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Cloud Software Firm VMware Names GM for Southeast Asia Operations

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Virtualization and cloud computing software developer VMware announced on Friday it has appointed Jon T Robertson as the new general manager for its Southeast Asia operations.

In his role, Robertson will oversee the company’s virtualization and cloud computing business in the region, including strategic planning, business development, sales and channels and the alignment of key functions such as services, finance and marketing.

He has more than 20 years experience in technologies in the Asia Pacific region and in Japan, with a focus in selling software and infrastructure solutions to clients in all industries.

He first joined VMware in January 2007, serving as vice president of customer operations for the company’s Japan division.

Prior to that, he served as managing director at EMC Japan. He also served as district manager for financial services sales and pre-sales.

Earlier in his career, Robertson worked as director of sales at SAP and sales manager at M3i.

“Our business in the region has grown significantly in recent years, and we are confident that Robertson will lead this diverse and dynamic set of markets to a new era of growth,” said Andrew Dutton, SVP and general manager of VMware Asia Pacific and Japan. “Robertson will drive business transformation through IT transformation for our customers and deepen the focus on our partner community to further solidify our leadership position in Southeast Asia.”

VMware’s open platform as a service project Cloud Foundry recently added several new partners and tools. At World Hosting Days, Graham Crich of VMware discussed the many opportunities in the cloud hosting market for service provider partners.

Talk Back: Are you currently a VMware partner? Are you seeing a demand for your cloud services in the Asia Pacific market? Let us know in the comments.

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