Veeam Vanguard

The Veeam Vanguard Program is Veeam’s top-level influencer community. This group shares points of view, provides feedback and is committed to mutual success. Experts in the Vanguard program are a combination of many different disciplines, contribution types and advocacy mechanisms yet are each the best in space regarding technical thought leadership for the technical communities in which Veeam exist.

These individuals have been nominated as Veeam Vanguards. A Veeam Vanguard represents our brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities in which we engage. These individuals are chosen for their acumen, engagement and style in their activities on and offline.

Veeam’s goals of the Vanguard Program:

  • Build mindshare of technical thought leaders
  • Gain feedback and insight on topics related to Veeam technologies
  • Provide opportunities for growth

The Veeam Vanguards have an opportunity to gain the following:

  • Access to Veeam Product teams
  • A forum to provide feedback and perspective
  • Sharing of unique perspectives in the industry and exclusive networking opportunities
Josh Archer

Josh Archer

Josh Archer is a Solutions Architect and Veeam certified architect (VMCA) working for cloud service provider, Element Four. He focuses primarily on VMware, Veeam, storage, and cloud solution implementations.

Brandon Willmott

Brandon Willmott

Brandon is a Global HCI Sr. Solutions Engineer at VMware and has been a VMware vExpert since 2012. Founded Baton Rouge and New Orleans VMUGs. He blogs about virtualization, cloud, storage, and containers at brandonwillmott.com.

Christopher Kusek

Christopher Kusek

Chris has worn many hats over 25 years in IT, from consultant to evangelist, manager to leader, executive to CTO, blogger to author of 7 books. In addition to being a proud Vanguard, he´s one of few VMware vExperts since the beginning of the program.

David Ball

David Ball

Over 20 years, David has worked in all facets of the technology spectrum and is currently a Cloud Platform Architect based in central North Carolina. David blogs at virtualbonzo.com and when not working, he enjoys photography.

Shane Williford

Shane Williford

Shane Williford is a Sr. Systems Engineer and has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years across multiple business disciplines. He has been awarded several industry certifications, some of which include Veeam® Certified Architect, VMware Certified Advanced Professional, and AWS Solutions Architect — Associate, just to name a few. He also holds two technology community awards — Veeam Vanguard for the past three years and VMware vExpert for 10 years — for his many contributions, involvements, and interactions with the technology community. He has also authored numerous technology certification study guides over the years, including several VCP-DCV Study Guides.

Patricio Cerda

Patricio Cerda

Senior Cloud and Virtualization Consultant with over 15 years of experience in IT industry. vExpert 2011-2017, and Nutanix NTC 2015-2017. Blogger at patriciocerda.com. VMware Certified Instructor, Veeam VMCT, VCAP-DCA/DCD, VCIX-NV, NPP.

Michael Berg

Michael Berg

Product Manager for Tech Data and has a Virtualization evangelist since 2002 with focus on VMware and since 2008 Veeam as well. Simply just loves how the technology solves the customers problems.

Scott Driver

Scott Driver

Geek with a virtualization focus by day, Husband/Dad/snowboarding/foodie/music loving/New Englander by night VCP-DCV & vExpert. Former VMUG Leader PowerShell the things. Solve problems and use bullet points.

Robert L. Hummel

Robert L. Hummel

IT Director for Cheshire County, New Hampshire, Robert is an electrical engineer with over 40 years experience as a system designer, programmer, trainer, and author.

James Kilby

James Kilby

James is a Senior Consultant, working for Xtravirt focusing on the VMware stack. He can often be found speaking throughout the UK, discussing some of the technology he uses. He is a founding member of the UK Veeam UserGroup.

Shawn Cannon

Shawn Cannon

IT professional since 1996 with server, networking and virtualization experience. Veeam user and Veeam Champion!

Jens Söldner

Jens Söldner

A managing director for Soeldner Consult GmbH based in Nuremberg, Germany. His company specializes on cloud and virtualization infrastructure based on VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, OpenStack and Amazon AWS technologies.

Xavier Genestos

Xavier Genestos

IT system administrator, IT trainer, IT books writer, blogger at SYSADMIT.com, vExpert

Mike Preston

Mike Preston

IT professional and overall tech enthusiast living in Ontario, Canada, Toronto VMUG Co-Leader. Mike has presented at VMworld, VMUGs, and various IT conferences, as well as authored "Troubleshooting vSphere Storage".

Rasmus Haslund

Rasmus Haslund

Rasmus works in a combined role for Arrow ECS teaching Veeam/VMware and performing consulting work. Obtained many certifications such as Veeam Certified Engineer, Microsoft MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSE: Server Infrastructure, VMware VCP-DCV, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DCA & VCAP-DCD.

Mike Conjoice

Mike Conjoice

Mike works as a Solution Architect at Bupa Dental UK, one of the UKs largest dental chains. Having worked with Veeam since 2012, initially as a partner, now as a customer, he is a strong advocate for Veeam as both a product, and a company.

