RapidCompute team Presents at SANOG27 In Nepal
February 10, 2016
The South Asian Network Operators Group’s (SANOG) 27th Conference, hosted by the Nepal Internet Exchange (npIX) was held in Katmandu, Nepal, between the 25th and 31st of January, 2016. The biannual not-for-profit conference acts as a regional forum for engineers and data operators to discuss and share technologies of interest. This year the conference attracted more than 300 participants from across South Asia, as well as international speakers as part of their tutorials and workshops.
Two members from our team represented RapidCompute at this conference. Murtaza Makati, Team Lead Cloud Infrastructure, attended SANOG as an instructor on Virtualization and Cloud Computing and Manahil Ahmed, Team Lead Information Security, participated as a fellow.
“Since I was one of the youngest participants there, it was a little daunting at first, but by the end it was clear we were the most enthusiastic of the lot,” says Manahil. During one of the workshops she was even called on stage to co-assist speaker, Paresh Agarwal to explain “Encryption” to the attendees.
The main purpose of the conference is educational, but at the same time, it gives vendors an opportunity to talk to engineers about upcoming technologies and products on the sideline. Some of the topics that were covered in the workshops were Ganeti, Live Migration and Desktop Virtualization.
One of the most memorable moments for Murtaza was when RapidCompute’s portal was highly appreciated by the audience. “As a Pakistani, I felt really proud that our Customer Cloud Portal, which has been designed by our local engineers, was being appreciated on an international platform. I believe we definitely need to participate on more national and international forums to create awareness about our IT industry”.
Zaeem Arshad, Head of RapidCompute, offered his encouragement to the pair to attend upcoming similar conferences. “Attending events like these go a long way in broadening a company’s horizon. You learn from others’ experiences and incorporate best practices in your own work.”