Ravi Balakrishnan

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Datacenter Solutions

Ravi Balakrishnan holds a MS in Computer engineering and MBA in Marketing from USA

Ravi has more than 20 years of server hardware and software middleware experience at Sun, HP and Oracle and 5 years of server, virtualization and networking hardware experience at Cisco where he is employed currently – Ravi has acquired rich experience in datacenter infrastructure solutions encompassing Unified Computing Systems, Unified fabric, Energy Efficient Datacenters, and other emerging datacenter topics such as Cloud computing, dynamic provisioning etc.,


September 8, 2014


Citrix NetScaler Device Package for Cisco ACI goes FCS

The Cisco-Citrix partnership has expanded significantly in recent years from UCS-XenDesktop based Desktop virtualization solutions to span Mobility, Desktop as A Service (DaaS) and most recently ACI-NetScaler joint solutions. I have been...

August 19, 2014


F5 device Package for Cisco APIC goes FCS

Recent few weeks should have been exciting if you are a customer of ACI.  First, we announced the shipment of ACI to Data Centers worldwide. Then, F5 announced that...

July 31, 2014


Cisco at F5 Agility – From Copenhagen to New York

You are probably thinking I have the most exciting job in Silicon Valley. In June 2014, I was leading Cisco ACI at the EMEA (Copenhagen) edition of F5 Agility....

June 13, 2014


Cisco ACI at F5 Agility 2014, Copenhagen

At F5 Agility 2014 Copenhagen this month, Applications take the central stage.  The key focus area is Application Delivery Controllers (ADC’s as Gartner calls them) and how they are...

June 12, 2014


Cisco ACI and Nexus 9000 wins Best of Interop Japan, 2014

Success breeds success.  In April this year, Cisco Nexus 9516 won the Best of Interop at Las Vegas. Yesterday, Cisco ACI and Nexus 9000 won the Best of Interop...

June 4, 2014


OpenStack with ACI whiteboard Video illustrations by Lucien Avramov

According to Gartner’s Andrew Lerner, many of the networking practitioners running mainstream corporate networks have only surface-level knowledge of OpenStack as evidenced in his recent blog. To assist networkers...

May 15, 2014


ACI Walkabout at CiscoLive 2014, San Francisco

In a few days at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Cisco Live. This year we are expecting record attendance exceeding...

May 6, 2014


Cisco ACI’s Multi-Hypervisor + BareMetal Interop with VLAN and VXLAN Routing and Bridging Demonstration

In November last year, I introduced via my blog, the powerful capabilities of the ACI Fabric and the unique hardware based VXLAN implementation in Cisco Nexus 9000...

May 1, 2014


IT Brand Pulse recognizes Cisco as Innovation leader in 7 Data Center Categories

Cisco ACI has been making waves in the industry since its launch in Nov 2013. At Interop, Las Vegas in April 2014, Cisco Nexus 9516 bagged the Best...