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Scott Davis

Scott Davis was formerly the CTO for VMware’s End User Computing B.U. and a core staff member in VMware’s Corporate CTO Office. In his last role, he was involved in driving product and technology strategy spanning the breadth of VMware’s End User Computing products and initiatives, as well as cultivating
Scott Davis was formerly the CTO for VMware’s End User Computing B.U. and a core staff member in VMware’s Corporate CTO Office. In his last role, he was involved in driving product and technology strategy spanning the breadth of VMware’s End User Computing products and initiatives, as well as cultivating advanced development and partnerships for the BU. He previously served as VMware's Chief Data Center Architect and Storage CTO. His background includes a mixture of both startup ventures and more established industry firms. Prior to joining VMware, he was Founder, President, and CTO of Virtual Iron Software, which originally created a unique clustered hypervisor that enabled virtual machines to span physical servers utilizing Infiniband as a shared memory-style interconnect. The company was later acquired by Oracle and became the basis of OracleVM. He was also VP/CTO at Mangosoft, an Internet software and storage startup company with pioneering peer-to-peer clustering, caching and file system products. He spent the early part of his career at D.E.C. where he was Technical Director for VAXClusters and VMS Volume Shadowing products, as well as Digital’s Windows NT clustering technology (later sold to Microsoft as the genesis of Microsoft 'Wolfpack' Cluster Server). One of the primary reasons he joined VMware was to work with brilliant folks along with what he saw as the rare opportunity to be a part of the next great sea change in the computer industry and he wasn't at all disappointed! Whether it’s End User Computing, Software-Defined Data Center, Storage, System Management, Application Frameworks or Cloud Computing to name just a few, VMware’s innovations are drastically changing the way we think about and deliver IT solutions.
Delivering Desktops as a Service (DaaS)

David Stafford and Scott Davis The Myths of DaaS There is a lot of misinformation and FUD surrounding DaaS in the marketplace today. Some are the result of loose interpretation of licensing restrictions while others are more self-serving that the only DaaS achievable today comes in a form that a vendor has been selling for […]

Musings on our Post PC, Multi-Device World

Last year at VMworld 2011, we rolled out our vision for end user computing in the post PC era; a multi-device world where everyone is able to use the various devices of their choice to make them the most productive throughout the day for their business needs. IT is moving away from managing physical devices […]

Why VDI is more Secure than Physical Desktops

There has been some interesting conversations recently at both BriForum and in the blogosphere about VDI and Security, the premise being that VDI is not more secure than other ways of running Microsoft Windows. I want to address that comment head on and unequivocally state that VDI has quite a few security benefits. Now, let […]

VMware Welcomes Wanova to the EUC Family

Today we announced that VMware has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wanova. This acquisition represents a very exciting and strategic addition to the VMware End-User Computing product portfolio.  The combination of VMware View and Wanova Mirage is an industry first pairing that dramatically redefines the VDI market – no longer is the market […]

The Many Flavors of Persona Management

Persona management refers to technologies that isolate aspects of an individual user’s personal settings or customizations from the base operating system image. We find user persona technologies to be a widely misunderstood topic, as there are a variety of approaches and categories for these solutions and the various categories serve different purposes and solve different […]

Projects AppBlast and Octopus: Delivering Universal Cloud Access

During my session, Session EUC1881, “VMware End-User Computing 2013 and Beyond” at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas, I will be discussing VMware’s vision for the post-PC era and will preview and demonstrate two new end-user computing technologies we are excited about — code named Projects AppBlast and Octopus. These technologies advance the company’s vision for […]

Security Server with PCoIP over UDP available with View 4.6

In my October blog post A Simple Experiment, I discussed the great WAN experience that we demonstrated at VMworld Europe using View and PCoIP. What I didn’t talk a lot about was that we weren’t using an off the shelf VPN for the connection back to the US, we were actually using an early version […]