Todd Brannon

Senior Director, Cloud Infrastructure Marketing

Cisco Cloud Infrastructure and Software Group

Todd Brannon joined Cisco in 2009 and is Senior Director of Product Marketing for Cisco's cloud infrastructure and software portfolio. Todd has over 20 years of experience in enterprise systems and managed services spanning a variety of roles at Sprint, Dell and Cisco. Early in his career Todd served as Armor branch officer in the United States Army and loves the smell of a data center in the morning.


October 29, 2013


WHIPTAIL + UCS = peanut butter + chocolate

  Back on September 10th, Cisco announced the intent to acquire WHIPTAIL and today I’m excited to report to our Data Center blog readers that the acquisition has been completed! Paul Perez has laid out Cisco’s vision for this technology and the crucial role that solid-state memory plays in the next evolution of UCS.   If […]

September 10, 2013


Tick Tock Goes the Server Clock

Ivy Bridge comes to UCS! As Paul Perez reminds us in his evolutionary metaphor for our industry, time marches on, and today brings another tick of the clock. Many of you may be familiar with the development cadence that Intel maintains to carry forward the exponential burden of Moore’s law. By way of explanation for […]

August 27, 2013


Introducing Cisco SingleConnect Technology

When customers talk about why they like UCS they often sum it up in very concise terms. “It makes things a lot easier,” is a common refrain. But if you ask a Cisco technologist what’s good about UCS you’ll get a much more lengthy reply, probably more than you wanted to hear. 🙂 That’s because […]

May 13, 2013


Cisco UCS at EMC World 2013

We handed out a stack of these buttons for the Cisco booth staff to wear this year and that sums up my favorite part of EMC World:  it’s an infrastructure party.  This is a place where you’re going to talk with people at the heart of the data center and IT, and the conversations all […]

March 21, 2013


Delivering the Madness: remember to thank your servers and the network

March Madness is here and in full effect.  If you’re reading this post you probably aren’t paying close enough attention to the results pouring in from the round of 64.   Today and tomorrow will make or break your bracket!  Take appropriate action.  As soon as I hit “publish” on this post I promise you that […]

February 28, 2013


The server business isn’t a popularity contest, but if it was…

…here are the type of votes contestants would love to receive.   We recently saw two items that speak well on the progress of UCS against the most important yardsticks:  how IT professionals and our partners rate Cisco as a computing systems vendor. First up is CRN’s Annual Report Card.   This is where IT solution providers […]

January 24, 2013


More of a good thing: Cisco and NetApp open the next chapter for FlexPod

FlexPod, by any measure, has been a great success.   2,100 customers worldwide have adopted the architecture and it stands today as one of the leading converged infrastructure solutions in the industry.   IT organizations want to modernize their operations, but they need to do it in a way that mitigates risk and lays down a solid […]

December 4, 2012


UCS: Foundation for Cloud

A story came out today showcasing the platform built to power Xerox Managed Print Services (MPS), and it’s hard to describe better example of how Cisco’s data center technology comes together to help unlock the full potential of cloud computing.  In the lead-up to this release and the webcast that we’re airing this Thursday, I had […]