Emad Benjamin (San Francisco Bay Area) has spent the past eight years focused on Java in VMware vSphere, vFabric GemFire and SQLFire environments. Currently a Senior Architect at VMware, he has been at the company since 2005. Benjamin is author of Enterprise Java Applications Architecture on VMware, and has presented on Java virtualization at VMworld, SpringOne, and Open World. He is the only published author with a deep background in the unique intersection between virtualization and Java. His profile at LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/emadbenjamin) is among the world's top 1% most-viewed LinkedIn profiles.