Photograph by Kris Tripplaar—Sipa USA
By Barb Darrow
October 5, 2015

Mathew Lodge, VMware’s vice president of cloud services, is now chief operating officer for Weaveworks, a startup dedicated to entrenching Docker containers into the enterprise.

Lodge, who joined VMware in 2010, disclosed the news on Twitter and his LinkedIN page has been updated to reflect the change.

My first day as COO at http://t.co/pdXQMYYr24 Am about as excited as a British person can get :-)

— Mathew Lodge (@mathewlodge) October 5, 2015

A VMware spokesman said Angelos Kottas will assume product marketing and management leadership for vCloud Air and report to Ajay Patel, senior vice president of vCloud Air product development at VMware, Bill Fathers is the executive vice president in charge of the company’s cloud effort.

Given the competitive landscape with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft sucking the air out of the public cloud space, you have to wonder what will happen with the EMC Federation’s clouds. EMC-aligned VMware(VMW) and Virtustream both offer enterprise-focused clouds, It appears that Virtustream, which EMC(EMC) acquired last year for $1.2 billion, and it’s former chief executive Rodney Rogers will be the Federation’s top cloud guru going forward

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