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Congratulations to #VMTN Community Warrior, @sreec

Submit a nomination for the next VMTN Community Warrior. In 2017, this program will be recognizing and rewarding users who commit time and energy to engaging in the VMTN community. Learn more.

The VMTN Community Warrior program is back and better than ever after a brief break during what may go down in history as the best, and busiest, VMworld season of all time. Thank you to our last Warrior, @firestartah, for keeping the throne warm.

 

Congratulations to @sreec – our newest community warrior!

What makes @sreec a community warrior?

  • He is on the top participants list for three communities on VMTN: vCloud Director, NSX, vCloud Networking and Security.
  • He has achieved vExpert and vExpert-NSX based on community contributions, like the NSX book he wrote and published in 2016.

The list goes on from there… Thanks for all that you do, @sreec.

Needless to say, with NSX adoption growing every day it was exciting to be able to ask this Community Warrior to weigh in on what drew him to network virtualization, VMTN, and his upcoming projects.

Check out what @sreec had to say….

How did you get involved with VMTN?

When I was working with VMware from 2011-2016 I focused on a wide range of VMware products like vRealize Configuration Manager, vSphere, vCloud Director, vCloud Networking and Security, vCloud Connector, NSX, and more.

VCD is one of the products which I worked extensively with, and that’s where I started liking network virtualization. Considering the complexity of troubleshooting in VCD, I used VCD labs and I started looking at vCloud Director communities to better understand customer queries and then contributing to them as much as I could.

Over a period of time, I realized VMTN is by far one of the best technical hubs for VMware technologies and every day I spend 1-2 hours and follow the NSX & VCD communities.

Why are you passionate about NSX?

VMware NSX is at the forefront of the software-defined networking revolution. I come from a storage background and I switched my job to the virtualization field. I knew this was the right track to focus on and the last 8 years have been truly remarkable for me. I worked with the vCloud Network Security solution during its early days and I liked the concept of network virtualization.

My immediate focus was to clear VCAP-CIA and I achieved it very shortly followed by VCAP-DCA & DCD. I’m a strong believer of learning a technology in a way that makes people understand it very easily. If one cannot explain a feature/design, that shows a lack of knowledge in that area.

After spending a lot of hours in labs and reading blogs/books, I started training candidates on VCD, VCNS & NSX. For me this is where my passion for software-defined networking started. A few months back, I cleared VCAP6-NV and achieved VCIX track.

Having seen the technology transform all the way from VCNS to NSX for all types of workload all I want to say is NSX is a cherry on top of VMware product portfolio. It’s because of the large ecosystem, coupled with the fact that customers can leverage NSX in Private/Public and build a true network hybrid platform. We don’t need to chase a use case for implementing NSX. This product fits in extremely well for all types of workloads & environments and that is why I’m passionate about this technology.

Are you working on any projects you think the VMTN community would be interested in? 

Having learned a few things about NSX, I decided I should give something back to the community. My first contribution was the NSX book – VMware NSX Network Essentials. The focus is on core components of NSX, how to deploy, and manage it effectively.

Thank you for the time, wise words, and great community contributions.

To connect with @sreec for regular updates, follow him here:

Twitter: @sreeec ; VMTN: @sreec ; LinkedIn

Do you see someone frequently answering questions in your favorite forums? Did someone provide server saving support to you recently at a VMUG or over Twitter? Any community involvement counts. Head to the Community Warrior page to nominate a user, or email katieb@vmware.com.

The VMUG Virtual Event for EMEA & CloudCred Competition

Get into the Game! VMUG & CloudCred Competition

The VMUG Virtual Event for EMEA

On Thursday, September 28, VMUG will host a FREE day-long event meant to empower attendees through education, training, and collaboration – all with the goal of improving projects and impacting careers.

Created with Europe, the Middle East and Africa in mind, this special VMUG EMEA Virtual Event will give participants the ability to take part in a virtual VMUG experience LIVE, in his or her own time zone, from anywhere. Hear energizing keynote speakers, engage in breakout sessions, attend a virtual trade show floor, and experience opportunities to connect with other attendees – peers and community experts – all at the click of a button.

