GM at Microsoft Azure
Deepak Bansal founded and leads the SDN team in Microsoft Azure. His team develops, deploys and operates one of the world’s largest, most reliable and most scalable SDN implementations in the world. Azure SDN enables customers to deploy their workloads in Azure on a private network (“called Azure Vnets”) and leverage NFVs such as load balancing provided via “Azure LBs”. Azure Vnets offer rich security features such as subnet based ACLs via “Network Security Groups” and service chaining with a rich marketplace of NFV appliances via “User Defined Routes”. Customers can connect the cloud resources to on-premise via various private connectivity options offered through “ExpressRoute”. Azure Vnets can be peered. His team has developed Azure CNI and Azure container policy controller to bring a seamless SDN solutions to containers and functions.
Prior to Windows Azure, Deepak led the development of the TCP/IP network stack in Windows, including IPv6 support. Deepak has a Masters in Computer Science from MIT, Cambridge where he won Masterworks awards for his thesis on new TCP congestion control algorithms. He has Bachelors from IIT Delhi, India where he topped the Computer Science department. Deepak’s areas of interest are Cloud, SDN, containers, core networking protocols such as TCP/IP, IPsec, and HTTP, load balancing, new network abstractions, wireless networks, network security, and QoS.