I am Manav Bhatia and have been working in L3 and Routing (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, RIP and MPLS) since 2000 now. I designed and implemented BGP and BGP/MPLS VPN control plane from scratch for one of my earlier employers for our distributed router architecture. I have authored several IETF RFC standards — 5310, 5709, 5840, 6039, 6094, 6506, 6518 , 6564, 6862, 7130, 7166, 7349, 7474, 7492, 7880, 7882, 7884, 8271 — and Internet drafts on BGP, IS-IS, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, IPv6, IPsec, 1588 (PTP), BFD, PIM, MPLS, NTP and Routing Protocols Security. I am the co-inventor of Wrapped ESP protocol, micro BFD sessions, Authentication Trailer used in OSPFv3, and some other cool stuff thats running in the Internet. I am a part of the advisory group of routing experts (Routing Directorate) selected by the IETF Routing Area Directors to assist them in reviewing standards produced in the IETF.
I was a Distinguished Engineer in Alcatel-Lucent (SRPG, IP Division), responsible for architecting and designing the next generation of 7210 SAS series of Carrier Ethernet devices. Prior to that I was working on designing and implementing L3 forwarding, IGMP Snooping, Layer 3 VPNs, CPU Path, and MPLS data plane for the 7210 SAS routers.
Then I moved to a stealth-mode venture-backed cloud-based startup Ionos Networks where the team is revolutionizing the media industry with their game-changing software-defined networking platform. We were using sophisticated streaming analytics and a massively distributed software-defined networking stack to push high-volume content to relevant users across geo-distributed sites.
Now I am back in Alcatel-Lucent, errr, Nokia, heading the team that’s building a WAN SDN product for the service provider and web scale networks. More specifically, we’re building a Hierarchical SDN Controller for IP-IP and a Multi-Layer SDN Controller for IP/Optical networks.
I was selected as one of the top 18 Indian Young Innovators under the age of 35 (TR35) by Massachusetts Institute of Technology‘s (MIT) publication, Technology Review India for the year 2011 for the work that I did in Alcatel-lucent and Internet Routing Protocols Security.