Virtualization and cloud infrastructure vendor VMware Inc. has appointed former Savvis president Bill Fathers as senior vice -president and general manager of its newly-formed Hybrid Cloud Services business unit.

“Bill understands how to drive adoption of enterprise cloud services and has a clear vision to build and strengthen our newly-formed Hybrid Cloud Services business unit,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, in a statement. “With his expertise and proven ecosystem mindset, VMware and its partners will deliver the richest set of complementary cloud offerings and empower our customers to achieve maximum value from their hybrid cloud investments.”

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Fathers comes to VMware from Savvis, a provider of cloud computing and managed hosting services.

“Enterprise adoption of cloud services is ramping exponentially, and VMware is uniquely positioned to deliver on the promise of hybrid cloud,” said Fathers. “I look forward to leading the new Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit and partnering with our ecosystem to provide customers the ultimate flexibility in how they deploy existing and new applications — on-premise, off-premise, or through whatever combination works best for their business needs.”

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