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Kevin Wollenweber

Vice President, Product Management

Service Provider Network Systems

Kevin is Vice President of Product Management in the Service Provider Network Systems business at Cisco. In this role, he leads the product management team for the networking/routing portfolio aimed at the SP segment and has been with Cisco since 1997. As the product management leader for Cisco’s Service Provider Routing portfolio, Kevin is focused on how industry and technologies are transforming and evolving Cisco’s products and solutions to help customers address their business challenges. During his 22 years at Cisco, Kevin has driven a number of 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 flagship Service Provider routing products such as the GSR, CRS, ASR and NCS families and is focused on continuous delivery of innovation and efficiency across the Service Provider routing portfolio. Throughout it all, Kevin has worked closely with the many providers 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 Master’s of Science and Bachelor’s 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 spends his time mountain biking, golfing and spending time with his family.

Articles

December 16, 2021

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Multi-Vendor Automation: The Song Remains the Same

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

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Cisco and SONiC

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

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Cisco and IBM Commit to Seamless Automation for 5G Networks

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

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

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

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

Welcoming the Next Generation of NCS 5500 Systems

The NCS 5500 platform has become the go-to peering and aggregation device—down to the access layer—deployed for everything from mobile backhaul to wireline to cable network aggregation. New additions to the Cisco Converged SDN Transport architecture will help communication service providers to deliver new connected experiences quickly and at a massive scale.

NCS 500, Your Access Done Right

To assist communication service providers with the evolution to the next-gen access and aggregation networks, we are excited to announce a few key additions to the NCS 500 portfolio.

Expanding the Cisco 8000 Router Series

One year ago, we announced the Cisco 8000 Series routers, combining the revolutionary Cisco Silicon One chipset and Cisco IOS XR, to deliver a breakthrough in high-performance routers. Discover how we expanded the Cisco 8000 Series routers over the past year.

PacketFabric Deploys 400G on Cisco Silicon One

I recently had a virtual chat with PacketFabric CEO, Dave Ward. If you’re not familiar with PacketFabric, you will be soon. They are quickly becoming an industry mover and shaker in the Network-as-a-Service and next-gen Service Provider (ngSP) space. They’re also a customer of ours, having recently deployed the Cisco 8000 with our new 400G solutions.