BeyondVM is a personal blog is about virtualization, system administration and systems archetecture and the business of IT. I post research that I do into better management of virtualization and infrastructure, as well as things that I learn along the way. I also post news and information about the industry and the growing case for businesses using virtualization (and how it can fit into any organization). My ultimate goal is to post articles and tutorials that will be interesting to the seasoned professional and that can help people new to virtualization and other new technologies find their way.
Ben Thomas is a DevOps Architect with over 10 years of industry experience specializing in AWS, VMware Infrastructure, and Automation. Ben was designated a vExpert by VMware in 2014 and 2015 and holds many industry certifications over several disciplines. Ben has experience working with a diverse set of organizations from government to large and small companies that allowed for a broad set of experiences in networking and systems analysis/design. He is a specialist in creating practical virtualization designs that still meet security goals without hampering productivity or usability. Always an advocate of data center consolidation through virtualization and passionate about finding and applying new technology to solve complex issues. Ben was one of the first to obtain the VMware VCAP certifications (DCA #44, DCD #122) and worked to develop several VMware certification programs as a technical advisor.
The views expressed anywhere on this site are strictly mine and not the position of any employer, vendor or provider including but not limited to my employer, VMware or any of its companies. Any solutions that I offer are “use at your own risk.”
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