Shanker Balan is Managing Consultant with ShapeBlue India and has over 14+ years of experience in design and implementation of infrastructure and distributed applications.
ShapeBlue is a globally leading consultancy, providing strategy, design and implementation of IaaS/PaaS cloud platforms for service providers and enterprises. ShapeBlue have designed some of the worlds highest profile clouds and consulted on go-to-market of cloud services, user experience and process integration.
Previously, Shanker was the lead operations architect at InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile advertising network based in Bangalore, India. At InMobi, Shanker was responsible for the design and implementation of various automation, monitoring and reliability tools to scale their infrastructure to over 500 servers across 5 co-location centers globally.
Before joining InMobi, Shanker held managerial and technology leadership positions at Yahoo responsible for the site reliability operations of Yahoo mail and Yahoo’s Search Advertising Network. Both these products have very large scale deployments handling billions of requests across thousands of servers.
Shanker Balan is also an open source enthusiast and actively participates in the FreeBSD and Apache CloudStack communities.