Twitter: @BenMilliganBen Milligan is the director of Veeam® Support for the Americas and was the first support engineer based in the United States for Veeam Software in 2008.
Twitter: @HaslundRasmus Haslund has been working in IT for more than 10 years, in roles such as IT administrator, consultant, system engineer and instructor. He is all about community and is on the leadership teams for Veeam® User Group Denmark and VMware User Group Denmark in his spare time. In his previous job, Rasmus was teaching Veeam Certified Engineer classes since the beginning with Veeam Availability SuiteTM v7 up to v9, and many VMware classes. Today, he is the global technical owner of the Veeam Certified Engineer program. You can also find him blogging on http://www.perfectcloud.org
There are big differences when it comes to deploying and maintaining a Veeam architecture for large environments, and a lot of best practices to consider. We have several tools available that can be used to make this decision-making process easier that have evolved over the years. This is a must-attend session for Veeam Certified Architects (VMCAs) and anyone interested in solution architecture. We will cover:
Twitter: @johanhuttengaJohan Huttenga is a solution architect for Veeam® Software, specializing in integration and automation, providing consulting and training for partners and customers. Assisting with architecture, deployment, automation — scripting and programming — and anything in between.
Twitter: @tdewinTimothy is a senior systems architect for Veeam's Benelux region. Timothy is also the creator of the recovery point simulator (http://rps.dewin.me).
Twitter: @PoulPrebenPreben Berg is the CTO at ScaleOut, delivering manged services, consultancy and trainings for some of the largest Veeam customers across Europe. Preben also co-authored the e-book "Best Practices for Veeam Backup & Replication", and has a strong focus on scalability, maintainability and automation.
Twitter: @ClintWyckoffClint Wyckoff is a global technical evangelist at Veeam® with a focus on all things Microsoft. He is an avid technologist and virtualization fanatic with more than a decade of enterprise data center architecture experience. Clint is an energetic and engaging speaker and places a large emphasis on solving the real-world challenges IT professionals face. Additionally, he is a 2x Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, a 2x VMware vExpert, as well as a Cisco Champion. Clint is also a Veeam Certified Engineer (VCME) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).
Twitter: @gostevAnton is responsible for strategic planning and technical direction for Veeam® offerings. He is well known in the IT community for speaking at various conferences and leading the Veeam Community Forums - a popular virtualization and data protection board with tens of thousands of registered members. Anton’s IT background includes positions in software development (five years), software analysis and program management (five years), and in product management since 2008. The software products Anton has managed during his career have won over 70 major industry awards. Anton has also been awarded multiple patents, as well as the titles of VMware vExpert and Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management.
Sanjay Poonen joined VMware in August 2013 and is responsible for worldwide sales, services, ecosystem and alliances, global marketing and communications, and cross-portfolio product marketing.
Previously, Poonen held the role of executive vice president and general manager for the end-user computing business unit at VMware. In this role, he was responsible for strategy, products, engineering, marketing and sales across all of VMware's end-user computing offerings.
Before VMware, Poonen was president and corporate officer of platform solutions and the mobile division at SAP AG. During his more than seven years at SAP, Poonen held several executive-level roles in product development and sales, including leading SAP’s analytics, big data, mobile and all industry business units, driving many solutions to industry-leading market positions.
Prior to SAP, Poonen held executive roles at Symantec, Veritas and Informatica. He began his career as a software engineer at Microsoft and then worked in the same position for Apple. Poonen holds two patents, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, where he graduated a Baker Scholar. He has a master's degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in computer science, math and engineering from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Mark Russinovich is chief technology officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform.A widely recognized expert in distributed systems and operating systems, Mark earned a doctorate in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He later co-founded Winternals Software, joining Microsoft in 2006 when the company was acquired. Today, he remains the primary author of the Sysinternals tools and website, which include dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic utilities. Mark is a popular speaker at industry conferences, such as IP Expo, Microsoft Ignite and Build, and RSA Conference. He has also authored several nonfiction and fiction books, including the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, as well as fictional cyber security thrillers “Zero Day,” “Trojan Horse” and “Rogue Code.”
As president, chief operating officer and member of the board of directors, Peter is responsible for the sales, sales operations, marketing, finance and human resources at Veeam®, and his charter is to drive the company’s accelerated growth into the enterprise.
