In his last role, Vijay Gill was the GM and led the Global Network Services (GNS) teams for Microsoft Azure that supports the foundation infrastructure for Microsoft online services for consumers and businesses worldwide.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Vijay was the leader of the Backbone engineering, Architecture, Network Security and Network Labs at Google, and was responsible for the teams accountable for the network architecture encompassing the dark fiber network, optical, MPLS and edge networks, as well as the data center network design.
Vijay also spent five years at AOL, where he managed the network, peering and CDN teams for the ATDN network, a global backbone for AOL and Time Warner Cable. Prior to AOL, Vijay was the networking manager at AboveNet, responsible for global network design and architecture. Before AboveNet, Vijay was a lead engineer at Verizon/UUNET, where he led the multicast and MPLS projects.
Vijay holds multiple U.S. patents filed and has published several technical papers in various journals and conference proceedings, including seven IETF RFCs on multiple topics, including routing, security, multi-homing, MPLS and IPv6.
In 2007 and 2010, by mistake, he got some Google OC and EMG awards for his (minor) contributions to the CDN and bandwidth projects.