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Andreas la Quiante

Ron Fuller is a staff engineer in the Network and Security Business Unit (NSBU) focused on NSX for VMware. He has 21 years of experience in the industry and has held certifications from VMware, Novell, HP, Microsoft, ISC2, SNIA, and Cisco, including two CCIEs No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking). His focus is working with customers to address their challenges with comprehensive end-to-end data center architectures and how they can best utilize VMware technology to their advantage. He is the co-author of both editions of the Cisco Press title NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching, as well as the Cisco Press NX-OS Configuration Fundamentals LiveLesson and Cisco IP Multicast Fundamentals video series. He has had the opportunity to speak at Cisco Live in Europe, Australia, and the United States on multiple topics. He lives in Ohio with his wife and four wonderful children and enjoys travel and auto racing. He can be found on Twitter @ccie5851.

Anthony Burke is a senior systems engineer in the Network and Security Business at VMware. He works with customers to see benefits of the software-defined data center and validates use cases in a technical presales fashion. Previously, he was data center enterprise architect for the emergency services sector at ESTA 000. Anthony provided oversight into the architecture, design, and day-to-day operation of a mission-critical emergency services network. His background includes numerous tours of duty working with Nexus 7000, 5000, ASA/SRX firewalls, and Catalyst switching. He now delivers scale-out data centers and network virtualization with a focus on modern security architectures within VMware’s Network and Security Business Unit. He lives in Melbourne with his wonderful wife, Katrina, and his son, Felix. Anthony writes at networkinferno.net and is on Twitter as @pandom_.

Andreas la Quiante covers major customers in EMEAR as a SDDC architect focusing on network virtualization and security. He started in the networking field while studying electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) at the Technical University of Berlin more than 20 years ago and has enjoyed it ever since. He worked for a customer in the finance sector, as a trainer (Cisco CCSI No. 99941), a consultant in Europe and the USA and subject matter expert for an international consulting company. Before joining VMware, Andreas worked for Cisco Systems, first as a product manager for Nexus data center switches. He believes in passing on knowledge and skills (such as presenting at Cisco Live conferences in Europe, the United States, and the Middle East). In his spare time he spends time with his wife, Susanne, and his son, Carl, and fixes up their old house in Germany.