Mallikarjun has been working on building data center storage technologies and products for more than two decades. He is the PM owner for Azure-consistent Storage, which is the collection of foundational storage services in Azure Stack. He also is the PM owner for a few key Windows Server technologies, e.g. Cluster-aware Updating (CAU), Distributed Filesystem Namespaces (DFSN), and iSCSI Target Server. He regularly presents in internal and external conferences to discuss these technologies and more. Mallikarjun is also active in standards and industry forums such as IETF, SNIA and T10. Mallikarjun is the author/editor of seven IETF RFCs, and holder of a dozen US patents.