Chris Wolf, a respected analyst at Gartner(s it), is now VMware’s CTO for the Americas. Since Wolf was very well versed in the ways of VMware at Gartner, the move makes sense. VMware(s vmw) promoted Ben Fathi from SVP of R&D to global CTO on January 14. Wolf noted VMware’s transition from server virtualization kingpin to a broader cloud- and data-center play, with a focus on end user computing as evidenced by last week’s $1.5 billion acquisition of AirWatch. Wolf reports to Jeff Casale SVP of Americas.