Wenhua Tang

Wenhua Tang

Wenhua is an expert in Database, Virtualization, SDN field. During 2012 he established the Changingit System Company with partner. They enable to make the costumer’s blue print in new general Datacenter and always serving customers' data centers with VM platform and data protection.

Karl Widmer

Karl Widmer

ICT system specialist in server and virtualization, responsible for all vSphere, HCI and cloud infrastructure at Oerlikon Group. Veeam and VMware addicted, hot on certifications. Veeam Vanguard 2017-2018, vExpert 2017-2018, VCA, MCSA, VMCE. Blogger.

Arne Fokkema

Arne Fokkema

Arne is working for Uniserver Internet a Cloud hosting company in the Netherlands. He started to virtualise workloads back in 2005 and loves to automate with Powershell. In his private life he is husband and dad. VCP, VCAP-DCA/DCD, vExpert

Kyle Jenner

Kyle Jenner

Kyle Jenner is an Architect working at Insight UK within the Cloud Architect team with a big involvement in the community. Kyle is a current vExpert, VMware EUC Champion, VMUG Leader, Nutanix NTC and also a co-founder of a AWS User Group in the UK

Craig Rodgers

Craig Rodgers

Craig is a Technical Director with Outsource Solutions focusing on virtualisation, networking, Veeam and analytics with well over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. Blogger @ www.craigrodgers.co.uk & Speaker at Veeam User Group UK meetings.

Yukinobu Asami

Yukinobu Asami

Technical systems engineer with Climb Inc.,Veeam’s first ProPartner member based in Japan specializing in Virtualization and Database management solutions. He has engaged with many Veeam and VMware implementations in Japan.

Nathan Oldfield

Nathan Oldfield

Nathan is an IT professional with over 20 years experience in a wide range of environments. These days working with VMware, 3Par and MS infrastructure. Also a keen Office 365 enthusiast looking forward to the new versions of Veeam for Office 365 VMCA.

Wesley Martins Silva

Wesley Martins Silva

Wesley is an Senior IT Professional with over 10 years of experience in virtualization. Love Veeam Products and write about in my blog. He is also vExpert since 2016, MCSA and VCP-DCV.

Jim Millard

Jim Millard

VMware SE / SLED-IA/KS/MO/NE IT "jack of all trades, master of some" KC VMUG (2006-2018), vExpert (2009-2018), VMunderground/OpeningActs (2012-2017), Veeam Vanguard (2016-2018)

Claus Pfleger

Claus Pfleger

Former Veeam SE and a veteran of IT industry. Cycling through different roles like head of IT, business development manager, field SE and now a worldwide freelance trainer and consultant. Experienced with the various aspects of the industry and has found his dream job: sharing his knowledge.

Victor Konovalov

Victor Konovalov

Virtualization specialist: VMware vSphere, MS Hyper-V, IBM Power VM, Veeam B&R.

Rob Nelson

Rob Nelson

Rob Nelson is an IT professional with almost 20 years of experience in the industry, mostly in Security and Operations. When he's not fixing or breaking stuff, you can find him on twitter @rnelson0 or at his blog, rnelson0.com.

Silvio Di Benedetto

Silvio Di Benedetto

Owner at Inside Technologies - Senior Consultant and Trainer. Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management, Veeam Vanguard, Parallels VIPP. Community Lead at WindowServer.it, Azure Community, Veeam User Group Italy.

Tolga Anit

Tolga Anit

Cloud Engineer at Turkcell in Turkey. Focusing on IaaS, DRaaS, BaaS technologies. Blogger, Community Lover. Also VMware vExpert.

Andrey Vakhitov

Andrey Vakhitov

Syst. admin, blogger.

Piotr Masztafiak

Piotr Masztafiak

Piotr is trainer and IT consultant specializing in Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware virtualization technologies as well as public cloud. Holder of VMware vExpert 12-18 award and many other certifications, including Microsoft MCSA, MCITP, MCTS and Citrix CCA.

Bart Pellegrino

Bart Pellegrino

Technical Consultant, specialized in backup and disaster recovery. Has over 15 years of experience working as IT professional and is i.a. Certified Veeam Trainer & Architect. His website https:// backitup.online is focused around the VMCE program.

Makoto Kawakami

Makoto Kawakami

Prior to joining Climb, Makoto held key positions in IT sales and marketing management and brings a wealth of industry experience from his years at Pervasive Software, Red Hat and Blue Coat.

Justin Giardina

Justin Giardina

Justin Giardina is the Chief Technology Officer of iland Secure Cloud and oversees all aspects of global technical operations and strategy including design, implementation, and support.

Petra Lipp

Petra Lipp

Over 20 years in IT, focused on Microsoft Virtualisation, Private Cloud and Storage Spaces Direct. Currently working for Rachfahl IT Solutions GmbH Germany as a technical consultat. Veeam VMCE, MCSA Windows Server, MCSE Private Cloud.

