Amir Sharif has 20 years of experience building data center products integrating OS, virtualization, networking, storage, low-latency I/O, and orchestration. He drove market of adoption of Linux containers (OVZ) at Parallels and hypervisors (ESXi) at VMware, where he was the core platform product manager and lead the convergence efforts between ESX and ESXi. His executive experience includes running product management, business development, software development, and support. Amir holds patents in RFID and distributed storage and received his MBA from UC Berkeley, where he was a Gloria Appel Entrepreneurial Fellow, a Hitachi Mu Chip Fellow,and Mayfield Fellow. He started his career as a mathematician and software engineer.