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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

March 21, 2014

DATA CENTER

Market Dynamics and Cisco’s Unified Computing System

Innovation.  Change.  Market transitions.  This is the natural order when it comes to IT. Today’s accelerated rate of technological change is disrupting all areas of IT, while at the same time creating new possibilities for our data center customers.  As a CIO, you’re tasked with capitalizing on the benefits of new technologies to enhance operations, […]

July 2, 2013

DATA CENTER

Next wave of data center innovation …

From the outset, Cisco Unified Fabric has been ahead of the curve and ahead of the market in its innovation and the value that it brings to Cisco customers. Its introduction brought about a profound shift to data center fabric: unification of the IP and storage networks.  Today it is foundational – a primary building […]

June 7, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco Achieves #2 Worldwide in the x86 Blade Server Market

Nobody thought the ‘plumbers’ could succeed in compute … The numbers are in – across the board Cisco is posting strong results and tracking unprecedented momentum in the server market.  With Cisco’s Q3 financial earnings announcement reporting 77% Y/Y growth in Data Center and now the latest IDC Server Tracker results [view UCS Advantage], Cisco […]

March 4, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cloupia … More than Just Another Cisco Acquisition [VIDEO]

I have been with Cisco for more than 20 years and have seen incredible growth and change over these two decades – including hundreds of acquisitions that resulted in varying degrees of success for our business. With this recent Cloupia acquisition being strategic to data center management, I thought this would be an opportune time […]