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.


October 10, 2016


Large multi-national security company simplifies network operations with Cisco ACI and Avi Networks solution

Software based load balancers are making a big splash in recent times driven by developer-centric and application-led initiatives. Adding to this growing space of excitement is the up and coming...

September 20, 2016


Cisco ACI Ecosystem Builds Strong Momentum with new Security, Monitoring and Orchestration Technology Partners

When it comes to leadership in the SDN marketplace, clearly there is one winner. And that is, Cisco ACI. The proof is in customer momentum numbers. In the recently concluded...

September 7, 2016


YRC Freight achieves Business Transformation with Cisco ACI and Citrix NetScaler

YRC Freight, based in Kansas, is a leading transporter of industrial, commercial, and retail goods, specializ­ing in solutions for businesses across North America. In fact, so large is their network...

September 1, 2016


Cisco ACI – F5 iWorkflow Integrated Joint Solution – Talk of the show at F5 Agility US, Europe and Australia

In recent weeks, I had the opportunity to attend F5 Agility US and Australia, and meet with several customers and partners of Cisco and F5. It was evident from these...

August 12, 2016


Thunder Down Under – F5 Agility rolls into Melbourne and Sydney

In a few weeks Spring season will set in, and it’ll be a Ripper Down Under. For the IT technology geeks there is plenty of action in store to celebrate...

July 28, 2016


F5 Agility 2016 – Next Stop Chicago

Only a few weeks remain for the Fall season to officially set in, and it’s still quite hot in Chicago. The fast approaching F5 Agility event is further adding...

July 7, 2016


Red Hat Summit 2016 – A Review of key moments

Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco is an ideal setting to experience the power of open source in enterprise, for customers, partners and community enthusiasts. For me personally, this...

June 30, 2016


A quick journey through all the excitement that awaits you at Cisco Live 2016

As Las Vegas glows in the intense June summer sun, another glow is appearing on the horizon. The heat is hot and the ground dry, but the air is filled...

June 21, 2016


Choice and Flexibility in deploying L4-L7 services with Cisco ACI and Cisco CloudCenter: An in-depth Journey

Two weeks ago, I posted a blog highlighting the growing customer momentum for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), particularly in the context of customer successes in ACI-F5 joint deployments. I...