Kevin Wollenweber

SVP/GM, Cisco Networking

Data Center and Provider Connectivity

Kevin is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cisco Networking – Data Center and Provider Connectivity organization. In this role, he leads a portfolio that transforms how our customers build and manage their network architectures. He has worked with the world's largest Service Provider, Enterprise and Web Companies for the last three decades and has been with Cisco since 1997. As the leader for Cisco's Data Center and Provider Connectivity portfolio, Kevin is focused on how the industry and technologies are transforming and continuously evolving Cisco's products and solutions to help customers address their business challenges in the world's largest data centers, provider infrastructure, and cloud. During his 25 years at Cisco, Kevin has driven several industry-leading transitions across a breadth of Cisco products and technologies. His work has included positions in product management, technical marketing, and software engineering, but he has always focused on the needs of the world's largest Service Providers. Kevin has led the delivery of many flagship products, such as the GSR, CRS, ASR, and NCS families, and our latest offering with the Cisco 8000 - Cisco's fastest-growing service provider product portfolio in history! In addition, Kevin's goal is to continuously deliver innovation and efficiency across the Data Center and Provider Connectivity portfolio. For example, in the recent merge of the Data Center and Routing teams, we have brought together the technologies needed to build the world's most advanced data centers, provider networks, and cloud, as well as the tools to automate and manage them to modernize and simplify the delivery of network infrastructure. Throughout it all, Kevin has held a customer-first mindset. He works closely with customers to help them build world-class networks that deliver revenue growth opportunities and operational efficiency while mitigating risk across hardware, software, and systems. Kevin has his Bachelor's and Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and has held a Routing and Switching CCIE. When he isn't working or traveling, he enjoys cooking, mountain biking, golfing and spending time with his family.


March 19, 2024


Building Data Center Infrastructure for the AI Revolution 

6 min read

Cisco is helping enterprises, public sector organizations, and communication service/cloud providers evolve data center networks to support AI/ML applications using Ethernet. With an AI/ML networking blueprint and a new strategic partnership with NVIDIA, Cisco is providing data center Ethernet networking solutions for customers to enable AI/ML workloads.

June 21, 2023


Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Accedian: Accelerating High Performance Service Assurance 

2 min read

Cisco announced its intent to acquire Accedian, an industry leading network performance monitoring partner that enables seamless operation of service provider transport and 5G networks. 

Cisco and DISH: Delivering the Promise of 5G to Create a More Inclusive Future

1 min read

By applying a software-first approach, Open RAN and virtualization technology, DISH Wireless disrupted the market with the country’s first and only cloud-native 5G Open RAN network.

Catching the Next Wave of Innovation in Routing and Automation

4 min read

This blog covers our perspective on the trends driving transformation, how we are addressing those with our customers, and how we are preparing for the even newer inflection points we see on the horizon.

December 16, 2021


Multi-Vendor Automation: The Song Remains the Same

2 min read

People in the industry are coming around to something we’ve recognized and invested in for a few years now: any viable automation strategy needs to span vendors and technology domains. Networks are heterogeneous by nature, and for automation tools to accommodate that, the entire process needs to be automated, not just part of it. You need end-to-end insights instead of patchy islands of visibility.

November 12, 2021


Cisco and SONiC

2 min read

On November 9th and 10th, we had the opportunity to showcase our commitment at the 2021 Open Compute Project Global Summit with a demo scaling a next generation data center with SONiC VXLAN on the Cisco 8000 for customers wanting a fully integrated system with the silicon, platform, and IOS-XR from Cisco, or wants to run SONiC on Cisco hardware (Cisco 8000), or wants a Silicon only offering.

October 26, 2021


Cisco and IBM Commit to Seamless Automation for 5G Networks

2 min read

Together with IBM, we have integrated our products to enable the orchestration and management of 5G networks together with the underlying optical and IP transport networks in a single framework and solution, driven from any cloud.

September 2, 2021


Together, Colt and Cisco are Defining the Future of Segment Routing

2 min read

Cisco and Colt partner up to drive Segment Routing innovation especially in SR-ODN, automation via Crosswork and EVPN services.

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