Jack Lo

Sr. Director, R&D


Jack Lo is Sr. Director R&D at VMware. Jack has held several engineering management positions at VMware, and currently leads teams in the Storage and Availability organization, including High Availability, Fault Tolerance, vSphere Replication, VMFS, and Storage Management.

Prior to joining VMware, Jack was Director of Software Engineering at Transmeta Corporation. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Washington, and B.S./M.S. degrees in computer science from Stanford University.

Posts by Jack Lo


Availability in a Software-Defined Datacenter

September 6, 2012

Last week, VMware hosted one of its most exciting VMworld conferences to date. The keynotes emphasized a bold vision for the future of IT: the software-defined datacenter (SDDC) . The SDDC is the datacenter where the infrastructure, including compute, storage, and networking, has been virtualized and fully automated by software, thus enabling IT to be delivered as a service. As Steve Herrod summarized in his Day 1 keynote – the SDDC is based on the ability to abstract applications from the underlying infrastructure, pool physical resources into shared logical resources, and automate IT operations.

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