Balaji Sivasubramanian

Director, Product Management


Balaji Sivasubramanian is Director of Product Management for cloud native solutions at Cisco. In this role, he focuses on solutions addressing emerging use cases around micro services and containers. Prior to that Balaji spent 11 years at Cisco leading global P&L for $1B+ product managing a global team.

Balaji is also a co-author of 2 popular books in the IT industry.

Balaji has Bachelor/Masters in Computer Engineering and MBA from Wharton School.


July 7, 2016


Containers and Microservices Will Change the Future of Enterprise IT

2 min read

Learn how enterprises worldwide are adopting containers and microservices to transform business services and what your IT organizations needs to do to prepare for this change. Future of IT panel...

June 17, 2016


Making Container Applications Production Grade

2 min read

Dockercon is here again. It again promises to be bigger and to bring lots of the container and microservices enthusiasts to Seattle next week.  I am personally looking forward to my 3rd Dockercon (including the Dockercon EU in Barcelona).  Even more so because I am excited to be speaking and sharing information about our open […]

October 21, 2015


Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for OpenStack: Enabling Reliable OpenStack Cloud for Enterprises

3 min read

Companies are going through a change in the way they conduct their businesses and digital transformation is paving the way. IT services and applications are distributed and beyond the traditional boundaries of the data center. Cloud adoption is a big part of the transformation. Enterprises are looking at multiple cloud technologies from established and emerging […]

November 11, 2015


Project Contiv – Infrastructure Operational Policy Specification for Containerized Application Deployment

3 min read

One of the biggest disruptions in the IT world is upon us.  10 years ago it was server virtualization, more recently the adoption of cloud – both private and public.  One could argue that cloud adoption is still ongoing. But I think a more fundamental disruption is happening with the way applications are going to be built, deployed and […]

June 29, 2015


Cisco Continues to Support Application Virtual Switch for Application Centric Infrastructure in vSphere Deployments

1 min read

Cisco Application Virtual Switch (AVS), a virtual member of the Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) family has seen increasing interest from customers who want to enforce application centric...

April 20, 2015


Cisco Nexus 1000V Now Supports VMware vSphere 6.0

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Following up on my blog post announcing our intent to support VMware vSphere 6.0 environments with Cisco Nexus 1000V, I am...

February 2, 2015


Announcing Cisco Nexus 1000V for VMware vSphere 6 Release

2 min read

The Cisco Nexus 1000V has been supported in VMware vSphere hypervisor since 4.0 release (August 2009) up to the current vSphere release 5.5 update 2.  We are happy to announce...

October 14, 2014


Docker Networking Going Enterprise ?

4 min read

The second revolution in server virtualization is here.  Virtual Machines were the first revolution that allowed users the ability to run multiple workloads on a single server through a hypervisor. Now the next wave is here.  Linux Containers have recently started to gain momentum with many enterprise customers asking me if they should consider it […]

July 28, 2014


Power of Open Choice in Hypervisor Virtual Switching

3 min read

Customers gain great value from server virtualization in the form of virtual machines (VM) and more recently Linux Containers /Dockers in data centers, clouds and branches.  By some estimates, more than 60 % of the workloads are virtualized although less than 16% of the physical servers (IDC) are virtualized (running a hypervisor).  From a networking perspective, the hypervisor […]

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