The investment is further validation that microsegmentation is real, and Illumio CEO Andrew Rubin admits that VMware deserves “quite a bit of credit” for legitimizing this technology.
Hirings and Firings
VMware loses one executive and gains another from Oracle; Puppet gets a new CEO.
Thoma Bravo, the private equity firm rumored to want to buy McAfee, spent billions scooping up security companies in 2018. It also approached Symantec about acquiring that company.
Christine Heckart, who previously served as an SVP at Cisco, will take over as CEO from Scalyr co-founder Steve Newman.
This is CEO Matt Carter’s first big leadership shakeup since taking over as head of Aryaka in September of last year.
The job cuts are planned to begin later this month at 10 of AT&T's operational hubs across the country.
Mesosphere names a new CEO to replace its co-founder; Indian software provider Sterlite Technologies hires new execs; Lattice Semiconductor expands its leadership team.
SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for January 4, 2019: ZTE hires former US Senator to lobby on its behalf, T-Mobile/Sprint approval process delayed, Nokia names Fixed Network biz leader.
From Hans Vestberg’s quick rise at Verizon to Google Cloud’s leadership shakeup, this year was full of personnel changes that turned heads.
The company was pretty revolutionary with its idea to layer SDN on top of multiple third-party transport before all the SD-WAN vendors conceived of this.
Joe Cozzolino departs Cisco to join private equity firm; CenturyLink CTO joins the MEF board of directors.
The executive team shakeup caps a tumultuous year for the company that recently concluded an internal investigation into financial disclosures and announced plans to cut about 8 percent of its global workforce.
Earlier this month, Broadcom slashed over 400 jobs from CA Technologies’ offices, just days after it bought the company for $18.9 billion.
Broadcom closed on its $18.9 billion acquisition of CA earlier this week.
This round of layoffs follows several recent departures from Cisco’s senior executive team.