VMware Just Hired This Industry Vet for Its Cloud Business by Barb Darrow @FortuneMagazine July 8, 2016, 4:32 PM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons VMware has named Mike Wookey, formerly an Oracle vice president, as the chief technology officer of its cloud management business unit. Wookey also served as a chief architect for Oracle’s orcl enterprise management group. Prior to that, he was a distinguished engineer and a chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems, the respected server-and-software company that Oracle acquired in 2010 for more than $7 billion. In a statement from VMware exclusive to Fortune, VMware vmw underscored Wookey’s experience in server hardware development, networking, operating systems, virtualization, and business applications. Taken altogether, that’s pretty much soup-to-nuts in the modern software world. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the business of technology. VMware’s cloud management group includes the company’s vRealize software, which lets IT professionals deploy and manage computing jobs that run both on internal servers and offsite as needed. For more on the Dell-EMC merger, watch: News of this hire comes as Dell and VMware’s parent company, EMC emc , inch closer to finalizing their multi-billion dollar merger later this month.