Eric Blonda

Partner Executive

Global Pure Storage Alliance

Eric Blonda is the Global Pure Storage Alliance Executive where he leads the development of the relationship, engagement and execution of growth strategies between Cisco and Pure.

Prior to this role, Eric held leadership positions in Cisco’s Data Center specialist team – most recently as Director, Systems Engineering in the US Enterprise segment.

Eric joined Cisco in 2004 as a consulting systems engineer on the New England sales team that brought MDS Storage Networking to market. Since then, the Data Center business at Cisco has grown to include compute, networking, solutions and software to facilitate the management, operations and orchestration in the modern data center.

Eric holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire, and lives in New England with his family.


February 16, 2021


Cisco and Pure Storage: Making Economic Innovation a Foundational Principle

3 min read

Technology companies typically partner because it’s often faster and more cost effective to fill a gap with a partnership, by aligning or integrating solutions, to create a force multiplier that delivers high value-add.

August 6, 2020


After Five Years of FlashStack Success, It’s Time for the Next Five

2 min read

Cisco and Pure have never been more tightly aligned than we are right now—in development, in building solutions, and in selling—across our shared channel. The next five years will leverage the fundamentals and continue to modernize and transform the customer experience.