Mudassir Iqbal

Network Consulting Engineering

Cloud and IT Transformation Team, Advanced Services

Mudassir Iqbal is part of the Cisco Advanced Services Cloud Practice, working on Cloud Services, SDN/NFV, OpenStack, Data Center and Virtualization. This team is tasked with the Design and Implementation of the Cloud Solutions for the Service Provider and Enterprise Customers. This team is also helping the Sales teams in the Pre-Sales activities i.e., Proof of Concepts (POC), road shows, RFP responses, demos and similar projects. Mudassir also works closely with the Services Sales to refine  existing services and to define new ones. Working with customers and partners worldwide, Mudassir has over 16 years of industry experience in Cloud, IT, Security and Data Center. Mudassir joined Cisco in 2007 in San Jose, CA and then later moved to Cisco Dubai in 2010 to take care of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Before joining Cisco Services, Mudassir has worked for Dell SonicWall, Alcatel and BlueCoat in USA. Mudassir has a Masters in Electrical Engineering Degree from California State University Long Beach, CA, USA. His Bachelors is also in Electrical Engineering.  Mudassir holds both Cisco and Non-Cisco Certifications such as CCIE R/S # 22250, VCP, and CISSP.


November 11, 2014


How Cisco uses Open Source Cloud to transform Telcos (Part 2 of 2)

2 min read

In my first blog, I discussed telco customer challenges and the new architectures they are considering.  On my way back from Johannesburg, South Africa, I am writing this companion blog discussing how we’re helping telco customers these days. The Cisco Approach Greek philosopher, Heraclitus said “change is the only constant in life.” And without question, change […]

November 4, 2014


How Cisco uses Open Source Cloud to transform Telcos (Part 1 of 2)

3 min read

Here is my first blog, which I am writing to you from Johannesburg, South Africa where I am on an assignment with a customer engagement.  Based in Dubai, I’m the part of the Cloud and IT Transformation Practice in Cisco Advanced Services, and I’d like to share some of my day-to-day consulting experience with you with […]