Cisco's Jiandani has left the building

In keeping with previous spin-in maneuvers, server SVP has joined Insieme

Let's see, Mario... check! Luca... check! Prem... check! Is anyone missing? Not anymore. Soni Jiandani has apparently left Cisco to join her spin-in comrades at their latest venture, Insieme Networks.

According to Twilight in the Valley of the Nerds, and supported by industry tweets, Jiandani left Cisco in March around the time that Insieme was being revealed.  She was senior vice president of Cisco's Server, Access and Virtualization Technology Group. Senior vice presidents at Cisco usually show up here, and Jiandani is indeed missing...

Jiandani had also joined Cisco engineerpreneurs Mario Mazzola, Luca Cafiero and Prem Jain at the company's two previous spin-in ventures - Andiamo Systems, which launched Cisco into SAN switching; and Nuova Systems, which developed Cisco's purpose-built data center switching line, the Nexus 5000.

Jiandani had been at Cisco since 1994. She might be back in about two years, if Cisco exercises its option to acquire all of Insieme. So far, Cisco's invested $100 million in the maker of programmable networking technology, with an option to buy the company for up to $750 million.

Insieme is one piece of Cisco's multifaceted strategy for software-defined networking and network programmability.

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