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End User Computing Security Curriculum

The key considerations for the best possible EUC policy - from deployment choices to training, change controls and backup regimes...

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Covert Clouds report

Employees already using cloud services, ‘off the radar’? This report explores how this should be handled.


Dual perspectives on ITaaS

Business and IT stakeholder views on transformation to IT-as-a-service (ITaaS).


The Adaptive Enterprise Manifesto

Businesses need new information and strategies if they want to adapt and thrive...

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Rise of The Hybrid Cloud Summary

To make the move to a hybrid cloud work, you need more than just the right hardware, software and even skills...

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Disruptive Enterprise Summary

Cloud had changed the game for many businesses...

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Mobile Rebels

How can organizations respond to the increasing adoption of mobile technology amongst employees?


VMware NSX

The platform for network virtualization (datasheet overview).


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our un:thinkers

Sahir Azam
Director of Cloud Management Strategy & Evangelism

Sahir has 10 years experience in IT Automation and helps the world’s largest and most sophisticated IT organizations realize the benefits of VMware's Cloud Automation and Management solutions. He was formerly Director of Technology at DynamicOps, responsible for the field engineering organization, where he drove adoption in strategic enterprise.

Colin Bannister
EMEA Head of Technical Solution Architecture

Colin joined VMware in 2014 to lead the solution architecture practice working with VMware’s strategic alliances. With over 30 years’ industry experience working for both large Enterprises and vendor organisations he is a recognised industry expert in a number of fields including Cloud Computing and the Digital Enterprise.
Follow Colin Bannister on Twitter: @ColinBann

Charles Barratt
Business Solutions Architect

Charles is a member of the VMware Accelerate Advisory Services team in EMEA and helps clients across multiple verticals to understand their End User Computing options, and ensure that business issues are addressed through a no-nonsense, clearly-defined engagement model. He has spent 18 years in the IT industry, working as a Consultant, Architect and Board Director.

Sébastien Braun
Senior Systems Engineer

From Sun Microsystems to VMware, from Linux to OpenStack, Sébastien has always been enthusiastic about innovation in the infrastructure software world. Sébastien has extensive experience working with ISPs, Telcos, Banks and Insurance companies. He brings knowledge from roles at Inktomi, Phion AG and Barracuda Networks to his current position as a Senior Systems Engineer within the VMware Networking and Security Business Unit.

Ben Cefalo
Solutions Evangelist

Ben has 9 years' experience in IT Automation. He works with some of the worlds largest IT organizations to deliver maximum value and benefits from VMware's Cloud Automation and Management Solutions. Ben joined VMware in February 2013 after 6 years at BMC Software and BladeLogic.

Aidan Dalgleish
Consulting Architect

Aidan works as part of the VMware Global Center of Excellence, and has over 12 years experience with IT hardware and software solutions. Prior to VMware, he was an Infrastructure Design Consultant at a financial services company, architecting solutions to support business needs. Aidan is also among the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX 010) and was the Technical Editor and co-author of VMware Private Cloud Computing with vCloud Director.
Follow Aidan Dalgleish’s blog at: www.vcloudscape.com
Follow Aidan Dalgleish on Twitter: @AidersD

Daniel Euteneuer
EMEA Strategic Alliances Architect

Daniel has been working with Strategic Alliance Partners in the OEM and SI/SO domains since he joined VMware 9 years ago. He is driving joint solution development and delivery. In his 16 years in IT he worked as a consultant for Server Based Computing working with Citrix technology and as a Technical Director for an IT Consulting Company.

Yves Fauser
Network Virtualisation Platform Engineer

Yves is a Network Virtualization Platform System Engineer at VMware. He has been working in the IT / Networking Industry for the last 15+ years, focusing on a variety of technologies, such as Data Center and Virtualization, MPLS/VPN, 3G Mobile Networks, Storage Area Networking and Voice Networks. Yves holds 3 CCIE certifications (CCIE #8055) in Routing and Switching, Voice and Storage Networking.

Andy Kennedy
Network Virtualisation Platform Engineer

Andy has over 14 years in the industry as both a global enterprise end-user and a consulting engineer for a large networking hardware vendor. He works primarily with large service providers. Before VMware, he held roles in Juniper Networks, NetScout and Goldman Sachs.

Arron Lock
Business Solutions Architect

Arron has 18 years IT experience and is a member of the VMware Accelerate Advisory Services team in EMEA and works directly with clients to understand their existing IT environments and help create solutions that address future requirements. Before VMware, he was Head of Cloud for a leading financial services company with responsibility for the development of external cloud services across EMEA and Asia.

Richard Munro
Chief Technologist / Technical Director
- vCloud Hybrid Service

Richard joined VMware in 2012 to lead the solution architecture practice working with VMware’s strategic alliances. With 25 years' industry experience, he has managed business and IT transformation programmes for a number of the top 500 global organisations.
Follow Richard Munro on Twitter: @RikMunro

Timo Sugliani
Staff Solutions Architect

Timo is part of the VMware Global Center of Excellence. Before joining VMware, he served France Telecom/Orange as a Linux & Virtualization expert. He has particular expertise in designing end-to-end cloud and networking solutions, and is proficient on deployment/automation topics.
Follow Timo Sugliani’s blog at: http://blog.tsugliani.fr
Follow Timo Sugliani on Twitter: @tsugliani

Adrian Voss
Strategic Alliances Architect

Adrian is an experienced consulting transformation architect, who drives the technical strategic alliance with some of VMware’s highest-profile EMEA partners. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in delivering IT transformation that aligns IT with business goals.

Mike Yue
Strategic Alliances Architect

Mike is responsible for working with VMware’s strategic alliances. Previously he was a Snr. Pre-Sales Consultant with Tideway (acquired by BMC) and Opsware (acquired by HP), and spent 10 years as a Solutions Architect with Sun Microsystems delivering large-scale integration projects across UK.

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