Pat Gelsinger, the former CTO of Nvidia, will replace CEO Diane Greene, who stepped down from the post in October to focus on new tech initiatives. Greene announced Gelsinger’s hiring Wednesday.

Charo Clum, who has been the company’s co-president since November 2016, has been named the new CEO of the company, which makes tools and virtualization software used by government agencies, technology companies and colleges.

The company has had little to report since it introduced the VxRail and VxRack products in December and January, respectively. Linux fanatics — who on any given day can likely point to a number of computers they’ve used to boot a Linux machine — had balked at the idea of VMware buying Nicira, a startup that developed a new networking technology, in 2013. Nicira had only released a version of its product, called OpenFlow, last year.

Nexenta’s Ocal, whose investors included Summit Partners, Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners, was not available for an interview.

But a recent report by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology suggested VMware likely would pay a hefty price for the company in order to accommodate its wide customer base and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger’s plans to integrate Nicira into the company. VMware’s board reportedly rejected a $3 billion offer for Nicira from Chinese networking vendor Huawei in the spring of 2018.

“When Pat became CEO of VMware in 2010, the company was struggling,” Lynette Harrison, senior analyst with 451 Research, told The Verge, which first reported the news of the hire. “I think Pat identified the problem early on. He brought a lot of new blood in with a lot of new products. But it had this disconnection to its users.”

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