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Vice President of Product Marketing and Alliances, Riverbed Technology
Apurva Davé, Vice President, Product Marketing and Alliances, for Riverbed Technology, is responsible for planning, directing and implementing all facets of Riverbed’s product marketing activities. He works closely with Riverbed customers and the company’s executive team, defining product rollouts and positioning, and is intimately involved with Riverbed’s cloud computing initiatives. Previously, Apurva served as Director of Product Marketing for Fast Forward Networks and Inktomi. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an AB in Computer Science from Brown University.
Most IT organizations are taking IT resources such as servers, applications and storage out of branch offices and placing them in centralized data centers. This raises some critical questions: How can IT organizations overcome the impediments to the broad deployment of virtual desktops? Should the next generation branch office be serverless? What type of device(s) needs to still be in the branch office and how is it managed? What techniques can be used to overcome the performance issues? The speakers on this panel will answer those questions and will present alternative designs for your next generation branch office.
One impact of the movement to use more private and public cloud computing solutions is that it increases the likelihood that IT resources will be accessed over a relatively low capacity, high latency WAN. Even worse, in some cases these IT resources will be accessed over multiple WAN links. The panelists on this session will identify both the performance challenges associated with cloud computing as well as myriad technologies and services that IT organizations can use to mitigate the impact of those challenges.