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Ben Fathi

Ben Fathi joined VMware in March 2012 and served as the company’s chief technology officer. Prior to being named CTO in January 2014, Fathi was vice president of research and development leading the teams responsible for the core ESX hypervisor, VMware vSphere and many other key products. He has more
Ben Fathi joined VMware in March 2012 and served as the company’s chief technology officer. Prior to being named CTO in January 2014, Fathi was vice president of research and development leading the teams responsible for the core ESX hypervisor, VMware vSphere and many other key products. He has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, with an expertise in developing operating system software. Prior to joining VMware, Fathi served as a senior vice president at Cisco leading the operating systems and networking protocol teams. Prior to Cisco, he held multiple roles at Microsoft over 12 years, most recently as corporate vice president of development for the Windows core operating system division. Fathi holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in Computer Science, as well as a bachelor of science degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. StrangeCloud – Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the (Hybrid) Cloud!

Marc Andreesen famously wrote “Why Software is Eating the World” in August 2011: “More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services—from movies to agriculture to national defense. Many of the winners are Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurial technology companies that are invading and overturning established industry structures. Over […]

Welcome to VMware, David Tennenhouse

I am delighted to welcome Dr. David Tennenhouse to VMware’s R&D community. He has joined as our new Chief Research Officer. The Chief of Research function is a new role within VMware’s CTO Office, and David will lead that team to shape its strategy and execution of its mission of driving thought leadership and accelerating […]

Best Of Interop 2014 awards showcase VMware innovations in Storage, Cloud and Networking

When I heard the news about VMware products winning a flurry of awards at Interop 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada this week – I was thrilled, yet not surprised. Let me explain. First, my heartiest congratulations to all the 129 entries and the 27 finalists for the wide array of innovative products and services, across […]

Virtual SAN: Powerfully Simple and Simply Powerful

Today, VMware is excited to highlight the upcoming release of Virtual SAN: a new kind of radically simple storage. It challenges long-held preconceptions about how storage should be done. It’s yet another proof point that the world is moving to a software-defined data center.

NFV – Transforming the Operational Model of the Network

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Pat Gelsinger (VMware CEO) laid out a clear vision for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) and how it encompasses Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The solution really begins with the massive-scale Cloud Data Centers that serve as the “control room” for both mobile operators as well as enterprises around […]