Tal Saraf

Vice President, Product Management

Tal Saraf is the Vice President of Product Management for Cisco Cloud Services. Tal is responsible for development of product requirements as well as driving adoption of Cisco Cloud Services. The Cisco Cloud Services product management team works across our InterCloud Partners, internal teams building on top of Cisco Cloud Services and building an offering for external customers.

Tal spent five years at Amazon around the formation of Amazon Web Services. He is formerly the General Manager of Amazon CloudFront, AWS’s pay-as-go content distribution service, Amazon Route 53, AWS’s DNS service and the Elastic Transcoding Services. In this role, Tal was responsible for the overall development, management and product direction of Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53 and the Elastic Transcoder Service as well as two other internal web services over four years.

His teams built Amazon CloudFront (CDN), Amazon Route 53 (DNS) and Elastic Transcoder services as free standing P&Ls at Amazon. These provided network services and specialized storage (edge caching) and compute (transcoding) on top of Amazon Web Services. As part of the build out of Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53 he approved rack designs including storage for those services as we built out 48 data centers beyond the 3 core data centers Amazon had before those services existed.

Previously in his career, he held a variety of technical leadership roles over sixteen years with the Microsoft Corporation, working on and releasing products and services including Speech Server, MyMSN, Server and Desktop ActiveSync, TaxSaver and Internet Explorer. He was a managing consultant for a practice office of Microsoft Consulting Services focused on ASPs and Telco companies.

Tal holds a BS in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA in Finance from New York University - Stern Business School.

He is a co-inventor on 22 issued and 31 filed United States patents.


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