Sounds great. Is there more?

There is more. CloudCredibility.com is hosting another fantastic competition that aligns with this event. Create a user account at CloudCred (quick & easy); then find all the VMUG Virtual EMEA 2017 tasks. Complete all the tasks – or enough to earn the badge, and you will be entered to win* one of three exciting prizes:

 

Raspberry Pi 3 Ultimate Starter Kit

 

 

 

 

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband

 

 

 

 

Amazon Tap – Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

*Because this event is created with Europe, the Middle East and Africa in mind, CloudCred contest winners will be selected only from these regions.

How do I get started?

First, create your CloudCred account.

Then, access the VMUG Virtual EMEA 2017 Badge list of tasks.

Finally, begin by registering: Task 4703: VMUG Virtual EMEA: Register

 

Play, Connect, & WIN at CloudCredibility.com

Build your Brand with New VMTN Community Programs

At VMworld 2017 the VMTN Community team was excited to announce three major VMTN Community Program Updates, released to help you build your brand:

  1. VMTN BlogBeat
  2. VMTN Network Member Program
  3. The addition of Elsa Mayer to our team, the new Blog Program Manager

VMTN Blog Beat is the new and improved Planetv12n, featuring community bloggers in a single feed. The main objective of the Blog Beat program is to enable bloggers to continue producing exceptional content by driving traffic to their posts from blogs.vmware.com, and other VMware channels. Our new blog program manger, Elsa Mayer, is working on establishing a series of benefits for community bloggers that register as VMTN Network Members:

  • Blogger roundtable calls featuring different blogging specialists each month
  • Traffic stack-ranking reports from VMware channels to your blog
  • Trending blog topic insights using social listening tool Radian6
  • Guest blogging opportunities on VMware corporate blogs like Network Virtualization and vSphere
  • The top 6 bloggers on Blog Beat each month will receive awesome blogger giveaways and the top 1 will get a free pass to VMworld 2018!

In joining VMTN Blog Beat, bloggers are registering to become VMTN Network Members. This is a program built for branded property owners with the purpose of leveraging the broader audience of the community ecosystem to drive traffic to VMTN Network Members’ pages. The foundation is a community object server built on an Open Source platform called Revive. It serves bi-directional community objects provided by Network Members into 1,000s of community webpages, including VMware internal blog pages, the VMTN homepage, and VMTN Netework Members’ platforms. Further benefits of signing-up for VMTN BlogBeat & Network Membership include:

  • An invitation to the VMTN Network beta – your content will be among the first to populate the server and your feedback will help shape the program
  • Automatic inclusion to the VMTN Blog Beat RSS Stream

If you’re a blogger (or a podcaster) in the VMware community ecosystem, this is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the VMTN Community, and increase your audience. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Network!

Please go here to register.

If you want to learn more about these programs, here are some additional resources and opportunities:

Questions on these programs? Please reach out to the VMware Community Group at <communitygroup@vmware.com>

vExperts, Thank You for a Great VMworld U.S.

Thank you to the vExpert community for coming out to join us for our annual vExpert Party at VMworld U.S.

Each year we host the vExperts at a private event to provide a night of fun and entertainment. For this party we had food trucks, dessert truck, drinks, quarters, food & fire entertainment as well as great conversations and networking.

We held the event at the famous Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame featured on the History Channel. Each year we select a location for the event and this year we were approached by Carolynn Santos from VMware with the idea for Pinball and we instantly said YES, book it!

The Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame donates .90 on the dollar to local charities to help fight MS, Lupus and many other diseases. We were very proud this year knowing that all of the dollars we  spent last night went to charity.

Some photos of the vExpert Party at VMworld U.S. in Las Vegas.

Nine Year vExperts!

