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Naga R Narayanaswamy
Lucent Technologies
Landover, Maryland

Naga Raju Narayanaswamy has been a Senior Software Engineer at Lucent Technologies (Landover, Maryland) since April 2000. He works in the PSAX IP Edge Router group, which is part of the Multiservice Switching division of Lucent Technologies.

Narayanaswamy graduated from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India in 1991 with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He worked at the National Center for Software Technology, under the Government of India, as a Staff Scientist for two years in the areas of software engineering and database management. After that, he joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras to complete his M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering with an emphasis in Computer Networking. He published papers in Computer Communications and International Journal of Computer Systems Science & Engineering as part of his M.S. thesis work.

He worked for CommVault Systems (Oceanport, New Jersey) for over two years in the area of automated backup and recovery software. He then moved on to Newbridge Networks (Herndon, Virginia) as a software designer working on the carrier scale internetworking project for Newbridge's 36170 multiservice switch. He has experience with multiple aspects of IP networking, and various flavors of Unix, including Linux and *BSD.

Narayanaswamy currently lives in Crofton, Maryland with his wife, Pushkala, and daughter, Vibha. He likes to travel, read books, and tinker with electronic gadgets, and is a photo enthusiast in his spare time.


Survey: Live migration and disaster recovery over long-distance networks
Kokkinos P., Kalogeras D., Levin A., Varvarigos E.  ACM Computing Surveys 49(2): 1-36, 2016. Type: Article

Live migration (LM) is dealt with in this paper as a one-time task or function, performed by moving a virtual machine from one physical machine to another, located in the same or a different data center, without interrupting its operation. The pap...


Computer organization and design: the hardware software interface, ARM edition
Patterson D., Hennessy J.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2016. 720 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128017-33-3), Reviews: (2 of 2)

The book Computer organization and design has helped multiple generations of computer scientists, and is an awesome text for students and professionals alike. This book on the ARM architecture is very relevant as billions of devices with th...


C++ how to program (10th ed.)
Deitel P., Deitel H.,  Pearson, New York, NY, 2016. 1080 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134448-23-7), Reviews: (2 of 2)

This C++ book is detailed and comprehensive. Initially, an introduction to computer science is provided to warm up readers. C++ fundamentals are covered in great detail in what can be viewed as a primer-level introduction. The book’s real-li...


The GENI book
McGeer R., Berman M., Elliott C., Ricci R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 651 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319337-67-8)

The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) project is a virtual lab for studying networking and distributed systems [1]. The technologies that preceded this are grid computing and cloud computing. There have been many developments in th...


Pinpoint: how GPS is changing technology, culture, and our minds
Milner G.,  W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., New York, NY, 2016. 336 pp. Type: Book (978-0-393089-12-7)

Consumer global positioning systems (GPS) have been around for the past 20 years or so. I remember using a GPS receiver in the late 1990s and connecting to a laptop through a USB cable and navigating through the laptop. We have come a long way sin...


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