Usman Alizai

Cisco IT Manager

Early Technical Evaluation and Compute Application Services

Usman Alizai has responsibilities for two distinct teams within Cisco IT. In his role with the Early Technology Evaluation team, Usman provides alpha test bed services to Cisco product developers. And in the Compute Application Services team, he participates in testing virtualization services, including the Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI).

Usman joined Cisco IT in 2010, providing architecture and design support for Cisco WebEx services. Previously, he worked with Accenture on IT consulting projects related to data center services. Usman holds an MIS degree from the University of Maryland business school and, when not working, he enjoys spending time with his young family.


January 4, 2013


ACE Network: Testing Desktop Virtualization for Mobile Employees

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or VDI is getting a lot of attention these days. It allows companies to replace high-cost laptops with a lower-cost, secure device. It also allows employees to access a secure, cloud-based desktop from any device across the Internet. Desktop virtualization has been popular among the Cisco salespeople who are ACE users because […]