Gazzang Snags Sales, Alliances VP From VMware

Austin-based Gazzang said this morning that it has named Michael J. Harper as its Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Alliances. Harper joins the firm from virtual server software giant VMware, where he was Senior Director of Cloud Foundry Services. Harper also has served at WaveMaker Software, Sendmail, Persistence Software, Dun & Bradstreet Software and EMC. The firm said that Harper will be responsible for managing the company's direct revenue model as well as its strategic partner and channel partners. Gazzang is venture backed by Austin Ventures and Silver Creek Ventures.