Cheng Wu

Cheng Wu is a successful serial entrepreneur and a well-respected technologist, having founded and led visionary technology companies in a range of industries.

Cheng most recently founded Acetti Software (formerly APL Software), a company dedicated to advocating new computing architectures to optimize application performance. Before founding Acetti Software, he founded Azuki Systems, developer of an adaptive video streaming and digital rights management platform, which was acquired by Ericsson in 2014. Prior to that, he founded and was executive chairman at Acopia, a leader in high-performance intelligent file virtualization solutions that was acquired by F5 Networks in 2007.

Cheng was group vice president and general manager of Cisco Systems' Content and Multiservice Edge Group, following Cisco's acquisition of Arrowpoint Communications, where he was founder and CEO. Arrowpoint was one of the first web content delivery systems and completed a successful IPO prior to being acquired by Cisco for $5.7 billion.

The first company Cheng founded and led was Arris Networks, a developer of high-density Internet access solutions, which was acquired by Cascade Communications.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Cheng Wu and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Is dynamic resource execution the answer to auto-scaling cloud apps?

Serverless computing: Do we need to rethink the serverless framework?

Serverless computing: Do we need to rethink the serverless framework?

In serverless computing, services will be component-ized as microservices, linked together dynamically with policy enforcement intelligence.

Microservice tracing: Root cause performance issues in clusters and distributed platforms

Microservice tracing: Root cause performance issues in clusters and distributed platforms

As we move to distributed clusters and the benefits of microservice-based cloud applications, new challenges arise--including microservice tracing.

Is container virtual networking a blessing or a curse?

Is container virtual networking a blessing or a curse?

Containers are a blessing to both developers and operations. But if container virtual networking isn't thoughtfully designed, it could be a curse that plagues us for years.

Does 'share-nothing' NoSQL signal the end to system resources sharing?

Does 'share-nothing' NoSQL signal the end to system resources sharing?

NoSQL’s 'share-nothing' philosophy seems at odds with the explosive growth and acceptance of Linux containers that share resources on the same host.

Is 'in situ' performance monitoring the holy grail for cloud-native apps?

Is 'in situ' performance monitoring the holy grail for cloud-native apps?

Monitoring the performance of cloud-native applications at scale is daunting, and the traditional approach of doing periodic collection and analysis of statistics is simply impractical.

Elastic cloud apps are great, but how do we protect the containers that power them?

Elastic cloud apps are great, but how do we protect the containers that power them?

As we think about deploying containerized applications in the cloud, we first need to be confident that they are sufficiently secure and protected.

Are inter-container communications the Achilles’ heel of latency-sensitive cloud apps?

Are inter-container communications the Achilles’ heel of latency-sensitive cloud apps?

For the cloud to become truly 'enterprise-hardened,' application performance challenges must be addressed.

Scaling out cloud apps still a challenge despite multi-core CPU advancements

Scaling out cloud apps still a challenge despite multi-core CPU advancements

Despite advancements and improved parallelism in multi-core CPU performance, challenges related to the scale-out of cloud applications remain.

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