Meet NPX 022 – Artur Krzywdzinski

  • Name: Artur Krzywdzinski
  • NPX Number: 022
  • Employer: Nutanix
  • Blog URL: www.vmwaremine.com
  • Twitter: Artur Krzywdzinski
  • Virtualisation background: Nutanix AHV, VMware, Microsoft (Azure and Hyper-V), AWS.
  • Storage Background:
  • Hyper Converged Infrastructure background: Nutanix
  • Future of HCI and other emerging technologies: Nutanix HCI is excellent building block for on-prem datacenters and hybrid cloud solutions. Scalability, predictibility, security, performance , excellent ROI and low CAPEX and OPEX is something traditional 3-Tier vendors cannot deliver. But the feature is hybrid cloud. Where application can leverage live in both worlds, public cloud and on-prem.
  • Value of NPX: Recognition among experts in the industry. Helps a lot in career growth.
  • What made you go for NPX: I wanted to prove myself (one more time) I’m the Enterprise class architect. One of the best way is to go through the expert level certification like NPX, VCDX or CCIE.
  • Advice to people looking into the NPX track:
    1. make sure you have enough experience in architecture
    2. pick up a project you did work on recently
    3. download NPX blueprint
    4. do the fit gap analysis and see what is missing is docs vs blueprint
    5. get mentor who went through NPX/VCDX
    6. make a deadline and work on docs to meet it
    7. before defence session, schedule at least 2 mock defenses with at least 2 “panelists”.