Now even Red Hat is stealing away VMW's execs. What's next? The janitors??
Red Hat (NYSE: RHT ) is growing up, and quickly. Scott Musson comes to Red Hat from virtual computing specialist VMware where he was responsible for that company's global partnership programs.
At Red Hat, he'll tap into his extensive contact list to grow the Linux expert's partnerships in two directions. For one, he's evolving Red Hat's cloud computing and software-as-a-service strategies alongside all the major system builders. For another, Musson will push lesser-known products like storage systems and data management tools through his new employer's burgeoning reseller networks.
It doesn't hurt that Musson previously worked for Dell and Hewlett-Packard -- two of the most important partners under his new purview. At VMware, he interfaced directly with IBM to the point where Big Blue involved him in some joint marketing programs. That's the kind of well-connected background that Musson brings to Red Hat.