Karunakaran Duraikannu

Senior Manager

Global Infrastructure Services

Karun is a Sr Manager for IT & Lead Security Prime in Global Infrastructure Services. He has been with Cisco for 13 years but has 25 years of IT experience. Karun is passionate about simplifying/digitizing Infrastructure Management & Securing Digital Business.


January 16, 2019


How Cisco IT Reduces the Cost and Complexity of Server Fleet Refresh

With 12,000 Cisco UCS servers installed in 22 company data centers worldwide, Cisco IT had a big challenge tracking when individual UCS units were due for replacement as part of our infrastructure refresh program. Compounding the problem: Many different server models were installed at different times, making it very difficult for us to manage refresh planning, budgeting, and scheduling.