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.
Virtualization technology professional. 10 years ago he built #1 website on virtualization in Russia. Alex runs his own virtualization-focused company VMC. He is a CEO of a mobile game publisher Nova Games and a CEO of an international dating site Yourcles.
ITPro. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. Accreditation: vExpert 2010-2015,MVP,PernixPro. Some certifications: VCDX-DCV,VCAP-*,VCP-*, MCSA,MCSE,MCITP,CCA,NPP
Blogger, Microsoft MVP, Senior Architect with 16 year of Experience in IT
Architectural Lead for Zettagrid, Australia`s Leading vCloud Air Network Service Provider. He has been working in the managed hosting industry since 2002. He runs the "Virtualization is Life!" Blog. VMware vChampion and a 4 times vExpert.
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.
Cameron Fuller is an author, speaker, Microsoft MVP and principal consultant for Catapult Systems.
IT Nerd from Germany. My focus is the Microsoft Private and Public Cloud and I mainly work in the Service Provider and Enterprise Customer area. I am rewarded as Microsoft Hyper-V MVP, Cisco Champion for DataCenter and Dell Techcenter Rockstar.
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.
Technical Lead at BEarena, Australia. Veeam Technical Champion, VMware vChampion & Nutanix Technology Champion. Doing IT right the first time, every time!
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.
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.
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.
Datacenter and mission critical systems architect, virtualization veteran and trusted advisor. Has been Veeamizing your world since 2008.
Husband, parent, geek, proud West Virginian. Sr. Net Admin who blogs at koolaid.info, 4sysops.com. Certified as a CCNA, VCP-DCV, VMCE & once upon a time a MCSE. Honored to be selected as vExpert 4 times and Inaugural Veeam Vanguard.
VCDX-certified (#101), vExpert, EMC Elect and Nutanix Technology Champion-awarded CTO at OGD ict-diensten, NLVMUG Leader. He participates in events such as Tech Field Day, presents at local VMUG meetings and writes on his blog, VirtualLifestyle.nl.
vExpert 2013-2015. Enjoys syslog deep dives, and can telepathically sense slow and undersized storage.
Jorge de la Cruz
Jorge de la Cruz is VMware vExpert 2014/2017, working as a Product Manager at Synacor, the leader in Email Platform and Collaboration. Jorge is a virtualization lover that writes almost every day in his Technical Blog jorgedelacruz.es
Senior Virtual Infrastructure Engineer at Arrow ECS Czech Republic. VCI-Level2,VCIX6-NV,VCIX6-DCV. vExpert 12-17,vExpert NSX 2016,VMUG CZ Leader. VMCT-Mentor,VMCA
Lai Yoong Seng
Lai Yoong Seng @ericlaiys also known as "Virtual Lai". MVP Hyper-V (Malaysia), interested in Hyper-V, Azure & System Center.
Channel Development Manager Arrow ECS Denmark , vExpert 2011-17, VMUG Leader #vmugdk. Mother. Wife. Psychotherapist.
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.
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.
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
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".
@Veeam_Vanguard, @vExpert 2014-15, Cloud Architect @ZenInternet, VMware, Veeam, Nimble Storage. When I am not at work I`m busy drinking red wine or home DIY.
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.
Silvio Di Benedetto
Owner of Inside Technologies - Senior Consultant and Trainer. Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management and evangelist for Veeam, Parallels and 5nine. Community Lead WindowServer.it, Azure Community, Veeam User Group Italy.
Cloud Architect focusing on Microsoft Cloud and Virtualization Technology.
Piotr is trainer and IT consultant specializing in Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware virtualization technologies, is a four-time recipient of VMware vExpert awards and holds many certifications, including the Microsoft MCSA, MCITP, MCTS and Citrix CCA.
Senior Systems Engineer at brightsolid, Dundee, Scotland and co-leader/founder of the UK Veeam User Group. 20+ years experience within the IT industry. Enjoy rugby/gaming in spare time.
IT and Virtualization consultant, owner of vladan.fr - ESX Virtualization - one of the top independent virtualization blogs. VCAP-DCA/DCD, VCP
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.
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.
VMware Systems Engineer - vSAN. Background in x86 servers and IBM enterprise storage. VMware VCP-DCV, vExpert, public speaker, podcaster, consultant. Created TinkerTry.com, about efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more.
