Microsoft's Cloud OS Dream Team: Who's Who

Microsoft's Cloud OS Dream Team: Who's Who

Summary: Microsoft hand-picked a core group of top engineers to develop its Red Dog cloud operating system. Here's the who's who list.


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  • Calder is the architect of Windows Azure Storage, the file-system layer for the cloud platform. Before joining Microsoft he was a professor at the University of California , San Diego, where he specialized in systems, architecture and compilers. He was the cofounder of three startups: Entropia (distributed comuting), TracePoint (program analysis tools for X86) and Bit-Raker (program-analysis tools for ARM). He also worked as a principal engineer at Digital Equipment Corp.'s Western Research Lab.

  • Das leads the Developer Experience team. His job is "to translate the functionality provided by the service components of Windows Azure into a familiar, intuitive and cohesive platform for service developers."

  • Hudson is responsible for running all production instances of the Windows Azure platform. A 10-year Microsoft veteran, he's been involved in static code analysis and the establishment of feedback loops on large-scale engineering systems.

Topics: CXO, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software


Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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