Allan Rafuse

Allan Rafuse

IT Consultant, blogger and speaker located in Vancouver. Allan lives to implement or speak about IT infrastructure whether it be virtualized or bare metal, Production or DR. Regular contributor to #MVPDays.

Olafur Helgi  Haraldsson

Olafur Helgi Haraldsson

Currently working as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Advania responsible for infrastructure in hosting division of Advania, passionate about everything in the cloud and finding the right solution for the right job.

Gary Williams

Gary Williams

Gary is a sysadmin with over 20 years IT experience covering a large range of technologies such as Windows, Linux, Storage, Virutalisation, Security, networking and many other things. Also a believer in tea being the best problem solver

Gorka Izquierdo

Gorka Izquierdo

IT Professional and System Administrator at Sein TIC. VMware vExpert 2015-2016, VCP5-DCV.Virtualization lover, owner and writer of the blog aprendiendoavirtualizar.com

Anoop C Nair

Anoop C Nair

Anoop is a Solution Architect on enterprise device management with more than 17 years of experience. He is Microsoft MVP, Blogger, and Speaker. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like Windows, SCCM Current Branch, Intune , and Hyper-V.

Jesse Anderson

Jesse Anderson

I am a Sr. Cloud Engineer working with Backup and DR as a service.

Anatoliy Bakal

Anatoliy Bakal

Over 18 years in IT and is currently a Principal Technology Strategist @ Elcore Group. Speaker. Veeam User Group Ukraine Leader. MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Microsoft MVP Office Servers and Services.

Dan Frith

Dan Frith

20 years in IT working for government and VARs in a big country town called Brisbane. I’m now Head of Technology at Digital Sense. I like things that go in racks and making life easier through smarter process and cool technology applications.

Steven Cortez

Steven Cortez

With 20+ years of IT industry experience, I bring a unique real-world view to the End Users Labs Evangelist role at NetApp. I am also an active social media influencer, Technical Advisor to the NetApp A-Team, VMware vExpert, VMware VMUG Leader & now a Veeam Vanguard Member.

Christian Mohn

Christian Mohn

Senior Solutions Architect for Proact IT Norway. IT veteran with over 20 years of experience. Veeam VMCE, vExpert 2011-2017, VCAP-DCA/DCD, VMUG Leader, author, podcaster and blogger.

Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

Cloud Architect focusing on Microsoft Cloud and Virtualization Technology.

Paul Braren

Paul Braren

Pivot3 SA for HCI, formerly VMware Sr. SE for HCI and IBM XIV Storage Technical Advisor, with 25 years in x86 server deployment and training. VCP-DCV, vExpert, speaker, podcast guest, consultant. Created TinkerTry.com featuring technical articles about efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more.

Alex Samoylenko

Alex Samoylenko

Virtualization technology professional. 11 years ago he built #1 website on virtualization in Russia. Alex runs his own virtualization-focused company VMC. Also, he works as Senior Investment Advisor at VIG Ventures and he is a CEO of Tubalytics.

Eugene Kashperovetskyi

Eugene Kashperovetskyi

Eugene Kashperovetskyi is a Global Solutions Architect, specializing in the cloud and managed services space. His work primarily focuses on assisting Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners with configuration best practices and optimization of Veeam-powered service delivery, including Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offerings.

Ken Nalbone

Ken Nalbone

Presales Architect focused on virtualization, hyperconvergence, and data protection. Leads Indianapolis VMware and Veeam User Groups. vExpert and Nutanix Technology Champion. Loves drinking bourbon and running, but not at the same time.

Joep Piscaer

Joep Piscaer

Joep is a seasoned IT professional, with 10+ years’ experience as a Technical Pathfinder, CTO, Tech Marketing and Nutanix tech evangelist.

Jorge de la Cruz

Jorge de la Cruz

Jorge de la Cruz is Systems Engineer at Veeam. In his blog, which has more than 50,000 monthly visits, he regularly talks about Veeam as well as the latest news about VMware, and other Cloud and Datacentre technologies, virtual labs and how-to articles about virtualization, monitorization, open-source, etc.

Barry Coombs

Barry Coombs

Operations Director and lead architect for a virtualization focused reseller and consultancy practice Computerworld.co.uk. Barry is a blogger, author, podcaster and multiple time vExpert specializing in server virtualization, end user computing and related technologies.

Valdecir Carvalho

Valdecir Carvalho

Val is an Senior IT Professional from São Paulo, Brazil with focus on Infrastructure Architecture and Cloud He's the proud Dad of Mariana and João. Blogger, Community Lover and Corintiano. VMware vExpert, VMUG Leader, Host of vBrownbag Brasil

Andreas Lesslhumer

Andreas Lesslhumer

Virtualization Enthusiast, Author of the blog Running-System.com, VCP-DCV, VMUG Austria Leader, #vExpert 2012-2018, #CiscoChampion, #VeeamVanguard 2017/2018

Liselotte Foverskov

Liselotte Foverskov

Independent @Textrovert, vExpert 2011-18, VMUG Leader #vmugdk. Mother. Wife. Psychotherapist.

