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Cameron Haight

Cameron serves as VMware CTO for the Americas. In this role, he is responsible for helping to drive the execution and communication of the Office of the CTO’s vision, internally and externally, supporting VMware’s Americas field teams on all CTO evangelism and representing VMware’s technical vision to customers, partners and
Cameron serves as VMware CTO for the Americas. In this role, he is responsible for helping to drive the execution and communication of the Office of the CTO’s vision, internally and externally, supporting VMware’s Americas field teams on all CTO evangelism and representing VMware’s technical vision to customers, partners and analysts. Prior to joining VMware, Cameron was a Research Vice President in Gartner’s IT leaders service where he focused on application performance monitoring technologies and guided the development of the overall Gartner monitoring team agenda. Before that, Cameron focused on the management of virtual infrastructures at Gartner which subsequently lead to the co-development of Gartner’s cloud management platform (CMP) taxonomy. In 2009, Cameron initiated Gartner’s coverage of the then emerging DevOps phenomenon which lead him subsequently to develop the concept of Web-scale IT for which he was given a Gartner Thought Leadership award. Prior to Gartner, Cameron held various roles at BMC Software and IBM.
From GIFEE to COFEE

While I was an analyst at Gartner, I co-developed the concept of “web-scale IT” based upon what I had learned from researching as well as talking to individuals working at several of the industry-leading FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) companies.  At the time, I envisioned web-scale as the next step in DevOps evolution as […]

Re-thinking IT Security

“This is why high walls and deep moats do not guarantee security, while strong armor and effective weapons do not guarantee strength. If opponents want to hold firm, attack where they are unprepared; if opponents want to establish a battlefront, appear where they do not expect you.” – Sun Tzu Recently I was invited to […]

VMware: DevOps Behavior Change via Optimized Tooling

TL;DR: Even though VMware is a product and services company, technologies such as those at VMware can accelerate the adoption of DevOps.  Almost ten years after its earliest beginnings, IT organizations are still struggling with the philosophy of DevOps.  There are many reasons for this.  Of course the biggest issue that usually arises when seeking […]

Get to know VMware’s New CTO of Americas, Cameron Haight

Cameron Haight, VMware VP & CTO, Americas As the new CTO for the Americas, I’d like to shout out a “howdy” (yes, I am a Texan) to everyone reading my first blog post at VMware.  I’m very excited to be in this role and I also recognize that I have some huge footsteps to follow-in from […]