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.,


July 28, 2016


F5 Agility 2016 – Next Stop Chicago

Only a few weeks remain for the Fall season to officially set in, and it’s still quite hot in Chicago. The fast approaching F5 Agility event is further adding...

July 7, 2016


Red Hat Summit 2016 – A Review of key moments

Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco is an ideal setting to experience the power of open source in enterprise, for customers, partners and community enthusiasts. For me personally, this...

June 30, 2016


A quick journey through all the excitement that awaits you at Cisco Live 2016

As Las Vegas glows in the intense June summer sun, another glow is appearing on the horizon. The heat is hot and the ground dry, but the air is filled...

June 21, 2016


Choice and Flexibility in deploying L4-L7 services with Cisco ACI and Cisco CloudCenter: An in-depth Journey

Two weeks ago, I posted a blog highlighting the growing customer momentum for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), particularly in the context of customer successes in ACI-F5 joint deployments. I...

June 17, 2016


Policy-based Cloud with Cisco ACI and OpenStack, Project Contiv and the Open Source Community

Just a month ago, I was at OpenStack summit Austin presenting Cisco technologies to our valuable customers. To me it was quite obvious that OpenStack has hit mainstream, particularly after...

June 8, 2016


Recent Customer Success Stories: Achieving business transformation with Cisco ACI, F5 BIG-IP and BIG-IQ

To me, there is nothing more satisfying than when a customer gives glowing testimonials publicly to our products and solutions. In the last two weeks, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)...

May 18, 2016


What is in store at Citrix Synergy 2016 – A quick tour de force

Las Vegas, double-headers and technology events hold a special attraction for me. Early in May, I blogged about my back-to-back events in Vegas covering EMC World and Interop 2016....

May 11, 2016


F5 Agility Vienna | Welcome to ‘The City of Dreams’ where Hi-tech Meets Tradition

It is spring time in Vienna now, the music is pervasive, and the Stadtpark is transforming into a place of epicurean delights. I vividly remember my student days when “Ich...

April 27, 2016


Interop and EMC World – A double header in Vegas next week

If it is May, it must be raining conventions in Las Vegas. I am heading for a double header the first week of May to be part of the excitement...