Bilel Kammoun

Bilel Kammoun

System Engineer with over 10 years IT experience focusing on virtualization | VCIX6-DCV | vExpert 2016-18 | NTC-2018

Marius Sandbu

Marius Sandbu

Senior Cloud Architect from Norway, focusing his day to day business on anything related to Software-defined, Cloud and datacenter solution. He is also a Microsoft/Veeam/Citrix instructor. Also a Microsoft MVP for Azure

Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards

Gareth is a vExpert, a vExpert PRO & Leader of UK VMUG assisting London VMUG.Very active in the vCommunity,with very broad knowledge of VMware, Cloud, DevOps and a passion for all the cool techy stuff.He is also an advocate of being Eco and loves EVs and running his lab on solar

Florian Raack

Florian Raack

Florian is a consultant and trainer working for SVA GmbH Germany. He has a strong focus in virtualization and backup infrastructures. VCP-DCV, VCP-DT, VMCE, VMCT, VMCA.

Chris Gecks

Chris Gecks

I am a Microsoft MVP/MCT and Veeam Vanguard, with a passion for Microsoft 365, Veeam and all Cloud-based technologies on an enterprise level.

Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller is an author, speaker, Microsoft MVP and principal consultant for Catapult Systems.

Lai Yoong Seng

Lai Yoong Seng

Lai Yoong Seng @ericlaiys also known as "Virtual Lai". MVP Hyper-V (Malaysia), interested in Hyper-V, Azure & System Center.

Patrice Singy

Patrice Singy

Solution Architect and responsible for Cloud services in a Swiss company. Holder of several Certifications such as VMCE, VCP-DCV, VCP-DT and CrossFit enthusiast.

Josh De Jong

Josh De Jong

Josh is a Systems Architect focusing on virtualization and storage solutions working with customers of all sizes. Josh holds two VCP's (DCV & NV) & is a 4 time vExpert. Occasional blogger, twitter addict, taker of naps.

Mads Fog

Mads Fog

Cloud Architect working for Proact Systems A/S in Denmark. Primarily focusing on VMware vRealize Orchestrator, VMware vRealize Automation and Veeam Backup & Replication. He has been recognized as a VMware vExpert in 2014-2017.

Manfred Hofer

Manfred Hofer

IT and Virtualization professional, technology & certification geek and owner of vBrain.info. Presenter at local VMUG meetings. Certifications VCAP-*, VCIX-NV, VMCE, CCP-V, NPP and MCSE. Awards: vExpert 2014-16, Cisco Champion 2015-16

Paul Wilk

Paul Wilk

Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Global Payments by day, IT Wizard by night. Ireland VMUG leader, vExpert Pro, Red Hat Accelerator and great fan of open source.

Nigel Hickey

Nigel Hickey

An EUC Consultant at Sigma Solutions, 3x VMware vExpert, VMware EUC Champion, VCP5-DCV, VCP5-DT, Blogger at nigelhickey.com, Dad, Husband, and ex-DJ. Nigel is also the Houston VMUG Leader. NY Rangers & Seattle Seahawks fan.

Myles Gray

Myles Gray

I am a Senior Technical Marketing Architect for VMware in the Storage and Availability Business Unit. Focused primarily on content generation, product enablement and feedback from customers and field to engineering.

Kerem Celiker

Kerem Celiker

Kerem works as a Senior Solutions Architect at SEKOM & Soitron s.r.o. Focusing Converged, Cloud and Container Platforms such as Red Hat Openshift, Kubernetes/Docker and VMware Tanzu. Blogger, Github-er and Twitter-er at keremceliker.com

Luke Brown

Luke Brown

Principal Technologist/Evangelist for Zettagrid, Australia`s Leading vCloud Air Network SP. 17 years in IT as a consultant/architect for medium to large enterprises on all things server, storage, DR and cloud. VMware vChampion, 4x vExpert

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Senior Data Center Architect, 5x VMware vExpert, VCAP-DCD, MCITP, blogger at tsmith.co, and Cincinnati VMUG Leader.

Ryan Jacksland

Ryan Jacksland

System and Storage Admin with a focus on virtualization, storage, and disaster recovery. A Veeam Certified Engineer with a focus on giving back to the tech community. Over a decade of general IT experience across multiple technologies.

