Jayshree Ullal supreme commander of the Cisco Data Center 3.0 shock attack

Jayshree Ullal
This is a profile on Jayshree Ullal - senior vice president Cisco Data Center Group, who has defined and is leading the charge of the Cisco Data Center 3.0 shock attack. As the primary mover behind the success of Cisco's data center product initiatives, Ullal has spent the last 14 years with Cisco and is responsible for driving the direction and strategy of Cisco’s security products and technologies as well as leading Cisco’s shock attack into the data center.

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View Cisco Validated Data Center Designs Ullal previously held the positions of senior vice president of the Cisco optical networking group and co-leader of the Cisco service provider business council. She streamlined and doubled the Cisco metro optical business and forged key alliances with major service provider customers during the past 5 years. Prior to that Ullal was vice president and general manager of the Cisco LAN switching in the enterprise line of business where she grew the Cisco catalyst LAN switching business from $0 in 1993 to a $7 billion run rate in 2000 to reach the #1 market position. She also initiated several strategic initiatives for the Cisco AVVID program, including IP telephony, content networking and policy networking, directing Cisco's enterprise switching market share from 0% to over 60%. Prior to joining Cisco, Ullal was the vice president of marketing at Crescendo Communications (and a protege of Mario Mazzola) for 2 years, which was Cisco’s first acquisition. Related story: Network World - The legendary Mario rule at Cisco At Crescendo, Ullal helped pioneer CDDI 100-Mbps over copper and drove the first standards-based Copper Distributed Data Interface CDDI products and first generation ethernet switching. She was director of internetworking products at Ungermann-Bass for 4 years and also held several engineering and strategy positions in Advanced Micro Devices and Fairchild Semiconductor. Strategic and results oriented, Ullal’s expertise lies in building strong, talented, and competitive teams focused on achieving goals. She was nominated one of the twenty powerful Women to Watch in 2001 by Newsweek and was also awarded 2001 Innovator and Influencer Award by Information Week. Ullal was the first woman to be awarded the Entrepreneurial and Leadership award sponsored by Silicon India in 1999. She is a prominent spokesperson in many business and networking conferences. Ullal has mentored several high-tech networking start-ups where she has been a board-member or advisor to companies funded by leading venture capitalists and is currently serving as the executive sponsor for the newly formed Women in Technology Action Network at Cisco as well as a board member of the Anita Borg Institute. Ullal holds a B.S.E.E. from San Francisco State University and M.S in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.
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