The vExpert program has been around for 9 years and approaching our 10 year anniversary. I wanted to honor some of the 9 year vExperts and say THANK YOU! Thank you for your dedication to community and helping others. There are a couple that aren’t represented here that we will honor at the 10 year. Edward @texiwill, thank you for pulling everyone together for the photo.

Now this is dedication, Christopher Kusek @cxi, he will do anything to get the right shot!

vExpert Swag Bags

Thank you Gina Minks @gminks  and the vSphere team for putting these together and all of your hard work. The vExpert swag bags were excellent and were a huge hit at the show. vExperts, please be sure to thank @gminks for the vExpert Swag Bags.

Swag Bag included:

  • Battery pack
  • Phone cable
  • Stickers
  • Water bottle
  • Branded vExpert bag

 

NSX Community Leader Summit

Thank you to the vExpert NSX Community as well as the NSBU at VMware for putting together this amazing event for NSX Community leaders. Chris McCain @hcmccain kicked things off in the evening and leads our VMware NSX Ninja Program.

Here was the agenda for the evening:

  • Welcome & Opening with Chris McCain, 30 minutes
  • NSX Everywhere / Modern Apps with Pere Monoclus & Milin Desai, 30 minutes
  • NSX for On-Prem, Cloud Native Apps and Clouds “Quick Dive” with Andrew Voltmer, 30 minutes
  • Break, 30 minutes
  • App Defense / Security with Chris Corde & Vijay Ganti, 30 minutes
  • AMA vExpert with Wade Holmes, Paul Mancuso, Suresh Thiru, Brian Lazear, 30 Minutes
  • Closing with Jeff Jennings, 15 minutes
  • Meet & Greet 30 minutes
  • NSX Summit Closing

vExperts, thank you again for such a great show and for allowing me to be part of this amazing community!

 

Corey Romero & the VMware Social & Community Team

The Great Amazon Echo Dot Giveaway

The Great Amazon Echo Dot Giveaway

What’s so interesting about the Amazon Echo Dot?

Amazon Echo Dots are steadily becoming ubiquitous household devices, able to stream music & podcasts, set alarms, play audiobooks, provide weather and traffic alerts, and generate other real-time information via voice interaction.

But did you know that an Amazon Echo Dot can also control a VM?

At VMworld this year & elsewhere in our community, you’ll find a host of opportunities to learn more about using an Amazon Echo and Echo Dot to interact with VMware vSphere.

Where can you learn it? 

The code.vmware.com Hackathon: Participants at this year’s Hackathon, Monday August 28 at VMworld US, will explore ways to configure an Echo Dot to interact with vSphere. Learn by doing.

VMware {code} – code.vmware.com – The official VMware program for developers, VMware {code} also provides the source & instructions. Learn by engaging on {code}.

CloudCredibility.com: Earn the Hands-On Labs Dev-Ops Badge at CloudCred –  including tasks which will take you step-by-step through this process AND qualify you for outstanding prizes, including a Roku 4K and a slew of Amazon Echo Dots. Learn by playing & winning at CloudCred.

Wait. I can WIN an Echo Dot? How?

How can you win one?

The code.vmware.com Hackathon: One more reason to attend. We’re giving them away at the Hackathon – so get your hack on.

The {code} communities space: Visit Tim (Bonneman) in the VMTN {code} communities space, say hi and drop your card in the bowl. Tim’s drawing winners!

CloudCred in the Hands-On Labs: Your major opportunity: To make sure EVERYONE has a chance to take home an Amazon Echo Dot, CloudCredibility.com is giving away 75 Echo Dots in the Hands-On Labs Venue at each VMworld event, US and Europe. You read that right – Random workshop and self-paced labs participants, all day every day, will be selected to win. It’s that easy.

The CloudCred VMworld 2017 At-Home Badge: Not attending VMworld? Rest easy; we’ve got Echo Dots for you, too. Complete the CloudCred VMworld 2017 At-Home Badge – aptly named because players can accomplish each of these tasks at home,  and 5 players will score Echo Dots after the events conclude. Maybe more, but at least five. We’re just that excited over the possibilities.

