BIO of Rohit Toshniwal

Rohit Toshniwal is currently Sr. Director at VMware in the Cloud Management Business Unit, leading the Network Insight product which came from the Arkin acquisition. Rohit CoFounded Arkin Net Inc. in 2013 and served as its Head of Engineering and Board Member. VMware acquired Arkin in June 2016, and it has become the foundation for network and security operations for the Cloud strategy at VMware. Arkin has been a very successful acquisition for VMware and is prominently featured in overall VMware vision and roadmap. Rohit has around 18 years of global engineering and R&D experience. Prior to co-founding Arkin, he has been in a couple of other startups including BlueLane which was also acquired by VMware. At BlueLane he built the industry’s first Virtual Firewall. At VMware, he held multiple roles. First, leading the networking and security teams that created the foundation of the VMware NSX micro-segmentation and VMware Edge solutions. Second, as R&D head for VMware, Pune, he built and led a team of 90 engineers, led technology acquisitions, while transforming the Pune office into a center of excellence for Networking and Security. Rohit started his career at Cisco Systems. He has four patents and holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
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