President, Advanced Storage Division | EMC2
Amitabh Srivastava is the President of the Advanced Storage Division at EMC. Before joining EMC in April 2011, Srivastava was the Senior Vice President of Server and Cloud Division at Microsoft Corporation, where he was responsible for Windows Azure and Windows Server products.
Srivastava joined Microsoft in 1997 as a Senior Researcher in Microsoft Research to lead a group that investigated new techniques for improving quality of Microsoft software. He founded the Programmer Productivity Research Center (PPRC) in March 1999, whose tools and technologies are critical for Microsoft product groups. Their work was highlighted in the Forbes magazine in May 2003.
In January 2001, Srivastava became one of a select few to be named a Distinguished Engineer, now known as Technical Fellow.
Srivastava joined Windows Division product team in December 2003 as Corporate Vice President of the Windows Core OS Division to redefine the engineering process for Windows. He was responsible for the development of core operating system components such as the kernel, operating system architecture, and definition and automation of the Windows engineering process. Srivastava's work in defining the Windows engineering process was discussed in the Wall Street Journal in September 2005.
In late 2006, with Dave Cutler he started 'Project Red Dog' to build the operating system for the cloud. Project Red Dog was announced as 'Windows Azure' at PDC 2008. After leading the commercial launch of Windows Azure, Srivastava moved to head the combined Server and Cloud Division with responsibility for a full spectrum of solutions for Microsoft and Enterprise customers. He spearheaded the Windows Azure Platform Appliance, which was announced at WPC 2010 with strategic partnerships with EBay, Dell, Fujistsu and HP.
Before joining Microsoft, Srivastava was the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of engineering at TracePoint Technology Inc., a spin-off company from Digital Equipment Corp. He joined Digital's Western Research Labs (DEC WRL) in Palo Alto, Calif. in 1991. Srivastava's research on binary code modification at DEC WRL resulted in the creation of TracePoint. He started his career as a researcher at Texas Instruments Inc.'s Research Labs working on Lisp Machines in Dallas, Texas in 1984 after graduating from Pennsylvania State University.
Srivastava holds 14 patents and has published a variety of papers. His paper on ATOM with Alan Eustace in PLDI 1994 received the Most Influential PLDI Paper Award in June 2005. He is the author of OM, ATOM and SCOOPS software systems, which have resulted in products for Digital Equipment and Texas Instruments on the Alpha and PC platforms. He led the design and development of Vulcan, a second-generation binary transformation system, at Microsoft. Vulcan is the foundation of a wide variety of tools developed at PPRC.
Srivastava delivered the commencement address titled Fourth and Goal in the College of Engineering graduation ceremonies at Pennsylvania State University, University Park on May 16, 2008.
Srivastava earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and a master's degree in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur awarded him Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2004. The Pennsylvania State University named him an Outstanding Engineering Alumnus in 2004 and inducted him as an Alumni Fellow in 2009.