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Monthly Archives : August 2017

Computer Network Architect

Job Opening:               Computer Network Architect

Company Name: FIXSTREAM NETWORKS, INC.

Job Location: San Jose, California, USA

Job Duties:

  • Provide architect solutions for company’s main platform and computer network functionality; lead technical requirements definition; work with R&D and product team on all aspects of network development process, design, develop, analyze, maintain, and modify network features
  • Confer with clients to gather requirements, assess network and hardware/software needs; with in-depth knowledge in Datacenter and Cloud environment, design and customize hardware/software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency
  • Visualize business services, applications, servers, storage and networks in all their complexity. Work with R&D and product team to develop product requirements and roadmap.
  • Evaluate network designs to determine whether customer requirements are met efficiently and effectively; create best practice documents for network design, maintain and troubleshoot networks by performing activities such as file addition, deletion, or backup
  • Monitor and analyze network performance and data to detect problems, identify inefficient use of computer resources, or perform capacity planning.
  • Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing software or programs to increase network operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements
  • Build and update the in-house network lab to cover different complex designs and scenarios to be used for testing the product to ensure the quality and compliance. Provide subject matter expertise to the product QA team to help validate all scenarios. Expand the lab setup continuously to keep pace with the new feature support of the product. Review the QA test plans for coverage and validate the results
  • Conduct technology R&D to identify relevant technologies and spearhead adoption within the platform – via proof of concept, mockups, ideation etc. Write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic. Develop validated/tested/working specifications for product development sprints that can be integrated within the product by development/engineering team
  • Create network system disaster recovery plans. Design, develop or recommend network security measures including routers, switches firewalls, network security audits, or automated security probes.
  • Develop procedures to track, project, or report network availability, reliability, capacity, or utilization.

Job Requirements: Job entails working with and requires Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent with 5 years of experience including: Service Provider and datacenter network design and migrations, MPLS, L3VPN, VPC, VDC, FC, FCoE, iSCSI, FabricPath, vCenter, Hyper-V, Cisco UCS – B and C series server chassis, MDS SAN switches, and test tools including Spirent Test Center and Ixia.

Employer will accept any suitable combination of education, training or experience. This should be read to mean that the employer requires: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent with 5 year of experience in the job offered, Software Engineer, Network Software Engineer, or equivalent.

To apply please mention Job Code CNA01 and mail resumes to: FIXSTREAM NETWORKS, INC.,  2001 Gateway Place, Suite 520W, San Jose, CA 95110

Project Manager

Job Opening:               Project Manager

Company Name: FIXSTREAM NETWORKS, INC.

Job Location: San Jose, California, USA

Job Duties:

  • Work with clients, senior management, and other stakeholders to document and analyze business requirements and technical specifications, define the scope of project, and establish roadmap plan.
  • With expertise in network and computer systems, analyze and assess network and systems infrastructure and hardware/software compatibility to create detailed work plan; identify and sequence the activities needed to successfully complete the project. Develop schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities; review the schedule with senior management periodically and revise it as required.
  • Monitor all budgeted project timelines, ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Determine the resources required to complete the project, including programmers, developers, members of technical team, and MIS Analysts; coordinate and give assignment to project staff according to the established policies and practices of the company.
  • Be responsible for executing project according to the project plan and managing all engineering and cross-functional activities of the project. Propose solutions supported by sound engineering and operational productivity to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
  • Work with technical directors, architect, and engineers, provide leadership in project architecture design, data modeling, hardware/software configuration, core software development, testing & debugging, and maintenance.
  • Analyze latest technologies and their innovative applications and bring these insights and best practices to company’s IT business services.
  • Document project information, coordinate professional written/verbal communications within internal and external teams and stakeholders, write and process reports for management and funders.

Job Requirements: Job entails working with and requires Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent with 5 years of experience including: Big data analytics (Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra, Kafka, ElasticSearch), data mining technique, Object Oriented programming, C++, C#, Shell, Perl, Linux, APIs, MySQL, SQLServer.

