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.

Introduction to AWS Reserved Instances

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Cloud computing gained traction in the SMB market segment with its promised value proposition to replace high CapEx with affordable ongoing OpEx. SMBs embraced the cloud movement to take advantage of the cost variability and were able to focus resource investments on building the business instead of building the IT infrastructure. For organizations … [Read more...]

What is Edge Computing? Edge Computing Explained with Examples

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Edge Computing is a relatively new paradigm that aims to bring computational power in close proximity of IoT sensors, smartphones and connected technologies. The concept dates back to the 1990s, when Akamai solved the challenge of Web traffic congestion by introducing Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions. The technology involved network nodes … [Read more...]

What is Software-Defined IT Operations? SDITO Explained

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Enterprise organizations adopted virtualization, automation and orchestration to realize the promised value propositions such as ease of infrastructure provisioning, management and maintenance. Yet, enterprise IT spends most of its time in efforts to merely keep the systems alive. With the increasing dependence on manual efforts, organizations find … [Read more...]

What is Identity-As-A-Service? IDaaS Explained

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Cloud computing brings unprecedented new requirements to manage user identity and access privileges. The average number of cloud-based apps used in enterprises ranges between 900 to 1200 different services. If each service requires its own set of login credentials, users will inherently rely on vulnerable password combinations or avoid using the … [Read more...]

What is Software-defined infrastructure? SDI Explained

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Several decades ago, virtualization was introduced to transform the way IT infrastructure resources were consumed. The logical abstraction between the physical hardware and the software resources allows organizations to improve IT service performance. Since then, the industry has evolved and now experiences unprecedented demands pertaining to … [Read more...]

AWS Regions and Availability Zones: An Intro for CIO’s

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) pioneered the modern-day cloud computing IT service delivery model. Amazon’s success with delivering cloud resources as a service comes down to the ease of accessibility and availability of the technology for end-users. Over the years AWS has expanded rapidly, expanding the cloud service across different geographic … [Read more...]

Reduce IT Spending: 5 Tips for Enterprise IT

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The amount of IT spending in the enterprise segment has grown significantly in recent years. Gartner estimates that the annual worldwide IT spending will reach an all time high of $3.7 trillion in 2018, at a 6.2 percent increase from last year as we analyzed in a recent BMC blog post on IT spending trends. The sharp increase is not attributed to … [Read more...]

Power Outages at Public Cloud Data Centers: How To Mitigate Risks

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Public cloud solutions allow businesses to access IT services without having to manage and operate the underlying infrastructure on-site. In effect, this statement also suggests that customers of public cloud have no control over infrastructure operations as they would for on-site deployments. The vendor is entirely responsible to deliver smooth … [Read more...]

Data Integrity vs Data Quality: What’s the Difference?

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Big Data has been widely labeled as the new oil and the new black gold – parallels that describe the value of big data to our economy and business. However, the analogy only fits in limited situations. Big Data becomes a truly valuable commodity only when the data is of high quality determined based on a range of qualitative and quantitative … [Read more...]