KEMP Technologies Welcomes New Director of Product Research and Innovation

October 17th, 2012 [KEMP] KEMP Technologies Welcomes New Director of Product Research and Innovation

Microsoft MCM Bhargav Shukla brings 17 years of experience and thought leadership in MS Exchange and Lync technology to rapidly expanding load balancing company

Application delivery optimization company KEMP Technologies announced on Tuesday it has named Bhargav Shukla its director of product research and innovation.

The move follows KEMP’s appointment of John Spears earlier this year to senior director of strategic alliances.

In this role, Bhargav oversees the anticipating market and technological trends, along with leading the ongoing research and development of KEMP’s portfolio of LoadMaster load balancer and application delivery optimization solutions.

Bhargav has over 17 years of experience, with a focus in technology design, deployments and management platforms.

He most recently served as senior premier field engineer of messaging at Microsoft. He is also one of the few individuals to have a Microsoft Certified Master certification for Microsoft Exchange 2010.

Earlier on his career, Bhargav served as network systems engineer at software firms Trade Ship and Network Specialty Group.

His specialization in enterprise technologies and Microsoft platforms is what eventually led Bhargav to being invited to join the board of Microsoft Certified Architects for Exchange 2010.

He also served on the judges panel for PowerShell scripting games and has been a frequent speaker at TechEd 2011, TechEd 2012 and other conferences.

“We are delighted to have such a leader join our product research and innovation team,” said Ray Downes, president of KEMP. “Bhargav has the knowledge and vision to drive our products strategically, in the direction of market and technological trends. He brings years of experience in designing, managing and supporting various products and technologies, and is talented and passionate about what he does. Bhargav’s enthusiasm and experience will help KEMP become an even stronger leader and he will be an asset to us and our customers.”

Earlier this year, KEMP added the LoadMaster 2600 and the LoadMaster 3600 to its family of load balancers