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Guru Chahal

Vice President, Products

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Guru’s Guide to Excel-ing as a Network Engineer

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Posted on Apr 5, 2018 9:05:22 AM

While it’s tempting to make fun of it, the reality is that Excel is a pretty good tool to consolidate the data from your network in one place, analyze it, generate reports, and much more. Unfortunately, importing data from network appliances into Excel is a laborious, manual process and keeping the data up-to-date is almost impossible.

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Topics: Analytics, Application Performance Monitoring, Network Monitoring, 100% REST API

5 Easy Ways to Spot Cloud Washing in Your Load Balancer

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Posted on Mar 19, 2018 1:13:56 PM

Over the last decade, public cloud has gone from a fringe use case for startups to a mainstream choice for CIOs worldwide. In the past year or two, this trend has gained so much momentum that on-premises hardware appliance vendors are now forced to acknowledge it, rather than their previous tactic of spreading FUD. So here’s the prediction: there is going to be a lot, and I mean A LOT, of “cloud washing”.

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Topics: Public Cloud, Hardware, Cloud Migration, Cloud Washing, What is Cloud Washing, Cloud Washing Load Balancers

Application Infrastructure | Escape from the Upside Down

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Posted on Oct 26, 2017 1:58:24 PM

The tech stack has a problem. It’s serious. It’s pervasive. And it’s insidiously hard to spot.

Look at a typical tech-stack diagram; infrastructure at the base, platforms and middleware services above, applications at the top.

Everything seems in order? The parts are all there. The diagram reflects how most organizations approach IT: infrastructure first, then platforms and services, finally applications.

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Topics: Application Centric

Multicloud Traffic Management | Avi Vantage Platform

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Posted on Sep 28, 2016 6:15:23 AM

I am thrilled to share some exciting product updates with you today that our engineering team has been working on in close collaboration with some of our largest customers across financial services, technology and service provider verticals.

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Topics: load balancer, Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, multicloud, Autoscaling, intelligent traffic management, cloudbursting, multicloud traffic management

Cisco CSP 2100 and Avi Networks | The Power of NFV

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Posted on Jul 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

This post was originally published on Cisco Cloud  Blogs, and was co-authored by Gunnar Anderson (Product Manager, Cisco Cloud Services Platform) and Guru Chahal (VP, Product, Avi Networks)

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Topics: Cisco Live, NFV, Data Center, CSP 2100, Cisco CSP

OpenStack Cloud | 3 Steps to Accelerate OpenStack Cloud Adoption

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Posted on Feb 9, 2015 2:42:41 PM

Here’s something I hear all the time from OpenStackers: 

“I spent a lot of time bringing up OpenStack. Now everything is stable and we have this amazing self-service private cloud. But I can’t seem to convince the line of business guys that this is the right environment for their apps! They don’t have the same trust in it that I do.”

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Topics: OpenStack

3 Customer Stories That Helped Shape Avi Networks

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Posted on Dec 1, 2014 4:27:00 PM

Guru Chahal

In the past couple of years, I've had a chance to speak with over 150 customers about our technology and their use cases. These incredible teams, at the front lines of IT, are our partners in innovation. I've learned some surprising things from them, even some that I considered counter-intuitive at the time – but they've helped us build what customers are truly asking for.

As we count down the days to our BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, I want to tell you three short stories that have had a profound impact on what we’re doing.

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Topics: Customers, Product, Innovation

   
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