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Muddu Sudhakar is the VP & GM at Splunk. He is a seasoned and successful entrepreneur. Muddu was VP & GM at VMware and Pivotal (www.gopivotal.com) from 2010 to 2014 for Big Data Analytics and Cloud Services. At VMware and Pivotal Muddu had responsibility for wide range of projects Big Data Analytics, Cloud Services, Software-defined Storage, Mobile Security at VMware. Muddu was co-founder and CEO of Cetas (www.cetas.net) which was acquired by VMware (www.vmware.com) in 2012. At EMC Muddu was Chief Strategy Advisor for Information Management group and VP/GM of Cloud Information Services. Muddu work involved Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Information Services at EMC.
Muddu was CEO and Founder of Kazeon from 2003 to 2010 (www.kazeon.com) which was acquired by EMC (www.emc.com) and Kazeon is leader in Enterprise Information Management. Muddu lead Kazeon to be a leader in Information Security, eDiscovery, and Enterprise Search markets. Before Kazeon in 2003, he was Co-founder & CEO & President of Sanera Systems, a next-generation SAN technology company. Sanera was started in 2000 and was acquired by McData in 2003 (McData was acquired Brocade (www.brocade.com)). Muddu also co-founded Rio Design Automation in 2003 and acquired by Magma Design Automation (www.magma-da.com) in 2007. From 1996 to 2000,
Sudhakar was lead architect and designer of CPU and server technology at Silicon Graphics, Inc. Sudhakar has worked at AT&T Bell labs, IBM T J Watson Labs, and Intel on Networking, Server and Microprocessor groups.
Sudhakar holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and has more than 20 patents in Analytics, Cloud Services, Enterprise Search, Information Management, Distributed systems, Storage technologies, SAN/NAS, Server technologies, Virtualization, Search, Information security, Networking technology and VLSI chip design.