Azmir Mohamed

Vice President, Product Management

Azmir Mohamed has more than 20 years experience delivering datacenter and enterprise campus infrastructure products. Prior to joining Cloudscaling, he was Sr. Director, Product Management at Abiquo, a hypervisor agnostic enterprise software solution that enables organizations to leverage their existing virtualized infrastructure to enable IaaS. While at Abiquo, he was responsible for driving their product roadmap plus collaborated with their strategic technology partners in building automation, billing, compute and storage infrastructure integration.

Previously, he was held various senior product management roles at VMware, where he was responsible for defining market and product requirements for VMware’s proliferation, backup and storage replication product portfolio. During his time there, he was responsible for bringing the vSphere Replication, VMware Data Recovery and VMware Server products to market. Azmir was also spent 9 years at Cisco System where he had a variety of product management and technical roles in the multi-billion dollar Cisco Catalyst stackable switches business unit.

Azmir has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.

Posts by Azmir

The Top Three Things To Bookmark for the Juno Summit

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I can’t believe that it’s less than a month before the the upcoming Juno Summit.  As you start putting together your plans for the Summit, I wanted to highlight some items to look forward to from the Cloudscaling team. #1: Four … Continue reading

A Concierge in the Cloud

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Today at Interop in Las Vegas, Cloudscaling introduced our new Cloud Concierge Services. The idea for Cloud Concierge came about as we watched enterprises struggle to understand where to start implementing an OpenStack cloud solution. Between public clouds, private clouds … Continue reading

GCE API – Available Now on OpenStack StackForge

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For Cloudscaling, the journey to the hybrid cloud begins (but does not end) with API compatibility between the OpenStack powered private cloud and leading public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). Cloudscaling customers run OCS, our OpenStack powered private … Continue reading

OCS 2.6 is Now Available !

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OpenStack is a powerful way of providing and consuming IaaS to achieve scale and agility, but its very nature as an open source project raises IT management challenges. Removing some of the implementation complexity and management obstacles from the equation … Continue reading

Webinar: Deploying an OpenStack-Powered Private Cloud

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 Cloudscaling gets asked these questions frequently – weekly if not daily.Is OpenStack production ready?Can’t I just download OpenStack from for free?Are vendor OpenStack implementations incompatible with each other?Are all nine OpenStack projects essential to standing up a IaaS cloud?Are … Continue reading

Game On: OCS 2.5 Ships, New Programs and Features on Tap

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As we celebrated OpenStack’s third birthday over the summer, the Cloudscaling team was also putting the final touches to OCS 2.5. Today, we are happy and proud to announce general availability of OCS 2.5.The most advanced OpenStack-powered cloud infrastructure software … Continue reading

Why Customers Want Elastic Clouds With Agile Networking

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In April of this year, Cloudscaling announced a partnership with Juniper Networks to integrate Juniper’s Junos V Contrail virtual network control (VNC) technology into Cloudscaling’s Open Cloud System (OCS). Juniper and Cloudscaling chose each other because: Both understand the scale … Continue reading

The most advanced OpenStack-powered cloud infrastructure software just got better

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Today, Cloudscaling announced Open Cloud System 2.5, our next major OCS release scheduled for availability this summer. New feature highlights in OCS 2.5 include:OCS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)OCS Block Storage snapshots plus production-ready enhancementsOpenStack Grizzly support, andNew certified hardware options … Continue reading

OpenStack DIY, Distributions and Systems

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As you know, OpenStack is open source software for building private and public clouds.  When Cloudscaling took Series A funding and pivoted to a pure product company in late 2011, it was a strategic move to use OpenStack as the … Continue reading

Cloudscaling OCS 2.0 – with Block Storage and Folsom Support – Now Shipping

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This past week was an exciting one for the Cloudscaling team.  While we already have customers deployed on our Essex-based OCS 1.x releases, we began our first Folsom-based OCS 2.0 customer deployments last month.  As a refresher, Cloudscaling announced OCS … Continue reading