VMware today announced the appointment of Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami as General Manager and Executive Vice President of its Networking and Security Business. Ramaswami will replace Martin Casado. Casado will pursue a new career opportunity and will also be retained as an external VMware strategic advisor supporting the company in numerous ways.
Ramaswami most recently served as executive vice president and general manager of the Infrastructure & Networking Group of Broadcom Corporation. Prior to Broadcom, Ramaswami was vice president and general manager of the Cloud Services and Switching Technology Group at Cisco Systems, Inc., where he also served as vice president and general manager for a variety of business units in Optical, Switching and Storage Networking. Ramaswami holds both a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.
“We are excited to welcome Rajiv Ramaswami to VMware to lead one of our fastest growing businesses,” said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. “He is a proven leader and brings operational expertise coupled with an intense knowledge and understanding of the networking industry.”
Gelsinger added, “We also want to take this opportunity to thank Martin Casado for his technology leadership and innovative spirit. From the day we acquired Nicira, Martin has played an integral role in growing the NSX business and leading the team. We wish him all the best in his next endeavor.”
Ramaswami will join VMware on April 1, reporting to VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger.