Sumo Logic Taps Former VMware Exec as CEO

Sumo Logic this week tapped former VMware executive Ramin Sayar as its president and CEO.

Michael Cusanelli, Associate Editor

December 3, 2014

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Ramin Sayar president and CEO Sumo Logic
Ramin Sayar, president and CEO, Sumo Logic.

Log management and analytics company Sumo Logic this week tapped former VMware (VMW) executive Ramin Sayar as its president and CEO. In his new role, Sayar will be responsible for strengthening Sumo Logic’s cloud-based platform for enterprise customers.

“The cloud-native, purpose built analytics platform from Sumo Logic is the bridge for companies to accelerate their journey to the cloud and, more importantly, is enabling a new class of analytics that were previously unaffordable or unattainable with legacy, disparate on-premises approaches,” said Sayar in a statement.

Sayar previously served as the senior vice president and general manager of the Cloud Management business unit at VMware, where he was responsible for creating the company’s cloud management vision and overseeing the development of its products and go-to-market strategy. Sayar has also held executive-level positions at companies including Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Tibco Software, iPlanet, AOL and Netscape.

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Redwood City, California-based Sumo Logic is also shifting to a pay-as-you-go model for customer billing, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal, switching from the perpetual-license model the company has employed until now. The new billing model is currently being piloted, according to the WSJ article, and Sumo Logic plans to roll it out in its first quarter, which starts February 1.

“I’m thrilled to work side by side with the talented Sumo Logic team to continue to exceed expectations as we execute on our vision to provide great analytics tools for mission critical apps and services to companies around the world,” Sayar said.

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Michael  Cusanelli

Associate Editor, Penton Technology Group, Channel

Michael Cusanelli is the associate editor for Penton Technology’s channel properties, including The VAR Guy, MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. He has written articles and produced video for and is a graduate of Stony Brook University's School of Journalism in New York. In his spare time Michael likes to play video games, watch sci-fi movies and participate in all things nerdy. He can be reached at [email protected]


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