Robbins Shakes Up Cisco's Engineering Business: 8 Things Partners Need To Know
Networking Organization Leadership Up For Grabs
One of the four new organizations is Networking, Market Segments & Solutions, which will be led in the short term by outgoing engineering leader Pankaj Patel (pictured). In January, it was revealed that Patel -- a 20-year Cisco veteran responsible for driving innovation in Cisco's networking and data center architectures -- would be leaving at the end of the company's fiscal year.
Patel has agreed to lead the team in the interim, and Cisco has yet to name his replacement.
The networking organization will include Core Software Group (CSG), Core Hardware Group (CHG) and the Enterprise and Service Provider segments and Technology & Architecture Office, according to Robbins. Cisco is also moving its Network Orchestration (APIC EM) and Network Management teams to CSG.