From Start-Up to Scale-Up

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DEVOPS
Oct 14, 2023

About Speaker

Sunil Kumar
Sunil Kumar
Sunil Kumar

Sunil Kumar

Chief Technology Officer, Shiprocket

Sunil, the Chief Technology Officer at Shiprocket, plays a pivotal role in steering the technological advancements at India's leading e-commerce enablement platform. His commitment to innovative and scalable tech solutions is reflected in the continuous development of Shiprocket's tech infrastructure. As an alumnus of IIT Kanpur with a robust background in Computer Science and Engineering, Sunil brings over two decades of experience, including key roles at esteemed organizations such as Oracle, Rediff.com, Reliance Entertainment, Times Business Solutions, and EazyDiner.

Since joining Shiprocket in April 2019, Sunil has prioritized augmenting the tech stack and extensively improving the product architecture. His strategic acumen has played a crucial role in scaling and aligning the platform to meet business and customer needs effectively. Sunil's vision revolves around building Shiprocket into a hyper-scale platform that disrupts the Indian e-commerce landscape.

Sunil's approach to technology is characterized by a belief in building for scalability, evident in his relentless pursuit of developing Shiprocket into a hyper-scale platform poised to disrupt the Indian e-commerce ecosystem. His leadership style involves in-person design discussions with his team, focusing on "All-Things-Tech." Under his guidance, Shiprocket has incorporated advanced monitoring capabilities, comprehensive log management, a proactive alerting system, performance tuning enhancements, and data-driven decision-making processes into its DevOps ecosystem. These enhancements reflect Sunil's dedication to ensuring the platform's optimal performance and a seamless user experience.

Sunil, the Chief Technology Officer at Shiprocket, plays a pivotal role in steering the technological advancements at India's leading e-commerce enablement platform. His commitment to innovative and scalable tech solutions is reflected in the continuous development of Shiprocket's tech infrastructure. As an alumnus of IIT Kanpur with a robust background in Computer Science and Engineering, Sunil brings over two decades of experience, including key roles at esteemed organizations such as Oracle, Rediff.com, Reliance Entertainment, Times Business Solutions, and EazyDiner.

Since joining Shiprocket in April 2019, Sunil has prioritized augmenting the tech stack and extensively improving the product architecture. His strategic acumen has played a crucial role in scaling and aligning the platform to meet business and customer needs effectively. Sunil's vision revolves around building Shiprocket into a hyper-scale platform that disrupts the Indian e-commerce landscape.

Sunil's approach to technology is characterized by a belief in building for scalability, evident in his relentless pursuit of developing Shiprocket into a hyper-scale platform poised to disrupt the Indian e-commerce ecosystem. His leadership style involves in-person design discussions with his team, focusing on "All-Things-Tech." Under his guidance, Shiprocket has incorporated advanced monitoring capabilities, comprehensive log management, a proactive alerting system, performance tuning enhancements, and data-driven decision-making processes into its DevOps ecosystem. These enhancements reflect Sunil's dedication to ensuring the platform's optimal performance and a seamless user experience.

Sunil, the Chief Technology Officer at Shiprocket, plays a pivotal role in steering the technological advancements at India's leading e-commerce enablement platform. His commitment to innovative and scalable tech solutions is reflected in the continuous development of Shiprocket's tech infrastructure. As an alumnus of IIT Kanpur with a robust background in Computer Science and Engineering, Sunil brings over two decades of experience, including key roles at esteemed organizations such as Oracle, Rediff.com, Reliance Entertainment, Times Business Solutions, and EazyDiner.

Since joining Shiprocket in April 2019, Sunil has prioritized augmenting the tech stack and extensively improving the product architecture. His strategic acumen has played a crucial role in scaling and aligning the platform to meet business and customer needs effectively. Sunil's vision revolves around building Shiprocket into a hyper-scale platform that disrupts the Indian e-commerce landscape.

Sunil's approach to technology is characterized by a belief in building for scalability, evident in his relentless pursuit of developing Shiprocket into a hyper-scale platform poised to disrupt the Indian e-commerce ecosystem. His leadership style involves in-person design discussions with his team, focusing on "All-Things-Tech." Under his guidance, Shiprocket has incorporated advanced monitoring capabilities, comprehensive log management, a proactive alerting system, performance tuning enhancements, and data-driven decision-making processes into its DevOps ecosystem. These enhancements reflect Sunil's dedication to ensuring the platform's optimal performance and a seamless user experience.

About Host

Sathya Narayanan Nagarajan

Co-founder and CTO, Amnic

Sathya is an experienced technologist with over two decades in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Electric Vehicles (EV), and Distributed Systems. As the Co-founder and CTO of Amnic, he drives the development of a cloud Intelligence Platform, emphasizing efficiency, cost reduction, and reliability. Sathya's leadership spans roles at Ola Electric Mobility, Ola Cabs, Yahoo and many internet companies. With 11 patents in AI, EV, and Distributed Systems, he is committed to knowledge sharing and guiding industry thought leaders.

