Ray Heffer

Who I am…

I am a Senior Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services, with over 22 years of experience working with large enterprises. Prior to joining AWS, I spent 8 years at VMware as a Principal Architect with the Office of the CTO, specializing in End-User Computing (EUC) architecture for cloud providers. I am also a Double VCDX (VMware Certified Design Expert) #122, panelist and contributor to the VMware certification program.

VCDX Directory

What I do

It’s not just about what I do, but what I love doing. I love being a trusted advisor to customers, becoming part of the team and helping them build scalable, secure, and resilient architecture meeting their requirements. I have built tools to help customers build and deploy successful solutions such as the VMware Digital Workspace Estimator (formerly Horizon Sizing Tool), and been a major contributor to VMware Flings and GitHub PowerCLI projects.

As a public speaker I have presented at VMworld US and Europe, VMUG (VMware User Group) in the US, UK and Netherlands, and I continue delivering sessions at other industry events across the globe. Most recently I was invited to present VMware Cloud Services at the Virtustream Global Developers Conference.

You can follow me on Twitter @rayheffer!

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My Take on the VCDX Program, from VMworld 2017…

VMware Certification Transcript