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VMware: Staying Relevant in a Cloud, Edge World, Says COO Poonen

Sanjay Poonen, the chief operating officer of virtualization software pioneer VMware (VMW) was in town from the company’s Palo Alto headquarters on Tuesday for a number of things, including an appearance tonight with Jim Cramer on “Mad Money,” and he was kind enough to stop by Barron’s offices to chat for a bit. Poonen, 48, joined VMware four and a half years ago, after eight years as president of software giant SAP (SAP), and previous stints at numerous software outfits. Sales at VMware rose 11% in the September quarter, up from 6.3% in the year-earlier quarter.