Rob Smoot

Rob Smoot is group product marketing manager of VMware, where he is responsible for marketing vCenter data center virtualization management products. Previously, he was a senior manager at Veritas Software, where he held various roles with responsibility for pricing, licensing, and product and market strategy for data center availability solutions. Prior to Veritas, Smoot was a manager at Andersen, where he led business process reengineering engagements for software and high technology clients.

Articles by Rob Smoot

Despite its many advances, the modern data center is still a complicated mess of technology silos and components that are manually cobbled together and managed. This complexity imposes tremendous operational burden and cost. Fortunately, data centers are going through a major transformation, driven in large part by virtualization. This sea change promises to simplify and automate management, allowing IT to focus less on data center plumbing and more on delivering IT services that drive the business forward.

Posted July 12, 2010