A new gig in the new year
By vtatkar on Jan 05, 2009
20 years after developing and managing within the Sun Developer Platforms group, particularly, Compilers and Tools, I am now moving to the Cloud Computing Group. This move is part of a business streamlining plan Sun outlined in mid November (the main idea being to re-align Sun's business with changing global picture and to invest in high-growth areas).
Cloud Computing has the potential for realizing significant revenues for Sun which is now increasing focus its on it.
Personally, this is an exciting new area for me and my team. This will mean moving away from an area where I helped my teams establish World Record application performance over the past few years and navigate C and C++ compilers through interesting transitions, especially through new language standards and a new business model, and I'm sad about leaving that behind me. However, all that experience will be invaluable in the new world of Cloud Computing where Sun has plenty of unique things to offer.
So, with a bit of trepidation and a lot of optimism, its time to look forward to the challenges and excitement of 2009.