Melanie Kraintz

No Longer with Cisco

Melanie Kraintz is the Social Media Lead for Enterprise Networks and is part of the Product Solutions Management team within Corporate Marketing at Cisco Systems. Melanie leads the channel strategy for all things Enterprise Networks /Mobility leveraging Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, SlideShare, blogs, and much, much more. Although Melanie joined Cisco in September 2014, she has worked in high tech content development and the execution of digital marketing strategies to drive web traffic and build community among audiences around the world for Microsoft, AT&T and T-Mobile in the past 14 years.

Melanie graduated from Central Washington University with a double major in Public Relations and Video Production. Melanie also has a double minor in Mass Communications and Advertising.

Melanie hails from Monroe, Washington (Seattle area) and enjoys all things outdoorsy including hiking, camping, and running. In her spare time you can find her playing with her Shih Tzu/ Yorkie puppy or planning a future getaway with her husband of seven years to a beach in a remote location.

Melanie is passionate about video and social media, so don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have.


August 3, 2016


Is your Network Ready? #CiscoDNA #CiscoChat

Change is tough. True transformation is even tougher. Fortunately, Cisco DNA gives you the resources to navigate change and ensure success.

March 29, 2016


The Next Era of Networking Has Arrived! #CiscoDNA #CiscoChat on April 4th

Join us to discuss the new Cisco Digital Network Architecture, an open, software-driven approach to enable the business flexibility and agility that both IT and Line of Business leaders need.

November 13, 2015


#CiscoACI #CiscoChat- Cisco SDN in the Data Center

Digital transformation is changing the world as technology continues to play a central role in today’s business strategy. By helping to reach more customers, offer differentiated services, and grow the business, the relevance of IT is stronger than ever. Customers want to deploy services fast, at scale, at the lowest cost possible. Cisco’s SDN strategy […]

October 28, 2015


Top 3 Reasons for Integrating Video Now

Just about everyone today knows the power of social video; however, some do not know how to articulate the top reasons why marketers should incorporate video into our marketing campaigns. I have combined my 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, e-commerce and social media management with degrees in Videography and Public relations to compose […]

October 22, 2015


Twitter Polls Are Coming!

You may have heard the news coming in from Twitter this week… Cisco Data Center, @CiscoDC, received the opportunity to be one of the first Twitter handles to have the polling enabled on to our account. (Yes, we do feel special too). Here at Cisco, we are excited to test the feature so we conducted our first poll […]

October 12, 2015


Composable Infrastructure – Beyond Blade and Rack Servers

Guest Blogger: Jed Scaramella, IDC Research Director, Servers and Datacenters   Over the past several months Cisco, Dell, HP and other vendors have introduced a new category of servers called composable infrastructure. These subsystems are based on disaggregated server architecture. In a new video series and an IDC paper I explain what is driving the […]

March 24, 2015


Announcing the new Data Center and Cloud Community!

It’s finally here- the new Data Center and Cloud community framework has launched! We created new content spaces for Compute and Storage, Software Defined Networks, Data Center and Networking, and OpenStack...

March 10, 2015


Are you Ready for Social Video?

Are you considering using video in your digital marketing strategy?  Here are a few statistics on the topic: Visitors who view product videos are 85% more likely to buy than visitors who do not. (Internet Retailer) More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. (YouTube) 92% of mobile video viewers share videos with […]