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My contact email: [email protected]


My Skills, Expertise and Experience:

  • Datacom, R&D, and product architecture/development/research
  • Systems Software, Linux Kernel Network Stack (Network sub-system, drivers: bridge, vlan, vxlan, tun/tap, veth, etc) and user-space networking
  • work closely with CEOs/CTOs/product-architects and assist in complete product life cycle, strategy and so on
  • more than a decade of experience in WAN Optimization, Deep-space and Satellite Network technologies
  • SDN and Cloud Orchestration, Hypervisor tuning and optimization
  • Networking Hardware, OpenWRT customization and ecosystem (EDGE)
  • Founded TrafficSqueezer (in the year 2006) an open-source WAN Optimization network stack.
    * TOFFEE (or The TOFFEE Project research) is a fork of TrafficSqueezer. For more details: Why TOFFEE is forked from TrafficSqueezer
  • Founded The Linux Channel an Youtube Linux channel for advance Linux users, systems and network software programmers and tech enthusiasts.
  • Besides things I am interested and currently engaged on:
    * spiritualism
    * sustainable living
    * researching green technologies, going off-grid, micro-power generation for powering Wireless nodes and satellite/deep-space communication
    * art and music


Some of the companies worked/served in the past:

  • Cavium, Inc. - semiconductor company based in San Jose, California specializing in ARM-based and MIPS-based network, video and security processors and SoCs.
  • MontaVista Software - acquired by Cavium, Inc. leader in embedded Linux commercialization, develops embedded Linux system software, development tools, and related software.
  • Doublefish Solutions - an IT enabled services and research firm
  • Akamai Technologies, Inc. - world's leading content delivery network (CDN) services provider for media and software delivery, and cloud security solutions.
  • TATA ELXSI - an Indian design company and a part of the Tata Group. It provides design and technology services for product engineering and solutions across industries including broadcast, communications, and automotive.
    • Pace plc - a British company who developed set-top boxes, advanced residential gateways, software and services for the pay-TV and broadband services industry. Pace's customers included cable, telco, satellite and IPTV operators. Pace is now a part of ARRIS. ARRIS International plc.
    • Accton Technology Corporation - a company in Taiwan that principally engages in the research, development, manufacture and distribution of Ethernet switches, wireless local area network (WLAN) products and Internet access products.
    • Bivio Networks, Inc. - Award-winning, high-performance Cyber Security Application Platforms for superior network intelligence and cyber defense.
    • World Wide Packets, Inc. - a carrier Ethernet company (in 2008 acquired by Ciena Corporation)
  • Comodo Group, Inc - leading SSL Provider offers Free Antivirus, Internet Security, Firewall, Endpoint Security and other PC Security software for Windows & all OS.


Kiran Swapnil (Student) meet at Chennai Karachi Cafe 2022 Kiran with Dr Shiju Sathyadevan Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Kiran Kankipati OSIDays 2015 Bangalore India Kiran Kankipati author TOFFEE
Kiran Kankipati OSIDays Award Kiran Kankipati Tux Addict
Kiran Kankipati US Grand Canyon Sedona Trip Kiran Kankipati US Grand Canyon Sedona Trip - Native American Flute



Co-author/Editor: Sarees are my passion - an exclusive women's ethnic Indian fashion wear journal
Sarees are my passion - contemporary

💎 TOFFEE-MOCHA new bootable ISO: Download
💎 TOFFEE Data-Center Big picture and Overview: Download PDF


Recommended Topics:

Bufferbloat in a Networking Device or an Appliance ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

TOFFEE-DataCenter with GlusterFS Storage Cluster ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development - Update: 17-June-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Now I supported and finished complete GUI support of these parameters so that you can configure, store, reboot and the same will restore upon reboot. Besides I complete the TOFFEE-Mocha Big-Picture page. The Big picture is an interface where you can find all the configuration (or settings) of the TOFFEE-Mocha. This is almost similar to CISCO device show all command but in graphical representation. Sometimes a network admin can also print the Big Picture page and paste it near to the device to refer its settings.

