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VM Turbo

VMTurbo was founded in the depths of the financial crisis of 2008, by a team of five co-founders, including Columbia Engineering Professor Yechiam Yemini, of the Computer Science department and Dr. Danilo Florissi ’93, ’95SEAS. These five co-founders played lead roles in the founding and building of SMARTS, a Columbia spin-off from Professor Yemini’s research lab, acquired by EMC for $285M in 2005. The company maintains growing relationships with Columbia, employing over 20 Columbia alumni at its Valhalla, NY, R&D lab.

VMTurbo was recently Ranked #26 on the Forbes 100 “America’s Most Promising Companies” list (rising 63 places from #89 in 2013).

The company just achieved its 13th consecutive record quarter of revenue, more than doubling the company in the second half of 2013 alone, passing the important 500-customer milestone late in that year. Today, nearly a million virtual machines and other data center entities are maintained in a state of perpetual health by VMTurbo’s patented Software-Driven Control platform.

VMTurbo is currently looking to hire ambitious Columbia Computer Science, Engineering and Business students (and alumni) who want the opportunity to revolutionize the Software-Driven World.