As a long-time technologist and architect with extensive solution selling & development experience around Data Centers and Cloud infrastructures. Tariq has had the opportunity to create meaningful impact on clients through thought leadership by evangelizing next generation solutions, selling consultatively, and driving client-facing strategy.
In his current role, Tariq is responsible for shaping HPE’s NFV technology architecture related to the Virtual Infrastructure Layer that include compute and network virtualization technologies and driving the evolution of open source efforts like OpenStack & OpenDayLight to meet the demands of current and next generation of telco applications. As the design and technical authority for the role of OpenStack within HP’s OpenNFV architecture, Tariq drives the development of features needed by telco applications within HP’s Carrier Grade OpenStack distribution (HPE Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade) and upstream OpenStack. He regularly participates and represents HPE at meetings for various open source and standards efforts like OpenStack, OPNFV, Open Cloud Connect and OpenDayLight to drive Carrier Grade features.