VMware has been criticized that unlike its competitors in the enterprise technology market in the same embrace open source technology, but the new executive changes show that, VMware is seriously the table their attitude.
Dirk Hohndel at Intel for 15 years, served as chief Linux and open source technology expert, recently joined VMware Inc., a newly created role as the & mdash; & mdash; chief open source officer, VMware said this in a recent press release.
VMware says, Hohndel role involves leading the overall open source strategy & mdash; & mdash; including make business with the open source community, and to contribute to & mdash open source design; & mdash; and strengthening the use of open source technology to accelerate software development.
Abba Technologies is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico the VMware partner companies, the CTO Ken Payne said he believes VMware needs to be more compatible with open source, in order to reduce the current competitive pressures it faces.
& Ldquo; this market is not so easy for VMware, competition is very fierce, although the development trend of the market in different regions vary, & rdquo; Payne representation. & Ldquo; People will say, there are other ways you can not buy things done on VMware products. & Rdquo;
Presumably Hohndel will undertake a task, that is to change the industry's perception of VMware proprietary technology-driven. In particular Linux container is regarded as a threat to VMware server virtualization business.
Last month, HPE CEO Meg Whitman said she believes will eventually make VMware container in the enterprise market has become & ldquo; insignificant & rdquo ;.
VMware is developing a number of container technology, and as an open source project GiHub on.
This includes vSphere Integrated Containers, so that applications can run on the container in a virtual machine; Photon OS, a Linux-based operating system that allows developers to build cloud native application; Project Lightwave, a series of identity and access for container workloads management services.
VMware also with startups Docker container and cooperate Core OS, Core OS has developed a technology called rkt of container. VMware support this format the two companies at Photon OS.
Hohndel was in charge of leading this Intel chip companies in the financial services, pharmaceutical and healthcare market adoption of Linux-based server solutions.
Prior to this, Hohndel served as chief technology officer for six years at Linux vendor SUSE, Linux is the kernel of the early developers.