Vipul Deokar

Vice President, Engineering

Global Service Provider

Vipul is Vice President of Engineering for Cisco’s Service Provider Networking business. In this role, he leads all engineering for the company’s highest-end routing platforms powered by the industry-leading IOS XR network operating system. He is responsible for driving innovation, planning, and delivery of next-generation infrastructures and architectures. Since joining Cisco in Oct 2016, he has led the overhaul of the systems portfolio, including transformational innovation on the merchant-silicon-based NCS55xx, the introduction of the revolutionary Cisco-Silicon-One-based platform, and systems refreshes on Cisco’s flagship ASR9000. Under his leadership, these portfolios have grown market share across Core, Peering, Edge and Aggregation networking. Vipul and his team continue to innovate to provide simplified, modular, trusted,and programmable network operating systems, and deliver simplified network architectures with converged SDN-enabled IP transport and cloud-native subscriber technologies. Together with Massively Scalable Data Center (MSDC) and other Service Provider customers around the globe, he has led successful co-development efforts that enable industry-leading bandwidth, scale, and operational simplicity, as well as deliver clean architectural network solutions that help our customers navigate today’s most challenging market shifts. Vipul has a strong track record for building passionate and impactful engineering teams that drive new architectures and build products for the Packet Networking, Optical, and Systems Software markets, spanning both large and startup companies. Prior to Cisco, Vipul led forwarding software engineering for Juniper’s Development and Innovation team for all of the company’s routing products. In addition to driving Juniper’s move to the Cloud, he led aspects of streaming telemetry, virtualization, and programmability for the company’s entire product portfolio. Prior to Juniper, Vipul led large engineering teams to build Metro Optical Networks at ONI Systems/Ciena Corporation and embedded real-time operating system (RTOS)products at Windriver Systems. Vipul has a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Kansas State University, and an Engineering Leadership Certificate from UC Berkeley.


Cisco ASR 9000 Series, A Never-Ending Story

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2020 put network infrastructures to the test. Work from home and streaming video pushed network traffic loads into the stratosphere. More and more endpoints connected to the network, as enterprises pushed hard to digitize their service offerings, and the rate of cyber-security threats, which continue to present a significant business risk, skyrocketed. While communication service […]

Bring Your Broadband Network Gateways into the Cloud

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It is no longer possible to optimize the user plane and control plane when hosted on the same device. It is time to entirely rethink the BNG architecture.

Cisco Routing Portfolio for Mass Scale Infrastructures

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Today we’re excited to announce the next chapter in the evolution of our Converged SDN Transport architecture, our new Routed Optical Networking, and cloud-native BNG solutions. And we are also pleased to announce some other noteworthy additions to the Cisco routing portfolio for mass-scale network infrastructures including the new NCS 540 Small Density Router, the […]

Build a New Service Edge with the ASR 9000

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Discover how the latest ASR 9000 innovations can help you build a service-oriented edge for the future.

January 28, 2020


XR7, Not Just Another Release

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Find out why IOS XR7 is more than just a mere new release — Its noteworthy evolutions make it simple, modern, trustworthy, and cloud-enhanced.