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Ravi Balakrishnan

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Datacenter Solutions

Ravi Balakrishnan holds a MS in Computer engineering and MBA in Marketing from USA

Ravi has more than 20 years of server hardware and software middleware experience at Sun, HP and Oracle and 5 years of server, virtualization and networking hardware experience at Cisco where he is employed currently – Ravi has acquired rich experience in datacenter infrastructure solutions encompassing Unified Computing Systems, Unified fabric, Energy Efficient Datacenters, and other emerging datacenter topics such as Cloud computing, dynamic provisioning, and the like.

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April 14, 2021

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Cisco Innovations Showcase at F5 Agility 2021

Cisco and F5 collaborated and successfully announced the F5 ACI ServiceCenter App, a multi-function and operations focused solution, covering its key L2-L7 operational use-cases.

March 3, 2021

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Enable Consistent Application Services for Containers

F5 CIS and Cisco ACI together offer unified control, visibility, security, and application services, for both container and non-container workload. The solution offers a seamless developer experience intended to maintain the simplicity of Kubernetes while still enabling advanced capabilities within the Cisco ACI fabric, and maintaining application availability, security, and visibility across the infrastructure.

February 17, 2021

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Win with Cisco ACI and F5 BIG-IP – Deployment Best Practices

Use PBR functionality on the Cisco ACI fabric to direct return traffic from the application servers back to the BIG-IP. This will help in having to avoid to re-write your application or to make changes to your BIG-IP configuration and still achieve a symmetry traffic flow with minimal changes.

February 11, 2021

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Building self-healing networks with Cisco Network Assurance Innovations and ServiceNow ITSM

Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE), a key pillar in Cisco’s Intent based networking, is built on a strong foundation of open APIs that has enabled a broad ecosystem of partner-integrated solutions for automated, closed-loop incident resolution use cases. One such marquee solution features Cisco NAE with ITSM leader ServiceNow that boasts hundreds of customer deployments across the globe. Cisco IT on its own is a stellar example of such deployments.

February 3, 2021

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First Multi-vendor NETCONF/YANG inter-operability testing: Proven Openness

With the growing complexity of the modern network, automation is becoming more important. NETCONF is one of the widely adopted protocols by networking vendors and customers among all programming interfaces. Alongside NETCONF, YANG provides a powerful, standardized modeling language to complement the NETCONF protocol. In practice, interoperability between service orchestrator and network devices provides flexible mix-and-match solutions based on customer's deployment choice.

January 12, 2021

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Streamline your Infrastructure Automation Workflows by going beyond Infrastructure-as-Code?

Infrastructure-as-data guarantees that your automation process is easily repeatable and will likely provide consistent results in terms of performance and reliability.

December 4, 2020

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Redefining the Intelligent Network with Cisco ACI and HashiCorp Consul

From definition to deployment, application services could define networking and security requirements at the infrastructure layer, in an automated and fully synchronized way. Learn about the Consul App for Cisco ACI and join us on December 9 for our webinar, Redefining the Intelligent Network with Cisco ACI and HashiCorp Consul.

October 12, 2020

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Cisco at ONUG Fall 2020: 5 Must-See Sessions

Cisco is a Digital Innovator sponsor this year at ONUG Fall 2020 virtual event. Prepare to connect, ask questions and gain a better understanding of how to successfully deploy, connect, secure, and operate the Cloud Native Enterprise.

October 9, 2020

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Cisco Data Center Networking makes a stellar debut at HashiConf Digital 2020

Don't miss the Cisco Innovations showcase at the HashiConf Digital 2020 conference, a series of lightening talks where Cisco SMEs discuss innovative joint solutions brought to you by Cisco and HashiCorp.