Scott Norris is currently a senior consultant in VMware's Professional Services Organization (PSO). He specializes in multiple VMware technologies, such as ESXi, vCenter, vRA, vCD, vCOps (vROps ), vRO, SRM, and vRealize Automation Application Services.
Prior to VMware, Scott worked for HP Australia and was the VMware SME for the APAC region. In this role, he did everything from breaking and fixing to architecting solutions for clients all over the region. For the last 6 years, Scott has worked exclusively on VMware products and technologies, supporting small environments, from a single server office to large federal government environments with hundreds of hosts.
Scott Norris is a 32-year-old father of two. He has been an IT professional for 11 years minus a small hiatus in which he fought and won the battle against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Outside of work, Scott enjoys messing around in his test lab, playing with his children, or kicking back laying the smack down in Halo on the Xbox.
This is his first book, but he runs a popular blog focused on the vRealize Suite at www.virtualiseme.net.au.
Scott can be followed on Twitter at
Christopher Slater is a managing consultant working for VMware as part of the Professional Services Organization (PSO). He specializes in SDDC technologies and methodologies such as vSphere, vRealize Operations Manager, and Infrastructure and Platform as a Service (IaaS/PaaS) through vRealize Automation. He is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #102) and acquired a bachelor of IT degree from the Australian National University. Chris's primary customer base is the Australian Federal Government, which has allowed him to work in some of the largest vSphere environments in Australia.
He is in his late 20s and is grateful for the support from his wife, Nicola, and two children, Sophia and Daniel. Outside of work, Chris enjoys gaming and watching Hobbit and Frozen (for the 100th time) with his kids.
Chris is glad to join Scott in his first book writing adventure and also blogs on VMware SDDC technologies at www.definedbysoftware.com.
He can be followed on Twitter at