Kiran Malwankar

Kiran Malwankar is the Founder of Pavilion Data Systems and brings extensive experience in flash memory systems, PCI express architectures, as well as storage area networking. Prior to Pavilion Data, Kiran was Director of Hardware Engineering at Violin Memory, where he led the team responsible for the development of Violin's next-generation flash controller architecture. Prior to Violin, Kiran led the hardware engineering team at Aprius, a provider of PCIe-based I/O virtualization systems which was acquired by FusionIO.   Kiran was also part of the founding team of Andiamo, a spin-off that Cisco created to disrupt the storage networking market, and also held senior engineering roles at Nishan Systems, Stoke, and KLA-Tencor. Kiran holds a degree in MSEE from IIT Bombay (now Mumbai).

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Motivation Behind Designing the Pavilion Platform

Posted by Kiran Malwankar on Sep 26, 2017 9:54:28 AM
Kiran Malwankar

Over the course of two decades I have been deeply involved in developing products that spanned various domains such as data networking, storage area networking, PCIe interconnects, IO Virtualization, Flash controller, and all flash array systems. My journey took me through a variety of companies such as Cisco/Andiamo, Aprius (acquired by FusionIO) and Violin Memory and I am proud to be part of these teams that developed and shipped innovative products that served the data center.

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