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.


March 4, 2016


From Applications to ASICs in 3D: Changes, Part Three

3D: Digitization and Disruption in the Data Center This week at Partner Summit, Cisco made major headlines with Data...

February 26, 2016


Changes, Part 2 – So, What Do We Do With That?

Last week, in part 1 of this 3 part series, we discussed how Digitization* is driving change. We also covered how Changes (cue** David Bowie) are manifesting themselves in...

February 19, 2016


Changes, Part 1 – David Bowie, Containers and Cisco Live Berlin

On January 10, David Bowie passed away. He was an icon in the music world, with a career spanning 5 decades, and selling 140 million albums, with many going to...

December 17, 2015


Avoid Wild Light Sabers & See How Pulsant Delivers Cloud Services Faster With ACI (Case Study)

Being fast is important this time of year. X–Wing Fighters in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” are fast. Avoiding that overly...

December 4, 2015


Top 3 Ways New ACI Innovations Improve Your Data Center

Yesterday, Cisco announced a new software release for ACI. If you are looking to automate IT, or build out your cloud environment, and want to do so in an open fashion...

November 12, 2015


Simple. Fast. Open. Cisco ACI shakes up SDN.

If you come to Cisco’s corporate headquarters, chances are good that (especially if you’re traveling internationally) you will fly into...

October 30, 2015


Halloween can be scary. Automating your network doesn’t need to be.

Some random, yet strangely connected, thoughts the night before Halloween… Zombies can be scary: Death Metal*...

September 29, 2015


What Du Can Do With ACI

It seems people sometimes have this view of SDN as addressing rather esoteric use cases and situations. However, the reality is that while there are instances of ‘out there stuff’...

September 14, 2015


Make The World A Better Place – Simplify and Automate Your Data Center

Last week, I wrote about Cisco’s SDN Strategy for the Data Center. I’d like to follow that up with 2 comments today. A reminder of the fact that...