What else is going on? 

CloudCredibility.com is partnering once again with the experts in the Hands-On Labs to bring you the CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge. Complete labs, the corresponding CloudCred task, and work your way up the Labs World Leaderboard. Top scoring players every day will win GoPro Hero 3 cameras. Plus, Grand Prize winners on Wednesday will take home a DJI Spark Drone, a Roku 4K streaming device, Go Pros, and more!

Get more details on the CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge Here.

So make plans to learn, engage, and win with the VMTN communities, {code}, CloudCred, & the Hands-On Labs this year. It’s the year of VMware vSphere & the Amazon Dot.

We are excited to see you at VMworld – and around the communities.

A #VMTN Guide: How to Attend VMworld 2017, Without Physically Attending VMworld 2017

With VMworld quickly approaching, thousands of people around the world are checking in to flights, registering for sessions, podcasters are slating guests, Twitter & Facebook feeds are buzzing with excitement. There truly is no replacement for being surrounded by 20,000+ like-minded professionals and learning about industry disrupting technology from the VMware professionals who created it.

BUT, there is hope for those not registered. For the first year, VMTN is going to capture the VMworld magic and share it with community members at home. VMTN is going to allow you to Stay Connected throughout VMworld U.S. and Europe.

 

Step 1: Bookmark the VMware Technology Network homepage – visit often for:

  • Livestreams:
  • News & announcements with links to relevant forums. Leverage this opportunity to discuss, network, and learn more.
  • VMworld-At-Home 2017 CloudCredibility.com Badge: tasks for those not in attendance. Earning this CloudCred badge will enter users into a raffle to win an Amazon Echo.
  • Beam Sign-up (U.S. Only): available now and throughout the conference. Visit VMvillage through video conferencing technology.
  • Social Visualizations: see posts around VMTN, vExpert, CloudCred, VMware {code} and more.
  • Blogs: any content being published on the VMTN Blog Beat Feed will be streaming here.

Step 2: Visit the VMworld Blog daily for:

  • Blogs from the VMworld team on Partner Exchange, Solutions Exchange, Sessions, and VMworld 2017 overall.
  • Social Media: find social streams of all content being published using the hashtags #VMworld and #VMware, and a map illustrating where these posts are coming from.
  • Blogger Resources: learn who is on the official VMworld Blogger 2017 list and where to find their content.

Step 3: Like the VMware Facebook Page for:

  • Video of the VMworld 2017 General Sessions
  • Live Video Interviews with VMware executives like Pat Gelsinger, CEO, and Sanjay Poonen, COO.
  • News, announcements, and resources throughout VMworld 2017.

 Step 4: Subscribe to the new VMTN Blog Beat RSS Feed for:

  • Streaming blog updates from the official VMworld bloggers, members of the featured community blogger program, and all VMware internal blogs.
  • Are you a blogger? Sign-up for the new VMTN Network Program to become a featured community blogger

Step 5: Last, but not least, visit VMware.com for Livestreams of the General Sessions.

If you are not able to attend VMworld 2017, I hope you enjoy it all the same. Stay connected.

Questions, comments, or concerns? Reach out to katieb@vmware.com. 

CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge & Great Echo Giveaway

The time is drawing near!

Join the CloudCredibility.com team as they partner again with the experts in Hands-On Labs to bring you:

CloudCred VMworld Hands-On Labs Challenge & Great Echo Giveaway

At the start of each VMworld, in the VMworld Hands-On Labs World at CloudCredibility.com, and in the Hands-On Labs Connect Areas in Vegas & Barcelona, find:

Over 80 brand-new Self-Paced Hands-On Labs Tasks including Challenge Labs and Expert-Led Workshops –  plus Exciting Prizes:

 ~ The GREAT Echo Giveaway ~

Did you know that an Amazon Echo Dot can control a VM?

At this year’s Hackathon, participants will learn how to configure an Echo Dot to do this very thing!

