About the Author
Andrea Mauro has 20 years of experience in IT both in the industry and in the academic world. He currently works as a solution architect at an Italian IT company (Assyrus Srl, founded on 2000), responsible for infrastructure implementation, architecture design, upgrades and migration processes.
Virtualization and storage architect, specialized on VMware, but also Microsoft, Citrix and Linux solutions. First virtualized solution in production where build around ESX 2.x more than 10 years ago.
VMware Italian User Group founder and board member, VMTN Community Moderator, #vBrownbag and Backup Academy contributor, passionate blogger, runs his personal blog on vinfrastructure.it (both in Italian and English).
His professional certifications include several VMware certifications (VCP3/4/5/6-DCV, vSAN 2017 Specialist, different VCAP, VCIX6-DCV, VCIX-NV, VCDX3/4/5/6-DCV) but also others vendor related (MCITP, MCSA, MCSE, NPP, CCA, EMCIE, EMCSA, VMCE, VMCA).
And he's also a VMware vExpert (2010-17), Nutanix NTC (2014-17), Veeam Vanguard (2015-17) and was Microsoft MVP (2014-16).
Paolo Valsecchi has over 20 years in IT industry and he currently works as System Engineer mainly focused on VMware vSphere, Microsoft technologies, and backup/DR solutions. He covers all the duties needed by the business to ensure the IT infrastructure availability and data integrity (implementation, upgrade, and administration).
Passionate blogger, he is the author of technical blog mainly focused on virtualization but covering also Active Directory and Networking.
He holds the VMware VCP5-DCV, Veeam VMCE professional certifications and he has been awarded the VMware vExpert title (2015-17) and the Veeam Vanguard title (2016-17).
Karel Novak has 16 years of experience in IT world. He currently works as a Senior Virtual Infrastructure Engineer at an Arrow ECS, a.s Czech Republic, responsible for implementation, design and complete consultation around VMware and Veeam. He delivered a lot of course as an instructor VMware advanced course and Veeam course.
Specialized on VMware DCV and NSX and complete all-around Veeam. VMware used 10 years and Veeam from the first version.
VMware User Group Leader the Czech Republic, Veeam User Group Czech Republic founder, and un-official Leader.
VMware vExpert 2012-2017, VMware vExpert NSX 2016-2017, Veeam Vanguard 2015-2017
His highest certification is VCI-Level2, VCIX6-NV, VCIX6-DCV, VMCT-Mentor. He is VMware Certification Subject Matter Expert.