vExpert 2011 Award

Posted on 03 Jul 2011 by Ray Heffer

I woke up this Sunday morning to find an email informing me that I’ve been designated as a vExpert for 2011, excellent news! It is great to part of such an amazing community of professionals that I’ve not seen elsewhere in the community. I started working with VMware ESX 2.53 in 2006 and so much has changed in the last 5 years, not just in the technology advancements, but the huge social aspect of virtualistaion. It really is great to be part of it. If you are not familiar with what this award is, here is an explanation from the vExpert program team at VMware:

Each year, we designate several hundred individuals from around the world as VMware vExperts and invite them to participate in our yearly program. The vExperts are people who have gone above and beyond their day jobs in their contributions to the virtualization and VMware user community.

vExperts are the bloggers, the book authors, the VMUG leaders, the tool builders and town criers, the tinkerers and speakers and thinkers who are moving us all forward as an IT industry.

A vExpert should demonstrate knowledge about VMware solutions and their benefits, and how they fit into the overall IT landscape. A vExpert designation is not a technical certification of any kind, although they are often very articulate and knowledgeable about virtualization and IT topics, both technical and non-technical. It should not be confused with a VCDX (VMware Certified Design Expert).

Feel free to follow me on Twitter @rayheffer, or buy me a vBeer :)