Omar Sultan

Senior Manager

Cloud Platform Solutions

At Cisco since 1999, Omar has a successful track record of helping the company successfully enter new markets. Omar’s mantra is helping Cisco’s customers turn unicorns into plow horses.


Automation and Orchestration at Cisco Live – US

With Cisco Live in San Diego fast approaching next week, new are in plate spinning mode, but I did want to take moment to call out the "must see" demos...

Keys to a Successful Automation Project

We just finished working with the analyst firm Analysys Mason on a whitepaper on the factors behind successful automation projects

Rakuten Cloud Platform is a Blueprint for the Future

If you want to better understand how Rakuten is building RCP, I have some deep dive technical links at the end of this blog. For now, I wanted to explore why Rakuten decided to invest the time, effort and resources in building RCP.

February 26, 2019


NSO 5: Getting Ready for What Comes Next

Sometime late last year, we sold our 500,000th device license for Cisco NSO. To be honest, we really did not notice at the time as folks were heads-down working on...

Seeds of Change

While change is a hallmark of the IT industry, the actual levers for change are have actually remained fairly stable. Vendors were the initial agents of change largely because they were the only ones with the critical mass of smart people, R&D, manufacturing and service delivery to seed and then maintain a fledgeling industry—barriers to […]

Hands On with SDN in Milan

Those of you who follow me know that one of the milestones I have for SDN is when we start turning those unicorns into plough horses.  While I don’t think we are quite there yet, the partner demos you can check out on the floor in Milan show that we are certainly moving the needle […]

May 10, 2013


David Yen Offers A Peek Behind the Curtain

I had the opportunity to chat with David Yen a few days ago on a number of topics–one of the things he touched on was how he sees the data center evolving.  Now seeing as David is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of our Data Center Group, there are more than just idle […]

April 12, 2013


Cisco SDN Controller Passes InCTRE Interoperability Lab OpenFlow Testing

On the road to becoming a shipping product, our Cisco ONE Controller goes thorough a number of steps.  One such step is interoperability testing at InCTRE Interoperability Lab.  I recently caught up Phil Casini, Product Manager for the controller to see exactly what that entails and why our customers should care. Phil, What exactly is […]

April 8, 2013


OpenDaylight: The Start of Something Big for SDN

So, after weeks of biting my tongue through what seemed like a constant drip of leaks and rumors, we can finally take the covers off OpenDaylight.  So, lets cover some of the basics: What? OpenDaylight is an open source project formed under the Linux Foundation with the mutual goal of furthering the adoption and innovation of […]