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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 etc.,

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April 1, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco Nexus 9516 wins best of Interop award

The Best of Interop Awards for 2014 were announced today at 5.30 PM, at the Interop Theater. Cisco Nexus 9516 switch won the Best of Interop award in the Data...

March 30, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco Data Center at Interop 2014 – Rebecca’s Keynote, Best of Interop Finalist, Customer Luncheon and many …

Finally, Interop 2014 is around the corner and Las Vegas is heating up belying the wintry conditions as I step out of the airport. Two weeks ago, two of...

March 24, 2014

DATA CENTER

Best of Interop Finalist 2014 – Meet Cisco Nexus 9516 the new big, bad boy of Nexus 9000 Family

The Nexus 9516 is the latest addition to the Nexus 9000 family of switches and it is already making headlines everywhere. The crowning moment came two weeks ago, when the...

January 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco Live Milan 2014: Where Hi-Tech meets Fashion and Tradition

I am neither an AC Milan soccer fan nor a connoisseur of haute couture, so it will be no surprise if you wondered what I am doing in Europe’s fashion...

December 6, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco Nexus 9000 Community on GitHub

If you are an open source fan, in particular GitHub, I have good news for you. Yes, we now have a Cisco Nexus 9000 community on GitHub. While...

November 11, 2013

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Close Peek at Cisco ACI : Network Abstraction, VXLAN, Programmability

Last week was a memorable one for me in more ways than one. First, the unveiling of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) specifics by John Chambers and his Executive Management...

October 2, 2013

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Rocks at Oracle Open World

You must be thinking I am joking, when I say that there is an affinity between me and San Francisco Moscone center. Yes, August end, I was there for VMworld...

September 6, 2013

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My Experience at VMworld, San Francisco, 2013

This year at VMworld, San Francisco, I had a choice, to attend either as a Visitor or as a Demo Booth staffer. I quickly chose the latter, as I could...

August 4, 2013

DATA CENTER

Will your Citrix XenApp infrastructure perform for thousands of mobile users?

The number of mobile devices in our companies are exploding  - and one of the fastest and best ways to deliver all those existing Windows-based apps to these devices is...