John Malzahn

Senior Marketing Manager

Service Provider Cloud Solutions

John Malzahn is a Senior Marketing Manager in Cisco’s Service Provider Cloud Solutions team. He is responsible for driving marketing activities for Cisco’s data center and cloud computing solutions in the telecommunications service provider and enterprise segments worldwide. In this role John is charged with solutions strategy and packaging, value proposition creation, ecosystem development, campaign planning, and high impact go-to-market programs, and execution.

John Malzahn has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications, managed services, data center technologies and cloud computing, as well as, a successful track record of accomplishments developing, launching and managing new product innovations and lines of business.

Prior to joining Cisco, John held executive leadership roles with Microsoft, Fujitsu, AT&T, Dell, and MCI where he was responsible for Marketing, Product Management, and Global Alliances & Strategic Business Development. John holds an MS/MBA from Western Michigan University and Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University.


October 12, 2016


SoftBank Cuts Cloud Service Deployment Times by Nearly 90 Percent With Network Virtualization, Automation, and Orchestra …

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In the competitive market for network services, it’s getting harder for operators to stand out from the crowd. SoftBank, a Tier-1 service provider in Asia, is changing the game with automation, virtualization, and orchestration. Today, enterprise customers can select and tailor network service offerings for precisely what they need from SoftBank’s SmartVPN Web portal. With […]

September 6, 2016


Speed, Agility, Automation—It’s All Possible with Cisco NSO

3 min read

For cloud service providers, the market landscape can look like an ocean of new opportunities—or an obstacle course with one difficult challenge after another. Both perspectives are legitimate: Network services have never been more in demand, and cloud providers who capitalize can unlock major new revenue streams. But customer expectations have never been higher. They […]

In a Cloud-Connected World, Consistency Matters

3 min read

Speed. Scale. Agility. They’re the top priorities of every modern business, and the cloud promises to deliver them. What businesses don’t want is more costs and complexity. They don’t want to have to use different processes to develop and manage applications depending on whether they live on-premises, or in private or public clouds. Bottom line, […]

QSS Capitalizes on the Hybrid Cloud Opportunity

2 min read

The market for cloud services is growing like wildfire. But to capture it, cloud service providers need speed and flexibility. In this marketplace, making customers choose between the same old limited infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) options, or waiting weeks for custom solutions, is no choice at all. Now, leading service providers like QSS can offer a better […]

Enterprise cloud services are changing. Are you ready to adapt?

4 min read

Forget trying to offer cost savings, you need to meet your customers where they are today, not where they were two years ago. And that means helping them solve a wider range of business problems. Just a few years ago, cloud services were all about dollars and cents. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) was the biggest demand from […]

February 22, 2016


Building a Platform for Cloud Profitability

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Demand for cloud services is exploding. The Cisco Global Cloud Index now forecasts that cloud traffic will grow by more than 30 percent in every region in the...

Get Ready for Cloud 2.0

3 min read

It’s a good time to be a cloud service provider (CSP). According to the newly released Cisco® Global Cloud Index, global cloud traffic will more than quadruple over the next four years. And for many, if not most enterprise cloud customers, conversations are no longer about whether to adopt the cloud. They’re about how well-tuned […]

December 2, 2015


TELUS Unveils Hybrid Cloud Solution

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Enterprise customers considering IT services often face some difficult tradeoffs: They can go with a public cloud offering, and accept the potential limitations on customization and localized control that implies. Or, they can build new IT services on premises, a process that’s often more complex, expensive, and resource-intensive.  Today, service providers like TELUS are offering […]

November 10, 2015


Quest Cuts through the Cloud Complexity to Deliver New Managed Services at Scale

2 min read

Across the industry, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t see cloud services as a huge market opportunity. According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, global cloud IP traffic will nearly quadruple over the next several years, accounting for more than three quarters of all data center traffic by 2018. But there’s been one major […]

October 23, 2015


Cisco and Microsoft Accelerate Cloud Providers’ Journey to the Hybrid Cloud

3 min read

It can be a tough world out there for a cloud provider. You’re facing stiff competition from the big cloud players like Amazon and Google to deliver more flexible cloud services. But you have an edge that they don’t. Customers can trust you to deliver guaranteed reliability, security, and data sovereignty for business-critical applications in […]