Muhammad Raza

Muhammad Raza

Muhammad Raza is a Stockholm-based technology consultant working with leading startups and Fortune 500 firms on thought leadership branding projects across DevOps, Cloud, Security and IoT.

What is Software Defined Networking? SDN Explained

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) refers to the network architecture model that allows programmatic management, control and optimization of network resources. SDN decouples network configuration and traffic engineering from the underlying hardware infrastructure to ensure holistic and consistent control of the network using open APIs. The … [Read more...]

Public Cloud Growth Trends for 2018 and the Future Outlook

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Accelerating cloud adoption will drive growth in the public cloud services market to $186.4 billion in 2018, a 21.4 percent increase from 2017 when the market reached the $153.5 billion mark, according to research firm Gartner. The market is expected to double in revenue by the year 2021, reaching $302 billion as more companies embrace the cloud … [Read more...]

IT Spending Trends for 2018

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In its latest forecasts on IT spending trends, Gartner refers to 2018 as the year of digital storm – and it goes on to ask business organizations: Will you Sink or Surf? Gartner’s predictions hold two key findings: you could either reach unprecedented new heights by taking advantage of the digital storm or succumb to the overwhelming nature of … [Read more...]

Change Management in AWS Hybrid Environment

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Change management in AWS Hybrid Environment is more than just a checklist item. It’s about harmonizing the apparently conflicting DevOps goals of performing rapid iterations and fast release cycles while maintaining infrastructure availability. In hybrid cloud environments, IT assets become programmable resources and automation toward continuous … [Read more...]

The Basics of IT Virtualization

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IT virtualization is the creation of a virtual—rather than a physical—version of an IT device or resource. Many people think of virtualization only in terms of virtual machines (VMs), where one physical machine hosts many VMs running different operating system implementations. It’s not uncommon for example, for a single Intel or IBM POWER system to … [Read more...]