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John Arrasjid—John Arrasjid is a Principal Architect at VMware, Inc., where he started in 2003. John is part of the Global Technology Solutions team, is a VMware Ambassador, and is part of the Field Office of the CTO. John was awarded the vExpert 2012 designation, given to the top VMware evangelists in the industry, for his work on vCAT and the VCDX program. As lead architect and chief product owner of vCAT, John has led the development and release of vCAT since 2011. In his 10 years at VMware, John has co-authored four other books; VCDX Boot Camp, Cloud Computing with vCloud Director, Foundation for Cloud Computing with vSphere 4, and Deploying the VMware Infrastructure. John regularly presents at VMworld, VMware Partner Exchange, VMware vForum, USENIX LISA, and other industry conferences. His VCDX Boot Camp has been taught to more than 800 individuals since 2008. John holds a bachelor of science in computer science from SUNY at Buffalo and holds VCDX, ITIL Foundations, and CSPO certifications. He is a founding member of the Elastic Sky band, developer of the original vmsnap/vmres tool, and developer of several consulting engagements for security, business continuity, and performance. Find John on Twitter at @vcdx001.


Matthew Wood—Matthew Wood is an independent technical writer. Matthew has been a senior technical writer, editor, and manager for VMware Technical Services, and he was the lead editor for the vCAT project from 2010 until 2013. Matthew works with architects and consultants to produce IP for services kits and solutions kits related to all aspects of VMware technology. He also has written original documentation for the VMware Services Software Solutions group to support tools such as VMware HealthAnalyzer and Migration Manager. Matthew has 38 years of experience working with technology companies, focusing especially on UNIX, virtualization, and applications that support enterprise IT environments.


Wade Holmes—Wade Holmes is a Staff Solutions Architect at VMware, Inc., and holds VCDX, CISSP, CCSK, and CSPO certifications. He has more than 16 years of experience planning, teaching, and presenting on the architecture, design, and implementation of complex computing environments of all scopes and sizes. Wade has presented and taught at conferences such as VMworld, SXSW, USENIX LISA, and VMware User Group meetings. Wade was awarded the vExpert 2012 designation, given to the top VMware evangelists in the industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology and a master’s degree in information assurance. Find him on Twitter at @wholmes; he also maintains a blog at www.vwade.com.


Joe Sarabia—Joe Sarabia is a Cloud Architect at VMware, Inc., and holds industry certifications that include VCAP-DCD, VCAP-DCA, MCSE, NCDA, ITIL, and CSPO. Joe has had various roles in the information technology field. He initially focused on operational roles in areas of organizations that consumed services from the business. About 10 years ago, Joe’s role pivoted to architecting and providing services on behalf of the business for business units and end users to consume. He has spent the last several years of his career as one of the leading hybrid cloud and SDDC architects in the industry, focusing on delivering business value to the globe’s largest organizations through complex software systems. Joe has particularly established himself as a thought leader in the areas of component integration and end user portal experience. Find him on Twitter at @joesarabia.


Rohan Kalra—Rohan Kalra is a Business Solutions Architect who brings more than 14 years of IT service management consulting experience, includin