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CTO Ambassadors

The CTO Ambassador program is run by the VMware Office of the CTO. The CTO Ambassadors are members of a small group of our most experienced and talented customer facing, individual contributor technologists. They are pre-sales systems engineers (SEs), technical account managers (TAMs), professional services consultants, architects and global support services engineers. The ambassadors help to ensure a tight collaboration between R&D and our customers so that we can address current customer issues and future needs as effectively as possible.

Building Infrastructure For Third Platform Apps– Top Down Or Bottom Up Approach?

World enterprises are struggling these days with a big question: how should they move forward to next generation third platform applications? In some of these organizations the transition stems from a business need; in others, the development teams are pushing for the change. While many development departments within today’s organizations are already starting to adopt new third platform development tools, their IT departments find […]

Why vCloud Air

It is no longer a question of: Should I consider Public Cloud to be part of my IT Strategy? But more of: Which cloud provider shall I use? The greater elasticity, economies of scale, and efficiency that the public cloud brings to the table when used in the right context are undeniable.  On the other […]

vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Options

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is becoming an industry trend as it offers tremendous cost savings for customers. Establishing a second and/or third datacenter for disaster recovery, maintaining them, and the operational cost of extra sites are all expenses associated with traditional Disaster Recovery. DRaaS solutions such as vCloud Air Disaster Recovery eliminate and/or […]

Mobility Solution Strategy: Desktop Evolution to IoT Revolution

Introduction Mobility and End User Computing (EUC) are evolving at a very rapid pace. With the recent announcements made by VMware around Horizon 7 it becomes all the more important to recalibrate and map the emerging innovation trends to your existing enterprise EUC and application rationalization strategies. As business and IT leaders, the burning questions […]

VMware’s Solution to API Challenges

Christophe Decanini is a consulting architect and a member of the CTO Ambassadors group at VMware. He joined VMware in 2007 as part of the acquisition of Dunes Technologies. Based in Gland, Switzerland, Christophe is an automation and integration expert supporting VMware customers, partners, and field resources globally. Christophe has worked on several important contributions, including product […]

End User Computing: The What, Why and How of Application Rationalization

TJ Vatsa is a Principal Architect and a member of CTO Ambassadors at VMware representing Professional Services organization. He has worked at VMware for the past 5+ years with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. During this time he has focused on enterprise architecture and applied his extensive experience in professional services […]

What it Means to Be a CTO Ambassador

About Amanda Blevins: Amanda is a Principal Engineer and the Software-Defined Data Center Lead for the Americas in the Field Office of the CTO. She has helped numerous large organizations in IT transformation. She also leads teams that focus on customer engagements and internal enablement. Amanda is widely respected for her technical knowledge and business […]

Manage Your vSphere Infrastructure From Your Mobile Device

Eiad Al-Aqqad is a Consulting Architect within the SDDC Professional Services practice. He has been an active consultant using VMware technologies since 2006. He is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX#89), as well as an expert in VMware vCloud, vSphere, and SRM. In addition, he serves as a CTO Ambassador. Read more from Eiad at […]

Bimodal IT, VMware, and Cloud-Native Apps

Patrick Daigle is a Senior Systems Engineer and CTO Ambassador in Montreal, Canada. As part of VMware’s Technical Services organization, he works with large enterprises across Canada, leveraging the VMware Software-Defined Enterprise to help IT organizations bring quicker value to the business. He is also a contributor to VMware’s Cloud-Native Apps team.        […]

Why VMware Integrated OpenStack

Jonathan Cham is a Global Solutions Consultant who helps global companies transform and accelerate the way IT is delivered to their customers. He focuses on open source, cloud operations and management solutions.  He currently consults with organizations on how to approach the software defined datacenter model and create business value for the IT organization.   […]