Jim McHugh

Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing

Unified Computing Systems

Jim McHugh has over 20 Years of Experience as a Marketing Executive and Leadership Positions with Start-Up, Mid-Sized, and High-Profile Companies, including Sun Microsystems and Apple pior to joining Cisco Systems, Inc..

Jim is the Vice President of Product and Solutions Marketing for Unified Computing Systems at Cisco. He leads and drives Marketing initiatives for UCS and partner solutions marketing (including EMC, Intel, NetApp, SAP, Microsoft, and VCE.) Jim is focused on buildling a vision for organizational success and executing marketing strategies measured by achievement of UCS revenue, market share, and growth.

He has a deep knowledge and understanding of business drivers, market/customer dynamics, and technology-centered products. Managed a multi-discipline teams delivering; Brand, Demand Generation, Social Media, Strategic Planning, Customer Intelligence and all Integrated Marketing Communications functions.

Jim holds an International MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.


October 14, 2015


Celebrating Five Years of FlexPod Success and Innovation

2 min read

    Five years ago, Cisco and NetApp released FlexPod, combining Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure and NetApp storage, with the goal of increasing IT responsiveness to business demands while reducing cost and risk. We started with solutions focused on virtualized infrastructure and desktop virtualization and experienced great success. We have continued to integrate new technologies […]

October 13, 2015


Swimming in Data and Analytics

2 min read

    As I prepare to go to the Data and Analytics conference in Chicago next week, I just realized how much I have been swimming in big data and analytics lately. There has been so much going that I think It makes sense to that highlight some activities from last week, upcoming activities next week and […]

September 1, 2015


Cisco, SAP and the Big-Data Revolution

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Cisco, SAP and the Big-Data Revolution   SAP just announced the release of SAP HANA Vora. SAP HANA Vora is an in-memory query engine that plugs into the Apache Spark execution framework to provide enriched interactive analytics on Hadoop. Cisco, provider of UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data, is working with SAP to achieve the […]

September 3, 2015


The Long Road to the Cloud – Changes in Application Deployment Criteria

4 min read

In today’s world as more and more customers prepare to take advantage of cloud technologies, they are finding that private cloud and colocation services are essential options in their journey to the cloud. We are lucky to have Dan Harrington, as a guest blogger. Dan is a Research Director covering Datacenter trends at 451 Research. […]

August 27, 2015


Pssst, IT Operations Analytics Is Actually Cool

2 min read

OK, using data to make decisions to streamline operations is not a new concept, but the resources and types of data that we have at our disposal is unprecedented. Gone are the days when we had to rely on data only available in the data center. There are new exciting ways to sift through terabytes […]

June 12, 2015


Get the Big Ideas behind Big Data and Analytics

2 min read

Big data and analytics are not just buzzwords—they have become business imperatives. There are examples in just about every industry and vertical where organizations extracting valuable insight from their data and innovating faster, enhancing customer experiences, and becoming more relevant in the market. Organizations that don’t have a data strategy are starting to fall behind – […]

June 11, 2015


Why I Love Big Data Partner Series 6: Highlights from Cisco Live — Top Insights from Platfora

3 min read

Our last but not least guest blog on “Why I Love Big Data Partner Series” is up! If you are on your way back home from Cisco Live, this would be a great read for your commute. Rob Rosen from Platfora will take us through how easy it is to uncover previously hidden threats with […]

June 9, 2015


Why I Love Big Data Partner Series 5: Cisco and Splunk: The Weapons of a Security Warrior

3 min read

In this 5th why I love big data blog series, I am joined by Jeff Aboud from Splunk to outline why big data security analytics is essential to today’s security challenges. Jeff Aboud, Sr. Solutions Marketing Manager, Security Markets, Splunk Jeff Aboud has more than a dozen years in various areas of the security industry, […]

June 5, 2015


Why I Love Big Data Partner Series 4: Distributed Big Data Cluster with Cisco UCS and MapR–Store Locally, Query Ev …

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Next in our series of Why I Love Big Data is Bruce from MapR.  Together, Cisco and MapR are working on a very cool solution for keeping data local, but accessing very quickly.  Also, come by the Connected Banking stand in the Cisco Live World of Solutions and DevNet area to see a demo of the […]