Dan Hanson

Senior Director, UCS and Intersight Product Management

Data Center: Cloud and Compute

Dan Hanson is a Senior Director within Cisco System’s Computing Systems Product Group. He leads the Unified Computing System & Intersight product management and technical marketing organization which defines the architecture, capabilities, and definitions of the product line. He helps consumers understand and effectively utilize the capabilities that this product set provides within the greater Cisco data center, and industry multi-cloud vision. Mr. Hanson has spoken at multiple Cisco and other vendor events and is the author of numerous papers and design guides relating to networking, compute, server virtualization, UCS architectures, server integration into large corporate data center infrastructures, software defined infrastructure, and the larger architectural vision of Cisco’s data center efforts. Mr. Hanson spent over 13 years as a customer, designing and supporting various network, security, storage, and compute datacenter efforts at midsize and multiple Fortune 50 corporations. Mr. Hanson has designed and engineered the deployment of enterprise, service provider, and hosting provider Virtual Private Data Center and Private Cloud efforts. These efforts included deployment with and integration into various orchestration platforms (commercial and private) that encompassed not only Compute, but also programmable DC fabric, Virtualized Network Services, DC security, rapid scale-up/scale-down, monitoring, SLA enforcement, multi-site and other technologies. This experience allows a very deep consumption viewpoint into the technical underpinnings of all Cisco DC offerings. Mr. Hanson holds a BS in Electronics Engineering from North Dakota State University, and an MS in Electronics Engineering from Purdue University. Mr. Hanson is an 20-year Cisco veteran, and 22-year CCIE. CCIE #4482


October 26, 2022


Nov. 3 #CiscoChat: Are the turbulent times leading to a brighter future for data centers and hybrid clouds?

1 min read

Please join me and my expert panel on Thursday Nov. 3 starting at 10 AM PT for our next #CiscoChat discussing the Future of Compute Design and Operation for Hybrid Cloud.

October 20, 2022


Intersight continues to deliver simple, efficient operations

3 min read

This blog, will focus on Cisco Intersight and its many innovations, derived directly from customer requirements to successfully implement their own hybrid cloud operating model. There are three key aspects of Intersight: core management simplicity, simplified operations, and workload management beyond data centers.

September 30, 2022


UCS X-Series answers IT’s demands for a more sustainable data center

5 min read

Cisco, our partners, and our customers are exploring many innovative and novel options to reduce data center impact on the environment. This is in line with the research from IDC that revealed the importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues as a corporate priority at all levels of organizations around the world. 

July 30, 2020


Introducing the Cisco C240 SD M5 Server for the Performance Edge

6 min read

The new Cisco C240 SD M5 introduces a solution for computing closer to the edge, without sacrificing on performance, features, security, and storage. When combined with Cisco Intersight customers have a method to operate at scale outside of the curated DC environment.