netJoints is a personal blog about various technical subjects including data centers, virtualization, networking and cloud computing. This blog also shares the experiences of building Cloud Networking and Security architectures. The main contributor to this site is Shahzad Ali.

About Shahzad

Shahzad’s passion and experience are to take products and ideas from concept to market success. He is obsessed with helping customers solve their business challenges through innovative ideas and cutting-edge technologies.

Shahzad previously led Networking and Security Solutions Architecture team at VMware, where his team played a crucial role in growing VMware’s NSX business. Before that, he spent over a decade in technical and leadership roles at Cisco Systems.

Shahzad is a sought-after public speaker and has presented at conferences across the globe. He has been an academic guest lecturer at the graduate level on various topics related to cloud computing and data center designs.

He is currently associated with Aviatrix – the leader in Multi-Cloud Networking and Security space. He is also a co-founder and content lead for the Aviatrix Certified Engineer (ACE) Program (, the industry’s first and only multicloud networking certification.  


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