Windows SIG: Virtual Machines
...provide compatibility, encapsulation and isolation for software developers.
Ed Bugnion, Co-Founder - VMware, Inc.
Microsoft Technology Center - Silicon Valley
1250 Charleston Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
6:30 - 7:00 Informal Q&A with Pizza
7:00 - 7:15 Announcements
7:15 - 9:00 Presentation
$10 for non-SDForum Members
No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
The virtual machine concept goes back to 1960s mainframes. It has since been applied to executing everything from legacy environments to Java virtual machines. Today, VMware products allow multiple complete operating systems - from Linux to Windows -- to run concurrently on Intel computers.
We'll show how virtual machines (which offer compatibility, encapsulation and isolation) can solve current problems on desktops as well as on servers. We'll also show how VMware's product line (Workstation, GSX Server and ESX Server) provides solutions to Software Development and IT professionals.
Before founding VMware in January 1998, Ed Bugnion was a PhD Student at Stanford University, where he worked with Professor Mendel Rosenblum (another VMware co-founder) on the FLASH, SimOS and Disco projects. His technical interests are in operating systems, virtual machine systems and computer architecture. Ed was raised in Switzerland, where he earned an engineering degree from ETH in Zurich.