Mark Achtemichuk currently works as a Staff 2 Engineer within VMware’s Engineering Services (VES) Performance team, focusing on education, benchmarking, collaterals and performance architectures. @vmMarkA is recognized as an industry expert and holds a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX#50) certification. He has worked on engagements with Fortune 50 companies, served as technical editor for many books and publications and is a sought after speaker at numerous industry events. He has also held various performance focused field, specialist and technical marketing positions within VMware over the last 10 years. His experience and expertise from infrastructure to application helps customers ensure that performance is no longer a barrier, perceived or real, to virtualizing and operating an organization's software defined assets.