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
Sys Engineer & Solutions Architect specializing in Virtualization, Storage, Backup and DR. He works for a Veeam partner in Monaco. Veeam Certified Engineer, author and speaker. Owner of "Original Network" website at original-network.com
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
New Technology Solutions Specialist for virtualisation specialist SITS Group in the North East of England. 11 years’ experience in the IT industry with a focus on virtualisation technologies for the last 8 years. Blog at www.snurf.co.uk
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
Matt is an IT Pro with ~15 years of industry experience. He founded the Southwest Ontario Veeam User Group in 2015 & is always willing to share knowledge. vExpert 2016-2017, VCP-DCV, MCITP, & blogger at 42u.ca
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.
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.
System Engineer focusing on Virtualization, Microsoft and Backup technologies. VCP, VMCE, vExpert 2015-17, Veeam Vanguard, PernixPro. Author of the blog nolabnoparty.com - virtualization and beyond.
IT consultant at Invent IT, specialist in virtualization and server management in Windows, Citrix and VMware environments. He is also Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT.
IT Pro, focusing on cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), identity and access management (IAM) and information security. Advises, designs and implements advanced solutions for both on-premises and cloud-based resources. Also Microsoft MVP.
IT professional since 1996 with server, networking and virtualization experience. Veeam user and Veeam Champion!
IT system administrator, IT trainer, IT books writer, blogger at SYSADMIT.com, vExpert
Syst. admin, blogger.
Technical Architect working for Lanway CBS Ltd, specialising in the Virtualisation and Networking space, general geek.
IT Professional and System Administrator at Sein TIC. VMware vExpert 2015-2016, VCP5-DCV.Virtualization lover, owner and writer of the blog aprendiendoavirtualizar.com
Virtualization specialist: VMware vSphere, MS Hyper-V, IBM Power VM, Veeam B&R.
Senior Data Center Architect, 5x VMware vExpert, VCAP-DCD, MCITP, blogger at tsmith.co, and Cincinnati VMUG Leader.
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.
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.
Self-described as "a jack of all trades, master of some," Jim is a former chemist with ~25y in IT. VMUG leader 2006-, vExpert 2009-, and Veeam Vanguard 2016-. Works in a hybrid pre-/post-sales role for OneNeck IT Solutions.
Storage Architect, Virtualization Geek, #vExpert (x4), #VeeamVanguard, runner, blogger, homebrewer. Deliver or Die
Dad, Blogger (Running-System.com), Virtualization Enthusiast, VCP-DCV, VMUG Austria Leader, 6x #vExpert 2012-2017
Technologist & Evangelist working for VMware Cloud Services. Lead evangelist for vCloud Air. Over the past twenty years, David has been a successful entrepreneur, architect and business consultant. British but living in warm Austin TX!
Drew J. Como
IT professional with over 22 years of expertise focused on Windows, Linux, Virtualization, Cloud, and Disaster Recovery. Outside of IT, I am a DJ/MC and a music producer. My family, fitness, and American Kenpo are what drives me.
Product Architect at SingleHop. VMware, SDN and DR/Business Continuity are his second nature. When not busy absorbing new knowledge, Eugene’s hands are full with his kids’ activities and the bright days life has to offer.
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
Working as a IT systems engineer in virtualization and backup, supporting SMB customers. Veeam and VMware addicted, hot on certifications. I'm a 24/7 firefighter too (not only IT fires but also the real ones). vExpert 2017, VCA, MCSA, VMCE.
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
Markus is living the IT Pro live since more than 10 years as an consultant, Architect and Systems Engineer. He is focusing on virtualization, automation and orchestration technologies. In 2016 and 2017 he was awarded as an VMware vExpert.
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.
Myles is Cloud Technologist for Service Provider, Novosco. Primarily focused on architecting service platforms and automation for both self-hosted, public and private customer clouds.
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.
Senior Systems Engineer at Data#3 based in Brisbane, Australia. Rhys specialises in all things Veeam related and authors the blog www.rhyshammond.com. Veeam Me Up, Scotty!!!
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.
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.
James is a Senior Engineer in the Cloud team at Zen Internet, focusing on the VMware stack. He can often be found speaking at throughout the UK, discussing the technology he uses. He is a founding member of the UK Veeam UserGroup.
I am a Sr. Cloud Engineer working with Backup and DR as a service.
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
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.
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.
Over 17 years in IT and is currently a Senior Technical Consultant @ MONT Ukraine. Speaker. Trainer. MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Microsoft MVP Office Servers and Services.
VMware Certified Design Expert #236 focused on the complete infrastructure stack. Creative Director of the Virtual Design Master Challenge. vExpert, CiscoChampion, NetApp A-Team
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