Jon is a Staff Systems Engineer, Global Accounts in VMware's Networking & Security Business Unit. He has significant experience with server hardware architecture and large-scale solution development. Recently, Jon has been focusing on virtual storage, software defined networking and automation projects with IBM Middleware and SoftLayer. He regularly works with both partner and VMware engineering organizations to build best practices and reference architectures for deploying VMware Software Defined Enterprise Solutions. Jon holds a VCP-DCV, VCP-NV, active CCNA and is currently preparing for the VCIX certification.