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.


NCS 500, Your Access Done Right

4 min read

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.

Welcoming the Next Generation of NCS 5500 Systems

6 min read

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.

Expanding the Cisco 8000 Router Series

4 min read

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

4 min read

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.

December 11, 2019


Cisco Goes SONiC on New Networking Platforms

2 min read

Thanks to our continued collaboration with Microsoft and the SONiC community, today we are announcing SONiC/SAI support on our brand-new routing platforms, the Cisco 8000 Series. This represents the first truly integrated approach to supporting SONiC on both fixed and modular routers.

December 6, 2019


SRv6 is coming

4 min read

Segment Routing (SRv6) inherits all of SR MPLS capabilities, but simplifies the network by leveraging native IPv6 headers to add network programming capabilities. Discover why SRv6 is getting strong market traction and learn more about what makes SRv6 stand out.

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