“A PMI certified Project Management professional, with strong knowledge in disaster recovery and managed services environment, having experience in managing large, medium and small scale projects mainly into the IT sector. In the past I’ve worked with reputed companies, for customers spanning across various geographic locations Denmark, Germany, China, India, United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA) to name a few, with strong exposure in Application Management and Deployment, Data Center services, migrations and consolidations, cloud technology and other IT Infrastructure services.
I provide professional consultation in Program and Project Management to private entities; manage freelance projects, training and coaching to individuals, groups and organizations. I believe having a projectized structure is essential for effective delivery of objectives. It creates value in the form of improved business processes further brings a schematic approach and eventually a better control over projects. Having said that, I am contented to assist, guide and achieve business and project objectives to obtain valuable results.”
Master of Business Administration
- University Gold Medalist
Bachelor of Engineering
- Computer Science
PMP®, MSP®, ITIL® Expert , PRINCE2®Practitioner
Azhar is a detail oriented and knowledgeable person who performs his tasks with complete understanding and with precise information. He has excellent skills in Project Management and handles projects and tasks with complete authority and responsibility and ensures that the tasks are completed in time and with complete accuracy in meeting the requirements and details. He has very good documentation and communication skills which makes him an excellent negotiator and Project Manager which is beneficial for the organization in achieving targets and completing projects timely and efficiently.
Sungard Availability Services, India
Azhar is a valuable member of our business analysis and project management teams. Our interactions are frequent, and I am pleased to work with him in this capacity. When we needed to rebuild and refine an internal, multidiscipline process, Azhar’s counsel was invaluable. In addition to his input, he also took the lead to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the form used by many as part of this process. When critical and haste needs are encountered, Azhar often takes these to assure that everything is completed correctly and within the needed time frame. I have learned from Azhar, and I look forward to our continued association.
Sungard Availability Services, United States
Azhar is a competent, thorough professional that I had the pleasure of working with on the Verizon Tesco transformation programme. Instrumental in setting up and managing the various processes at the start of programme which enabled the momentum to build quickly. Smart, dedicated and reliable, I would have no problem recommending Azhar or working with him again in the future.
Post Office Ltd, United Kingdom
I have worked together with Azhar when he holds position as project manager at NNIT. In addition being very comfortable working with, he understood the importance of keeping speed in the projects according to the agreed plans. He has shown great flexibility and been good at providing resources when needed even on short-term basis. With his positive attitude, access and focus on the tasks, he really made things happens and made a difference. He will be a win for any company that may hire him. I can only give him my best recommendations.
Alka Forsikring, Denmark
A small pragraph is not enough to describe the personality and the profesional skills of a person like Azhar. A team player with strong knowledge and abilities and a focused and highly talented business professional. He is always there to help and bring value to the project and customers. He was a key member of our team, I would recommend Azhar, to any organisation and would look forward to working with him, again in the future.
Interoute, Czech Republic
Azhar is a wonderful resource in our offshore team. He is timely, well spoken, learns quickly and is a solid contributor to the team. Azhar has shown fantastic resolve in supporting an upgrade to our IDS environment and successfully closing out that body of work. He has become a solid participant in our purchasing process and continues to support various other teams and projects in a consistent and results oriented manner. Since Azhar has joined the team we have seen an increase in our capacity to take on difficult challenges and have really enjoyed working closely with Azhar. He brings a can do attitude and a host of organizational skills to every task.
Compri Consulting, United States
Azhar is highly committed in all his actions and has a ability to bring deep insight to all endeavors he is involved with. He always tries to add different perspective to the complicated situation, based on his experience. I appreciate his out-rightness and candidness in his sphere of work, doubled with his excellent management skills - a combination of energy and technical knowledge this man will go far. An asset to any organisation & team he works for.
Sungard Availability Services, India
Azhar is one of the best PMs I have worked in Sungard Availability Services considering his ability to manage the complex projects in difficult conditions. I have worked with him for the implementation of many complex network setups such as setting up a new network for the enterprise customer, performing multi-homing for exceptional requests, troubleshooting the customer network requests etc. He carries good experience of project management along with business analytic knowledge.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, India
Azhar is a very dedicated employee. He gets restless if the work is not completed. A great friend and fun to work with. he is a person who is always ready to learn things. A nice and confident person to work with.
SecureTech LLC, United Arab Emirates
Disaster recovery (DR) involves a set of policies, procedures and tools to enable the recovery or continuation of critical technology infrastructure and systems following a natural or human-induced disaster. As businesses have become more reliant on high availability, the tolerance for downtime has decreased. I have implemented solutions for customers to build a DR site to ensure business continuity is sustained. Implementing disaster recovery solutions need to be coordinated with operations very closely as any changes to the primary site also need to be reflected in the secondary site and many organizations fail to adhere to this pre-requisite which leads to the failure of the project outcome during actual scenarios. Perhaps, a DR project needs to ensure a lot of documentation is in place listing the requirements and project managers must ponder over these necessities.
Virtualization is the process of creating a virtual representation instead of a physical infrastructure making your environment agile, flexible and scalable, reducing costs that would incur to buy physical hardware. More and more organizations are moving towards virtual infrastructure as the solution to reducing administrative overhead, increasing productivity, and improving security. It is becoming an even more preferred solution as storage costs go down and virtual storage is more widely supported. Having worked with numerous virtual environment solution projects I enjoy significant understanding on the technical aspects to be taken into considerations before implementing projects of this nature.
