Meet NPX 004 – Samir Roshan

  • Name: Samir Roshan
  • NPX Number: 004
  • Employer: Nutanix Inc
  • Blog URL: thinkingloudoncloud.com
  • Twitter: @kooltechies
  • Virtualisation background: 10+ years of virtualisation experience
  • Storage Background: Storage has been a continuous part of my journey in the virtualisation world sometimes mainstream some times not. I will say close to ~5 years overall.
  • Hyper Converged Infrastructure background: Since my joining Nutanix in 2014
  • Future of HCI and other emerging technologies: HCI will be the mainstream platform for running application and infrastructure going forward. HCI will replace 3 tier storage completly over a period of time. In other emerging technologies we will see a constant pull and push of new concepts and prototypes. There will be concrete steps taken in the field of Micro-services. Cloud computing and dev-ops will continue its rally , Openstack will have a hard time surviving.
  • Value of NPX: Enormous !! NPX is the first certification to blend Multi hypervisors enabling architects to advise on architect solutions which includes Private Cloud, Microservices and Public cloud. The certification is an extremely challenging and rewarding one from the perspective of experience and skill sets required to go through it. Architects who wants to pursue skills in multiple areas should really go for it.
  • What made you go for NPX: Primarily because of the value and learning by pursuing NPX. It has enabled me to look at the challenges in IT at a very holistic level. I am in a position to advise my customer on different hypervisors, HCI, Webscale, Microservices and on Cloud.
  • Advise to people looking into the NPX track: Preparation is the key, this is probably the top level certification in the world right now. There are no shortcuts in order to achieve this, you need to follow the exam blueprint covering each areas in detail. Solid architectural understanding, technical expertise on the selected hypervisors, expert knowledge on the Nutanix platform is key to success.
  • Other: For all NPX aspirants feel free to reach out for any clarification or if you need any mentorship for the program.