Karel Novak

Karel Novak

Senior Consultant - PSO at VMware, VCI-Level2, VCIX6-NV/VCIX6-DCV, CKA, vExpert12-21,vExpertNSX16-21,vExpertPro19-21, VMCT-Mentor, Veeam Certified Architect, co-author book Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5, VUGCZ Leader, SME VMware Certification

Steven Onofaro

Steven Onofaro

Senior Systems Engineer for Vocus based in Perth WA. Focusing on IaaS, DRaaS, BaaS and just all things Cloud. Busy Dad to two young energetic sons and a big fan of vCloud Director and everything Veeam. Current Veeam Vanguard and VMware vExpert.

Darryl Crossley

Darryl Crossley

Technical Lead at BEarena, Australia. Veeam Technical Champion, VMware vChampion & Nutanix Technology Champion. Doing IT right the first time, every time!

Denis Kelley

Denis Kelley

Systems Administrator for a Civil Engineering company with 20 years of experience in IT. Proud father of three great kids. When Denis is not solving problems, he spends his spare time learning Kung Fu.

Timothy Bittenbender

Timothy Bittenbender

Currently working as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Connection Inc responsible for pre and post sales solutions including design and implementation of hybrid cloud, virtual workloads and storage technologies. I have over 20 years of experience in IT Infrastructure architecture and operations support. Excellent problem solver and enjoy working with my peers across the industry.

Cristal Kawula

Cristal Kawula

Cristal is active in the IT Community and is the Co-Founder of TriCon Elite, MVPDays Community Roadshow, and runs #MVPHour. Over the past 18+yrs she has worked on various contracts for the MS Platform teams authoring and reviewing content.

David Hill

David Hill

David is a Global Technologist in Veeam’s Product Strategy Group, developing the companies multi-cloud strategy. Prior to joining Veeam, David was the lead evangelist at VMware in the public cloud business unit. Over the past twenty years, David has been a successful entrepreneur, architect and business consultant working with some of the top consultancies and businesses around the world. David is a regular contributor to the virtualization community, a vExpert since 2012 and a former Veeam Vanguard.

Falko Banaszak

Falko Banaszak

Falko is a consultant based in Germany working for SVA GmbH. He has a strong focus on virtualization, data backup, disaster recovery infrastructures and a passion for Microsoft 365 & storage systems. He´s a VMware vExpert & Veeam user group leader in Germany. VCP-DCV, VMCE, VMCA.

Eugene Elizarov

Eugene Elizarov

System engineer in the cloud provider. Over the years I have gained extensive knowledge and skills, but now focused on backing up data and storage systems. I spend a lot of time on the community.

Federico Venier

Federico Venier

Storage / Data-Protection expert with 25Y in HPE, EMC, NetApp and Vodafone. As tech lead in the Veeam-HPE alliance, he works to get the best HW & SW integration, tests it in his lab, prepares best-practices and presents at many international conventions.

Luciano Patrao

Luciano Patrao

Working with Virtualization for more than 10 years (mainly VMware). vExpert last 3 years. Specialties, Virtualization, Storage, and Backups. Working for Elits and allocated In Germany as a Teach Lead and acting as a Senior ICT Infrastructure Engineer.

Kevin Allan

Kevin Allan

CTO of Probax - supporting BaaS, DRaaS and AaaS since the early 2000's. Advocate for all Veeam products and leading development of Veeam into our management and automation platform for MSPs. When I’m not working I’m travelling and drinking good scotch.

Joaquim Santos

Joaquim Santos

Joaquim is an Architect IT, with over 10 years of experience. He is love hardware, virtualization and backup. It dedicates every possible effort to promote and make sure that the IT communities are always growing. He is also a blogger, VMUG Leader, vExpert and Veeam Vanguard.

John Nicholson

John Nicholson

In addition to his role as a Staff Technical Marketing Architect at VMware where he is a VMware Storage and Availability expert, John enjoys syslog deep dives, and can telepathically sense slow and undersized storage.

Pete Flecha

Pete Flecha

Pete is a Sr Tech Marketing Architect at VMware focusing on VVols and vSAN. He can be found speaking at various industry events, on his blog at pedrosarrow.com or geeking out weekly on the vSpeaking Podcast. vExpert 2014-2017.

Julien Mousqueton

Julien Mousqueton

Chief Technologist @ Computacenter with over 20 years experience as solution architect focusing on virtualisation and automation technologies. vExpert since the first date. When I'm not working, you may find me on a rugby field.

Nico Stein

Nico Stein

Nico Stein is a AVP of IT at Signal Financial FCU, a Maryland based Credit Union. Originally started with IBM Germany, he has over 15 years of IT experiences, managing campus networks and critical systems. You can follow Nico on Twitter @nicoastein or on his blog.

Sander Berkouwer

Sander Berkouwer

IT pro focusing on cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), identity and access management (IAM) and information security. Sander advises, designs and implements advanced solutions for both on-premises and cloud-based resources. He is also a Microsoft MVP.

Paolo Valsecchi

Paolo Valsecchi

System Engineer focusing on Virtualization, Storage and Data Protection. Co-Author, VCP-DCV, VMCA, vExpert, Veeam Vanguard. Blogger at Nolabnoparty.com - virtualization and beyond.

