Divya Rao

Technical Marketing Engineer

Data Center Networking

Divya Rao is a Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco. She started her career at Cisco 14 years ago as a Customer Support Engineer in San Jose TAC. Since then, she has worked on both enterprise and data center networking in technical marketing roles.

From her early TME days when she used to deploy the Catalyst 6500 platform as the network backbone at global events, to her current focus on network programmability in NX-OS, she has always enjoyed being hands-on with Cisco switches. She maintains an active CCIE certification in Routing and Switching since 2009.

She has presented at Cisco Live across technology tracks including routing and switching, network management and data center networking.

Divya holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston, where she partnered with NASA for her research work and publications. Prior to joining Cisco, she worked as a software engineer with Infosys.

When she is not configuring switches, Divya enjoys swimming, hiking and being a hands-on mom.


September 24, 2020


Telemetry in Action: NETCONF and gNMI with a Custom-Built Collector!

7 min read

Model-Driven Telemetry Telemetry is used to subscribe to meaningful data and measurements from remote devices and transport it to a receiving system for monitoring and analysis. This data allows network administrators to proactively visualize their network, and helps them automate tasks and forecast capacity requirements. When we talk about streaming telemetry, we typically refer to […]

August 18, 2020


Network Automation and the Ingenuity of Data Models

10 min read

Explore two new methods of network automation in NX-OS using a model-based approach.

July 21, 2020


Hot off the press: Introducing OpenConfig Telemetry on NX-OS with gNMI and Telegraf!

10 min read

Learn how to set up streaming telemetry with gNMI on your Cisco Nexus switches and stream it to an open source collector.