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Shankar Chandrasekaran

Marketing Manager

GMCC Products and Solutions

Shankar Chandrasekaran is in product and solutions marketing at Cisco supporting Cisco enterprise switching portfolio of products. Prior to his current role, he was in software licensing operations and product development. He has an MBA from Haas School of Business.

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April 11, 2014

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Why Migrate to 10G in Campus

Current wired and wireless networks will be inadequate as traffic is forecast to triple over next five years as per Cisco VNI. Business Internet video traffic is expected to grow at 39%, mobile data traffic at 59% & Internet of Things M2M traffic at 113% per year through 2017-2018. Even when users are not actively […]

March 27, 2014

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Why Upgrade Campus & Branch Switching & Wireless Infrastructure?

Many of the existing switch and wireless infrastructures that were deployed 5 or more years ago were not designed for BYOD, pervasive mobility, advanced security, SDN and more. Let us look at these trends and the benefits of upgrading the network infrastructure to the latest switching and wireless products. BYOD and Mobility There are multiple […]

December 20, 2013

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Catalyst 6800 is shipping!

I am pleased to announce that Catalyst 6807-XL and 6880-X are shipping now! Launched at Cisco Live Orlando this year, Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches are programmable campus backbone switches optimized for 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet services. They are built for rich 10/40/100G services for BYOD & collaboration, support programmability and simplicity, and have the DNA of […]

February 19, 2013

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Demystifying the Catalyst: Cisco Context Aware Secure Access (Security Group Tags – SGT) Technology

In this blog, let us take a look at how Catalyst access switches enable and enforce context aware access to IT resources. Many types of devices, including laptops, smartphones, and tablets, are used by end users to connect to the network wired, wirelessly, and remotely through VPN. With bring your own device (BYOD) access, the […]

December 19, 2012

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Demystifying the Catalyst: IOS Device Sensors

In this blog, let us take a look at how Catalyst access switches profile the various connected devices and make the information available to various network services. Many devices like laptops, IP phones, cameras etc. are connected to the network and need to be managed by IT for asset management, device onboarding, switch configuration, policy […]

December 4, 2012

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Demystifying the Catalyst: Video Application Monitoring and Troubleshooting

In my previous blog, we looked at how Catalyst switches can be used to assess video application readiness in the network before rolling out a video based collaboration application. In this blog, let us take a look at available tools on the Catalyst switches to monitor and troubleshoot video problems in the network. As we […]