Employer will accept any suitable combination of education, training or experience. This should be read to mean that the employer requires: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent along with 5 years of experience in the job offered, Technical Project Manager, Software Engineer, or equivalent.

To apply please mention Job Code PM01 and mail resumes to: FIXSTREAM NETWORKS, INC., 2001 Gateway Place, Suite 520W, San Jose, CA 95110

Software Engineer

Job Opening:               Software Engineer

Company Name: FIXSTREAM NETWORKS, INC.

Job Location: San Jose, California, USA

Job Duties:

  • Develop, create, and modify computer applications software and programs. Utilize computational and algorithm understanding of complex data models. Plan, direct, and coordinate electronic data processing. Review project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.
  • Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Develop computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery;
  • Coordinate software development with programmers and other members of technical team;
  • Consult with users, management, vendors, and technicians to assess computing and software needs and requirements. Design and customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency;
  • Meet with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems. Provide users with technical support for computer problems.
  • Participate in all aspects of the development process, including design, coding, testing, debugging, and tuning.
  • Test, Debug and troubleshoot application software using Object Oriented Programming languages, and Apache Technologies.
  • Works in Agile software development lifecycle, Scrum, Kanban.

Job Requirements: Job entails working with and requires Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent with 5 years of experience including: AngularJS, JDBC, JSON, J2EE, CSS, Unix, XML, HTML, Spring, Jenkins.

Employer will accept any suitable combination of education, training or experience. This should be read to mean that the employer requires: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent with 5 year of experience in the job offered, Software Developer, Application Developer, IT Analyst, or equivalent.

To apply please mention Job Code SE01 and mail resumes to: FIXSTREAM NETWORKS, INC.,  2001 Gateway Place, Suite 520W, San Jose, CA 95110

FixStream and EVOTEK Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Hybrid IT

FixStream and EVOTEK Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Hybrid IT

EVOTEK to distribute FixStream nationwide

San Jose, CA (August 28, 2017) – FixStream, an award-winning Algorithmic IT Operations (AIOps) vendor, and EVOTEK, one of the fastest growing IT solution providers in the US, announced today a nationwide distribution agreement to help enterprises accelerate their migration to hybrid IT.

According to a recent survey by Intel, hybrid cloud adoption grew 3X in the last year, increasing from 19% to 57% of organizations surveyed. The study also indicated that in 15 months, 80% of all IT budgets will be committed to cloud solutions, and that 73% of companies are planning to move to a fully software-defined data center within the next 2 years.

Adopting a cloud strategy while deploying new applications can be challenging for IT operations teams since their visibility will decrease, given the dynamic and more complex nature of their hybrid environments. Specifically, IT operations teams might need to correlate millions of data points before getting to the root cause of service outages, up from tens of thousands of data points typical of legacy environments.

To dramatically accelerate migration to hybrid IT and to significantly reduce the cost of operations thereafter, EVOTEK will now nationally distribute FixStream’s big data AIOps correlation, visualization, and analytics platform.

“We are thrilled that EVOTEK has selected FixStream to help accelerate its customers’ adoption of hybrid IT” said Sameer Padhye, Founder and CEO of FixStream. “EVOTEK’s proven IT transformation practice with over 500 years of combined data center expertise in converged infrastructure and virtualization, is the key component to enable enterprises to solve their business challenges in a digitally disrupted world”.

“Lack of correlated data across IT domains and limited data visualization are key challenges enterprises face as they migrate to hybrid environments” said Jeffrey Klenner, President of EVOTEK. “FixStream, by uniquely delivering an end-to-end view of transaction flows correlated with applications and infrastructure, is a catalyst to accelerate the adoption of hybrid IT solutions”.

This year FixStream was named as a Gartner “Cool Vendor” and won the Red Herring Top 100 award.

