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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, and the like.

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January 9, 2015

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Software Defined Networks with L4-L7 ADC Policy Automation

It appears only a short time ago we introduced Cisco ACI to the market, but it is already the one-year anniversary time. In this one-year period, we have seen...

December 2, 2014

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Take One small step with the ACI Simulator, Make a giant leap in ACI Fabric deployments

Cisco ACI is gaining momentum and mindshare in the industry as testified by the 160 plus licensees for the Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), and 900 plus customers for...

November 11, 2014

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Transform DevOps with CA Release Automation and Cisco ACI

DevOps is gaining momentum in many enterprises today. Customers are increasingly realizing the benefits of DevOps and how it helps in breaking down barriers and helps application agility. DevOps enables...

October 30, 2014

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Cisco Live Cancun – Hi-Tech visits Vacation Paradise

Cancun in November is not your ideal spring break destination, but it feels that way as many of us are heading there next week as part of a big contingent...

September 16, 2014

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Cisco ACI Policy Model spans Physical, Virtual and Container based environments

I find Linux containers among the most fascinating technology trends of recent past. Containers couple lightweight, high performance isolation and security with the ability to easily package services and deploy...

September 8, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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...