Vish Janakiraman is a Researcher in Symantec Research Labs in Mountain View, CA. Since entering the field with a background in physics over two decades ago, as a hardware support engineer, Mr. Janakiraman has been doing system-level work. In SRL his focus has been on virtualization technologies, enterprise storage, and system internals. Leading a small team of investigators, Mr. Janakiraman has been instrumental in demonstrating the effectiveness of emerging storage technologies, such as de-duplication, while securing multiple patent applications for the company.
Prior to SRL, Mr. Janakiraman made significant contributions as a lead member of the Veritas Windows Volume Manager kernel group. Before joining Symantec (then Veritas) in 1999, Mr. Janakiraman worked as an engineering manager in the storage division of Mitsubishi Chemical America, leading research involving storage virtualization using optical drives, virtual file systems, and storage migration. Earlier, as an R&D engineer and manager at Shuttle Technologies (now part of SCM Microsystems), technologies he worked on included: DOS-TSRs; device drivers under DOS, Novell, and Windows for SCSI I/II and IDE adapters; ASICs to convert parallel ports to SCSI/IDE interfaces; and a prototype that converted the Philips Digital Compact Cartridge player into a PC tape drive.