Paul Perez

Senior Vice President, General Manager

Chief Technology Officer, Data Center Group

Paul Perez is the Vice President and General Manager for Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), the fastest-ramping product line in the company today. He is also an executive sponsor for innovation and works broadly with his peers across Cisco to grow technical leaders, cross-pollinate technologies, and keep Cisco differentiated in cloud computing for 21st century workloads.

Paul joined Cisco 18 months ago as the Chief Technology Officer for the Data Center Group, responsible for leading the overall technology strategy for products and solutions associated with UCS servers, server access virtualization, Nexus switching solutions, MDS storage switches and associated infrastructure automation software.

Perez came to Cisco after 27 years at Hewlett-Packard, where he held various technical and management leadership positions in enterprise servers and storage.

A native of Puerto Rico, he holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He also holds several patents in integrated circuit and computer design, and was a founding member of The Green Grid.




June 4, 2014


Customers choose innovation : Cisco UCS is the # 1 blade server in the Americas

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 Cisco’s First Trifecta This week IDC released the calendar 1Q14 server market share tracker report, which is starting to generate press given the news that Cisco UCS has achieved the #1 x86 blade server revenue market share position in the US, in North America and in the Americas  – a “triple crown” right before the […]

September 10, 2013


Evolving Cisco’s Unified Computing System for Big Data and the Internet of Everything

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In an earlier blog, I discussed the incredible success behind the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) in Darwinian evolutionary terms.  Since I wrote that blog three months ago, we’ve continued to grow rapidly and have strengthened our position as the #2 blade server player worldwide from 19.3% to 21.5% revenue share (per IDC 2CQ2013 server […]

June 20, 2013


Natural Selection On Full Display in the Server World

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Recent results clearly reinforce the growing understanding that Cisco has unleashed a more highly evolved and effective solution into the computing ecosystem.   While the principles outlined by Charles Darwin in Origin of the Species can stir controversy, I find them to be an accurate model for technology evolution and quite useful for describing how we’ve arrived […]