Whether or not you can attend the Hackathon, the source & instructions can be found at VMware {Code}  – the official VMware program for developers.

Or, learn how by completing tasks in the Hands-On Labs Dev-Ops Badge at CloudCredibility.com – which will take you step-by-step through this cool process.

And to make sure EVERYONE has a chance to take home an Amazon Echo Dot, CloudCred is giving away 75 Echo Dots in the Hands-On Labs Venue at each VMworld event: US and Europe.

That’s seventy-five Amazon Echo Dots, or about 15 a day for 5 days in the US and 4 days in Europe!

 Winners will be selected by Expert-Led Workshop proctors, and at-random in the Self-Paced Labs room each afternoon.


Not attending VMworld?

Don’t let that get you down – you still have 5 chances to WIN an Amazon Echo Dot from the comfort of your own home.

Complete the VMworld 2017 At-Home Badge, previewing Monday, August 21.

5 winners will be selected at random after both VMworlds are over.


 PLUS!

Daily Points Raffles: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Players earning enough points to land in the Top 10 spots on the CloudCred, VMworld Hands-On Labs World Leaderboard will be      entered into the Daily Points Raffle.

GoPro Hero 3 Cameras: 1 Winner Daily

Badge Completions – Grand Prizes: Drawings to take place Wednesday afternoon. Players earning any of the four Contest Badges will be entered in Wednesday’s Badge Raffles.

DevOps Badge: Roku 4K

Expert Badge: Hands-On Labs Earbuds

Solutions Badge: GoPro Hero 3 Camera

Overall Badge: DJI Spark Drone

Make sure your schedule includes time in the Hands-On Labs & playing CloudCred, and you could take home any one of these great prizes.


PLUS!

Labs Tee-shirts for tweeting with #VMworldHOL

CloudCred Tee-shirts for new users

Hands-On Labs earbuds for the attendee who completes the 10,000th lab taken

**Hands-On Labs will be OPEN on Sunday in Vegas for early-attenders! Beat the crowds & visit on this first day.**


Players must complete Task 4601 & agree to contest terms & conditions. 

Employees of VMware are not eligible for contest prizes.

Players must be present to win Daily Points Drawings & Badge Drawings.

Players winning multiple prizes will be at the discretion of CloudCred staff.

 

VMworld: 8 VMTN Community Opportunities You Don’t Want to Miss

To recognize VMTN Community contributors, there are going to be 8 fantastic programs running at VMworld – including some for those who cannot attend the event. Get excited and get signed up for the following:

For the Folks at Home:

  1. Beams (VMworld US only):
  • 3 Beams at the VMTN Community Area.
  • Beams are video conferencing tools which provide the freedom to explore VMvillage from the comfort of your own home.
  • Sign up now!
  1. VMTN Homepage Takeover
  • Featuring: livestream videos, VMworld social, live podcasts, blogs, {code}fest updates, and links to the forums with information on the latest VMware announcements.
  • Bookmark this page to Stay Connected.

For the Show-Goers:

  1. vBrownBag TechTalks – A VMTN Member

  1. Closed Booths Available for Podcast, Vlog, or even Webinar creation
  1. Blogger Program
  • Blogger tables will be set-up to provide a space for bloggers to write, charge, and network.
  • VMware Blogger Program Manager, Elsa Mayer, will be manning this area in the US and Europe to introduce her plans for the program and hand-out SWAG do nothing else… Don’t miss the opportunity to stop by.
  1. {code}fest
  • Come visit VMware {code} program manager, Tim Bonnemann, at his VMware {code} in the VMTN Community Area to learn about the program, sign-up, and get more SWAG do nothing else.
  • {code}fest sessions available for registration in the VMworld US and Europe.
  • Sign up for the {code} fest Hackathon on Monday night at VMworld U.S. and VMworld Europe.
  • Amazon Echos will be given away at the VMware {code} booth, at Hackathon Training Sessions, and at the Hackathon.
  1. CloudCred
  • CloudCred will support the VMware Hands-On Labs by running the CloudCred, Hands-On Labs Challenge.
  • Each lab and workshop will have its own unique, corresponding task on the CloudCred website.
  • Every day, CloudCred & the Labs will award Amazon Echoes, along with other prizes to those people landing in the top spots on the CloudCred, Labs Leaderboard
  • Visit CloudCred community manager, Noell Grier, in the Hands-on Labs area at VMworld US or Europe, to learn more.
  1. vExpert Party
  • Each year, vExpert Advocacy Manager, Corey Romero, hosts all of the vExperts for an after-hours event at a fantastic location near VMworld. Inside-scoop: this years US party will be held at the Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame.
  • If you are a vExpert, watch your email for invitations to both the US and Europe parties.

