VP of Hosting, Internap
Gopala Tumuluri is VP of hosting services at Internap. He has spent most of the past 17 years in leadership roles at high-tech companies and brings extensive product management and business development experience. Prior to joining Internap, he most recently headed XDN’s business development function, driving revenue for their application and content delivery SaaS offerings, which contributed to their acquisition by Fortinet in December 2012. Prior to that, he spent several years in various senior management roles at Nominum, a managed DNS and security services firm. Gopala also served in product management for Foundry Networks, Elematics and Calient, after beginning his career with Marconi in software development. Gopala holds an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, Master in Computer Science from University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Nagarjuna University.
Many vendors and IT organizations have been busy building private and hybrid clouds using enterprise virtualization as the foundation. Some have been very successful while others found them lacking and want something built with an architecture more like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Compute Engine. Certain workloads and applications (such as databases and other resource-intensive applications) require advanced levels of performance, privacy and control that may be better suited to bare metal physical servers. The options have exploded and there are good reasons and strong feelings on all sides of this issue. Come and learn how to think about your requirements and application portfolio and your infrastructure options in a way that will help you understand the pros and cons of each and how to assess which is/are right for the job. Hear about different successful enterprise scenarios for different types of clouds, as well as application profiling, workload sizing, performance comparisons, implementation issues and more.