Who’s Who in Virtual Networking: Mike Laverick

Name: Mike Laverick Who is he? Mike is the senior cloud infrastructure evangelist for VMware. Before joining VMware he was an independent for 10 years. He’s a former freelance VMware Certified Instructor with 17 years of experience in technologies, such as Novell (NCT), Windows (MCT), Citrix (VCI) and of course VMware (VCI). Very involved in… Read More

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Who’s Who in Virtual Networking: Mike Laverick

Name: Mike Laverick Who is he? Mike is the senior cloud infrastructure evangelist for VMware. Before joining VMware he was an independent for 10 years. He’s a former freelance VMware Certified Instructor with 17 years of experience in technologies, such as Novell (NCT), Windows (MCT), Citrix (VCI) and of course VMware (VCI). Very involved in the VMware community, Mike is a VMware forum moderator and member of the London VMware User Group and has been a vExpert since 2009. He’s published several books on VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3, vSphere4, Site Recovery Manager and View and was the man behind the virtualization website and blog … Read More

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