Jeff Savit has more than 25 years of experience in operating systems, virtualization, and performance on multiple platforms, and is a Principal Sales Consultant at Oracle Corporation specializing in these areas. He was previously a Principal Field Technologist at Sun Microsystems with a similar focus. Before joining Sun, Jeff was a vice president at Merrill Lynch, where he had roles in development, systems management, market data, and web applications. He also managed a department responsible for the firm's virtual machine systems, wrote market data portions of Merrill Lynch's Internet trading applications, and created one of the Internet's first stock quote websites. Jeff is the author of Sun Blueprint Energy Efficiency Strategies: Sun Server Virtualization Technology, and the virtualization chapter of The Datacenter Reference Guide Blueprint. Jeff has written or co-authored several books, including Enterprise Java, VM and CMS: Performance and Fine-Tuning and VM/CMS Concepts and Facilities, and his work has been published in SIGPLAN Notices, a journal of the Association of Computing Machinery. He has a master's degree in computer science from Cornell University.