Martin Casado of VMware Honored With Grace Murray Hopper Award as Outstanding Young Computer Professional of the Year

Casado Recognized for Advancing the Commercial Adoption of Network Virtualization

Marketwired

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced Martin Casado, chief architect of networking at VMware, has been honored as a winner of the 2012 Grace Murray Hopper Award by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The Hopper Award is awarded annually to outstanding young computer professionals for a single recent major technical or service contribution.

Casado was selected for his work in creating the software-defined networking (SDN) movement, and laying the foundation for network virtualization as a new paradigm that provides a software alternative to hardware-based network components. Network virtualization uncouples the network from the underlying physical networking hardware. This level of abstraction creates virtual networks that deliver the same features as physical networks, but with the operational flexibility of virtualization. These innovations have spawned a burgeoning SDN research community with the potential to change the field. Casado was co-founder and chief technology officer of Nicira, which was acquired by VMware in 2012.

"Casado's outstanding contribution to advancements in network virtualization illustrates the impact of computer science in solving real-world problems," said Melanie Baljko, professor of computer science at York University in Toronto and chair of the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award Committee. "Starting with his research, and continuing with his commitment to developing practical applications, he has helped to define the future of networking itself."

Additional Resources

About VMware
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

VMware is registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective organizations. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Contact:

Roger T. Fortier
VMware Global Communications
650-427-2410
rfortier@vmware.com

Patrick Mahoney
The OutCast Agency for VMware
415-392-8282
pmahoney@theoutcastagency.com

Rates

View Comments (0)