Ranga is CTO and cofounder at Avi Networks and has been an architect and developer of several high-performance distributed operating systems, as well as networking and storage data center products. Before his current role as CTO, he was the Senior Director at Cisco's Data Center business unit, responsible for platform software on the Nexus 7000 product line. Ranga joined Cisco through the acquisition of Andiam , where he was one of the lead architects for the SAN-OS operating system. Ranga began his career at SGI as an IRIX kernel engineer for the Origin series of ccNUMA servers. He has a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Engineering in EEE from BITS, Pilani, India.