Aravind Srikumar

Director, Product Management

Mass-scale Infrastructure Group (MIG)

Aravind heads the Product Management Organization for the Routing/Switching and SONiC/Open NOS portfolio aimed at the Web/Hyperscale segment for Cisco's Mass-scale Infrastructure (MIG) group. His team focuses on defining & developing products that align Cisco's solutions to the ever-evolving needs of the industry & technology. His thought leadership and his team's cohesive execution were pivotal to developing and productizing the Cisco 8000 WebScale product portfolio. He has helped build and drive Cisco's Web/Hyperscale business & Open-source NOS initiatives to new heights. His multi-faceted leadership experience from sales to product brings a unique perspective to business strategy and technology/product innovations. His practical viewpoint on product management stems from his deeply rooted experience building networks and launching end-to-end solutions with industry-leading operators and vendors. Aravind has his Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University and is passionate about learning and delving deeper into Web3 & Blockchain technologies. When he is not solving business problems, he enjoys biking, road trips, and spending time with his family.


Rise of the Open NOS

5 min read

What are the factors to SONiC adoption? How is it evolving in the open network operating system (NOS) ecosystem? Where is Cisco with the SONiC platform validation and support?