Indian-born Ramaswami had
quit VMware to join Nutanix as CEO, two days after leaving the corporate.
“For at the least two months earlier than resigning from the corporate, on the similar time he was working with senior management to form VMware’s key strategic imaginative and prescient and path, Mr. Ramaswami additionally was secretly assembly with at the least the CEO, CFO, and apparently the whole Board of Administrators of Nutanix, Inc. to develop into Nutanix’s Chief Govt Officer,” stated VMware in a press release. ET has reached out to each corporations for a remark.
Nutanix had appointed Ramaswami as chief government on December 10, after founder Dheeraj Pandey had introduced that he could be stepping down from the position.
“Mr. Ramaswami demonstrated poor judgement and had a transparent and prolonged interval of battle of curiosity. He ought to have disclosed this battle of curiosity to VMware in order that the corporate may have taken steps to guard itself. However he didn’t notify VMware, and thus disadvantaged the corporate of the flexibility to take action by concealing his Nutanix-related actions,” stated the assertion.
The corporate stated that it tried to resolve the matter with out litigation however Ramaswami and Nutanix refused to interact with VMware in a passable method. The corporate invests billions of greenback in R&D and is dedicated to defending our model, the technological improvements behind our model, and the worth we convey to our clients, it stated.
Previous to this, Ramaswami led VMware’s Networking and Safety enterprise, earlier than which he labored at Broadcom. He earned his B. Tech in Electrical Engineering on the Indian Institute of Know-how, Madras, and his Grasp’s Diploma and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Laptop Science on the College of California, Berkeley.