Open Networking. So Who am I and What I Exactly Do ?

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I think our professional life should be a journey which will help us rise from a fountain to become lake and evolve to a stream that will finally find its way to the big sea .

This bigness and fullness can only be achieved if one believes on comradeship and sharing and this is why I have started and managing my blog post and sharing page here

So who am I ? obviously my aim here is no commercial because i do a nice job for living . However i do expect i contribute to community and learn in a two way manner . This is what I have strived for all my career .

In few words I can summarize my career as follows

I am Senior Architect with a passion to architect and deliver solutions focusing on business adoption of the Cloud and automation covering both Telco and IT markets. With 15+ years of diverse experience in ICT including (10Yrs in Telco) and 5 Years in ICT (Telco +  IT) I proved my capabilities as Solution Architect, System integrator and Transformation advisor. I am focused in defining NFV/SDN/Cloud solutions based on web-scale architectures, HA, reliability and horizontal scale with a passion to map business requirements to robust E2E technology architectures meeting client’s requirements in most cost-effective manner. Ability to solve complex problems through architecture homogeneity and converged solutions. My work in carrier Digital transformation focused on Platforms including Clouds both Open stack and container platforms, carrier grade NFV, MANO, DevOps CI/CD, 5G and Edge Platforms, TaaS platforms and journey towards unified clouds including transition strategy for successful migrations to the Cloud .

  • Telco Domain:  NFV/5G/Core /EPC /VAS /Wireless (GSM /UMTS /LTE )/IMS /VoLTE /VoWiFi/MPLS & IP
  • IT/Cloud and Orchestration Domain: Cloud, DC virtualization, IT Applications deployment, NFVI including Server, Storage, SAN, SDS , CI/CD DevOps , NFVO and Orchestration ,MEC and Edge Clouds including 3rd party App development
  • Networking: Infrastructure Networking and SDN

for freelancing or knowledge sharing you can reach me at saads83nfv@gmail.com

Current Work Profile

Currency my work affiliation is with STC as Chief Architect consultant for NFV,SDN,Cloud and 5G Program . Specially focused to build solutions that can serve for company evolution towards Kingdom’s 2030 vision focusing around Cloud and Networks Automation .

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Current Consulting Profile

As Chief Architect and President Advisor , I lead the company consulting and services business in 5G , Cloud and Enterprise solutions offering together working with 25+ partners  contributing my part to build the future of  Telco , IT and Enterprise business in Middle East .

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Open Source Telco

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I am a Senior Architect with a passion to architect and deliver solutions addressing business adoption of the Cloud and Automation/Orchestration covering both Telco and IT Applications industry.

My work in carrier Digital transformation involve Architecting and deploying Platforms for both Telco and IT Applications including Clouds both Open stack and container platforms, carrier grade NFV ,SDN and Infra Networking , DevOps CI/CD , Orchestration both NFVO and E2E SO , Edge and 5G platforms for both Consumer and Enterprise business. On DevOps side i am deeply interested in TaaS platforms and journey towards unified clouds including transition strategy for successful migration to the Cloud

Please write to me on snasrullah@swedtel.com

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