Kumar Malavalli (born February 9, 1943) is a noted techonology entrepreneur and philanthropist,
Kumar is the co-author and driving force behind Fibre Channel, an evolutionary technology that enabled the development of production-class storage area networks (SAN's). Co-founder and former CTO of Brocade Communications; Co-founder, Chairman and CSO of InMage Systems; and CSO of LeadFormix.
Early life and education
Kumar, whose last name Malavalli is a village in Karnataka's Mandya district was born in Mysore. He is the son of Sri M.S Narayanaswamy, Retired Deputy Commissioner and mother, Smt. Indiramma Narayanaswamy.