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Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas

Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas is a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems. His general area is in distributed systems, with a specialization in mobility and security. He has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world and teaches graduate classes in the evening. He publishes a standards column and represents Sun at a number of standards bodies. He also serves in the organizing committee for several industry-wide technical conferences.

Rags brings with him about 15 years of software development experience. He worked for Digital Equipment Corporation before joining Sun. He has worked on several technology areas, including internals of VMS, Unix and NT.

Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

He enjoys running, hiking and eating, especially spicy food.



Is cloud computing old wine in new bottles, a fundamental paradigm shift or a long awaited validation of "the network is a computer" that Sun has been professing for well over a decade?

As one of the original fans of "Java on client," the launch of the preview SDK at is a step in reinvigorating Java on the client.


I just moderated a panel with the scripting gurus.

Sun Tech Days starts this year on Sep. 6th at Seattle. Check out

to get a peek at...

This event aimed primarily at architects and CIOs is something that I have been helping pull together.

In my very first customer engagement with a financial services company in Boston, I was told unequivocally that they needed to see much better interoperability between the platforms they had of...

As faithfully as the fall colors of New England come around this time of the year, it's time for the next installment of Sun Tech Days.

Details of the track is at

with a kickoff session featuring...

I attended the session on Netbeans . It talked about 3.6 and future versions.

Day 2 and counting down. I have been invited by the Computer Society in India and we're trying to finalize a topic for the talk.

Interestingly, in many of my JavaOnes, this was the first time
I attended the chat. I was disappointed that there was no fire anywhere.
However, the energy level was very high and I...

After switching over to a computer job after an undergrad degree in Mechanical engineering, it sorta felt strange not to see any moving parts in whatever I was
building or help build. The...

The Chinese Government is insisting that wi-fi chipmakers must bundle a properiatary encryption software not only to make the chips in China but also to be able to sell units made of these chips...