Alagu has over 20 years of research, product development, and strategy experience bringing innovative networking and video products to market. Prior to founding Blue Jeans Network, he held the position of Chief Technology Officer at Blue Coat Systems, a leader in network security and WAN optimization appliances. During his tenure at Blue Coat he held various senior R&D management positions and was part of the management team responsible for leading the company through its successful repositioning from CacheFlow, a maker of web and video caching appliances, to Blue Coat. He also led the team that was responsible for the company’s entry into the WAN optimization market. Prior to CacheFlow, Alagu was an early member of the management team at Entera, an Internet content delivery startup. He built an R&D team from the ground up to deliver streaming video caching products for the Content Delivery Network (CDN) market, culminating in a successful sale of the company to CacheFlow in 2000.
Before joining Entera, Alagu spent eight years at Apple and held various research and product development roles in networking and video over networks in the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) and then as a founding member of the QuickTime Streaming Group. Alagu holds a Masters in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, Raleigh and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India.