Forbes Guthrie is an infrastructure architect who specializes in virtualization. He has worked in a variety of technical roles for over 15 years and achieved several industry certifications including VMware's VMware Certified Professional - Datacenter Virtualization (VCP2/3/4/5-DV), VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Datacenter Administrator (VCAP5-DCA), and VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Datacenter Design (VCAP5-DCD). His experience spans many industries and he has worked in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North America. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and business analysis and is a former Captain in the British Army.
Forbes is the lead author of the first (vSphere 4) and second (vSphere 5) edition of the acclaimed VMware vSphere Design book. He also contributes to Scott Lowe's Mastering VMware vSphere 5 book series. Forbes has spoken at VMware's own VMworld conference on the subject of design and vSphere.
Forbes' blog, www.vReference.com, is well regarded in the virtualization field and is aggregated on VMware's Planet V12n website. He is probably best known for his collection of free reference cards, long revered by those studying for their VMware qualifications. Forbes has been awarded the luminary designation of vExpert by VMware for his contribution to the virtualization community since its inception. His passion and knowledge have also been rewarded with the peer-reviewed top virtualization bloggers listing for the last five years running.