A Project Management Certification (PMP) certification offered by Project Management Institute (PMI) is a global certification recognized worldwide by all industries. Moreover, you speak and understand the global language of project management and connect to a community of professionals and experts, after enrolling into a PMP course. I offer freelance project management training to individuals, groups and organizations covering all aspects of project management knowledge areas, processes and process groups with reference to the PMI standards as per the current edition of the PMBOK. The PMP training is structured with a goal of providing individuals a broad understanding of project management concepts and its artefacts. I assure to assist individuals in better understanding of such concepts and also providing guidance in honing their project management skills.
Many a times, we encounter projects to migrate a single user database or multiple user databases to a different server. We can probably miss some of the important steps while migrating databases, for example dependent jobs, linked server, logins, accesses, to name a few. There are also chances that we may be missing out on important DBA items which can hamper the Database Server performance. With my experience in handling multiple projects of this kind, I can recommend that it is very important to analyze the current architecture and accordingly ensure we have a checklist in place before we proceed with the execution of such projects. A database migration project can be very complex, though it appears to be very simple, however the key is to ensure that all artefacts are taken into consideration and that one is almost certain to successfully implement such solutions.
Data center consolidation is an extremely popular approach to achieve cost savings and other efficiencies in organizations. I have handled several Data Center consolidation projects for multiple clients relocating their numerous hardware and software components. Consolidation involves the interrelated disciplines 'rack & stack' of infrastructure equipment, application portfolio, physical space requirements and logical connectivity and I can assist by using my competences and expertise to help organize their IT infrastructure to achieve benefits. I have also assisted organizations in decision making of virtualizing applications, or move on to a cloud environment.
Help customers secure and leverage technology solutions and expertise to enhance business and computing with other IT equipment, applications and services. Network services is the backbone of IT Infrastructure technology and project managers with 'time' dwell good understanding of Network Technology. After working on several network projects, I aim to assist organizations with network implementations dealing with installations and changes on switches, firewalls, routers, load balancers, internet bandwidth upgrade, change of ISP, Wi-Fi connectivity and other Telco services. You possibly touch base on networking on most of your IT infrastructure projects.
A customer's IT portfolio could be very complex depending on the environment you support and you happen to run multiple projects and programs depending on the customer's requirements and sometimes also adapting to new technologies in the market. Besides, you may also need to coordinate some services with a third party or another vendor your customer could possibly have an association with. It is very important to have a structure in place and appropriately defined ITIL standards. Having experience in working with multiple customer portfolios, I have dealt with high visible projects / programs ensuring delivery as per the expectations, fulfilling all contractual obligations agreed between the parties.
Server migration is simply a process of moving your server data, its configurations and perhaps also the role of the server within an organization. Such Projects or changes are generally undertaken to achieve business objectives which may further drill down to changes in technology, specific business needs, efficiencies, requirements from applications hosting on the servers etc. Server migration can also come along with Data Center migration and consolidation depending on the environment of the organization. The server migration is typically a manual process, one can never imagine the complexities that can occur during a migration process. A complex architecture may possibly have numerous elements to be taken into consideration and a hence an apposite planning is the key the migration project. Having led projects of such nature I recommend organizations and customers who are considering a move to a different server, to order the new server first and ensure it has setup with your initial configuration and migrate your data from the old server to the new server.
Application Management is an approach to manage through a well-defined method, processes, policies, procedures, standards and templates. In my experience, every application migration is unique. Preparing a plan to execute a successful application migration should be based upon the type of application requiring migration, the type of source and destination, physical or virtual architecture you are migrating between and possibly factors very specific environments hosting the applications.
Lead small and large programs in the interest of the organization in order to achieve business and strategic objectives. A Program is a group of related projects managed in a coordinated manner to obtain benefits and control that cannot be availed from managing them individually. Programs may include elements of related work outside the scope of the discrete projects in the program. Program management may provide a layer above the management of projects and focusses on selecting the best group of projects, defining them in terms of their objectives and providing an environment where projects can be run successfully.
Organizations are involuntarily turning on to cloud infrastructure solutions. Compared to earlier times, where organizations would run applications or programs only on a physical computer or servers in their facilities, cloud computing allows one to access the same kind of application environment through the internet. Cloud providers allow users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in either a privately owned cloud, or on a third-party server in order to make data accessing mechanisms much more easy and reliable.
One of the most common projects handled in companies providing IT infrastructure outsourcing services. Clients have huge infrastructures outsourced or insourced hosting number of servers to support their businesses. With advancements in technology, applications and security requirements, upgradation of a server is a quintessential requirement for the survival of the infrastructure technology. Also, the existing infrastructure demands the addition of more servers with newer roles, responsibilities and functionalities. Installing and building a server may involve procurement, design and configuration phases prior to its implementation and can be very complex in nature.
Implemented multiple projects on storage and back up services for customers across various geographies. Many companies offer storage services for private organisations and related management services. Backup services are also implemented and managed ensuring the customer data is secured and recovered easily whenever demanded and in an unexpected disaster. Storage and backup services have numerous alternates available to serve the requirements of customers and depending on their business or technology needs.
A data center migration is the movement of one (or more) applications and their associated infrastructure from one location to another. With proven processes, experienced staff, and trusted technologies as a foundation, migrations can be easily and seamlessly executed. IT operations are a crucial aspect of most organizational operations around the world. However, from time to time organizations might need to migrate data centers for various reasons, some of the common reasons being to achieve cost benefits, sign new contracts with third party organizations, consolidations, mergers and acquisitions. Relocation of data center involves moving of data, software, hardware, networking equipment, power and cooling systems, and all other resources.