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John McDonough

Technical Marketing Engineer
Cloud Networking & Services Group


John McDonough is a Systems Integrator for Cisco Advanced Services Unified Compute & Virtualization Practice. Currently, John is responsible for developing tools and methodologies related to the UCS XML API. John’s application development and delivery experience is well suited to assist customers in fully utilizing the UCS XML API by providing integration with north-bound interfaces, creating stand-alone UCS management and automation systems, developing tools for enterprise IT groups, training developers and much more.

The Unified Compute & Virtualization Practice's primary responsibility is to provide specific UCS architectural value and support to Cisco’s various Advanced Services teams, Cisco’s Server Access Virtualization Business Unit, Cisco Technical Services and most importantly, Cisco customers who may be considering Data Center consolidation, virtualization and automation.

Professional Experience:

John has 22 years of application development experience, developing for both internal and external customers. Prior to joining the Advanced Services UCS Practice, John was involved in developing location based applications utilizing the Cisco Mobility Services Engine. John also developed GuestNet Manager, a guest provisioning application for the Cisco Network Admission Controller and the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller. GuestNet Manager was an Advanced Services offering and has been implemented at several customer sites. Before joining Cisco Advanced Services John held the role of Technical Marketing Engineer and was responsible for developing proof-of-concept implementations of the Voice Technology Group’s VoIP solutions. Several of the proof-of-concept solutions were taken on by VTG engineering and became part of standard product. John came to Cisco via the acquisition of dynamicsoft, initially working as a software engineer in the Broadband Subscriber Applications business unit.

John's unique blend of technical acumen and customer interaction ease made him the perfect fit for the previously mentioned Technical Marketing role and began his customer facing history at Cisco. John has held development and/or IT related positions at QAD, Valassis Communications, In Flight Newspapers and In-Store Advertising.

Technology Expertise:

• VMware ESX VCP Certified

• Cisco CCNA June 2008

• Bladelogic

• Programming languages: Java, C/C++, Perl, PowerShell, *nix shells

• Operating Systems: *nix, Windows, Hypervisors

• Databases: Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL, Times Ten

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