Venture Capitalist Steve Herrod Talks Strategy
Former VMware (VMW) CTO Steve Herrod, now a venture capitalist at General Catalyst Partners, may be taking aim at the security market.
on 09/15/2013 – Made popular on 09/15/2013
VMware (NYSE: VMW) veteran chief technology officer (CTO) Steve Herrod, a key driver of the vendor’s virtualization portfolio who joined the company in 2001, has resigned to join the venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners as a managing director.
For VMware, there’s no nice and easy way to say that Herrod’s departure is a serious blow.
VMware (NYSE: VMW) is updating its mobile and desktop virtualization strategy this morning at VMworld. CTO Steve Herrod has announced updates to the VMware Horizon Suite (a mobile workforce platform), VMware View and Wanova Mirage.
VMware CEO Paul Maritz and his successor, Pat Gelsinger, will take center stage at VMworld on Aug. 27. Joined by CTO Steve Herrod, the trio is expected to describe how VMware (NYSE: VMW) will push beyond traditional virtualization to power next-generation data centers. The goal: Virtualize servers, storage and networking while empowering customers for cloud computing.
After adding former VMware CTO Steve Herrod as an investment partner, VC firm General Catalyst Partners is bringing more enterprise talent to the mix with the addition of Unica co-founder and former IBM executive, Yuchun Lee, as an Entrepreneur in Residence.
Prior to General Catalyst, Lee served as vice president and general manager of IBM’s Enterprise Marketing Management Group.
VMware CEO Paul Maritz (l.) and his successor, Pat Gelsinger (r.), are taking center stage at VMworld now. Also on hand: CTO Steve Herrod. The trio is describing how VMware (NYSE: VMW) will push beyond traditional virtualization to power next-generation data centers — so-called software-defined data centers.
Virtualization kingpin VMware (NYSE: VMW) has opened its Ready solutions validation program to networking and security suppliers, adding to eight other existing product categories for which the vendor stamps third-party offerings as certified and optimized for its vSphere and View platforms.