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Mr. Ram Appalaraju

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Vice President and General Manage...

Local Address: SAN JOSE, California, United States
Cisco Systems Inc
170 West Tasman Dr
San Jose, California 95134
United States

Company Description: Cisco Systems, Inc.designs, manufactures and sells Internet protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information...   more

Employment History


  • M.S.E.E.
    Northeastern University
  • B.S.E.E.
    University of Madras
  • M.B.A. program
    University of Rhode Island
170 Total References
Web References
Speaking at the Red Hat Summit ..., 1 June 2013 [cached]
Speaking at the Red Hat Summit today, Ram Appalaraju, Vice President of Technology, Products and Solutions Engineering at Cisco told us all what the Cisco Linux footprint is.
Cisco Integrates Citrix NetScaler into Cloud Network Services Portfolio - Citrix, 1 June 2013 [cached]
- Ram Appalaraju
Vice President, Products, Data Center Group
Daversa Partners - Recruiting Material Impact Executives, 1 Oct 2009 [cached]
Meru Networks, Inc., the pioneer in 802.11n enterprise networking, today announced the company is expanding its executive management team with the appointment of Ram Appalaraju to the role of senior vice president of marketing and Glenn Cross, senior vice president of worldwide sales.
Over the last 25 years, Ram Appalaraju has held various senior marketing positions, driving aggressive lead generation strategies and expanding the brand awareness for both public and private technology companies. He comes to Meru from Isilon Systems where he was vice president of marketing. Appalaraju has also held vice president positions at Azul Systems and Hewlett Packard. He is an accomplished leader in driving strategies for increased market awareness and effective demand generation in enterprise and mid markets, while achieving business growth. He has extensive experience in engaging with CXO's in global 2000 companies for business/IT and end-user solutions.
"Appalaraju and Cross bring a depth of industry expertise and diverse experience in different technology segments and across various company sizes, both private and public, to Meru," said Ihab Abu-Hakima, chief executive officer, Meru Networks.
Meru Networks | Profile, 10 Dec 2010 [cached]
Ram Appalaraju Meru Networks | Profile
Ram Appalaraju
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Ram Appalaraju
Ram Appalaraju has more than 25 years of experience in technology marketing. In addition to successfully executing high growth strategies for major IT companies, he has shared his insight into the needs of enterprise customers by authoring several technical articles and offering extensive consultative guidance to Global 1000 companies on both IT and business.
Before joining Meru, Ram was Vice President of Marketing at Isilon Systems and Azul Systems.
Prior to that, Ram held senior executive management positions at HP, DEC and GE. His areas of technical expertise include operating environments, networking, middleware, software application solutions, systems architectures, and scalable high performance computing.
As a Vice President at Hewlett-Packard, Ram led the adaptive enterprise Program - a company-wide strategy aimed at aligning enterprise customers' IT organizations with their business objectives. Charged with development and execution of adaptive enterprise solutions worldwide, he was responsible for comprehensive value delivery systems for key vertical markets, driving adoption of a broad portfolio of server, software and storage products and services. Ram also held senior management positions in the business critical systems business unit where he headed marketing of enterprise virtualization, infrastructure and high availability solutions.
Ram holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of Madras in India and an M.S.E.E. from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended an M.B.A. program at the University of Rhode Island and an executive leadership program at Stanford University.
Ram Appalaraju
Azul Systems And Axway Team to Address Critical Business Application Performance | Axway - Global, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
"Increasingly demanding service levels in financial institutions are making it more and more difficult for these organizations to rely solely on existing traditional servers to meet and scale their business critical applications," said Ram Appaalaraju, vice president of technology and product marketing for Azul Systems.
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