Biswapati Bhattacharjee is a seasoned professional in the field of information technology. So far, he has played many roles in various domains in his professional life, ranging from quality engineering, performance benchmarking, presales technical, and project management to customer interaction, ISV partner management, and technical consultancy. He has worked on many projects with different teams spread across the globe.
Biswapati has extensive experience in VMware VDI. He was part of the QA team when VMware acquired Propero's desktop solution product and released VDM 2.0. In addition to VDI, he worked with VMware ISV partners in the areas of server, BCDR, and cloud solutions for the performance and functional validation of ISV products.
He is also a speaker at VMworld, where he has discussed VMware Virtual SAN™ and ISV applications' performance characterization in the areas of VMware Horizon View and VMware VDI solutions. He has many published papers and deployment guides on ISV applications in VMware-virtualized platforms.
He received his Bachelors of Engineering degree from Regional Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology), India. He can be found on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/biswapatibhattacharjee/. This is his first book review.
Abhilash HB is a passionate cloud services engineer who loves virtualization and cloud computing. He is an avid blogger at http://vpirate.in. VMware has recognized him as a VMware vExpert under the Evangelist Path for his contribution to the virtualization and cloud computing communities through knowledge sharing and content creation. He is also recognized as a PernixProTM by PernixData. He is an expert contributor at https://www.1cloudroad.com.
He holds numerous technical certifications from EMC, VMware, Cisco, Microsoft, and Rackspace. He is an active member of the VMTN community.
You can follow him on Twitter at
@abhilashhb or on LinkedIn at in.linkedin.com/in/abhilashhb/.
J. Powell is an active proponent of VMware's virtualization technologies for small businesses and nonprofit organizations with a focus on Horizon View and vCenter. He is a senior system engineer at Nine Virtual Technologies (www.ninevirtualtech.com).
He has over a decade of IT experience in enterprise infrastructure design, implementation, and administration. He holds certifications from VMware and is active on their community forums.
In addition to his IT experience, he has owned and operated a fine-dining restaurant in North Carolina, the Fifty Fifty Lounge and Grill. He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his beautiful wife, Dena, and their daughter, Parker.