VMware has announced that Tom Gillis, currently the CEO and co-founder of Bracket Computing, will be joining the company as senior vice president and general manager of the Networking and Security Business Unit, effective May 14.
The VMware NSX networking and security portfolio provides a common operating environment to connect, secure and operate a Virtual Cloud Network. The portfolio will include new and enhanced capabilities for data center, branch, cloud and telco environments, and will advance support for traditional and modern application frameworks. With the VMware NSX portfolio, customers will be able to manage consistent networking and security across private data centers, AWS, Azure, and IBM Cloud.
Gillis’ background gives him a keen understanding about the direction of cloud, security, and enterprise computing, making him an ideal leader to drive VMware’s networking and security strategy. Prior to Bracket, Gillis was vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Security Technology Group, leading business units responsible for Cisco’s entire Network and Content Security product portfolio.