Sidney Morgan

IT Customer Strategy Admin

Architect IT

Sidney Morgan is a Distinguished Engineer in Cisco IT’s Customer Strategy and Success group focusing on Data Center, Virtualization and Cloud Services. As a leading IT expert and champion for Cisco data centers, Sidney has proven himself to be a highly successful technical leader and innovator within the Customer Strategy and Success (CS&S) team and IT overall. He is an active contributor to Cisco’s internal cloud program and application consolidation into Cisco’s new active-active data centers in Texas, and is a highly sought-after speaker who regularly presents to executive-level and technical customers.

Before joining IT CS&S, Sidney led Cisco IT’s Services Oriented Data Center team, which was responsible for the architecture, design, build, and operation of Cisco next-generation data centers. Sidney contributed to Cisco’s long term data center strategy developing a multiple phase program to address Cisco’s data center capacity and business resiliency requirements. Sidney has been with Cisco for ten plus years in a variety of technical and managerial positions. Prior to joining Cisco, Sidney was the Global Datacom Manager at Sybase for six years where he was responsible for Sybase data centers and wide-area networks. Sidney is actively contributing to Cisco’s Internal Cloud Program and application consolidation into Cisco’s new active-active data centers in Texas.

Sidney holds a BSEE/MSEE degree from the University of San Diego, California.


August 12, 2015


ACI Makes Sense for the Enterprise Environment

Watch as I provide Rich Gore, Cisco IT member of Technical Staff, an update on how Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is enabling Cisco IT to operate efficiently and...

January 28, 2015


How Cisco IT Adopts New Technologies in the Data Center

I'd like to give you an inside look at our Allen Data Center and go over how Cisco IT is adopting new technologies and capabilities while at the same time...

September 3, 2014


How Is Cisco IT Benefiting from Application Centric Infrastructure?

Cisco IT has already started reaping the benefits of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) from our early internal deployments. Cost savings rank high, in decreased operating expenditures through automation...

August 1, 2014


Cisco ACI Fabric Simplifies and Flattens Data Center Network

On July 18th, Cisco IT turned on the first deployment of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric at its engineering data center in San Jose. By using ACI fabric to simplify...

June 25, 2014


Application Centric Infrastructure Addresses 3 CIO & VP of Infrastructure Top-of-Mind Concerns

Among the top concerns for CIOs and VPs of infrastructure are making IT relevant to the business and driving revenue growth, reducing operational expenses while preserving innovation, and mitigating risk...

June 4, 2014


Partner Ecosystem Enhances the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Value Chain

The 25th anniversary of Cisco Live was an enormous hit, with record crowds at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Every day I could feel the enthusiasm of Cisco customers...

May 16, 2014


Cisco IT’s Road to Application Centric Infrastructure: Organizational Readiness and the Program Team

Cisco IT is early in the journey to deploying an application centric infrastructure (ACI). This journey requires us to look at the IT organization differently. When we started...

December 14, 2012


New Virtualization and Cloud Computing Capabilities at the Allen, Texas Data Center

Cisco IT continues to improve upon virtualization and cloud computing capabilities in its Allen, Texas data center. We have added new capabilities in recent months that improve the self-service features available to users. On the Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services (CITEIS) platform, Cisco’s private cloud, users now have the capability to create virtual machines. Additionally, […]