Abhinav is currently working as a Solutions Architect in the System Architecture and Strategy Unit at Cisco. In his current role, he is focused around developing and evangelizing Cisco and partner solutions around running business applications in cloud. He has over 11 years of industry experience with over 9 years focused around data center consolidation, virtualization and cloud.
Before joining Cisco, Abhinav worked as a Virtualization and Cloud Solutions Architect at NetApp. At NetApp he played a key role in the development of end to end solutions, GTM activities, positioning/messaging, and future integration strategies around VMware vCloud Director, VDI (VMware, Citrix etc.), Microsoft Apps on VMware, VMware SRM, Cisco/NetApp/VMware SMT solution, and vSphere on NetApp best practices. Prior to working at NetApp, he worked as a Solutions Architect helping Federal customers with data center consolidation, and server & desktop virtualization.
Abhinav is a VMware vExpert 2010, VMware VCP (3 and 4), and also holds certifications from EMC, NetApp, and SNIA. He holds MS in Systems Engineering from University of Maryland – College Park and BS in Chemical Engineering from Nagpur University, India.