- VMware announced it hired a former Oracle vice president to head its cloud unit, according to an exclusive Fortune report.
- Mike Wookey will serve as chief technology officer of VMware’s cloud management business unit.
- Wookey was previously Oracle's chief architect for its enterprise management group and was a CTO at Sun Microsystems, which Oracle purchased in 2010.
VMware's cloud forecast has been extra gloomy recently. Originally called vCloud Hybrid Services, vCloudAir launched three years ago and has failed to make much of a market impact. In April, VMware announced its executive vice president, Bill Fathers was leaving the company, to be replaced by two "co-general managers." The head of the company's cloud efforts, Fathers led VMware’s vCloud Air project for three years.
VMware is working to compete in an arena with stiff competition. Bringing in an architect from a competitor works to its advantage, creating a way to inject fresh ideas into the the company's cloud technology.