Kevin Egan

Director, Compute Systems Group

Cisco’s Data Center Business Group

Kevin is a Director in Cisco’s Data Center Compute Systems Product Group. He is dedicated to helping customers, partners and account teams understand the unique differentiation and benefits of Cisco UCS solutions.

Kevin has over 16 years of industry experience in a number of R&D and architecture roles including supercomputer design, emerging data center architectures and competitive analysis.

He holds an MBA from Colorado State University and an engineering degree from Texas Tech University.


March 17, 2016


Server Density Fine Print…

3 min read

The role of IT is to maximize business capacity, and refreshing your servers is an opportunity to increase capacity, reduce hardware and most importantly, lower costs for the business. It is reasonable to assume that packing more physical servers into less rack space helps you accomplish these goals. Here is the problem: If you increase […]

January 8, 2015


A New Generation of Cisco UCS Power Calculator

1 min read

We are proud to announce the new Cisco UCS Power Calculator and Estimation Tool. It features an all new User Interface (UI) and is currently live at http://ucspowercalc.cisco.com The tool contains many new features, including the ability to create templates and projects where configuration data is stored. Templates and projects improve agility as well as […]

January 24, 2014


UCS Manager vs. HP OneView

2 min read

HP introduced the world to their OneView management appliance by comparing it to Cisco UCS Manager through a series of YouTube video attacks this past fall. I can almost hear the meetings… ‘Forget stealth, forget the high road – let’s attack the leader in converged systems management directly – let’s attack Cisco UCS Manager!‘ While […]

November 12, 2013


The Dirty Secrets of Server Power

3 min read

Power efficiency remains a top decision point for many customers looking to modernize their data center. Customers searching for an accurate way to compare server power among vendors are often directed to use power calculators without taking into account the many factors that drive power utilization. This notion preys on the simplistic nature of the […]

October 2, 2013


The One and Only Cisco UCS Manager

3 min read

I am often asked by customers why UCS has been so successful in such a short amount of time. My response is always the same in that it comes down to two things – 1) Cisco and our partners’ ability to understand and execute against customer needs and 2) A fundamental difference in the underlying […]

July 19, 2013


Cisco UCS Outperforms HP and IBM Blade Servers on East-West Latency

2 min read

Virtualization, Private Cloud, Big Data, HPC, etc. have been steadily changing the landscape of data center architectures. Lower latency and higher performing server-to-server data traffic (East-West) have become key discussion points as customers look to modernize their infrastructures.  Cisco specifically designed UCS unified fabric for this type of traffic to create a highly-available infrastructure with […]