Joep Piscaer is an IT Architect at OGD ict-diensten, a Dutch system integrator . Joep has a focus on VMware virtualization, enterprise shared storage and backup products. As such, he designs and implements complex virtualization and storage and backup solutions based on VMware, EqualLogic, StoreVirtual 4000 and VSA, Nimble Storage, Nutanix and Veeam products. He specializes in tight integration of these building blocks, making day-to-day operations as easy as possible through a consolidated management interface and procedures.
Besides his day-time job, Joep is actively involved in the international VMware community. He is a member of the NL VMUG Customer Council. He runs his own blog, VirtualLifestyle .nl and has spoken on several VMware-related conferences and seminars, like the VMUG events. For his continued efforts to share, contribute and evangelize, he received the VMware vExpert award in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
As one of the few worldwide, Joep is the 101st who has achieved the VMware Certified Design Expert certification. This certification is proof of technical excellence in the field of VMware datacenter
virtualization . Joep passed the VCDX defense during VMworld Barcelona in October 2012.