Chris M Evans has worked in the IT industry for over 27 years. After receiving a BSc (Hons) in computational science and mathematics from the University of Leeds, his early IT career started in mainframe and followed both systems programming and storage paths. During the dot-com boom, he also cofounded and successfully floated a company that sold music and digital downloads. For most of the last 20 years, Chris has worked as an independent consultant, focusing on open systems storage, and more recently, virtualization and cloud. He has worked in industry verticals including finance, transport, utilities, retail, designing, deploying, and managing storage infrastructures for all major vendors. In addition to his consultancy work, Chris writes a widely read and respected blog, http://blog.architecting.it, and produces articles for online publications. He has also been featured in numerous podcasts as a guest and content provider.
Charbel Nemnom is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Hyper-V and technical evangelist with 5nine Software. He has extensive infrastructure expertise and a lot of knowledge of a variety of Microsoft and VMware technologies. He has over 13 years of professional experience in the information technology field and in guiding technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. He has worked as a system and network engineer, senior consultant, and IT manager and has a history of successful enterprise projects in the IT, banking, education, and publishing sectors. He works as a virtualization consultant architect in the MENA region. He coauthored Hyper-V Best Practices, Packt Publishing.
Charbel also runs his blog at https://charbelnemnom.com, where he writes frequently about software-defined data center and cloud computing.
Charbel has certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and VMware and holds these credentials: VCA-DCV, MCP, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, MCS, MCSE, CCNP, ITIL®, and PMP®. You can follow him on Twitter at
Vladan SEGET is as an independent consultant, professional blogger, vExpert, VCAP5-DCA/DCD, and VCP 4/5. His blog, an ESX virtualization site, which can be found at http://www.vladan.fr/, was started as a simple bookmarking site but quickly found a large following of readers and subscribers. Today, it's one of the leading virtualization blogs.