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VMware brings on Brad Anderson as VP of A/NZ

15 Jun 2020

VMware has today announced the appointment of its newest executive for the company’s Australia and New Zealand arm.

Brad Anderson has been tapped as Vice President of VMware A/NZ, and brings with him a quarter century’s worth of experience in the enterprise technology space.

VMware says Anderson will play a crucial role in leading the team in the region in its aim to enable customers to modernise their IT environments.

He was previously at IBM Australia and New Zealand, where he led the cloud and cognitive software arm of the business in the region.

VMware says this experience alone provides him with a formidable portfolio within the industry, notwithstanding his earlier experience leading business development and market expansion both Sophos and Kanbay (now part of Capgemini).

“Brad has a proven ability to help customers of all sizes, across all industries accelerate their innovation agenda and navigate their journey to the cloud,” says VMware senior vice president and general manager for Asia-Pacific and Japan Duncan Hewett.

“With businesses adapting and accelerating their transformation strategies to suit our changing times, Brad’s deep expertise across emerging technologies, cloud and security will be a huge asset in delivering greater value as a strategic advisor to our customers. I welcome him to the VMware team.”

Anderson’s appointment follows on the heels of another high-profile hiring for the company: Alister Dias was made vice president of software-defined data centre for VMware Asia Pacific and Japan recently.

Alister’s new role will see him will work closely with customers across the region to help modernise their digital strategies and transform their businesses.
 
“After four years of outstanding leadership in Australia and New Zealand, Alister was the perfect fit to take on this new challenge and grow our regional software-defined data centre business,” says Hewitt.

“I congratulate Alister on his new role which is critical in helping us build the digital foundation for our customer base across Asia-Pacific and Japan,” added Hewett.

Today’s news comes mere weeks after VMware announced the launch of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, in a move that combined the benefits of the public cloud with the control that comes with on-premises infrastructure.

The cloud service, jointly developed with Dell, enables IT teams to “transform the operation, management and protection of their on-premises infrastructure to a cloud model,” according to VMware Cloud on Dell EMC senior vice president and general manager Fidelma Russo.

“Organisations can migrate existing VMware-based workloads immediately to this cloud service, eliminating any re-development, re-factoring, or architectural rework and related costs. 

“Additionally, it maximises the value from existing IT investments—eliminating the potential need for point IT tools and related processes.”