Usha Andra

Leader, Product Marketing

Data Center and Cloud Networking

Usha Andra is an experienced product marketer and leads a marketing team in the Cisco Customer and Solutions Marketing (CSM) team with a focus on Cisco’s Cloud and Data Center Networking connectivity, cloud managed platforms and cloud-native initiatives around automation, orchestration and insights with Cisco Nexus Cloud and Nexus Dashboard along with Cisco Nexus switching for 400G/800G. Prior to this role, she was responsible for developing gold-standard global thought leadership initiatives with the Cisco Service Provider and multi-domain marketing teams where she was a lead analyst on network performance, telemetry and usage analysis with 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 successful launches for the SP product portfolio. Usha has been with the company for 17 years. She started her career with Cisco’s Strategic Marketing Organization focusing on the Enterprise and Consumer segments doing market share and share of wallet. She is an MBA/BSEE and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the College of Business at SJSU, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.


Summertime and the viewin’ is easy (depending on your broadband connection)

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Summer is my time to play catch up with TV. There is a huge list of TV shows and movies that will be streamed on Netflix and Hulu from the past year. Netflix may even allow you to download its videos, according to recent news. Over a gigabyte of data is consumed to watch an […]

The Ubiquitous Nature of the Internet of Everything (IoE) drives new Network Requirements

2 min read

Co-written with Taru Khurana, Senior Analyst, SP Thought Leadership The ubiquitous nature of Internet of Everything (IoE) is driving a digital transformation in many industries and businesses. This digital disruption has already begun and it’s driving advanced cloud access and network performance requirements for a wide range of devices and machine-to machine (M2M) connections. Faster […]