Sunny Dua works as a solution architect for VMware’s professional services organization, which is focused on India and SAARC countries. He is a two-time vExpert (2013 and 2014) and an active member of the VMware community. With his industry experience of more than 11 years, he has worked on large-scale virtualization and cloud deployments in various roles at VMware, Hewlett Packard, and Capgemini. In his current role, he is focused on providing IT transformation roadmaps to large-enterprise customers on their journey toward the adoption of cloud computing. He also helps enterprise shops by providing them with directions on virtualizing business-critical applications on the VMware virtualization platform.
Operations management in the virtual infrastructure is one of his core competencies, and he has been sharing his experience on the transformation of IT operations through his personal blog. He is a guest blogger on VMware management and consulting blogs as well. The industry and vCommunity have recognized his work as his blog ranks in the top 30 in the virtualization and cloud industry. He is also a co-author for vSphere Design Pocketbook, published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, written by highly respected members of the VMware virtualization community.
Lior Kamrat is a senior professional services consultant at VMware, where he specializes in vSphere performance, cloud operations management, business-critical applications, and designing enterprise-scale vRealize Operations and SDDC projects. He also speaks regularly at the VMware User Groups conferences and enjoys spreading knowledge about performance and capacity management in the virtual world.
Previously a virtualization architect and a VMware customer, today Lior spends his time on cloud operations management and writes on the official VMware Cloud Management blog as well as on his personal blog. His Twitter handle is @LiorKamrat.
He holds several certifications, including VCP, VCAP-DCA, and VCAP-DCD, and was also recognized as a VMware vExpert for several years.
Craig Risinger is a consulting architect and VCDX #006 who has been with VMware since 2004. His previous experience includes running help desks and small-shop all-around IT system administration. With VMware, he helped design virtualization infrastructures and operations for everything from small shops to defense contractors to Fortune 50 financial enterprises. His particular interests include performance management, storage design, and delivering clear and precise technical writing and training. He has had the pleasure of helping to review several books written by his colleagues, including those by Duncan Epping.
Chris Killian Sexsmith spent years as a consultant before joining VMware as a systems engineer. He is now a staff solutions architect and ambassador to the CTO. Chris lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and enjoys hockey and beer like a good Canadian. He is currently working on two publications for 2015, so look out for his work soon!
“I want to thank my team, the Screwballs, for both their friendship and support in everything we do.”