NOSSDAV 2001 Invited Speaker

Ideas for Next Generation Content Delivery, Peter Danzig

I will overview the technology behind content delivery networks and describe ideas for reducing response times and increase end-to-end bandwidth for the delivery of dynamic Internet traffic.

Peter B. Danzig is entrepreneur in residence at ABS Ventures and Accel Venture Partners. Peter is former Vice President of Technology and founder of Akamai Technology's west coast team, where he directed engineering and business development. Danzig is an adjunct Associate Professor at the University Southern California. He has published extensively. Danzig's research on Internet object caches became the reference implementation for Internet web caches, and formed the basis of Squid, the Cisco cache engine, and Network Appliance's NetCache.

Danzig served as chief architect and CTO of Network Appliance's NetCache division. Danzig founded Internet Middleware Corporation to build the first industry grade web caches, and sold the company to Network Appliance in 1997.

Danzig received his B.S. in Applied Physics from University of California Davis and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley. He has won the NSF National Young Investigator award, two USC Innovative Teaching Awards, and the U.C. Berkeley Angelokous award.

Danzig and his wife Lava Thomas live in Menlo Park, California. He is teaching at Stanford Computer Science Department in the Spring 2001 quarter.