Hits Keep Coming: 10 More Notable Cisco Executive Departures

Hedlund, most recently technical solutions architect for Cisco's data center solutions with a focus on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS), moved on to a sales engineer role with Dell Force10. Hedlund confirmed the move in early October on his blog, saying it was "the result of an exhausting and drawn out thought process lasting several months."

"The data center networking industry is changing fast and this was purely a forward-looking move to best position myself and family for these changes," Hedlund wrote. Hedlund had been at Cisco since 2006, winning several engineering and sales awards with the companuy, and had been a CCIE for more than 10 years.

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