Cisco veteran Srikanth Hosakote joins Infinera

Infinera has appointed Cisco veteran Srikanth Hosakote as head of engineering, responsible for leading the Infinera Systems Engineering organization.

Before joining Infinera, Srikanth Hosakote, who has more than 24 years of business, technology and management experience, worked with Seagate and Cisco Systems.

Under the leadership of Srikanth Hosakote, Infinera aims to enhance its Intelligent Transport Network portfolio with additional packet switching, software and virtualization capabilities.

Srikanth Hosakote was responsible for routing, optical transport, cloud networking and storage solutions built for service providers. He has developed disruptive products, including Cisco’s Carrier Routing System (CRS) core router and its Aggregation Services Edge Router ASR9000.

Prior to joining Infinera, Srikanth Hosakote was the executive vice president and general manager for cloud systems and solutions at Seagate responsible for the creation and delivery of OEM and branded storage systems, with an emphasis on software-defined storage products and technology.

Prior to Seagate, Srikanth Hosakote served in various leadership roles at Cisco Systems, including senior vice president for the switching business in the Data Center Group.

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