A Conversation with VMware CTO Steve Herrod

This past May, Brian visited VMware's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif and spoke with several key people within the company.

This past May, Brian visited VMware's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif and spoke with several key people within the company.  In this first of three podcasts, he speaks with Steve Herrod, CTO and Senior VP of Research & Development.

Steve talks about:

  • The value of VMware's hypervisor and how they do not consider it a commodity.
  • Virtualization security
  • ESX resource management, such as memory oversubscription and the scheduler
  • Paravirtualization vs. platform virtualization
  • Some bits about the next version of ESX / VMware Infrastructure - VI4

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