Ben Stricker

Senior Public Relations Manager

Cisco UCS

Ben Stricker is Senior Public Relations Manager for Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) data center business. He is responsible for developing, executing, and managing the company's PR programs for Cisco UCS, as well as for advising executives and other decision makers to define and communicate Cisco's competitive differentiation and its value to the marketplace. He utilizes his extensive PR background and relationships with business and trade media to establish and demonstrate Cisco's vision, strategy, direction, innovation, and value in its data center businesses. Prior to joining Cisco, Ben was the PR Manager for Hewlett-Packard's HP ProCurve networking business.


March 7, 2016


Industry press respond to Cisco DNA announcement: “Cisco Launches New Digital Architecture That Will ‘Change The DNA …

Last week at our global Partner Summit event, at a press conference in front of global press and analysts, Cisco unveiled its Digital Network Architecture (DNA) to help customers on their journey to digitization. The response from industry reporters has been extremely positive, as journalists highlighted the industry-wide benefits with CRN headlining that it’s going to […]

March 3, 2016


Positive Press Response to New Cisco Hyperconverged Infrastructure

This week, Cisco introduced a new era in hyperconverged infrastructure with Cisco HyperFlex Systems, as part of a larger announcement of new data center innovations for the hybrid cloud across networking, hyper-converged, and hybrid cloud orchestration. Our data center news also included our intent to acquire CliQr Technologies, in order to help customers simplify and […]

April 30, 2015


The Palms Casino Resort Wins Big with Cisco to Enhance the Guest Experience

Running a Las Vegas resort and casino is like running a small city. As Vice President of IT at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Eric Saint-Marc is responsible for keeping traffic and maintenance of that city running as smoothly as possible. But his added responsibilities go further than any city council member of […]

April 1, 2015


Cisco Launches ‘Internet of Fish’ Initiative, Spawning New Opportunities to Connect the Unconnected

There’s no doubt that the Internet of Everything will have profound implications for all of the world’s industries. However, the vast majority of these industries are located on land, leaving the two-thirds of the Earth covered in water with minimal Internet connectivity. With that, no greater opportunity exists to “connect the unconnected” than in the […]

October 23, 2014


Cisco UCS and Major League Baseball @The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

For baseball fans like me – especially if your favorite team made the playoffs – the October postseason is  the most wonderful time of the year (with apologies to Christmas). For the Major League Baseball teams that have made it this far, months of preparation has led up to this point, and now the eyes […]

September 11, 2014


UCS “Grand Slam” Announcement is a Hit: Press Comments and Press Coverage Summary

Last week Cisco significantly expanded its Unified Computing System (UCS) converged infrastructure portfolio in a launch event in New York City on Thursday, which as press noted several times, marks “the most significant technology announcement from Cisco this year.” Feedback from press was extremely positive, and UCS GM Paul Perez said it all during his […]

June 5, 2013


Announcing the New Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches

What do you get when you take Cisco’s best-selling campus access switch line, double almost everything (including port density in-stack, stacking bandwidth, buffers and CPU), then make it more secure and simpler to use, all with power-saving capabilities that possibly make it the “greenest” access switch in the industry? You get a GameChanger This is […]

March 21, 2013


March (Network) Madness: an IT Manager’s Nightmare…or Slam Dunk?

In the U.S., the “March Madness” NCAA college basketball tournament is one of the most highly viewed online sporting events of the year, with 52 million visits across March Madness on Demand’s broadband and mobile platforms last year.  Even for casual viewers or non-fans who typically don’t pay attention to college basketball the rest of […]