Ronak Desai

Senior Vice President & GM

AppDynamics & Full-Stack Observability

Ronak Desai is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco AppDynamics and Full-Stack Observability. Ronak is responsible for leading the overall AppDynamics business unit, driving strategy, vision, transformation and business growth for AppDynamics and its products – including on-premises, cSaaS, AppDynamics Cloud, and the Full-Stack Observability Platform. Prior to joining AppDynamics, Ronak was SVP of Cisco’s Cloud Networking Engineering organization, where he spearheaded major strategy and technical shifts across Cisco’s networking portfolio of products and services, including ACI to ACI Anywhere, 400G offerings, Cloud APIC, Nexus Dashboard and more. Ronak has held additional engineering leadership roles at Insieme Networks – which was acquired by Cisco in December of 2013 – where he was responsible for the development and architecture for the ACI controller and Nexus 9000, Hybrid cloud solutions. In addition, he helped drive the development of NX-OS, Nexus 7000, MDS9000 and SAN-OS (the pre-curser to NX-OS). Ronak has earned 50 patents, many of which are currently embedded in the solutions Cisco provides to address the dynamic needs of worldwide customers and technology partners every day. He holds a Master of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.


April 20, 2023


Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Smartlook, Enabling New Offerings for Cisco AppDynamics and Full-Stack Observability

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Cisco announces its intent to acquire Smartlook Inc, s.r.o. It represents a big step forward in delivering even more value for Cisco AppDynamics and the Full-Stack Observability Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) solution, with new application and user experience insights, analytics, and troubleshooting capabilities.

October 21, 2021


The Future of Broadcast: The All-IP Olympics

3 min read

The tremendous benefit of IP is that it supports new workflows that enable broadcasters to fundamentally transform how they create and deliver content while lowering their operating expenses. Learn how NBC took full advantage of IP Fabric for Media to broadcast the 2021 Olympic Games.

August 24, 2021


Ruling the Hybrid Cloud with Cisco Nexus Dashboard One View

4 min read

Learn how Nexus Dashboard provides One View over the management plane as it undergoes transformation to meet the ever-increasing demands of enterprise hybrid cloud operations.

April 7, 2021


Designing Fault Tolerant Data Centers of the Future

5 min read

To respond to application failures as quickly as possible, network administrators need a highly scalable, fault-tolerant data center architecture that is simple to manage and troubleshoot.

August 26, 2019


Mitek Industries Unifies 40 Subsidiaries and 114 Branch Offices with Cisco Data Center Anywhere

1 min read

MiTek Industries is a diversified global supplier of software, engineered products, services, and equipment to the residential, commercial, and industrial construction sectors. A Berkshire Hathaway company since 2001, MiTek comprises...

January 29, 2019


Cisco Fulfills on the Vision for ACI Anywhere

3 min read

Cisco ACI Anywhere is the most comprehensive data center networking solution, with flexible deployment options and the ability to deploy apps based on business needs, not technology limitations.

October 24, 2018


Driving Consistent Policy Everywhere with ACI Anywhere

2 min read

Any workload. Any hypervisor. Any cloud. The latest release of ACI brings ACI into OpenStack and Kubernetes environments, improves security, reduces workload management complexity, increases agility and more - all in a multicloud deployment - expanding the vision of ACI Anywhere.

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