I am a Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services helping enterprise customers build scalable cloud architectures.
Prior to joining AWS, I spent 8 years at VMware as a Principal Architect with the Office of the CTO, specializing in multi-tenant end-user computing architecture for cloud providers. I am also a Double VMware VCDX (VMware Certified Design Expert) #122, and former panelist.
It’s not just about what I do, but what I love doing. With over 21 years in the industry, 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 where I’ll provide regular blog updates and VMware news!
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