Recording Lab Monthly off-grid power-consumption readings for research ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

A study on Deep Space Networks (DSN) ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
When you are dealing Deep Space Networks (DSN) one among the most challenging parts is the Interplanetary distances and communicating data across such vast distances. This is where we are not dealing with common Internet type traffic such as HTTP/FTP/VoIP/etc but it is completely different when it comes to DSN so far. So optimizing data in DSN becomes mandatory. For example if you think one of the Mars Rovers, they have used LZO lossless compression.

Introducing TOFFEE-DataCenter ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE TOFFEE Data-Center is specifically meant for Data Center, Cluster Computing, HPC applications. TOFFEE is built in Linux Kernel core. This makes it inflexible to adapt according to the hardware configuration. It does sequential packet processing and does not scale up well in large multi-core CPU based systems (such as Intel Xeon servers, Core i7 Extreme Desktop systems,etc). Apart from this since it is kernel based, if there is an issue in kernel, it may crash entire system. This becomes a challenge for any carrier grade equipment (CGE) hardware build.



The TOFFEE Project :: TOFFEE :: WAN Optimization ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE is an open-source WAN Optimization (Network Performance Optimization) software which can be used to optimize your critical networks.

TOFFEE-Mocha Documentation :: TOFFEE-Mocha - Jitter feature ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Introducing TOFFEE-DataCenter ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE TOFFEE Data-Center is specifically meant for Data Center, Cluster Computing, HPC applications. TOFFEE is built in Linux Kernel core. This makes it inflexible to adapt according to the hardware configuration. It does sequential packet processing and does not scale up well in large multi-core CPU based systems (such as Intel Xeon servers, Core i7 Extreme Desktop systems,etc). Apart from this since it is kernel based, if there is an issue in kernel, it may crash entire system. This becomes a challenge for any carrier grade equipment (CGE) hardware build.

TOFFEE (and TOFFEE-DataCenter) deployment with VPN devices ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
In case if you need to deploy TOFFEE along with your existing VPN devices you can deploy the same as shown below. This will allow your VPN devices to encrypt your TOFFEE WAN Optimized network data. NOTE: Make sure about the VPN deployment topology done in the right order. Else TOFFEE (LAN side) may get VPN encrypted packets which may not be possible (and or difficult) to further optimize. Hence always make sure to deploy them in a topology suggested below so that TOFFEE devices are out of VPN tunnel.



Featured Educational Video:
Watch on Youtube - [808//1] x23b 802.3x Ethernet Flow Control | L2 multicast | Switching protocols ↗

Tracking Live TCP Sessions (connections) - WAN Optimization Device ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

First TOFFEE-Mocha Code Release ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE-Mocha is my dream project which I thought working on it since several years. I want to make a WAN emulation software which is straight forward and simple to use. I used tc scripts along with iptables for testing my TOFFEE (and TrafficSqueezer before TOFFEE) and I am not quite satisfied with the same. As one can understand these scripts are not meant for WAN emulation.

First TOFFEE Code Release ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
I started working on the new TOFFEE project (which is the fork of my earlier TrafficSqueezer open-source project) starting from 1st January 2016 onwards. Ever since I was busy in research and altering certain old features so that it is more minimal than TrafficSqueezer, a more focused agenda, deliver refined code and a broader vision. I have lined up more things to follow in the upcoming months. I want to focus about all aspects of WAN communication technologies not just on core WAN Optimization research and technology.

TOFFEE-DataCenter a TOFFEE variant for Data Center applications ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021



Watch on Youtube - [92//1] 155 VLOG - TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation Software Development live update - 20-Oct-2016 ↗

The TOFFEE Project :: TOFFEE :: WAN Optimization ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE is an open-source WAN Optimization (Network Performance Optimization) software which can be used to optimize your critical networks.



Research :: Optimization of network data (WAN Optimization) at various levels:
Network File level network data WAN Optimization


Learn Linux Systems Software and Kernel Programming:
Linux, Kernel, Networking and Systems-Software online classes


Hardware Compression and Decompression Accelerator Cards:
TOFFEE Architecture with Compression and Decompression Accelerator Card


TOFFEE-DataCenter on a Dell Server - Intel Xeon E5645 CPU:
TOFFEE-DataCenter screenshots on a Dual CPU - Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645 @ 2.40GHz - Dell Server