About FixStream

Watch FixStream’s Vision Video

FixStream accelerates the delivery of new digital services. It provides analytics and visualization of business transactions correlated with application services and infrastructure (such as compute, network and storage) in hybrid IT. Customers have deployed FixStream to automate root cause analysis of business transactions and applications, optimize IT resources and reduce infrastructure cost, accelerate technology migration to hybrid cloud, and reduce compliance risk and audit costs.

For additional information, visit http://www.fixstream.com/, or connect with FixStream on  LinkedInTwitter.

About EVOTEK

EVOTEK is North America’s premier enabler of digital business with a focus on innovation. With technology offerings in both data center and cloud, EVOTEK is uniquely equipped to enable customers with the industry shift from traditional IT computing to multi-cloud. With services practices in security, mobility, and DevOps, EVOTEK is moving up the value chain, closer to the part of digital business that matters most. In both 2016 and 2017, EVOTEK was named to The San Diego Business Journal’s Best Places to work and recognized in CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list. EVOTEK was also just identified on CRN’s Top 150 growth companies, holding the #1 spot, as the fastest growing system integrator in the country.

To learn more about how EVOTEK can enable your digital business, visit http://www.EVOTEK.com/.

FixStream, Inc.
Jennifer Chau, 408-394.4478

[email protected]

FixStream AIOps Platform Increases the Operational Efficiency of Your Virtualized Environment


Bishnu Nayak, CTO

In my previous job as an executive architect for a Tier 1 telco, I was spearheading the IT modernization and legacy transformation program. Virtualization and cloud enablement were two key ingredients of the transformation strategy, in addition to refactoring enterprise applications to make them cloud-ready. During the migration from legacy to virtualization, we had to assemble a big, cross-functional team to manually extract significant amounts of data from various systems to understand existing applications’ footprints, dependencies across the infrastructure stack to determine business impact, plan for migration, and ensure that performance of mission critical applications wouldn’t be impacted post-migration to virtualization. The IT infrastructure team had an equally tough task on their hands: workload allocation and placement and making sure there were adequate data points and visibility that would help them properly manage the multi-tenant virtualized environment. We successfully migrated a massive number of business applications from legacy to virtualization on VMWare technologies, but it took a huge number of man hours as we were lacking a platform that could automate the planning, execution, and validation activities.

One of the primary reasons I decided to join FixStream was to be a part of the vision to solve similar industry-recognized problems that challenge enterprise IT with new technology adoption as the underlying IT stack becomes more hybrid and distributed. FixStream’s emerging AIOps platform provides the much needed “single-pane-of-glass” view into the complex IT infrastructure that encompasses fragmented and distributed multi-vendor, multi-domain technologies – legacy, virtualization, hybrid cloud, containers, etc.

Per Gartner, AIOps (Algorithmic IT Operations) is a $1B market segment, growing at over 20% CAGR, driven by the critical need to enable I&O leaders to meet the proactive, personal and dynamic demands of digital business by transforming the very nature of IT operations work via unprecedented, automated insight.

AIOps platforms utilize big data, modern machine learning and other advanced analytics technologies to directly and indirectly enhance IT operations (monitoring, automation and service desk) functions with proactive, personal and dynamic insight.

In today’s environment, there are many vendors providing enterprise virtualization solutions, including VMWare, Microsoft, Xen, Oracle, and Openstack. VMWare has been the predominant leader for quite some time. Most enterprises are in a place today where multiple vendor solutions are in use, requiring expertise in different technologies to support day-to-day operations to ensure critical business functions run with the needed SLA.

FixStream’s AIOps platform built on big data technologies solves this problem by correlating cross-domain, cross-vendor entities in context with business application, device group and other operational contexts specific to enterprises. AIOps is intended to benefit infrastructure, application, as well as business operations teams, with a single converged platform built from the ground up, unlike legacy solutions built using various tools.