Prior to Veeam, Peter held a number of senior leadership roles within VMware's Americas organization. He joined VMware as vice president sales, end-user computing, Americas. From this position, he was promoted to Americas chief operating officer, responsible for optimizing the alignment and integration of all go-to-market functions, then to senior vice president, Americas enterprise, and then ultimately to senior vice president and general manager, Americas.
Peter joined VMware through the acquisition of Desktone, where he was president and CEO from 2010 to October 2013. Prior to Desktone, Peter was president and CEO of two other successful venture-backed companies: Watchfire, a security solutions provider (acquired by IBM in 2007), from 2001 to July 2008 and eCredit (acquired by Internet Capital Group) from 1998 to 2001. He also served as executive-in-residence at Insight Venture Partners.
Ratmir Timashev possesses a rare combination of proven business savvy, forward-looking technical knowledge and market vision. As Veeam® Software’s co-founder, Ratmir brings to bear more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience building, advising and investing in successful technology companies.
In 1997, he founded Aelita Software, provider of award-winning Windows Server systems management software. In 2004, Aelita was acquired by Quest Software, and after ensuring the successful continuation of Aelita’s products and strategy at Quest, Ratmir founded Veeam Software to provide similar systems management solutions for virtualized server infrastructures. Over the last decade, Ratmir’s vision and drive has seen Veeam grow into a $500 million company and the innovative provider of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™.
Ratmir earned a master’s degree in chemical physics from the Ohio State University in 1995. He continues to share his knowledge and ideas to fuel innovative IT solutions around the world.
Paul Mattes currently leads Veeam’s® Global Cloud Group, which is responsible for accelerating the company’s strategic growth in Availability solutions, leveraging private, managed, hybrid and public clouds.
Paul has over 25 years of experience in a diverse set of disciplines, including enterprise sales / services leadership, strategic business consulting, software architecture and engineering, and data center operations. Through the years, he has worked across a wide range of industries, including health care, pharmaceutical research, financial services, retail and manufacturing.
Prior to joining Veeam, Paul was the general manager for cloud and enterprise sales for the Americas at Microsoft. His teams delivered advanced workload solutions for Azure, big data and analytics, the internet of things (IoT) and Azure Site Recovery. During his 13+ years at Microsoft, he held positions of increasing responsibility across the company in groups that included developer and platform evangelism, enterprise sales, industry solutions development and R&D.
As Senior Vice President of Global Data Center & Virtualization Sales at Cisco, Frank Palumbo is responsible for growing the company’s unified fabric data center architecture sales, while helping customers achieve positive business outcomes. The portfolio under Palumbo’s purview encompasses servers, security, switches, management and automation and multi-cloud orchestration solutions, storage networking, virtual networking and application networking.
Palumbo has been instrumental in creating Cisco’s data center business more than five years ago and growing it into the market leader that it is today. Prior to joining Cisco 20 years ago, Palumbo held a number of sales and marketing roles at Wang Laboratories.
Palumbo holds a degree in business administration from Rutgers University, and has a passion for marathons, triathlons, Giants and Yankees.
Bill Philbin is the senior vice president and general manager for storage and big data segment solutions within HPE’s Data Center Infrastructure Group. Prior to this role, Bill was responsible for data protection, data retention and software-defined storage products.
He has over 30 years of high technology experience with P&L responsibility, managing engineering, services, marketing and business development functions.
Prior to joining HPE, Bill was senior vice president and general manager of core storage at NetApp. In this role, he was responsible for the complete storage systems portfolio. Before joining NetApp, he was vice president of product development at IBM. He has also had senior executive leadership positions at Telelogic and several pre-IPO and publicly held software companies.
Bill attended the University of Scranton, where he majored in computer science.
He is based in Denver.
Michael Cade is a Technical Evangelist for Veeam Software. Based in the UK, an IT Professional with over 14 years of industry experience with a key focus on Data Center technologies including Virtualization, Storage and Data Center. Michael is very active around the social media sphere blogging and tweeting relevant technical content. He has seen many different areas of how IT works, from the Helpdesk to the Datacenters. Michael is a member of several community programs including VMware vExpert, NetApp A-Team and Cisco Champions.
Michael is a member of several community programs, including VMware vExpert, NetApp A-Team and Cisco Champions.
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Vitaliy has 10+ years of experience in IT. In his role as a director of product management at Veeam® Software, he is responsible for defining and managing key components of Veeam’s strategy for products focusing on managed service providers: