Inside Products offers innovative solutions for managing networks. Our focus is to improve the productivity of the systems programming staff who maintain the network infrastructure for large corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. We are technical people who write products for other technical people.

Inside Products, a privately held company, has key partners with whom we work to develop and market products. The core engineering staff includes developers who have successfully architected and developed products which are sold worldwide. Some of the products they have developed are considered the industry standard. Backing these developers are other highly talented engineers, support staff, consultants and outstanding salespeople.

Who We Are
Inside Products’ staff have extensive experience in architecting and developing products which are sold worldwide. Some of the products they have developed are considered the industry standard.

Nalini Elkins
CEO and Founder of Inside Products, Inc. Nalini Elkins is a recognized leader in the field of computer performance measurement and analysis. In addition to being an experienced software product designer, developer, and planner, she is a formidable businesswoman. She has been the founder or co-founder of two start-ups in the high-tech arena.

In 2014, Nalini was awarded the prestigious AA Michelson Award by the Computer Measurement Group (CMG). She was recognized for her contribution to the industry, innovative software analysis tools and contributor to IPv6 standards. This is just a brief summary; for the full details of her nomination and her achievements, click HERE

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Nalini has a strong computer networking background, but specializes in network performance analysis, measurement, monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting of large enterprise computing networks including TCP/IP and SNA. One of her specialties is training and network design for IPv6 migration.

Nalini started her career working as an applications developer for Farm Bureau Insurance in Indiana and Decimus Corporation in San Francisco. It was at Decimus that she developed her initial expertise and love for networks and network performance analysis. This love affair has continued for over 25 years – longer than many marriages!

Nalini further honed her network design, performance, and diagnostics expertise during her tenure at Chevron Corporation. At that time, Chevron had one of the most complex networks in the world. Nalini helped to design the hardware configurations of their network. In fact, she was one of the chief architects responsible for the merger of the Chevron and Gulf networks.

During her career Nalini served in groups responsible for network performance design, analysis, troubleshooting, and systems programming. The classes Nalini produces and instructs, and the products she develops are designed with the needs of systems programmers as a key requirement. Nalini has an excellent understanding for the needs of system programmers because she was in their shoes for many years.

While at Chevron, Nalini developed an expert system for diagnosing network hardware problems. The marketing rights for this product were sold to Boole & Babbage (which was later taken over by BMC). Nalini then joined Boole to further develop and support this product. After some time at Boole, Nalini joined some other Boole employees in co-founding a new company – Applied Expert Systems.

As Technical Co-founder, Nalini helped to design and develop a number of products in the SNA and TCP/IP network management area. These products included expert systems for SNA diagnostics, web performance diagnostics, TCP/IP routing diagnosis and TCP/IP network management. She was the Chief Developer of the product IBM OEMed and marketed as the first version of NetView Performance Monitor for TCP/IP.

Nalini founded Inside Products, Inc. in 2001 to design, develop and market network management software. The products include: the Inside the Stack TCP/IP monitor, TCP Problem Finder, TCP Response Time Monitor, SSL Problem Finder, IPv6 Problem Finder, and Connection Log. Inside Products has many popular training classes attended by some of the largest corporations in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Spain, and Portugal. Inside Products provides consulting for IPv6 and to resolve network problems such as FTP throughput, socket application performance and TCP/IP tuning. Inside Products has international distributors in Australia, the European Union and Israel.

Nalini has published numerous articles in publications such as zJournal, Technical Support, Xephon’s TCP/IP Update, and Enterprise Systems Journal. Nalini is also a regular speaker at SHARE, NASPA, both national and regional Computer Measurement Groups (CMGs), and variety of international conferences. She was also the founder of the IPv6 Business Information Exchange (BIE).

Contact Nalini at: nalini.elkins@insidethestack.com


Bill Jouris
Chief Operating Officer. Bill Jouris has extensive experience in tuning both mainframe operating systems and application programs. He is a recognized leader in the field of computer performance measurement and analysis, and has been active in the Computer Measurement Group since its inception.

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Bill started his career working as a systems programmer for Bank of America in San Francisco. He quickly moved into the newly developing world of performance measurement, analysis and tuning.In 1984, Bill was recruited by Kaiser Permanente Northern California to create their first performance management group. In addition to setting up their monitoring processes, he built the performance and tuning staff by training several members of the Systems staff in performance analysis and tuning techniques. He later moved to Charles Schwab & Co., working in their performance analysis group.

Bill joined Inside Products, Inc. in 2005 to run their sales and marketing efforts. In 2009, he assumed overall responsibility for Operations. He has also worked on product design and development for some of their monitoring products.

Bill has been a member of the Computer Measurement Group (the primary professional organization for computer performance and capacity planning) since its inception. He was the founding Chair of the Northern California regional group, and held various positions within CMG, including serving as the General Chair for CMG’s annual conference in 2010. He currently serves as a Director of CMG, Inc.

Contact Bill at:bill.jouris@insidethestack.com