VMware is suing its former COO Rajiv Ramaswami following his move to cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure rival Nutanix as CEO.
VMware initiated legal proceedings against Ramaswami for alleged 'material and ongoing breaches of his legal and contractual duties and obligations to VMware'.
A statement from Nutanix said: “VMware’s lawsuit seeks to make interviewing for a new job wrongful. We view VMware’s misguided action as a response to losing a deeply valued and respected member of its leadership team. We believe that VMware’s action is nothing more than an unfounded attempt to hurt a competitor and we intend to vigorously defend this matter in court.”