FixStream’s solution for the virtualization environment demonstrates the following capabilities:

  1. Auto-discovery – “Know what you don’t know in timely manner.” One of the biggest challenges in the virtualized environment is the difficulty of knowing/understanding the application and infrastructure resources due to dynamic design concepts such as vMotion and workload auto-scaling. FixStream auto-discovers the virtual infrastructure (VMs, hypervisors, vswitches, vLANs etc.) as well as application service entities deployed and dependent on those entities and keeps them up to date. Thus, you get a reliable, dynamic inventory which becomes the foundational building block for operations activities.
  2. Topology – “Know how things are connected and the dependencies and relationships between them.” Think of the days when people used to use paper maps to navigate their way from point A to B, and how technology has evolved to the point where Google Maps reliably navigates you across your points of interests, reducing noise and getting you to your destination faster and more reliably. The traditional way of managing your network topology via Visio diagram simply doesn’t work in virtualized environment, as things change quite often – a few times a day, sometimes in minutes. FixStream topology in the virtualized environment shows the dynamic view of how VMs connect with virtual networks such as vswitch, VLAN and to the physical hypervisor, network, and storage layers.  It does so by collecting data from vCenter, directly from VMs, the physical layer in a VMWare environment.
  3. Application Discovery and Mapping (FixStream iMAN) – “Know the locality of your critical business services.” Dependency mapping between application services and VMs and virtual network requires you to keep up with the frequent changes and compute dynamic mapping. The FixStream platform accomplishes this by periodically discovering application service instances, flows and mapping those to VMs, vSwitches, and VLANs they are associated with and keeps the dependency up to date. This is like Google Maps for your application which is then further correlated with real-time health and performance information for all entities in the map.
  4. Performance HeatMap – “Know where your available capacities are without manual effort. FixStream creates a performance HeatMap across all entities in a virtualized environment to represent their relative utilization in color coding using various parameters such as CPU, memory and disk. The HeatMap can be recalculated based on specific requirements with workload placement and resource allocation.
  5. Data Explorer/Analytics – “Know the hierarchical relationship between cross-domain entities and automate the compliance reporting.” FixStream provides an intuitive data explorer view for the users to pull auditing and compliance reports just with two to three clicks. For example – you want to create a report to know compute, network, storage vendors, platform, and version number for critical business applications. The output is up to date and reflects the state of the environment, which is extremely reliable for auditing and compliance needs.

With the above technical capabilities, FixStream’s operational analytics platform ensures the delivery of following ROI benefits for enterprises who are looking for a single platform to manage their virtualized environment:

  • Reduce the MTTR from hours to minutes – With topology analysis, flow2path analytics, historic event correlation, and anomaly detection, customers using FixStream have reportedly reduced MTTR from multiple hours to minutes.
  • Optimize resource allocation in virtualized environment – FixStream’s performance heatmap provides required insight for operations teams to optimally allocate application workload while reducing CAPEX by repurposing unused capacity to services that need them.
  • Reduce business risk in moving to virtualized infrastructure – FixStream’s discovery and dependency mapping across legacy and virtualized infrastructure provides you with reliable data to automate migration planning and significantly reduce the number of FTEs required for the task as well as business risk.
  • Reduce FTE for IT Compliance and Auditing – Compliance reporting and auditing activities are more cumbersome and require more man hours than the legacy environment due to the dynamic nature of the data required to be aggregated. The FixStream analytics/data explorer view provides an automated way to pull these reports while keeping the data up to date, significantly reducing the FTEs needed for the task.

Reflecting back to my previous job and challenges, I am convinced that if we had a platform like FixStream, it would have helped tremendously with not only cutting down the duration of migration to virtualization, but also optimizing resources, resulting in significant savings for the enterprise as well as the creation of efficient workload placement for new business services.

I am happy to announce that we will be participating in the VMworld Conference in Las Vegas from Aug. 27 through 30. If you would like to see the industry recognized FixStream platform in action and how it can help you gain control of your virtualized environment, stop by our booth 700 O, in the New Innovator Area. For more information, check out the details of our solution.