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Usha Andra

Market Manager, Product Marketing

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Usha Andra is a Product Marketing Manager on Cisco’s Data Center Networking (DCN) team focused on DC Network Insights and Assurance and AR/PR initiaves across the DCN product portfolio. Prior to DCN marketing, she was responsible for developing and maintaining leading global thought leadership initiatives with the SP marketing team and Multi-Domain Marketing (MDM). She has been one of the key contributors to the Cisco Annual Internet Report, Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) and Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI) — the company's efforts to forecast and analyze the growth and use of the Internet, IP networks and cloud based networks worldwide — resulting in data driven market insights for the SP product portfolio and launches.

Usha has been with the company for 14 years. She started her career with Cisco’s Strategic Marketing Organization focusing on the Enterprise and Consumer segments. She has earned an M.B.A. degree from San Jose State University and has a BSEE from Bangalore University. Usha has served as an adjunct faculty member at the College of Business at SJSU, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

Articles

May 27, 2020

DATA CENTER

How to Create Networks that Meet Your Intent?

Network infrastructure and network operations are experiencing unprecedented demand to support digital transformation initiatives to move at the speed of the business.

Why Do Network and Application Performance Need to Be Superior?

Question: Is there still a need for more network capacity and performance enhancements to fixed and mobile networks? Answer: Yes! And tomorrow’s tactile Internet needs and requirements will be met by 5G, Wi-Fi6 and FTTH innovations that support emerging applications (and new services that are just in the ideation phase today). At the beginning of […]

December 19, 2018

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Tomorrow’s Tactile Internet Requires High-Performing, Pervasive and Secure Networks

The foundation of tomorrow’s tactile Internet demands open and supercharged fixed and mobile broadband spigots.

Network Security in the Age of Hyperconnectivity: Pervasive, Proactive, and Persistent Protection is Essential to Thwart …

DDoS attacks can represent up to 18% of a country’s total Internet traffic, according to Cisco VNI, and they are occurring and increasing at roughly the same rate as internet traffic.

February 13, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Wi-Fi Wanderlust: What’s happening with the “other” mobile technology?

This week, Cisco released the 2017 Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast. Not surprisingly, most people focus on the cellular (2G, 3G, 4G and 5G) aspects of the forecast. But there are also some rather exciting insights that can be drawn from our analysis of “the other” mobile technology – Wi-Fi. In some ways, Wi-Fi […]