Venu Venugopal

VP of Engineering

Data Center Networking

Venu leads a global team of engineers that are responsible for building the complete set of platforms and solutions for Cisco’s Data Center Networking portfolio. This includes data center networking solutions based on NX-OS and DCNM, for Nexus and MDS platforms.

Venu is a seasoned executive with 20+ years of experience in the networking industry, in software development and management positions. He has a strong track record of delivering scalable software solutions for the Data Center, Enterprise, and Service Provider segments.

Venu and his teams are four time winners of the Cisco Pioneer Award, which annually recognizes teams for outstanding innovation technology/product within Cisco.

Outside of work, Venu’s passion is reading and outdoor team sports.


May 24, 2019


Provisioning Underlay for VXLAN EVPN Fabric using Fabric Builder in DCNM 11

Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) version 11 introduced the Fabric Builder, a turn-key function for easy Day-0 provisioning of data center network deployments. With Fabric Builder, we allow users...

May 13, 2019


Transforming Data Center Automation with DCNM 11

As Data Center application demands continue to evolve at a rapid pace, today’s IT infrastructure and operations personnel need to adopt fast-moving technologies with the same dexterity. Automation of the...