hausman-jeff-cloudphysics185CloudPhysics, a big data startup founded by former VMware employees, said Tuesday it hired former Symantec and Hewlett-Packard executive Jeff Hausman to be its CEO.  Hausman joins CloudPhysics from Symantec, where he spent the past two-plus years as senior vice president of its $1 billion Information Availability and Intelligence unit.

Existing CloudPhysics CEO John Blumenthal, who co-founded the Mountain View, Calif.-based startup in 2011, is moving into the role of vice president of product management.  Hausman and Blumenthal were both with storage vendor Veritas when Symantec acquired it for $13.5 billion in 2005.

About:  CloudPhysics gathers billions of samples of anonymized operational data from its worldwide customer base every day and uses it to identify potential problems in their virtual server, storage and networking environments. CloudPhysics has a broad range of virtual infrastructure management analytics that enable smarter, data-driven decisions.