My name is Schley Stauffer Andrew Kutz, and I am an Open Source Engineer for Dell EMC, living in Austin, TX with my family and our three wonderful dogs – Lucy, CJ, Scruffy. I have been very fortunate thus far in life, and below you can find out a few of the projects I have been lucky enough to involved with. As for the bio, well, that is for people who contact me and need a bio for some reason, so please cut me some slack about the whole third-person thing, okay? :)

I can be reached via e-mail at sakutz at gmail dot com. I’m also available on the Twitter @ssakutz.


Andrew Kutz is widely considered to be one of the leading experts on x86 server virtualization, specializing in VMware ESX and the VMware Infrastructure (VI) Software Development Kit (SDK). Andrew is the author of the popular open source project Sudo for Windows (sudowin) and the VI client plug-in SVMotion. He was employed by the University of Texas of Austin for nearly a decade as a systems administrator and software developer before briefly working as an analyst for the Burton Group. Andrew then returned to the University as the Lead Application Architect for the McCombs School of Business. At the beginning of 2009 Andrew sold his company, lostcreations, to Hyper9 and until recently worked there as a Senior Research and Development Scientist. While at Hyper9, Andrew created SimDK, a VMware vSphere4 simulator. Andrew currenty works for EMC as a Principal Software Engineer, leading the development of vSphere plug-ins. Andrew is also a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), a SANS/GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN) GOLD, and a VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in VI3.

In 2010 Andrew joined EMC and created and lead the teams responsible for the the Virtualization Storage Integrator (VSI) and EMC Storage Analytics (ESA) products. Currently Andrew works with the EMC{code} group to help EMC add value to the Open Source community by contributing to the libStorage and REX-Ray projects as well as many other Golang-related issues.

For fun Andrew likes to go to the park with his kids and catch Pokemon, collect Transformers, read, and take walks with his dogs around the neighborhood.