I am a researcher and master inventor in the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York, where I also lead the Cloud Monitoring, Operational and Devops Analytics team. I am currently working on introspection-based cloud monitoring techniques to provide deep and seamless operational visibility into cloud instances, and using this deep visibility to develop novel operational and DevOps analytics for cloud. Our introspection-based cloud monitoring technology is called Agentless System Crawler and is an open source project in DeveloperWorks Open. The crawler technology is currently employed in IBM’s recently announced IBM BlueMix Container Cloud, providing effortless monitoring and logging capabilities to end users, and vulnerability and compliance analytics. We are currently working on several cloud operational and DevOps analytics solutions that include security, compliance, drift detection, configuration analytics, topology discovery, system and software discovery, licence management, and a cloud time machine.
Besides crawling clouds, I have worked on energy management in data centers and virtualized systems, and I also have served as the industry chair for the IEEE Sustainable Computing Committee. My colleagues and I have developed a mobile data center robot for autonomous mapping and environmental monitoring in data centers, which has been deployed and used in four continents. I developed agile power management techniques that were used in IBM servers, and also distributed resource and power management schemes that were used in IBM virtualization management solutions. Some of my past work on VM migration and Demand Estimation has been contributed to KVM and OpenStack.
Prior to IBM, I was a Senior Technical Staff Member at VMware, working on distributed resource and power management. I published about 40 academic papers with several university collaborations and about 30 patents with IBM, Intel, and VMware. I have a PhD in computer architecture from Princeton University and an MSc with Distinction in VLSI system design from University of Westminster.
Third Person Bio: Canturk Isci a researcher and master inventor in IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he also leads the Cloud Monitoring, Operational and Devops Analytics team. He currently works on introspection-based monitoring techniques to provide deep and seamless operational visibility into cloud instances, and using this deep visibility to develop novel operational and DevOps analytics for cloud. His research interests include operational visibility, analytics and security in cloud, virtualization, data center energy and thermal management, microarchitectural and system-level techniques for energy-efficient and adaptive computing. Prior to IBM Research, Canturk was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at VMware, where he worked on distributed resource and power management. He received best paper awards for his work in IC2E 2014 and ICAC 2011 and a best research poster in VMworld 2008. Canturk has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Bilkent University, an M.Sc. with Distinction in VLSI System Design from University of Westminster, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Princeton University.
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