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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DevOps

Important Actions After Cloud Migration


Cloud migration follows the same principles as any other complex task. With methodical planning and appropriate preparation, it can be a smooth and painless experience. While “divide and conquer” can have negative connotations, it’s a popular technique in computer science and can be applied …


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DevOps

Readiness Actions Before Cloud Migration


Migration to the cloud is just like a house move. The amount of preparation done before the move determines how smoothly the move goes. Similarly, there are many technical and non-technical actions that can be taken to make a move to the cloud successful …



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Networks

You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Measure


All successful cloud migration projects start with up-to-date knowledge of a company’s current infrastructure and application landscape. While it may seem obvious, many organisations don’t have a clear picture of what’s running in their environments. This picture helps the migration effort both before and …


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DevOps

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 …