Docker nabs former VMware guru Marianna Tessel as SVP of engineering

Docker said Thursday that Marianna Tessel, former VMware vice president of engineering, is now the container specialist’s senior vice president of engineering. During her six-year stint at VMware, Tessel oversaw the engineering initiatives behind various VMware partnerships, including the integration between vSphere and OpenStack. Her move to Docker makes sense as the startup has been busy making sure its technology jives well with other big companies, VMware included. “I felt my background is very relevant to Docker,” said Tessel in reference to Docker’s partnership strategy.