As 20,000 or so of VM admins, cloud tire kickers and vendors convene at VMworld in San Francisco next week, some will no doubt wonder what, exactly, VMware co-founder Diane Greene is up to these days.
Greene has kept a low profile in the six years since being ousted as VMware CEO by that company’s [company]EMC[/company] overlords. But here are a few more tidbits gathered from various sources around the Valley.
One: It is true, as Gigaom reported a year ago, that Greene is involved in [company]Datrium,[/company] a stealthy company purportedly involved in storage virtualization. But it appears she is an investor, not a hands-on executive.
Reached via email for comment, Greene said there is “no story and there is no Demeterr.com” — which is technically true since the web page has been pulled. Thank goodness for screen grabs.
Greene is a director at [company]Google[/company] and [company]Intuit[/company], but has otherwise been quiet about her plans. It did surface that she and her husband (and VMware co-founder) Mendel Rosenblum invested in [company]Cumulus Networks.[/company] but other than that Greene has remained mum on her projects.
There has been nary a public word about either Datrium or Demeterr, but as you know, when no one comments, we’re free to investigate.