BMC Software, the Houston-based IT management software giant, has appointed Phil Harris as vice president and CTO. Harris served as vice president and CTO of Cisco’s cloud and virtualization group before taking the position at BMC.
A BMC spokesperson confirmed Harris’ appointment to Data Center Knowledge. The company is planning to make the official announcement Monday. The appointment was first reported by Re/Code.
Harris has worked in numerous roles at Cisco since 1993, starting as a consulting engineer. Between 2010 and 2012 he held top posts at VCE, the converged infrastructure company that started as a joint venture between Cisco and EMC but came fully under EMC’s control in October 2014.
BMC has a number of IT management software products aimed at enterprise customers. The company reported $2.2 billion in revenue for fiscal 2013.
In his new role, Harris will be responsible for defining the company’s long-term growth strategy in spaces like cloud, automation, and performance and IT service management, according to his LinkedIn profile.