Karan Gupta is the principal architect at Nutanix and has over 20 years of experience in distributed filesystems. He has designed and led the evolution of hyper converged storage infrastructure for all tiers (performance and scale) of workloads. He has published multiple papers on LSM based key-value stores and won the best paper award in ATC’19. At Nutanix, he is leading the charter to build geo-distributed federated object stores for the hybrid cloud world. He started his journey in distributed systems at IBM Research Labs at Almaden.