Paul Maritz to head cloud computing at EMC

Former Microsoft Platforms chief Paul Maritz may be best remembered for his alleged threat to “cut off Netscape’s air supply.” (For the record, Maritz has denied he ever said those exact words.)But in his new job, as head of EMC’s newly created Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division, Maritz’s new goal might be to cut off […]

Former Microsoft Platforms chief Paul Maritz may be best remembered for his alleged threat to “cut off Netscape’s air supply.” (For the record, Maritz has denied he ever said those exact words.)

But in his new job, as head of EMC’s newly created Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division, Maritz’s new goal might be to cut off Microsoft’s air supply.

As Seattle Times’ blogger Brier Dudley notes, Maritz sold his personal-information-management startup, Pi, to EMC on February 21. As part of the transaction, Pi becomes an indepenent subsidiary of EMC, and Maritz becomes general manager of EMC’s cloud computing division, reporting directly to EMC CEO Joe Tucci.

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