Biography : Nalini Elkins
Nalini Elkins, the CEO and Founder of Inside Products, Inc., is a recognized leader in the field of computer performance
measurement and analysis. In addition to being an experienced software product designer, developer, and planner, she is a
formidable businesswoman. She has been the founder or co-founder of two start-ups in the high-tech arena.
Nalini has a strong computer networking background, but specializes in network performance analysis, measurement, monitoring,
tuning, and troubleshooting of large enterprise computing networks including TCP/IP and SNA.
Nalini started her career working as an applications developer for Farm Bureau Insurance in Indiana and Decimus Corporation in San
Francisco. It was at Decimus that she developed her initial expertise and love for networks and network performance analysis.
This love affair has continued for over 25 years - longer than many marriages!
Nalini further honed her network design, performance, and diagnostics expertise during her tenure at Chevron Corporation.
At that time, Chevron had one of the most complex networks in the world. Nalini helped to design the hardware configurations
of their network. In fact, she was one of the chief architects responsible for the merger of the Chevron and Gulf networks.
During her career Nalini served in groups responsible for network performance design, analysis, troubleshooting, and systems
programming. The classes Nalini produces and instructs, and the products she develops are designed with the needs of systems
programmers as a key requirement. Nalini has an excellent understanding for the needs of system programmers because she was
in their shoes for many years.
While at Chevron, Nalini developed an expert system for diagnosing network hardware problems. The marketing rights for this product
were sold to Boole & Babbage (which was later taken over by BMC). Nalini then joined Boole to further develop and support this product.
After some time at Boole, Nalini joined some other Boole employees in co-founding a new company - Applied Expert Systems.
As Technical Co-founder, Nalini helped to design and develop a number of products in the SNA and TCP/IP network management area.
These products included expert systems for SNA diagnostics, web performance diagnostics, TCP/IP routing diagnosis and TCP/IP
network management. She was the Chief Developer of the product IBM OEMed and marketed as the first version of NetView Performance
Monitor for TCP/IP.
Nalini founded Inside Products, Inc. in 2001 to design, develop and market network management software.
The products include: the Inside the Stack TCP/IP monitor, TCP Problem Finder, TCP Response Time Monitor, SSL Problem Finder, Connection Log, and Connection Log.
Inside Products has many popular training classes attended by some of the largest corporations in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Spain, and Portugal.
Inside Products provides consulting to resolve network problems such as FTP throughput, socket application performance and TCP/IP tuning.
Inside Products consulting services may be purchased via the IBM Network Traffic Analysis group. Inside Products has international
distributors in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg and Brazil.
Inside Products, through their Indian partner, provides offshore development services for many types of complex programming
development such as Java, Web Services, PHP, HTML, C++, .Net or assembler. Inside Products also provides business consulting
for finding international distribution and making such relationships profitable. Lastly, Inside Products can provide consulting
services for product launch and public relations including press relations.
Nalini has published numerous articles in publications such as zJournal, Technical Support, Xephon's TCP/IP Update,
and Enterprise Systems Journal. Nalini is also a regular speaker at SHARE, NASPA, both national and regional Computer Measurement
Groups (CMGs), and variety of international conferences. She has also started the annual web-based Network Technical Conference.