And that’s a wrap! I will see you folks either virtually, or in person at the VMTN Community Area in VMvillage in just over a month.

For further information or questions around these programs, email the VMTN Community Manager, katieb@vmware.com.

vExpert NSX 2017 Award Announcement

Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert NSX. I’m pleased to announce the list of 2017 vExperts who received the NSX award. Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. Contributing is not always blogging or Twitter as there are many public speakers, book authors, script writers, VMUG leaders, VMTN community moderators and internal champions among this group.

The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be a current vExpert as well as evangelizing VMware NSX. We will open applications once per year for each of the sub-programs.

If you were in the program previously and no longer, you may have missed the application window. Please email vExpert at vmware.

Thank You,

Corey Romero, and the VMware Social Media & Community Team

First Last
Brandon Bazan
Cody De Arkland
Ron Fuller
Wojciech Marusiak
Robert Verdam
Jason Meers
Caio Oliveira
Tomas Fojta
Mikael Korsgaard Jensen
Dwayne Sinclair
Paul Meehan
Nick Scuola
Ronald de Jong
Joe Clarke
Jonathan Copeland
Niels Hagoort
Ray Budavari
Ian Walker
Chris Neale
Brandon Seymour
Ted Spinks
Trevor Pott
Fabrizio de Luca
Michael Rudloff
Petr McAllister
Jason Nash
Eric Sloof
Scott Lowe
Nicolai Sandager
Karel Novak
Andrea Mauro
Tom Howarth
Edward Haletky
Ather Beg
Sebastian Grugel
Ron Flax
Cahit YOLAÇAN
Chi Kin Wu
Matthew Leib
Mike Armstrong
Abdullah Abdullah
Rawlinson Rivera
Matthias Eisner
Yves Sandfort
Chris Clancy
Marc Huppert
Kalen Arndt
Mariusz Kaczorek
John Statt
Sander Martijn
sandeep kaushik
Matthew Bunce
Brian Ragazzi
Ranjit Singh Thakurratan
Luis Concistre
Andrew Brydon
Brad Christian
Darryl Cauldwell
Javier Galvez
Marius Sandbu
Patricio Cerda
Niran Even-Chen
Tolga Tohumcu
Paul McSharry
Yoshimasa Yamamoto
Sateesh Thupakula
Elver Sena Sosa
Aram Avetisyan
Ivo Beerens
Go Watanabe
Chanaka Ekanayake
Kyle Jenner
Fernando Silva
Marco van Baggum
Sjors Robroek
Brandon Hahn
Johan van Amersfoort
Daemon Behr
Jose Maria Gonzalez
Bilel KAMMOUN
SREEJITH C
Manish Patel
VALDECIR CARVALHO
Masanori Nara
Florian Grehl
Myles Gray
Eric Sloof
Joep Piscaer
Robert Bauer
Manish Jha
Igor Zecevic
Marc De Grasse
Heino Skov
Jarosław Zieliński
Matthew Larson
Luke Huckaba
Saurav Issar
Rushdi Rizvy
René van den Bedem
Chris Wahl
Michał Iwańczuk
Marc Vincent Davoli
Fabian Lenz
Clinton Prentice
Carlos Andrés Robles Lascarro
James Cruickshank
Rich Dowling
Ebrahim Aldesouky
Takahiro HAGIWARA
Russ OConnor
Christian Strijbos
Chris Forbis
mauro balbiani
Kohei Matsumoto
Gomaa Ghoneem
Christian Parker
Joshua Sims
Peter van Roosmalen
Anthony Spiteri
Chestin Hay
David Espejo
Tim Davis
William de Marigny
Romain Decker
raymundo escobar
Nathan Goh
Joseph Griffiths
Ryan Johnson
Anjani Kumar
Ariel Sanchez Mora
Manny Sidhu
Martijn Smit
Kazumi Takata
Steve Wood
Ross Wynne
Waleed Akl
Manfred Hofer
Bo Bo Zin
Gabriel Maciel
Dave Davis
Pablo Scheri
Christopher Kusek
Giuliano Bertello
Sam McGeown
Simone Di Mambro
Justin Bias
Karthik Varadaraja
Joshua Andrews
Jeffrey Kusters
Erik Verbruggen
Brian Kirsch
Trevor Smith
Bayu Wibowo
James Streit
Christopher Lewis

