mugShanker Balan is Consultant/DevOps Contractor with over 20 years of experience in design and implementation of infrastructure and distributed applications.

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 DevOps Conferences.

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