Edouard "Ed" Bugnion (born 1970) is a Swiss software architect and businessman.
Bugnion graduated with a bachelor's degree in engineering from ETH Zurich in 1994 and a master's degree from Stanford University in 1996. He was one of the five founders of VMware in 1998 (with his advisor Mendel Rosenblum) and was the chief architect until 2004. He had been a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Stanford University prior to co-founding VMware. While he was chief architect, VMware developed the secure desktop initiative also known as NetTop for the US National Security Agency. His primary research interests are in operating systems and computer architectures, and he was a key member of the SimOS and Disco virtual machine research teams.
After VMware, Bugnion was a founder of Nuova Systems which was funded by Cisco Systems, and acquired by them in April 2008. Bugnion joined Cisco as vice president and chief technology officer of Cisco's Server Access and Virtualization Business Unit. He promoted Cisco's Data Center 3.0 vision, and appeared in advertisements. He resigned from Cisco in 2011 and resumed his PhD program of study at Stanford University, which he graduated from in 2012. He then became faculty member of the School of Computer Science at EPFL, Switzerland.
- "Edouard Bugnion". Personal student web page. Stanford University. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
- "VMware Leadership". Archived from the original on November 29, 2004. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
- "NSA hones secure desktop to run multiple OSes". Government Computer News. September 17, 2003. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
- "Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Remaining Interest in Nuova Systems". News release (Cisco systems). April 8, 2008. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
- Charles Waltner (March 16, 2009). "The Evolution of Data Center 3.0". News release (Cisco systems). Retrieved November 13, 2011.
- Dante Malagrino interview of Ed Bugnion (April 8, 2008). "Cisco Nexus 5000 Enables Virtualization Optimization". Promotional video by Cisco. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
- "Biography at EPFL". Retrieved October 3, 2012.
- Edouard Bugnion; Scott Devine; Kinshuk Govil; Mendel Rosenblum (November 1997). "Disco: Running Commodity Operating Systems on Scalable Multiprocessors" (PDF). ACM Transactions on Computer Systems 15 (4). doi:10.1145/265924.265930. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
- "Cumulus Networks™ Brings The Power Of Linux® To Networking".
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