Ather is a solutions architect and works for Rackspace. His focus is on all things related to cloud, technology, storage, virtualization, and whatever comes in between.

Being in the industry for over 20 years, he feels ancient. If you feel that inclined, he can bore you with stories on how he used to manually park heads on a hard drive or bound protocols to network cards. Seriously though, he has designed, deployed, and managed many enterprise environments, involving virtualization, storage, directory, and mail services.

Ather started blogging over nine years ago so that he could share some of his knowledge with the community. He has been a vExpert for six years running and is also vExpert NSX/Cloud. He has been an official VMware blogger at VMworld EU and US for a few years too. He is one of the founding members and contributor to Open HomeLab Wiki and co-hosts @OpenTechCast as well.

Ather’s natural habitat is tech events like VMworld, Cloud (and other) Field Days, VMUGs, etc., and he thrives on meeting like-minded people and having a good old chat about technology. He’s friendly and not dangerous at all, so please do interact with him whenever you spot him in such surroundings.

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Cloud Migration Is No Drama – Or Is It?


Great! You’ve made the decision to migrate to the cloud. What should be the first step towards that goal? The answer is: defining a cloud migration team that understands the vision, has skilled members to carry out required tasks, and is available to contribute …


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DevOps

Public Cloud – To Migrate or Not: That is the Question


Public clouds provide enormous scale and elasticity. Combined with a consumption-based model and instant deployment methodologies, they provide a platform that is extremely agile and avoids locking of precious capital. Surely it’s a no-brainer and why every company has plans to migrate workloads to the …