud by folks outside the IT department, often without the IT department's knowledge. Never mind …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Nov 2016
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger quashes departure rumours

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger has quashed rumours he will depart the company once the EMC/Dell merger concludes. The rumour was aired in a channel publication earlier this week, citing anonymous sources. Now Gelsinger has quashed the rumours himself. Speaking at the Jefferies Technology Conference this week, an event recorded in …
Simon Sharwood, 13 May 2016
VMware nutella

VMware sees BILLION-DOLLAR upside in Dell buy

EMC/Dell deal VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger has welcomed Dell's purchase of EMC, saying it should add a billion dollars a year to Virtzilla's bottom line “over the next several years”. Speaking on a conference call staged by EMC, Gelsinger said he “could not be more excited about todays announcement” which he rated “very positive”. Which of …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Oct 2015
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Breaking up EMC is a dumb idea, says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Interview “From the EMC board room,” says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, “you can see the carnage of the minicomputer industry.” “Wang, Digital, Data General. You can see their buildings from EMC's headquarters.” That view, Gelsinger told The Register, means “we know how this whole story played out.” And because he and the EMC board have …
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EMC II CEO David Goulden leaves VMware board

David Goulden, chief executive officer of of EMC Information Infrastructure and chief financial officer of EMC, has left VMware's board. Goulden will be replaced by Paul Sagan, a partner executive-in-residence at venture capital outfit General Catalyst Partners. Sagan is also on EMC's board and is a former CEO of Akamai. The …
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VMware CEO Gelsinger: How we'll beat Amazon Web Services

VMworld 2013 Podcast VMware is at a crossroads. Few doubt the benefits it has brought to the data centre, or even to smaller organisations who appreciate how virtualisation helps to simplify operations of a more modest server fleet. But the technology world is also fascinated by the public cloud, which offers fast and cheap access to servers on …
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Marc Andreessen, Pat Gelsinger in verbal VMworld brawl

VMworld 2013 VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and graphical-browser-inventor-turned-venture-capitalist Marc Andreessen have engaged in a feisty debate at Vmworld 2013, during which the pair clashed on a number of topics. Speaking in a session titled “The Data Center is Dead, Long Live the Data Center”, Andreessen asserted that no-one in their right …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Aug 2013

VMware squeezes customers for stellar quarter

Despite a wave of executive departures, questions over its ability to make money arming cloud vendors, and a dismal economy at home and abroad, VMware has reported a solid set of financial results, though slow growth in software licensing points to storms ahead. The virtualization company reported combined revenues of $1.24bn …
Jack Clark, 23 Jul 2013
VMworld 2012

Gelsinger wants VMware to be the Apple of the data centre

VMworld 2012 Incoming VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger has not decided on personal goals for his time in the virty company's big chair, but does know what he hopes is the end result: a reputation for innovation to match that acquired by Apple. Speaking to a throng of media from Asia-Pacific nations, Gelsinger said he feels he's got a tough gig …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Aug 2012
VMware's outgoing CEO Paul Maritz with incoming CEO Pat Gelsinger looming large

Cloud 'destroys time' and fracking is great innovation

VMworld 2012 Dell supremo Michael Dell, EMC CEO Joe Tucci, NetApp opposite number Tom Georgens, soon-to-be VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and his prececessor Paul Maritz have held court on a CEO-only panel at VMworld, largely reciting the same old stuff about how important it is for CIOs to simplify IT so that sysadmins can be unshackled from …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Aug 2012
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EMC supremo succession photo clue

Blocks & Files Photo If you are still wondering who is going to be filling EMC CEO Joe Tucci's boots, there is a clue on the storage company's website. In a rolling front-page window showing EMC people talking about the cloud at Oracle World, we see Joe T and what could be his favoured guy. Who can that be? Joe Tucci and Pat Gelsinger Don't …
Chris Mellor, 25 Oct 2011
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EMC sidelines Data Domain boss

Update In a startling turn of events, EMC has apparently sidelined Data Domain boss Frank Slootman, who has led EMC's Backup and Recovery Systems (BRS) division since EMC acquired Data Domain, the leading deduplication systems vendor, in 2009. It's not a spoof announcement. Fifteen-year EMC staffer William "BJ" Jenkins replaces …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jan 2011
Sun

It's time to pay attention to Sun's x86 server biz

The fresh Xeon-based servers from Sun mark the company’s most muscular play to date in the x86 realm. The four-socket 2U X4450, in particular, has Sun pushing the equivalent of a midrange SMP down into the heart of the so-called “commodity” market. This move plays well with Sun’s historic strengths in the SMP (symmetric multi- …
Ashlee Vance, 26 Sep 2007
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Ex-Altera CEO killed in bike accident

Former Altera chief Rodney Smith died last week after being struck by a car. Smith, 67, was riding his bike on the famed Sand Hill Road when he was apparently hit by an 87-year-old driver, according to a report in the Mercury News. Police are investigating the incident and have yet to assign fault to either party. Smith …
Ashlee Vance, 29 May 2007
channel

High fiber diet gives Intel 'regularity' needed to beat AMD

IDF Intel yesterday wowed server enthusiasts with some Metamucil inspired messaging and a host of new goodies designed to expand the chipmaker's reach. We'll hit the goodies first and then return to the Metamucil and Intel's regularity. The initial item to jump out at us came during server chip chief Pat Gelsinger's keynote. The …
Ashlee Vance, 17 Apr 2007

AMD kicks dual-core Opteron to 3GHz

AMD has started handing customers its fastest dual-core Opterons to date. Server makers and channel sellers have gained access to the 3GHz Model 2222 SE and Model 8222 SE chips, which will slot in just above the already shipping 2.8GHz processors. A similar 3GHz chip for the 1000 Series line should arrive in a few weeks. AMD …
Ashlee Vance, 4 Apr 2007

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