VMware Appoints New General Manager to Lead its Asia Pacific Business

PALO ALTO, Calif. – March 17, 2009 – VMware, Inc. (VMW: NYSE), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, announced today the appointment of Andrew Dutton as General Manager (GM) of VMware’s Asia Pacific and Japan region. Dutton is responsible for strategic planning, business development and management of key functions for the region, including sales, channels, services, finance and marketing. In this role, Dutton reports directly to Carl Eschenbach, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, for VMware.

Dutton joins VMware from Computer Associates (CA), where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of International Business, responsible for sales and business operations throughout the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) regions.

Dutton brings more than 27 years of global management and sales experience across various industries, including IT and financial services.  He has extensive knowledge of the Asia Pacific region, having held senior management positions in BEA Systems EMEA (based in London), IBM Software Group Asia Pacific (based in Tokyo), Visa International Asia Pacific (based in Singapore) and Australia's Norwich Union Financial Services Group.

“We are delighted that Andrew has joined VMware’s executive team to lead our business in the fast-growing Asia Pacific region, where VMware has experienced significant growth over the last few years,” said Eschenbach. “I am confident that his leadership, deep understanding of technology and strong track record of driving business by building lasting relationships with customers and partners, will extend VMware’s ability to realize its full opportunity in the Asia Pacific region.” 

“VMware has clearly established virtualization as the fundamental platform to transform both business and government by delivering on the promise to do more with less,” said Dutton. “I am excited to join this strong global team at VMware – a team that is leading the way in the virtualization revolution.  Across the Asia Pacific region, we are focused not only on meeting the immediate need of organizations for quick returns through leveraging virtualization technologies for server consolidation, IT resource pooling and automation, we are, at the same time, focused on leading the next wave of innovation in virtualization by making cloud computing a reality. This two-pronged approach will underpin VMware’s next phase of growth in Asia Pacific.”

Dutton holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Sydney University. He is based in Sydney, Australia.

About VMware
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