Summary of Podcast

In the "From Start-Up to Scale-Up: Navigating Infrastructure Growth" YouTube video, Sunil Kumar, the Group CTO of ShipRocket, discusses his 22-year journey in the tech industry and the crucial lessons he learned during his tenure at various companies. Sunil shares his experience of scaling a business from a startup to a large operation, focusing on the need to consider both hardware and software infrastructure growth. 

He discusses how his team's approach to improving the post-order experience for both sellers and customers led them to create real-time tracking systems, efficient communication mechanisms, and event-driven systems for smooth operations while delivery is in transit. The video also covers the challenges of managing and optimizing shipment tracking, implementing an event management system, and migrating services during infrastructure growth, particularly the experience of migrating a Master DB from one region to another. 

Sunil emphasizes the importance of governance, understanding consumption numbers, and effective communication in managing infrastructure growth. Additionally, he discusses the need for monitoring and observability, continuous optimization efforts, and software engineers' understanding of the relationship between software and infrastructure. 

Throughout the podcast, Sunil shares insights on crucial aspects of managing infrastructure growth, including capacity planning, cost optimization, team collaboration, and heralding a mindset for continuous learning and improvement. He also emphasizes the importance of monitoring and observability and preparing for the future while reflecting on past experiences.

In the "From Start-Up to Scale-Up: Navigating Infrastructure Growth" YouTube video, Sunil Kumar, the Group CTO of ShipRocket, discusses his 22-year journey in the tech industry and the crucial lessons he learned during his tenure at various companies. Sunil shares his experience of scaling a business from a startup to a large operation, focusing on the need to consider both hardware and software infrastructure growth. 

He discusses how his team's approach to improving the post-order experience for both sellers and customers led them to create real-time tracking systems, efficient communication mechanisms, and event-driven systems for smooth operations while delivery is in transit. The video also covers the challenges of managing and optimizing shipment tracking, implementing an event management system, and migrating services during infrastructure growth, particularly the experience of migrating a Master DB from one region to another. 

Sunil emphasizes the importance of governance, understanding consumption numbers, and effective communication in managing infrastructure growth. Additionally, he discusses the need for monitoring and observability, continuous optimization efforts, and software engineers' understanding of the relationship between software and infrastructure. 

Throughout the podcast, Sunil shares insights on crucial aspects of managing infrastructure growth, including capacity planning, cost optimization, team collaboration, and heralding a mindset for continuous learning and improvement. He also emphasizes the importance of monitoring and observability and preparing for the future while reflecting on past experiences.

In the "From Start-Up to Scale-Up: Navigating Infrastructure Growth" YouTube video, Sunil Kumar, the Group CTO of ShipRocket, discusses his 22-year journey in the tech industry and the crucial lessons he learned during his tenure at various companies. Sunil shares his experience of scaling a business from a startup to a large operation, focusing on the need to consider both hardware and software infrastructure growth. 

He discusses how his team's approach to improving the post-order experience for both sellers and customers led them to create real-time tracking systems, efficient communication mechanisms, and event-driven systems for smooth operations while delivery is in transit. The video also covers the challenges of managing and optimizing shipment tracking, implementing an event management system, and migrating services during infrastructure growth, particularly the experience of migrating a Master DB from one region to another. 

Sunil emphasizes the importance of governance, understanding consumption numbers, and effective communication in managing infrastructure growth. Additionally, he discusses the need for monitoring and observability, continuous optimization efforts, and software engineers' understanding of the relationship between software and infrastructure. 

Throughout the podcast, Sunil shares insights on crucial aspects of managing infrastructure growth, including capacity planning, cost optimization, team collaboration, and heralding a mindset for continuous learning and improvement. He also emphasizes the importance of monitoring and observability and preparing for the future while reflecting on past experiences.

About Amnic

Amnic is a cloud cost observability platform, helping businesses measure and rightsize their cloud costs. Amnic helps businesses visualize, analyze and optimize their cloud spends, in turn building a lean cloud infrastructure. Amnic offers out of the box solutions that help breakdown cloud bills and provide greater visibility and understanding into cloud costs along with recommendations to lower spends, alerts and anomaly detection.

Amnic delivers a wide range of features including K8s visibility, cost analyzer, alerts and custom reporting, budgeting, forecasting and smart tagging. DevOps and SRE teams rely on Amnic to deliver a simplified view into their cloud costs, allowing them to maintain governance and build a culture of cost optimization. Setup in 5-minutes and get 30-days of free trial.

Visit www.amnic.com to get started.

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