About the Author
Charles A. Windom
, MCSE, is the Microsoft Solution Architect at VMware, Inc. Before joining VMware, Charles worked for 29 years for such companies as Brocade, Compaq, Siebel, Taos, and Hitachi Data Systems, designing and implementing solutions including Microsoft infrastructure and applications. He has been Microsoft-certified since 1990. Hemant Gaidhani is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager at VMware, Inc., with extensive experience in software development and performance engineering. He has been instrumental in developing best practices for several multi-tier enterprise applications in VMware environments. In addition, Hemant has over 18 years of experience working for high-technology companies such as Informix, Commerce One, and EMC. Alex Fontana is a Technical Solutions Architect at VMware, with a focus on virtualizing Microsoft Tier 1 applications. He has worked in the information technology industry for over 10 years, including five years designing and deploying Microsoft applications on VMware technologies. He holds VMware, Microsoft, and ITIL certifications.