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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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January 28, 2022

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Application-centric Security Management for Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator (NDO)

The AlgoSec solution with NDO brings the power of intelligent automation and software-defined security features for ACI. We explore multiple use cases, enabling application-centric operation and micro-segmentation, and delivering integrated security operations workflows.

December 8, 2021

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New F5 ACI ServiceCenter App Release

Over the past 2 years, we’ve been working on enabling F5 ADC services within the Cisco ACI fabric using the F5 ServiceCenter App. This App is an agile development effort. driven by field and user input and has evolved in multiple releases which are available from Cisco’s DC App Center.

December 1, 2021

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NCR accelerates towards zero-trust with Cisco ACI and AlgoSec

The AlgoSec Security Policy Management Suite and Cisco ACI enable NCR to manage application connectivity end-to-end across their network -- including public cloud, Cisco ACI and physical firewalls -- achieving zero-trust security and a reduced attack surface.

September 8, 2021

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Multi-tier automation and orchestration with Cisco ACI, F5 BIG-IP and Red Hat Ansible

With applications transitioning into the cloud, businesses need to automate infrastructure and application deployment in order to stay ahead of the game. F5 and Cisco make programmability and automation inherent parts of operational IT processes, and Ansible provides BIG-IP and ACI users a simple, yet powerful, multi-tier automation and orchestration platform.

July 29, 2021

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Avoid sinkholes with F5 Simulators: Evolution of the F5 – Cisco ACI joint solution

Getting the best understanding possible of deployment options is certainly the key to successful technology deployments. So spending the time and visualizing, in advance, the benefits of our rich integration between BIG-IP and ACI collaboration is the latest positive evolution we can bring you.

June 28, 2021

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F5 & Cisco ACI Essentials: ServiceCenter — One stop shop for IP address facts

Debugging a network issue can be daunting, involving 100's of IP addresses spread across your entire deployment. Imagine having a tool that can get all the information you want from an IP address with a click of a button. The F5 ACI ServiceCenter is designed to do exactly that, and more.

June 17, 2021

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Enable faster, more secure application deployments with Network Infrastructure Automation by Cisco and HashiCorp

HashiCorp and Cisco are lighting the way to Network Infrastructure Automation (NIA) with Cisco ACI and Consul-Terraform-Sync (CTS), accelerating application delivery by automating networking related tasks.

May 25, 2021

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F5 and Cisco ACI Essentials: Automate, automate, automate!

This blog will focus on automation support by BIG-IP and Cisco ACI and how automation tools, specifically Ansible, can be used to automate different use cases

April 26, 2021

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F5 & Cisco ACI Essentials – Dynamic pool sizing using the F5 ACI ServiceCenter

When dealing with the Cisco ACI environment you may have wondered about using an Application-Centric Design or a Network-Centric Design. Both are valid designs, and you can read more on this topic in this blog.