Michael Webster is among a small number of Nutanix Platform Experts (NPX-007) and VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX-066), currently the only NPX and VCDX in New Zealand, and a vExpert, with deep experience delivering project management, ITIL based VMware operational readiness and technical architecture consulting services to enterprise and service provider clients around the world. He works as Technical Director, Business Critical Apps as part of the Engineering / R&D Team for Nutanix, but this is a personal blog and does not represent the views or opinions of anyone else. He has been using VMware products since 1998 and has been designing and deploying VMware solutions since 2002. He specializes in the design and implementation of virtualization solutions for Unix to Linux migrations, business critical applications, disaster avoidance, mergers and acquisitions, public, private and hybrid cloud and software-defined datacenters. Michael has been in the IT industry since 1995 and consulting from 2001 to 2013 before joining Nutanix. He has established a niche as one of the global subject matter experts on virtualizing business critical applications i.e. SAP, Oracle, Java Systems, MS SQL Server, MS Sharepoint, MS Exchange and Monster VM’s. Michael is co-author of the book Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing It Right by VMware Press with Michael Corey and Jeff Szastak. In addition to this book he was technical reviewer of VCDX Boot Camp and Virtualizing and Tuning Large-Scale Java Platforms, both published by VMware Press. Michael is regularly called on to speak on all aspects of virtualizing business critical applications at events and for organizations all across the globe. Longwhiteclouds.com was recently voted as one of the top 15 virtualization blogs (#13) in the world as listed on vSphere-Land.com.
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