Corporate Senior Vice President Cloud Infrastructure R&D
Ray O'Farrell joined VMware in April 2003 and leads engineering efforts companywide, bringing more than 20 years of software development and leadership experience. During his tenure at VMware, O'Farrell led the VMware ESX Storage teams during the early development of the ESX platform and has held a variety of engineering positions, including several months as acting general manager for the VMware vSphere product division.
Prior to VMware, O'Farrell managed teams of up to 1,000+ that developed compilers, development tools and operating systems focused on real-time, embedded and DSP systems at a number of companies including Industrial and scientific Imaging (Ireland), Ashling Microsystems (Ireland), Improv systems (United States) and Microtec/Mentor-Graphics (United States), where he spent 10 years in various roles including principal engineer and senior director of engineering. O'Farrell holds a bachelor of engineering in electronics and a masters of engineering in computer science, both from the University of Limerick in Ireland.