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August 10, 2013 (Saturday)


Wipro Limited
Plot No.: 7 & 8, Block DM, Sector V,
Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700 091.

Program Schedule:
Pre- Registration Confirmation at Wipro Ltd., Salt Lake: 10.30 am– 10.50 am
Session Topic Speaker
Aug. 10, 2013
11am – 1pm
Networking the Cloud: Enabling Enterprise Computing and Storage

Dr. K. K. Ramakrishnan
AT&T Labs - Research,
Florham Park, NJ

LUNCH : 1 pm – 2 pm

Registration Fee:
• IEEE Members : Rs.100/- • Non-IEEE Members : Rs.200/-


Participation by Pre-Registration only; NO SPOT REGISTRATION.
Pre-Registration Cut-off: Aug. 06, 2013
Seats limited to 50 Participants only on First-Come First Serve Basis


For Pre-Registration, send email to: (cc:
with ‘DLP 2013 ‘in the subject field.
• State your Name, Affiliation, Contact Details & IEEE Membership # (if Member)


Payments in CASH should reach by August 06, 2013 to:
Dr. P. Venkateswaran, Co-ordinator - DLP 2013
Room #: T-4C-7, ETCE – Jadavpur University (JU) – 700 032
(Tel: 033 - 2457 2786)

Please Note :

• Laptop and Memory Devices are NOT allowed inside by the Wipro Limited

• All Registered Participants should carry their valid Official Photo ID Card for entry

• Prior Registration Latest by Aug. 06, 2013 is Mandatory
Networking the Cloud: Enabling Enterprise Computing and Storage
Dr. K. K. Ramakrishnan
AT&T Labs - Research, Florham Park, NJ

Cloud computing has been changing how enterprises run and manage their IT systems. Cloud computing platforms provide customers with flexible, on demand resources at low cost. It also offers the opportunity to lower costs for enterprises in deploying disaster recovery solutions. However, while existing offerings are useful for providing basic computation and storage resources, they have not provided the transparency, security and network controls that many enterprise customers would like. This Lecture will start with a brief introduction on Cloud Computing.

We propose a Virtual Cloud Pool abstraction to logically unify cloud and enterprise data center resources, and present the vision behind CloudNet, a cloud platform architecture which utilizes Virtual Private Networks to securely and seamlessly link cloud and enterprise sites. CloudNet opens new opportunities for cross data center load balancing and dynamic application placement based on metrics like latency to users or energy cost.

Cloud hosting promises economies of scale and on-demand provisioning that are a perfect fit for the infrequent yet urgent needs of disaster recovery. We build on CloudNet to solve the difficult problem of disaster recovery to Cloud sites that are geographically separated from the enterprise’s primary site. The WAN latency between a cloud site and an enterprise can become a major performance bottleneck when synchronously replicating an application’s data into the cloud. The Speaker will describe their proposal called ‘Pipelined synchrony’ to address this problem.

Speaker Bio

Dr. K. K. Ramakrishnan is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs-Research. He joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1994 and has been with AT&T Labs-Research since its inception in 1996. Prior to 1994, he was a Technical Director and Consulting Engineer in Networking at Digital Equipment Corporation. Between 2000 and 2002, he was at TeraOptic Networks, Inc., as Founder and Vice President.

Dr. Ramakrishnan is an AT&T Fellow, recognized for his fundamental contributions on communication networks and lasting impact on AT&T and the industry, including his work on congestion control, traffic management and VPN services. He is an IEEE Fellow, and has received other awards. His work on the "DECbit" congestion avoidance protocol was recognized in the 1995 retrospective issue of ACM Sigcomm Computer Communication Review as one of the 16 most important papers published over the previous 25 years in ACM Sigcomm publications. The work once again received the ACM Sigcomm Test of Time Paper Award in 2006. He has published nearly 200 papers and has more than 108 patents issued in his name. He has been on the editorial board of several journals and has served as the TPC Chair and General Chair for several networking conferences and has been a member of the National Research Council Panel on Information Technology for NIST.

Dr. Ramakrishnan received his MS from the Indian Institute of Science (1978), an MS (1981) and Ph.D. (1983) in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. His web page can be found at: (



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