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Shashi Kiran is the Director for Cisco’s Data Center/Virtualization marketing strategy worldwide. In this position, he heads the architectural and Innovations team with a responsibility to drive Cisco’s architectural advantage as well as switching, storage, application delivery and WAN optimization areas.
Previously, Shashi headed the the Enterprise Routing team at Cisco as part of Cisco’s Borderless Networks initiative. In this position he was responsible for defining the vision and strategic execution for the network as a platform focusing on various technologies that have a play in the branch and WAN.
In his 15-year career, Shashi has held leadership roles in the areas of Product Line Management, Marketing and Sales engineering in areas of Security, Routing, Metro Ethernet and hi-touch services for Enterprise and Service Provider networks. Prior to Cisco he worked with Nortel, Euclid Networks and the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC, Dept. of IT, Govt. of India). He was also an editorial consultant and columnist for the Network Magazine (Indian edn.) from 1997-2001 in a honorary capacity.
Kiran has been involved in contributing to standards bodies primarily in security and frequently speaks at Industry events. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Business Adminstration in addition to a few industry certifications.
Follow Shashi Kiran on Twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/netkiran
Location: Room 1E08 Thursday, October 21, 2010, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
The great growth over the last few years in the use of Web applications combined with the recent interest in cloud computing has caused IT organizations to realize that simple server load balancers can’t keep up with the emerging demands. What is needed is an application delivery controller (ADC). In addition to balancing traffic, an ADC offloads computationally intensive tasks off of a server farm. However, the ADCs that are currently available in the market differ dramatically in terms of their underlying architectures and the functions that they provide. In this fast-paced, PowerPoint-free session, leading ADC vendors will be asked questions that serve to identify the similarities and differences between their products.