vExpert 2017 VSAN Announcement

Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert VSAN. Myself and VMware Storage Business Unit are pleased to announce the list of 2017 vExperts who received the VSAN award. This elite group includes bloggers, book authors, VMUG leaders, speakers, tool builders, community leaders and general enthusiasts. This group of individuals have passion and enthusiasm for technology, but more importantly, have demonstrated significant activity and evangelism around VSAN.

The program is build upon the vExpert program. To apply you must be a current vExpert as well as evangelizing VMware VSAN. We will open applications once per year for each of the sub-programs.

Please join us in congratulating them and welcoming them to the vExpert VSAN program. We couldn’t be more excited to partner and work with both the Storage BU and the vExpert program!

Thank You,

Corey Romero and the VMware Storage Business Unit

First Last
Ebrahim Aldesouky
Puneet Arora
Aram Avetisyan
Dan Barr
Brian Beeler
Ivo Beerens
Justin Bias
Ryan Birk
Niclas Borgström
Joseph Roy Barker
Paul Braren
Mark Brookfield
Matthew BUnce
Erik Bussink
VALDECIR CARVALHO
Christopher Chua
Ricardo Conzatti
James Cruickshank
Tim Davis
Marc De Grasse
Fabrizio de Luca
Tayfun Deger
Lee Dilworth
Chanaka Ekanayake
Rebecca Fitzhugh
Gomaa Ghoneem
Brandon Graves
Myles Gray
Florian Grehl
Sebastian Grugel
Niels Hagoort
Krzysztof Hermanowski
Martin Hosken
Luke Huckaba
Marc Huppert
Sungho Hwang
Timothy Ingalls
Saurav Issar
Kyle Jenner
Ryan Johnson
Mariusz Kaczorek
Steve Kaplan
Jens Klasen
Brian Knutsson
Anastasis Ksouzafeiris
AJ Kuftic
Anjani Kumar
Christopher Kusek
William Lam
Jason Langer
Matthew Larson
Fabian Lenz
Leandro Ariel Leonhardt
Scott Lowe
Matt Mancini
Johan Marais
Frederic Martin
Tiago Martinez
Jason Massae
Andrea Mauro
Sam McGeown
Paul McSharry
Jason Meers
Christian Mohn
Dave Morera
Chris Nakagaki
Kevin O’Brien
Michael PERES
Anthony Poh
Tony Reeves
Kiran Reid
Rawlinson Rivera
Roger Samdal
Yves Sandfort
raphael schitz
Greg Schulz
Vladan SEGET
Eric Sloof
Anthony Spiteri
Benjamin Ulsamer
Marco van Baggum
Herco van Brug
Rene van den Bedem
Manh Luan Vo
Wei-Ren Wang
Michael Wilmsen
Jeff Wong
Chi Kin Wu
Yoshimasa Yamamoto
Emad Younis
Bo Bo Zin