Software as a Service & Application Services
Javier Soltero is the CTO of SaaS and Application Services in the Cloud Services business unit. He is responsible for driving advanced development and strategy for application level cloud services.
Most recently, Javier was the co-founder and CEO of Hyperic, the leader large scale web infrastructure management, which SpringSource acquired in May 2009. Prior to co-founding Hyperic, he has held Chief Architect and senior engineering positions at a number of enterprise software and consumer internet companies. During his career as architect and developer, Javier helped design and developer a number of innovative infrastructure and management technologies. From early internet messaging, application server, and e-commerce technologies at Netscape to the management platform that became Hyperic, Javier has kept a passion for building technologies that help make IT more successful.
Over the last 10 years, Soltero has been actively involved in various open source communities as both user and contributor to projects like JBoss and Apache Tomcat. He is also an active advisor to a number of open source and SaaS startups.
Soltero is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico and received his BS in Information Systems and Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Posts by Javier Soltero
Pendulums are one of the coolest displays of physics in action. I always remember as a kid going to the Smithsonian Museum of American History and seeing their giant Foucault Pendulum swinging back and forth, always perilously close to knocking down one of the many little red candles strategically placed at the edges of its swinging amplitude. Sadly, I never saw the ball of the pendulum knock down any of the candles and since the pendulum display was dismantled in 1998, I probably will have to look elsewhere for amusing (yet flawed) displays of physics. Perhaps I’ll have to make do with applying a pendulum metaphor to something that’s been on my mind lately as I get more immersed in the...
Last week I had the opportunity to participate on a panel titled “The Battle for Your Business in the Cloud” at the OnDemand 2012 conference. All of the panelists were asked questions that would be familiar to anyone that has been in the IT industry for the last few years, including the proverbial “hybrid/private/public/false cloud” debate or “what’s holding enterprises back from throwing away all their existing IT investments and embracing the cloud?” Having these conversations onstage suggests we haven’t made much progress since the big shift in IT began – and in the end, I left with the impression that if you were to judge our progress and innovation in cloud computing by the nature of discussions like these, you may...
Adventures with Windows XP A few weeks ago I had a problem where I required access to a Windows XP machine in order to track down a bug in a PowerPoint file that was crashing on my Mac. Luckily, such access is easily to accommodate nowadays thanks to the wonders of VMware View and our IT department’s ability to rapidly enable access to desktop VMs when they are needed. So, with View access at hand, I set out to launch a pristine XP virtual machine and proceed to remove the offending OLE object that Office 2008 for Mac couldn’t seem to digest. Upon launching the VM, I was greeted with a site I hadn’t seen in quite some time… ...
Welcome to the VMware CTO community site! I’m really excited to join forces with the other members of the office of the CTO in what I hope will be an open, interesting discussion about VMware’s future. Since I’m one of the new faces in the CTO office, perhaps I should start by offering a bit of background. I’ve been at VMware for just over a year, having joined the company as part of its acquisition of SpringSource last year. Prior to SpringSource I was the CEO and co-founder of Hyperic, a web infrastructure monitoring and management product which is now part of the vFabric Platform . Over the last 13 years I’ve been fortunate to work as an engineer and architect...