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August 01, 2013


brad shive

Well put... Good luck brother!

Brian Wilson

What an exciting opportunity! Enjoy your work at VMware's SAS BU. Look forward to hearing more in future posts. See you at VMWorld (VBC).

Matthew Brender

Chuck, I've looked up to you as a leader inside and out of the company since I joined EMC. Your presence, passion and willingness to teach others will be missed greatly in Hopkinton!

I'm excited to see what happens next.


Great move Chuck. Your potential energy just increased about 10X. I look forward to the future phases of your work.

Herman Matfes

It was always great working together at EMC and couldn't be happier to read that we could be working together again soon here at VMware!

Anastasio Scalisi

Good luck Chuck! I am pretty sure you will be pretty successful in the new role as well! It is always a great pleasure to visit and read your blog.


Like many others wish you all the very best in your new opportunity. Do continue to provide the fora, feedback and perspectives on this blog. Look forward to you continuing to be an open networker in the variety of mediums.

greg schulz

Belated congrats Chuck on your new gig, perhaps see you at VMworld in a few weeks.

Cheers gs

Tony Lock

Chuck - Congratulations. Enjoy the new opportunities to weave 'off topic'. I hope to see you in Barcelona in a couple of months.

Dominic Cody

Sounds an irresistible opportunity Chuck, I did suspect something as when I was in the Global Org Directory for EMC last week you had vanished but I did notice a VMware email address :o)
Good luck with the new role but I am sure you won't need luck as if you have that passion you have always had then it's gonna be a great ride for you.


Chad Sakac

Disclosure - EMCer here.

Chuck congrats! :-) I've been straddling the middle of EMC/VMware for a while, when cut, i bleed a little bit of both.

Enjoy, it's always fun to stretch out and build new mental muscles :-)

See you at VMworld! (come to my sessions and debate with me - STO5420, STO5464, STO5638)

Len Devanna

Congrats on the move, Chuck. A clear win for all involved.

Let me know if the change brings you out to the promised land anytime soon... Celebratory drinks on me. :)

Tony Gutierrez

Congratulations Chuck - VMware has excellent leadership starting with Pat G. you will do great things as always!

Best of luck. I know our paths will cross once again.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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