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February 11, 2011
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February 15, 2011

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May 15, 2011
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June 10, 2011
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June 15, 2011
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June 24, 2011
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July 15, 2011
Earlier registration deadline:
July 22, 2011 (extended)


Title: Bubbles, Shadows and Fabrics: Overcoming Challenges in Traditional DCs with a Single-tier Architecture

Speaker: Anjan Venkatramani, Juniper Networks, USA

Time & Date12:15-12:45 September 9, 2011 (in DC-CaVES Program)


How can we improve the performance of an existing virtualized data center without replacing the entire network? Implementing a flat, any-to-any connected data center network is an appealing approach. In this talk, I'll discuss how to migrate to a single-tier data center network architecture, improving application performance, scalability, and operational efficiency while integrating within an existing data center infrastructure.


Anjan Venkatramani is Vice President of Product Management in the Data Center Business Unit within the Platform Systems Division at Juniper Networks.  In his career thus far, he has served in a wide spectrum of roles that include Operations, Product Management & Marketing, R&D and Corporate Strategy.  He has a wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of computing and communications.

Anjan has been with Juniper Networks for 13 years and has played a pivotal role since the company?s inception.  Anjan joined the R&D group at Juniper in 1998 where he developed Juniper?s first fabric chip and later revolutionized control memory architectures.  He holds many patents in network and data center fabrics, memory design and security services architectures.  Subsequently, he championed product strategy and managed product introduction and life cycle for Juniper?s enterprise routing and security product lines.  Currently, he heads product management and strategy for Juniper?s ?Stratus? cloud computing initiative and the QFabric family of products.

Anjan started his career at Siemens Nixdorf building supercomputers and has journal publications and patents in multi-processor interconnects. He subsequently worked for a start-up in the area of signal processing for DSL and Wireless applications and founded a start-up for inventory management and automation using RFID technology.

Anjan graduated with a Masters in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California.  His graduate research in interconnection network design for multi-processors has been published at leading conferences and journals.  Anjan also holds a Masters in Management from Stanford University.