Craig Huitema

No Longer with Cisco

Craig Huitema began his career in technology as a Network Engineer at a large aerospace company.  It was there that he became a customer, and fan, of Cisco. 

He later joined Cisco as a Systems Engineer and held his CCIE for over a decade.  However, that certification, and many of the associated technical brain cells, expired several years ago.  

He held roles of increasing responsibility within the Cisco Sales organization, including Director of Systems Engineering, responsible for Enterprise customers across the Western United States.  Craig is now Director of Marketing for Data Center and Cloud Networking. 

He wonders why these bio’s are written in third person since the writer and the subject are inevitably the same.  In any case, “he” will conform to the implicit rule.


July 22, 2016


Elevating the Role of SDN in the Cloud with Cisco ACI 2.0

ACI 2.0 – released earlier this month –  delivers strong new SDN and Cloud capabilities.  These enable Scale, Cloud Automation, Security & Analytics, as well as Optimized Operations.  Yeah, I know that sounds kinda ‘buzzwordy’, but read on and you’ll get a sense for the power that ACI 2.0 delivers. I’m posting this on behalf […]

June 17, 2016


Visibility Into Tetration Analytics, Part 2

These 5 key use cases illustrate how Tetration Analytics provides pervasive visibility in your data center -- and demonstrate why we call it a Data Center Time Machine.

June 16, 2016


Visibility Into Tetration Analytics, Part 1

What is Tetration Analytics, what problems will it solve, and how does it work? This is the first of a two part series.

June 15, 2016


Tetration Analytics: A Limitless Time Machine For Your Data Center

No pill or product can make you Limitless. However, Cisco Tetration Analytics comes closer than anything in the industry to delivering Limitless capabilities!

June 7, 2016


5 Reasons Customers Have Made ACI The Market Leader

Recently, Network World said ACI is the market leader for number of SDN deployments. Let’s take a moment to consider what that means and why it’s the case. First, there...

June 2, 2016


Will Cloud Displace Partners Doing System Integration & Professional Services?

“Enterprises won’t need systems integration and professional services if they shut down their IT Operations and move to the cloud.” – Light Reading, May 31, 2016 Without any context, that...

May 6, 2016


Hybrid Cloud Power Trio

When I hear the term "power trio", I think of Geddy, Neil and Alex.  A band, where there’s just a bass, drums and guitar, with one of  'em singing.  By the way,...

April 1, 2016


Customers Speak Out On ACI: Speed, Simplicity & Security

Speed, simplicity and security – these are 3 of the recurring themes that come up in conversations with customers when discussing ACI. Why? Because ACI addresses 3 fundamental problems...

March 28, 2016


3 Reasons 10 Million Is A Big Number

  10 Million is a big number. How big? To put it in perspective, 10 million minutes is a bit over 19 years…Which is about 15 years longer than it took the Nexus 3000 to reach 10 million ports sold. Said differently, the Nexus 3000 is the Top of Rack switch of choice for lots […]