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Archana Khetan

Archana Khetan leads product management for Enterprise Routing/SDWAN Infrastructure & Cloud delivery group at Cisco. A 25+ year industry veteran, Archana has broad industry experience in Product and Portfolio Management of switching, routing, security, data center, compute and mobility solutions at companies like Force10/Dell, Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems and Zebra Technology. This is her second tenure at Cisco. Previously from 2012-2014 she served as Senior Director, Strategy and Portfolio Marketing for the Data Center Group (DCG) where she was responsible for strategy and portfolio planning across Data Center products including compute, data center networking, virtualization and cloud management offerings. Prior to rejoining Cisco in 2019, Archana served as VP of Product Management for Enterprise Mobile Computing (EMC) group at Zebra Technologies where she led strategy and portfolio management of vertical specific industry solutions that leveraged the trends of mobility, cloud and IOT. Archana enjoys the intersection of innovative technology and business needs in creating customer facing products and solutions. She is a CCIE (#4147), an AWS certified cloud practitioner and holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. Archana Khetan leads product management for Enterprise Routing/SDWAN Infrastructure & Cloud delivery group at Cisco. A 25+ year industry veteran, Archana has broad industry experience in Product and Portfolio Management of switching, routing, security, data center, compute and mobility solutions at companies like Force10/Dell, Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems and Zebra Technology. This is her second tenure at Cisco. Previously from 2012-2014 she served as Senior Director, Strategy and Portfolio Marketing for the Data Center Group (DCG) where she was responsible for strategy and portfolio planning across Data Center products including compute, data center networking, virtualization and cloud management offerings. Prior to rejoining Cisco in 2019, Archana served as VP of Product Management for Enterprise Mobile Computing (EMC) group at Zebra Technologies where she led strategy and portfolio management of vertical specific industry solutions that leveraged the trends of mobility, cloud and IOT. Archana enjoys the intersection of innovative technology and business needs in creating customer facing products and solutions. She is a CCIE (#4147), an AWS certified cloud practitioner and holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Articles

January 26, 2021

NETWORKING

New Catalyst Products Bring 5G and Accelerated SASE to the WAN Edge

Cisco is expanding its Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms Family and Catalyst Cellular Gateways to help customers build a resilient, reliable digital footprint that spans data center, cloud and branch deployments.

December 15, 2020

NETWORKING

What’s in a name? ”Catalyst” 8000 “Edge” Platforms

The Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms transform the WAN edge, providing another foundational piece of our intent-based networking strategy that spans every domain of the network. The Catalyst 8000 family is the best-in-class platform for SASE, SD-WAN, and 5G in the future; built to address today’s most pressing WAN edge issues, and flexible enough to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

September 5, 2013

DATA CENTER

Why virtualizing the Network is not the same as virtualizing the Server?

VMware launched NSX, its Network Virtualization platform at VMworld last week. In his keynote, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger portrayed Network Virtualization as a very natural extension to what VMware accomplished...