Tobias Gregorius

Tobias Gregorius

Tobias is a consultant at Bechtle GmbH. Specialized in SLA design and business process mapping. He has a strong focus on backup and multi cloud infrastructures. VMCA, NCIE-SAN, NCIE-BR, IBM - TSM, VCP.

Vladan Seget

Vladan Seget

IT and Virtualization consultant, owner of vladan.fr - ESX Virtualization - one of the top independent virtualization blogs. VCAP-DCA/DCD, VCP.

Rajesh Radhakrishnan

Rajesh Radhakrishnan

Manager at Citrus Consulting, handling Consulting Business of SDDC and EUC portfolio for EMEA & APAC. VMUG Leader & VUG Champion for UAE Region. Certified on VCIX DCV/NSX, Azure & AWS Certified, EMCSA,vExpert 2016-2020, Veeam Vanguard, Blogger at vmarena.com and Event Speaker.

Paulo Sant´anna

Paulo Sant´anna

IT professional with 20 years of experience in infrastructure, support, consulting, information security, governance and training in large data center environments and non stop operations in large companies. He is also VMware vExpert and Microsoft MVP Reconnect.

Maurice Kevenaar

Maurice Kevenaar

Maurice Kevenaar is a System Engineer at INFO located in Amsterdam, NL, Package maintainer and moderator for the Chocolatey Community Repository (CCR), contributor to OSS projects. Creator of Veeam Chocolatey packages and BoxStarter scripts.

Preben Berg

Preben Berg

CTO of CLOUDIO focusing on building efficient BaaS, DRaaS and IaaS solutions. Preben is Veeam Certified Architect, Veeam Certified Trainer, maintainer of github.com/VeeamHub and co-author of the e-book “Best Practices for Veeam Backup and Replication” available at veeambp.com.

Rhys Hammond

Rhys Hammond

Solution Architect at Data#3 based in Brisbane, Australia. Rhys specialises in all things Veeam and authors the blog www.rhyshammond.com.

Stephen Seagrave

Stephen Seagrave

A Solutions Architect currently working for Evros, Stephen has over a decade of experience working in design and implementation of backup solutions across Ireland. With a focus on brining backup technology to the frontline. Veeam VMCE & VMWare VCP6-DCV Certified

Shane Williford

Shane Williford

Senior Systems Engineer with almost 20yrs in the IT industry across multiple business disciplines. VMware vExpert specializing in BC/DP/DR, storage, infrastructure & systems automation. Guest blogger and various tech cert Study Guide creator.

Wolfgang Taitl

Wolfgang Taitl

Wolfgang is working as a senior consultant & engineer at Kapsch BusinessCom in Austria with main focus on virtualization, backup & storage. He´s a vExpert, VUG AT Leader and one of the first Veeam Legends. HPE: MASE Storage, ASE Server; VMware: VCP-NV, 2x VCAP, VCIX; Veeam: VMCE, VMCA.

Tim Neukirchen

Tim Neukirchen

German based Solution Architect working for s.i.g. mbH. With more than 10 years of experience, he focuses on the design and improvement of IT infrastructures in the areas of virtualization, data storage, data backup/recovery and disaster recovery. He holds technical certifications with various vendors and has also been a VMware vExpert for some time.

Paul Stringfellow

Paul Stringfellow

"20 years’ experience of working in the technology market and understanding how new technologies and trends fix difficult business challenges and impact how we will all operate and do business in the future. "

Seiji Maeda

Seiji Maeda

Seiji is an IT professional with 20+ years of experience in virtualization & networking. He promotes DX as engineer at Meiji Yasuda Life, Japan´s oldest life insurance company. JapanVMUG Leader (2020-22), Co-leader (2017-20), vExpert (2019-22), Veeam Vanguard (2020-22), speaker & blogger.

Jim Jones

Jim Jones

Husband, parent, geek, proud West Virginian. Cloud Architect at iland Secure Cloud. Certified as a CCNA, VCP-DCV, VMCE, AWS-SAA & once upon a time a MCSE. Honored to be selected as vExpert and Inaugural Veeam Vanguard.

Victor Wu

Victor Wu

Senior Solutions Architect, VCIX-DCV, Author, Blogger, vExpert 2014-2022. He wrote Implementing VxRail HCI Solutions published by Packt in 2021. In Dell Technologies Proven Professional Knowledge Sharing Competition 2021 his article “Get Ready for Edge Computing” was selected for publication.

Sagi Brody

Sagi Brody

Sagi is the CTO of Opti9 where he is responsible for product development and R&D. Sagi has been involved in infrastructure, software development, security, global network buildouts, & compliance. Sagi has served on multiple boards and has been recognized as a Veeam Vanguard for 3 years.

