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Frank Palumbo

Senior Vice President

Global Data Center Sales

As Senior Vice President of Global Data Center Sales for Cisco, Frank leads one of Cisco’s strategic architectural sales teams and is responsible for $10B in annual sales for the company. Since joining Cisco more than 20 years ago, Frank has helped to pioneer and expand Cisco into new, adjacent markets, building the foundation for Cisco’s global data center architecture sales with data center switching and compute technologies. And more recently, growing strong market share as Cisco expanded to the software business with SDN and analytics.

Frank has a passion for running and has completed 19 marathons, including Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia – running the NYC Marathon every year since 2004. He has also completed 10 NYC triathlons.

Frank holds a degree in business administration from Rutgers University, and he serves on the board of the Rutgers Business School.

Articles

July 11, 2019

DATA CENTER

Tetration Micro-Segmentation: Secure Your Applications and Your Seat at the Yankees Game

Whether you call it micro-segmentation, application segmentation, cloud workload protection, or Zero Trust, limiting how an application can communicate on the network is a security imperative.

January 26, 2018

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

It’s Breakaway Time for Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco has a strong history of entering data center markets and driving industry transformation. We are continuing that momentum with Cisco HyperFlex Platform for Multicloud. In just over a year...

October 5, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Consumption Models Helping to Enable Business Transformation

Digital transformation is really about business transformation, and it is driving the need for new consumption models. In our fast-paced, multicloud world of digital, how can IT drive business outcomes?

August 24, 2017

DATA CENTER

Our Commitment to Innovation, Choice, and Openness in Next Generation Virtual Switching – Part 2

As many of you may have read on Monday in Tom Edsall’s blog post, Cisco announced our intent to put Cisco ACI into the public cloud –...

May 12, 2017

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Fibre Channel SAN Switching – Cisco Has Your Back

Back in 1984 the desire to connect across campus gave birth to the first multi-protocol router, and to Cisco.  Much has changed since then, but one thing remains constant.  No, I’m not talking about my love of the New York Yankees – I’m talking about Cisco’s focus on the customer. Putting customer first is what […]

May 2, 2017

DATA CENTER

Our Commitment to Innovation, Choice and Openness in Next Generation Virtual Switching

Cisco has always focused on providing customers with the best innovation, under an umbrella of choice and openness, in our next-generation virtual switching portfolio.

November 15, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Ride the Hybrid Cloud Wave: next-generation Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite

Change is everywhere and it is happening faster than ever. Data centers have become user-centric rather than IT-centric. Developers, on behalf of the business, demand self-service access to technology. And when they don’t get it, they claim it themselves. These teams want access to public cloud like resources. Your business needs to grow and capture […]

October 25, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Open Pay Financial Tool Opens Technological Potential for Insight Enterprises

Co-Authors: Frank Palumbo, SVP, Global Data Center & Enterprise Networking Sales and Kristine A. Snow, SVP, Cisco Capital We’ve previously written about how companies can overcome financial limitations and develop organizational agility with Open Pay financing from Cisco Capital. Today, we want to show an example of how Open Pay’s unique features have enabled Insight […]

September 19, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco and Dell EMC – Delivering Converged Infrastructure

EMC and Cisco have been collaborating for nearly 20 years. Now, both Cisco and Dell EMC are committed to building on that very strong foundation.