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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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June 12, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco ACI and Nexus 9000 wins Best of Interop Japan, 2014

Success breeds success.  In April this year, Cisco Nexus 9516 won the Best of Interop at Las Vegas. Yesterday, Cisco ACI and Nexus 9000 won the Best of Interop...

June 4, 2014

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OpenStack with ACI whiteboard Video illustrations by Lucien Avramov

According to Gartner’s Andrew Lerner, many of the networking practitioners running mainstream corporate networks have only surface-level knowledge of OpenStack as evidenced in his recent blog. To assist networkers...

May 15, 2014

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ACI Walkabout at CiscoLive 2014, San Francisco

In a few days at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Cisco Live. This year we are expecting record attendance exceeding...

May 6, 2014

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Cisco ACI’s Multi-Hypervisor + BareMetal Interop with VLAN and VXLAN Routing and Bridging Demonstration

In November last year, I introduced via my blog, the powerful capabilities of the ACI Fabric and the unique hardware based VXLAN implementation in Cisco Nexus 9000...

May 1, 2014

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IT Brand Pulse recognizes Cisco as Innovation leader in 7 Data Center Categories

Cisco ACI has been making waves in the industry since its launch in Nov 2013. At Interop, Las Vegas in April 2014, Cisco Nexus 9516 bagged the Best...

April 22, 2014

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Cisco ACI with OpenStack at Redhat Summit – A perfect Pairing

Last week at Redhat Summit in San Francisco, Cisco Data center was well represented in speaking sessions, and solutions expo. I saw lots of traffic at our demo...

April 1, 2014

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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

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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

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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...