Kaustubh Das

SVP and General Manager

Cloud & Compute

Kaustubh Das, or KD, is Cisco’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cloud and Compute. As a member of Cisco’s senior leadership team, he is responsible for defining and growing Cisco’s multi-billion-dollar hybrid cloud and cloud native product portfolios, driving innovation and entry into new markets, and incubating and scaling new businesses to profitable, sustainable growth. KD is a technology visionary and transformation expert whose mission is to help enterprise customers harness the full potential of the hybrid, multi-cloud world. His team, made up of the best and brightest talent in the technology industry, is building world-class platforms that deliver customer-proven automation, observability and cloud native capabilities to market at unprecedented speed and scale. KD joined Cisco from Seagate, where he served as Vice President, Product Line Management for the company’s enterprise segment - including P/L ownership for a ~$4B business focusing on Data Centers and Cloud Service Providers. Prior to that, Kaustubh led Seagate's product management teams in the Systems Division, including product lines in storage systems, storage-aaS offerings, and high-performance computing. Earlier in his career, KD worked for McKinsey & Company, Intel, Schlumberger and Motorola. He holds 5 patents where he is listed as the lead inventor, holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Based in the Bay Area, KD is an advocate for women in technology and a champion for diversity and inclusion.


March 6, 2019


Hyperconverged Infrastructure – Complete Simplicity Requires Complete Solutions

To succeed, customers need a complete hyperconverged solution that simplifies the management of legacy infrastructure, public and private clouds, and multiple vendors - where data is no longer centered.

January 29, 2019


Taking the Full Power of Hyperconverged Infrastructure to the Edge with HyperFlex Anywhere

We at Cisco have been on a mission to create design patterns for the next generation of datacenters. Cisco’s HyperFlex 4.0 takes our platform from the core to the edge.

February 13, 2019


Cisco Jumps to Leader in November 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Cisco’s HyperFlex product has been named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). Read up on why, and how Cisco made it to the top.

October 4, 2018


Cisco HyperFlex Climbs to Leader Status in Forrester Wave™ Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q3 2018

Cisco HyperFlex Climbs to Leader Status in Forrester Wave™ Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q3 2018 I’m excited to report that Cisco HyperFlex has been named as a new leader in the Forrester...

September 10, 2018


The AI Mandate: To Boldly Go Where No Data Center Has Gone Before

AI and its offshoots, machine learning and deep learning, dominate Silicon Valley wallet- and mindshare. Implications for application development, management, and operations are mind-boggling.

August 8, 2018


Dream Beyond the Data Center with Cisco HyperFlex

When we launched Cisco HyperFlex back in 2016, our goal was to deliver customers a next generation hyperconverged infrastructure platform that would transform both their data centers and businesses....

May 31, 2018


New UCS multi-node server tackles growing need for high performance, scale-out infrastructure

The UCS product family just got larger, but before I introduce you to an exciting new product, let me tell you a little about the context for the design and...

March 29, 2018


Cisco UCS and HyperFlex for AI/ML Workloads in the Data Center

Data is the lifeblood of businesses. It helps drive better decisions, solve problems, see performance, improve processes, and offer a deeper understanding of customers.

January 25, 2018


HyperFlex 3.0: Platform for the Multicloud Era

The most rewarding aspect of my job is spending time with our customers. Recently, I visited a large enterprise and spent time with their CIO, and the Infrastructure Leads who...

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