Cisco Hires Cloud Computing Specialist

Cisco Systems has hired former Sun Microsystems employee Lew Tucker as its chief technology officer for cloud computing.

Experts believe the appointment indicates Cisco is looking to expand its cloud computing services, but could also be that the company is aiming to promote its Unified Computing System (UCS) business line among cloud-based service providers.

Lew Tucker previously worked on scalable computing and web development, working with Sun Microsystems for the most of 1990s before joining Salesforce.com in 2002, where he was responsible for developing the company's App Exchange market.

Tucker was later hired by Radar Networks as chief technology officer where he worked on scalable designs and the company's semantic web service.

He will now report to Cisco CTO, Padmasree Warrior, and Tony Bates, senior vice president in charge of Cisco's enterprise efforts.