Tag Archive: NPX

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 , …

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Meet NPX 021 – Michael Shin

Name: Michael Shin NPX Number: 021 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL:  Twitter: MshinNutanix Virtualisation background:  – VMWare : I started using VMware since 2010 on ESXi 4.0, when I was first involved in building small hosted VMware cluster for a managed service company. Since then, been working on primarily on Server Virtualization on design / implementation and …

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Meet NPX 020 – Dan Alexandru Apostu

Name: Dan-Alexandru Apostu NPX Number: 020 Employer: Global Nutanix Customer Blog URL:  Twitter: Virtualisation background: I’ve started working with virtualization technologies in 2005 with VMware Workstation preparing for my university graduation exam. In 2010 I passed VCP3 and as I was working on increasingly complex projects I prepared for and passed the VMware advanced exams for version …

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Meet NPX 019 – Jason Yeo

Name: Jason Yeo NPX Number:019 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL: vchips.imutroom.com Twitter: @jasonyzs88 Virtualisation background: VMware practitioner since 2010 (VCP4). Became an EUC specialist and attained VMware VCDX#180 in 2014. Storage Background:Was an enterprise SAN admin circa 2003, handling several HP XP storage with Brocade and McData fabrics Hyper Converged Infrastructure background: Designing and Deploying Nutanix since 2015 Future …

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Meet NPX 018 – Fouad EL Akkad

Name: Fouad EL Akkad NPX Number: 18 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL: www.vRoomBlog.com Twitter: @vRoomblog Virtualisation background: I was working as the main engineer for a large virtualized organization (several thousand VMs) and started from the version of VMware vSphere 4.0 to 6.5, since September 2017 I join Nutanix as Senior System Engineer for Morocco. Storage Background: As the main …

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Meet NPX 012 – Tim Buckholz

Name: Tim Buckholz NPX Number:012 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL: tbuckholz.wordpress.com Twitter: @tbuckholz Virtualisation background: I first got into virtualization back in the mid 2000s, working with GSX, workstation, and ESX 2 as my company virtualized a large chunk of our existing environment. Over the years I’ve worked with most versions of esx and hyper-v, a fair amount …

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Meet NPX 015 – Bruno Sousa

Name: Bruno Sousa NPX Number:015 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL: N/A Twitter: @bsousapt Virtualisation background: My very first exposure to an “enterprise ready” virtualization was with ESX 3.5 on HP servers to virtualize nothing else then…Oracle 8 and Oracle 9 workloads for a medical research center in Porto (my hometown) , Portugal. After this experience I had the …

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Meet NPX 016 – Crescenzo Oliviero

Name: Crescenzo Oliviero NPX Number:016 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL: N/A Twitter: @CrexOliviero Virtualisation background: started to play with VMware in 2008 for backing it up through proxies… then to architect sizing. I started also playing with Solaris zones in late 2003 that could be considered a virtualisation approach or latest docker ancestor. Storage Background:use to work as …

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Meet NPX 017 – David Quinney

Name: David Quinney NPX Number:017 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL: www.cloudypolitics.com Twitter: @quinney_david Virtualisation background: I started out with with Microsoft virtualization before VMware, first with Virtual Server 2005 on Windows Server 2003 and then Hyper-V around 2009 when I was working for a large managed service provider based in New Zealand. I then switched to the …

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Meet NPX 014 – Derek Seaman

Name: Derek Seaman NPX Number:014 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL: derekseaman.com Twitter: @vDerekS Virtualisation background: I’ve been working with VMware since early 2009, when I was working at Lockheed Martin on a large Government project. A few years later I moved to Qualcomm, where I earned my VMware Certified Design Expert – Datacenter Virtualization (VCDX-DCV #125) certification. …

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Meet NPX 013 – Wayne Conrad

Name: Wayne Conrad NPX Number:013 Employer: Nutanix Blog URL: N/A Twitter: @wjconrad Virtualisation background: I started using ESXi 3.5 in 2007 or so on a small 3 host environment to run our corporate network. The consulting firm I was internal IT for at the time had been thinking of starting a VMware practice. The environment was …

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Meet NPX 009 – Richard Arsenian

Name: Richard Arsenian NPX Number: 009 Employer: Nutanix Inc Blog URL: http://headintotheclouds.com Twitter: @richardarsenian Virtualisation background:Working with VMware technologies since 2005 Storage Background: Shared storage experience with a wide range of technology vendors, in particular EMC Hyper Converged Infrastructure background:  Whilst at VMware I began to see a growing trend with hyper Convergence technology coupled with …

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Meet the new NPX Program Manager – Chris Skinner

A few months back Mark Brunstad, former Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX) Program manager moved on to another role at Nutanix and the Chris Skinner is now the the new NPX Program Manager. I’m very glad Chris had the time to answer almost the same questions as Mark and below you’ll find the answers. Name: Chris Skinner Employer: Nutanix …

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Meet NPX 008 – Rene Van Den Bedem

Name: Rene Van Den Bedem NPX Number: 008 Employer: Saudi Telecom Company Blog URL: http://vcdx133.com Twitter: @vcdx133 Virtualisation background: vSphere 4.0 to 6.0, with just over 6 years in the virtualisation space. Storage Background: IBM DS8800, IBM SVC, IBM Storwize V7000, HDS USP-100, EMC Symmetrix VMAX20K & XtremeIO, with just over 6 years in the storage space. …

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Nutanix Technical Champions for 2016 announced

A few months ago Nutanix opened the Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) Program application for 2016. You can read more about the application process and NTC program here. Today, 2015-12-03, Nutanix announced the lucky once that got the title for 2016 and i’m happy to see that a lot more people applied this year and a lot more people were …

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Meet NPX Program Manager – Mark Brunstad

I’m very excited that the Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX) Program manager Mark Brunstad had some time to share his thoughts about the NPX program. The questions for Mark will obviously not be the exact same once as for the NPXs but i think you’ll find some really good, interesting and valuable information in this interview. Name: …

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