My top 10 vCloud People to follow

So with all the new posts flying around on the top 10 people to follow for Virtualization, for Storage and Cloud amongst others, I thought I would write my own Top 10 vCloud people to follow. This is purely based on my opinion and I am not going to rank these, it is just people I follow everyday to help with my daily work.

  • Kendrick Coleman@kendrickcoleman – I’m Kenny Coleman (Kendrick is my full name), and live in Louisville, KY. I started my career off as a windows system engineer after graduating from the University of Kentucky, which lead me wanting to get back into networking and landed me my first certification, CCNA. As a Cisco and systems engineer, it lead me into my new passion of virtualization. I’ve been honored by VMware with the vExpert award for my contributions to the VMware community and being a virtualization evangelist. I’m a swiss army knife when it comes to IT and I’m not a one-trick pony. I believe that’s what has made me so successful this far into my career. I love diving into new technologies, trying to be a bourbon connoisseur, halloween, hanging out with my beautiful wife, and being around friends.
  • Rick Vanover@rickvanover – Rick is an IT professional and media pundit as well as a happy family member. His goals are to grow each of these areas upward.
  • Chris Colotti@ccolotti – Chris is currently a Consulting Architect with VMware, Inc working in the Northeast of the Unites States. He hold a VCP3/4 as well as VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX3/4) #37 as well as VMware Certified Advanced Professional on vSphere 4 – Datacenter Design (VCAP-DCD) #4. His interests are health, fitness, and some sports.
  • Timo Sugliani@tsugliani – Currently working for VMware as a Senior Consultant in the Global Cloud COE (Center Of Excellence) Team. He is designing & implementing Cloud solutions based on VMware vCloud Director & vSphere products for Service Providers.  He has a solid background in computer science, with strong emphasis in Virtualization/Cloud, and some development skills.
  • Aidan Dalgleish@aidersd – Seasoned professional with over 11 years broad experience, primarily in technical consulting positions, in the IT industry and specializing in VMware virtualization and cloud computing technologies.  Specialties: One of the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX #10)
  • Jason Boche@jasonboche – Jason Boche is a VMware Virtualization Product Specialist/Technical Marketing Senior Advisor at Dell Compellent as well as an independent VMware vEvangelist in his spare time. Jason works with customers, partners, and colleagues on Dell Compellent solutions, reference architectures, design, implementation, and best practices. He has worked with medium to large scale enterprise environments for over 15 years with recent focus on VMware virtualization and storage. Technical certifications include VCDX #34 on VI3, vSphere 4, and vSphere 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP4-DCA, VCAP4-DCD, VCP5, VCP4, VCP3, VCP2, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, and CCAx2. He is the author of a top-10 VMware blog, the vCalendar, and Technical Editor on book projects. Jason was the Minneapolis VMware User Group leader for five years and has been four times recognized as a VMware vExpert.
  • William Lam@lamw – Senior Technical Marketing Engineer vSphere & vCloud APIs at VMware.
  • Max Danieri@m_daneri – Max is well known in the virtualization community, producing such flings as PXE Manager and Auto Deploy GUI, along with his VMTS Patch Manager.
  • Kamau Wanguhu@borgcube_ – VMware Certified (VCDX, VCP) Architect with experience implementing and designing around all VMware products with proven track record of design, and implementations.  Delivered VMware Cloud architecture designs for two of the largest US Service Providers as well as a Community Cloud design for a large US based Financial Exchange.  He has experience designing large multi-tier internet based infrastructure that is engineered to handle large volumes of concurrent hits.  Specialized in VMware on Network Virtualization, and the integration of the ex-Nicira field team into VMware. Working on new cloud designs that include not just Cloud Architecture but Network Virtualization as well.
  • Rawlinson Rivera@punchingclouds – Rawlinson is a Sr.Technical Marketing Manager working for the Cloud Infrastructure Technical Marketing organization at VMware. A portion of my responsibilities revolve around developing content to enable and provide technical leadership for customers, partners, and communities. My primary focus is Storage Virtualization technologies and integration aspects of our products.  Previously he was an architect in VMware’s Cloud Infrastructure & Management organization dedicated to VMware Fortune 500 customers. He specializes in enterprise architecture, cloud infrastructures, and server virtualization, and has over 15 years of experience in the industry. Rawlinson has devoted much of his professional career to the design, implementation, and maintenance of large physical networks, servers, and cloud architectures based on VMware, Microsoft, and other leading technologies. In addition to VCDX, Rawlinson also holds other industry leading certifications from VMware, Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco. Rawlinson has also authored and co-authored books based on VMware and Microsoft technologies such as Mastering Virtual Infrastructure 3, MCITP: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Messaging Design and Deployment Study Guide, and MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Application Platform Configuration.  Rawlinson was recognized and awarded the “VMware Though Leader of Q4” and also “Consultant of the Year” for his contributions to the Cloud Infrastructure Practice and VMware customers.

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