Markus Kraus

Markus Kraus

Markus is living IT-Pro life for more than 10 years as a Consultant, Architect & Systems Engineer. He focuses on virtualization and automation technologies. In addition to his 6th Vanguard nomination in 2022, he´s a 7-time VMware vExpert.

Drew J. Como

Drew J. Como

IT Executive with 25+ years of expertise focused on Product Delivery, Cloud, Windows, Linux, Virtualization, Storage, and DR. Proud Veeamer for life and I forever bleed green! #Vanguard 2017-2022. #TeamMorgan2021

Matt Crape

Matt Crape

Sr. Technical Account Manager with 20 years of industry experience, focusing on VMware technologies; when not partaking in community events, Matt can be found tinkering in his home lab or playing guitars.

Martin Lučanský

Martin Lučanský

IS Specialist at Lynx focusing on VMware virtualization, Veeam backup solutions and powershell scripting. VMware vExpert (2017-2022), Veeam Certified Engineer, Slovak VMUG leader and blogger at psguy.eu.

Chris Childerhose

Chris Childerhose

Chris works for ThinkOn as the Lead Infrastructure Architect. He has a passion for technology & stays on top of the ever-evolving IT realm. He´s a Veeam Vanguard, Veeam Legend, vExpert 3*, VMCA/VMCE certified. He is also the author of Mastering Veeam Backup & Replication 10/11 by Packt Publishing.

Ben Young

Ben Young

Specialising in the integration & automation of a broad range of cloud & virtualisation technologies including Veeam, VMware, Fortinet, Dell EMC into multi-tenant web applications. If it has an API, then it's in my wheelhouse. Works at vBridge, a cloud service provider.

Carsten Rachfahl

Carsten Rachfahl

IT Nerd with 30+ years of experience focused on Microsoft Private and Hybrid Cloud. Carsten is rewarded as Microsoft Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP and Microsoft Azure. He owns a german based SI and organizes the Cloud & Datacenter Conference Germany https://cdc-germany.de

Christopher Glémot

Christopher Glémot

Infrastructure and Cloud Consultant specializing in Virtualization, Storage, Data Protection and Data Governance at Monaco Informatique Service - Avangarde (Gold Partner). Veeam VMCE, Author (Editions-ENI.fr) and Speaker. Owner of Original-Network.com.

Craig Dalrymple

Craig Dalrymple

Scottish based Cloud Operations Engineer at iland Cloud, and co-leader/founder of the UK Veeam User Group. 20+ years experience within the IT industry. Enjoy rugby/gaming in spare time.

Brad Jervis

Brad Jervis

Brad Jervis is a Technology enthusiast with a special focus in the cloud, virtualization and disaster recovery spaces. Currently the leader of the New York City VUG(Veeam User Group), and Chief Architect at Probax.

Dean Lewis

Dean Lewis

Technical Account Manager, and Ambassador, Office of the CTO @ VMware. Enthusiastic about cloud native and data management. Occasionally blogs @veducate.co.uk

Eric Machabert

Eric Machabert

Datacenter and mission critical systems architect, virtualization veteran and trusted advisor. Has been Veeamizing your world since 2008.

Esteban Prieto

Esteban Prieto

Esteban is a Solution Engineer at VMware & Veeam Certified Instructor, living in Argentina. VMCE / VMCA v1 / VMCET & VCAP-DCV Design 2021 / VCP-DCV 2021 / VCP-DTM 2021 / VCP6-NV. Veeam Lover, vExpert & First Class Veeam Legend. Event Speaker. Ex futsal Soccer Player. Father of Twins.

Andre Atkinson

Andre Atkinson

Senior Platform Specialist based in Perth, Western Australia. Veeam Architect and Vanguard with a background in Storage and Backups and a keen focus on Automation and Kubernetes.

Geoff Burke

Geoff Burke

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect at Tsunati with 20 years experience in IT. Deep background in Backup & Replication, focusing on Automation & Kubernetes. Holds VMCE, VMCA, all of the current Kubernetes certifications, KCNA, CKAD, CKA & CKS. Guest instructor at Kasten by Veeam Kubernetes Learning site.

Jos Maliepaard

Jos Maliepaard

Jos is a consultant working for it2grow (VASP partner) in the Netherlands. He fills the days with advice, designing and implementing Data Protection, Business Continuity, and VMware solutions. VMware VCP-DCV, VMCE + VMCA, NL VUG Leader.

Steven New

Steven New

Operations Director for platinum VCSP Global Data Vault – a Dataprise company. With 20+ years of IT experience, Steven leads the daily operations of the Support and Infrastructure teams, holds a VMCE and VMCA certifications.

Michael Paul

Michael Paul

Data Protection Consultant based in the South West of England. Michael is a Veeam Legend & VMware vExpert. Focusing on Veeam, VMware and Microsoft technologies. Commonly blogging, delivering talks or at the Veeam Community Hub.

Gregory R. Tellone

Gregory R. Tellone

Greg is a well-known disaster recovery expert whose illustrious career spans over thirty years in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. A self-confessed “recovery geek”,he has focused his expertise on innovating DR for businesses of all sizes.

Jonathan Colón Feliciano

Jonathan Colón Feliciano

IT Consultant with over 15 years of experience. Owner at ZenPr Solutions focused on cloud, storage and virtualization technologies. Holder of several certifications from Veeam, VMware, Microsoft and NetApp. PowerShell and Automation enthusiast.

Cary Sun

Cary Sun

Cary is a Principal Consultant with strong background in datacenter & deployment solutions, spent over 25 years in planning, design & implementation of network technologies, management & system integration. Holds CISCO CERTIFIED INTERNETWORK EXPERT (CCIE No.4531) from 1999, also a Microsoft MVP.

Jochen Seeger

Jochen Seeger

Jochen is a Senior Systems Engineer working with SVA GmbH based in Germany. He has a strong focus on data backup and recovery and has more than 14 years of experience in this field with different Software and Hardware Vendors.

Marius Sandbu

Marius Sandbu

Cloud Evangelist at Sopra Steria. Focusing on building company-wide competency/expertise on Public Cloud and looking over the technical initiatives on Public Cloud including building managed services. Expertise across multiple public platforms and cloud-native ecosystems.

Yamato Sakai

Yamato Sakai

"Senior Technical Instructor at Dell Technologies Education Services (Dell PowerEdge, VxRail Instructor), VMware Certified Instructor Level2 (vSphere, vSAN, NSX-T), VCIX-DCV, VCIX-NV, VMware HCI Master specialist and book author. Also a vExpert 2017-2022."

Thiago dos Santos Nunes

Thiago dos Santos Nunes

Thiago is a CTO of MGDATA, partner VASP VEEAM working with Fortune 500 companies. With more than 30 certifications such as VMCA, VMCE, MCSE & VCP. He is Data Protection enthusiast, leader of the Brazil Veeam User Group. He is Catholic, in love with his wife.

Elizabeth Souza

Elizabeth Souza

I am an IT infrastructure analyst with over 20 years of experience. I design and manage IT solutions.I have been engaging and sharing knowledge in the IT communities always seeking to motivate more people to participate in these communities. I am VMUG Leader, vExpert, vExpert Cloud Management, Veeam Vanguard and AZ-900 Certified.

Jonah May

Jonah May

Jonah is an Architect at OffsiteDataSync, a platinum VCSP. He is also a Veeam Certified Architect and a Scout leader for Troop 254 in his spare time.

Ian Sanderson

Ian Sanderson

Technical Account Manager at iland Cloud. Over 15 years experience in the IT industry with a focus on virtualisation, EUC, backups & disaster recovery and security technologies. Blog at www.snurf.co.uk

Didier Van Hoye

Didier Van Hoye

IT veteran with over 17 years of expertise in Microsoft technologies, storage, virtualization & networking. Microsoft MVP, a member of the Microsoft Extended Experts Team in Belgium and a DELL TechCenter Rockstar.

Dave Kawula

Dave Kawula

Dave is a Microsoft MVP with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Well known as evangelist for Microsoft, Veeam, 5Nine Software. Dave is the founder MVPDays Community Roadshow and Project Data Raft.

Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher

Cloud Architect at WWT with a background in traditional data center and virtualization technologies. Current focus on AWS and VMC. Blogger at virtualbonzo.com, vExpert, maker and consumer of delicious BBQ.

Andrea Mauro

Andrea Mauro

IT Architect on virtualization, cloud, storage technologies. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. Certifications: VCDX-DCV,VCAP-*,VCP-*, MCSA,MCSE,MCITP,CCA,NPP Accreditation: vExpert 2010-2018, NTC, Vanguard. Blogger on vinfrastructure.it

Al Rasheed

Al Rasheed

Al Rasheed is a Lead Solutions Architect for ThinkOn, a Cloud Service Provider based out of Canada. He´s a long-time member of the VMUG community, VMware vExpert, DC VMUG Leader, Cisco Champion, and Nutanix Technology Champion. In addition to this, Al is a proud father of two.

Mikhail Kisselyov

Mikhail Kisselyov

Mikhail is an IT Engineer working at the largest telecommunication company in Kazakhstan. He´s focused on virtualization, storage, and backups. Certified as NCX-MCI, VCP-DCV. Also Nutanix NTC and VMware vExpert.

Thomas Maurer

Thomas Maurer

Thomas works as a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. He engages with the global community and customers to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure cloud platform. Prior to joining the Azure engineering team (Cloud+AI), he was a Lead Architect and Microsoft MVP.

Nicolas Bonnet

Nicolas Bonnet

IT Architect specializing in Veeam and Microsoft Solution. Author at Editions-ENI and Speaker in many French and European events.