The TOFFEE Project

Contact :: Kiran Kankipati

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  • Has more than 16 years of Datacom, R&D, and product architecture/development expertise.
  • Started my career as a Network protocol software developer and later L2/L3/app layer protocol architect.
  • Has more than a decade of experience in WAN Optimization, Deep-space and Satellite Network technologies.
  • 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:
    * Sustainable living
    * researching green technologies, going off-grid, micro-power generation for powering Wireless nodes and satellite/deep-space communication
    * collecting music instruments, fountain pens, art and music

Currently I offer consultation services such as:

  • Software development, software/product planning, architecture, evaluation, research, integration and porting services
  • 3rd party review, refinements of existing vendor IP (intellectual property)
  • Product analysis, planning, research and product life-cycle support
  • Startups: mentoring, vision and strategy
  • Corporate Training sessions
  • Paid support/consultation (such as TOFFEE/TOFFEE-DataCenter, etc)

Currently I serve:

  • as a mentor, advisor for many stealth mode companies and start-ups across the world
  • top management advisory/consultant - for CEOs/CTOs and members of board and investors
  • product architect/design, feasibility, research, life-cycle, etc

Before you reach me regarding TOFFEE/TOFFEE-DataCenter, here is a quick check-list and FAQ:

  • like I mentioned in many videos: TOFFEE-DataCenter, I currently support only as a part of paid consultation that too for large OEMs/manufacturers and other infrastructure (ISP/SD-WAN/CDN, etc) providers.

  • TOFFEE/TOFFEE-DataCenter is not a product. It is a project coupled by a decade of research and the eco-system.

  • I am not a salesman nor I represent/sell some product. I am an expert, researcher, architect and consultant who can assist you in areas (listed above) of my capabilities. But most importantly network data (WAN) acceleration and optimization.

  • How active is the community is on this project? Are you the only contributor? Is it still an active project? (its a question I got from someone)
    >> I am not interested in a community project. Although earlier when I started TrafficSqueezer, I desired to build a community. The problem with a community is that they often lose the focus. Everyone will have their opinion. The focus will be more on managing human resources (a community in this case) rather than achieving anything serious research and productive outcome. There are so many open-source projects which are active and thriving at one point of time, but eventually, they lose interest and becomes defunct. Although Linux Kernel project is one exception. So eventually I choose to stay independent, focused and drive it myself the way I want.

    >> yes, of course, it is an active project. Don't you see constant action and updates?

  • OEM/Vendors: Can you spend some time and help me arrange for a demo in our infrastructure before I/we pay/authorize for your consultation?
    Because we need to assess whether it fits in our infrastructure and our needs, etc.
    >> A big NO. Once again I am not a sales man and the reason: Russian old folk tale - The Little Red Hen. WAN Optimization research is extremely time consuming, expensive and yet creative stuff. You can do network optimization in million ways. So far I tried is to build my own rocket (TOFFEE or TrafficSqueezer whatever I call it) which can get into space in my backyard. It doesn't matter its a Rocket made by NASA or SpaceX or by me, a rocket is a rocket. It is complicated and an expensive thing. Similarly the WAN Optimization tech too. It is open-source, so naturally you don't have to pay for per-device license fee, etc. But instead you are paying me for my time, support and assistance.

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  • How TOFFEE/TOFFEE-DataCenter is different than Riverbed/Silver-Peak WAN Optimization?
    Advantages of TOFFEE/TOFFEE-DataCenter vs Riverbed/Silver-Peak WAN Optimization?
    >> for all such FAQs, kindly watch fully (without skipping) my lengthy youtube video:
    ビデオを見る: 301 - Riverbed and Silver Peak WAN Optimization vs TOFFEE-DataCenter (TOFFEE and or TrafficSqueezer) - FAQ

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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.

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The TOFFEE Project - v8.30 :: Updated: 12-May-2018 :: © 2018 :: Author: Kiran Kankipati
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