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.,


March 14, 2016


3 SDN lessons in 3 years of production – Learn from Cisco ACI and Citrix NetScaler best practices

This blog has been developed in collaboration with Citrix. Primary Author - Steve Shah, VP Product Management. Secondary Author - Ravi Balakrishnan, storyboard, blog style and content adaptation. Bring out...

March 7, 2016


Cisco ACI and Avi Networks deliver compelling ROI and automation to leading financial management software firm

This Blog has been developed in collaboration with Avi Networks. Primary Author: Chandra Sekar, VP Marketing, Avi Networks.   Outline, Flow, Adaptation  by Ravi Balakrishnan, Cisco Systems. Avi Networks recently acquired a...

February 8, 2016


Cisco Live Berlin 2016, just a week away – A preview

Making a trip to Berlin is always worthwhile. And February is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international...

February 4, 2016


Enabling DevOps to Succeed: Go Beyond APIs

Bio: Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5's entire software suite with an emphasis on...

January 13, 2016


Network Automation and Programmability for Application deployments using Cisco Nexus 9000 and F5 BIG IP

One of the major burdens in today’s Data Center is the management of complex IT environments. It requires considerable staff time to configure, deploy, and manage application infrastructure. Increasingly Automation...

December 7, 2015


Want to Empower your Digital Enterprise – Join Cisco at the Gartner Data Center Conference 2015, Vegas

The year 2015 has been a very busy year for Cisco Data center Business Units. We are very pleased to end the year on a high note with the Gartner...

October 9, 2015


New FortiGate Connector for Cisco ACI Delivers App-Centric Security Automation For Data Center Agility

Cisco’s open ACI eco-system is gaining rapid momentum in Data Centers with more than 45 leading partners developing joint solutions addressing L4-L7 network and security service use-cases along with application...

September 24, 2015


Cisco ACI – A Hardened Secure Platform With Native, Built-in Security

This blog has been developed in association with  Javed Asghar, Insieme Business Unit The Cisco ACI Platform consists of the Cisco APIC controller and Nexus 9000 series switches connected in...

August 11, 2015


F5 Agility 2015: Next Stop Down Under

In a few weeks Spring season will set in, and it’ll be a Ripper Down Under. For the Data Center technology geeks there is plenty of action in store to...