About Shahzad




Shahzad Khan

London, United Kingdom

First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to read my articles.

I am a virtualization and cloud professional working with one of the largest telecom vendor companies.

As a primary solution architect for telco cloud, I have led a number of telecom infrastructure modernization projects, including the world’s largest telco cloud projects.

I am a highly motivated and innovative thinker with a passion for learning. I always focus on problem-solving and think outside the box in order to come up with unique solutions to problems.

My experience in the telecom industry has given me the ability to think deeply and critically about a wide range of topics related to running complex telco applications on modern infrastructure with software-defined networking. These topics include cloud economics, orchestration and automation, security, DevOps, and cloud-native technologies.

As of now, I have achieved the following awards and certifications:


  • Cisco Champion (2023/2022/2021)
  • VMware vExpert (2022/2021/2020/2019/2018/2017)
  • VMware vExpert – NSX
  • VMware vExpert – Cloud Provider
  • OpenStack Mentor
  • Nutanix – Subject Matter Expert



  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
  • Foundation for Istio by Solo


  • AWS Well-Architected Proficient


  • Nutanix Certified Master- Multicloud Infrastructure
  • Nutanix Certified Professional – Multicloud Infrastructure


  • VCIX6.5-DCV
  • VCIX6-NV
  • VCAP6-NV
  • VCAP6.5-DCV Design
  • VCAP6-DCV Deploy
  • VCP6.5-DCV
  • VCP6-NV
  • VCP6-DCV
  • VMware Practitioner in NFV Operations
  • VTSP-NV 2017 (VMware Technical Solutions Professional – Network Virtualization)
  • VTSP-SV 2017 (VMware Technical Solutions Professional – Server Virtualization)
  • VSP-NV 2017
  • VTSP Foundation 2017
  • VSP Foundation-2017 (VMware Sales Professional)
  • VTSP-NV 2016 (VMware Technical Solutions Professional – Network Virtualization)
  • VTSP-SV 2016 (VMware Technical Solutions Professional – Server Virtualization)
  • VSP-NV 2016
  • VSP-2016 (VMware Sales Professional)


  • RHCSA – OpenStack

Juniper Networks:

  • JNCIS-Security


  • PRINCE2 Foundation in Project Management
  • CEH
  • CCNA
  • EMC ISM V3
  • ITIL V3 Foundation
  • Acme Packet Certified Professional

Whether you are looking for deep insights into NFV or IT cloud projects or need someone to brainstorm ideas with, I’m here to help!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss a project.

Thank you for reading!



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