FoCS Corporate Connection - Sharon Weber/VMware, "Building Cloud Virtualization Infrastructure at VMware," PAI 3.14

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
PAI 3.14
Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Type of Talk: FoCS Corporate Connection

Speaker/Affiliation: Sharon Weber, VMware

Talk Audience: UTCS graduate and undergraduate students

Date/Time: October 1, 2012, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Location: PAI 3.14

Host: FoCS

Talk Title: Building Cloud Virtualization Infrastructure at VMware

Talk Abstract:Have you ever wondered what a cloud looks like? This talk will present an overview of software building blocks for virtualization, how they work with hardware systems, and how these components create the computing resources that have come to be known as "The Cloud." We will also describe the technical challenges of growing the vast array of hardware and software products that can be used with VMware‚s virtualization infrastructure.

Also, before we wrap up our session with students, a few of our interns from this summer will share thier VMware experiences with student audience members and a University Relations team member will discuss opportunities that are current available for UT Austin students.

Speaker Bio: Sharon Smith Weber is a Staff Engineer in the Ecosystems Engineering group at VMware, and the technical lead for VMware‚s server hardware certification programs.   In addition to her industrial experience, Sharon has spent over 15 years  in various areas of software research including the development of high performance parallel algorithms and climate modeling applications, software performance analysis tools, and performance of virtualization software. Sharon holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.